I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something deeper in the humor here than the obvious she’s-going-to-drop-her-baby joke.
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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Don’t ask Netflix (s NFLX) subscribers: The video service removed Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Blue's Clues and other animated Nickeolodeon fare from its streaming library this week as its licensing agreement with Viacom (s VIA) is expiring. Also gone are shows like iCarly, Teen Mom…
Let me preface everything I say here by stating a little known fact for those that don't listen to the podcast... I'm NOT a fan of Superman... at ALL! I find him dull, unrelatable, and unchallenged. His rogue's gallery is a text book for how NOT to design a rogue's gallery. He has a silly weakness. And the secret identity thing?
We all have a secret deep inside of us… something so secret we ourselves don’t know what it is, or where it comes from. Is it our soul, is it our shadow?
You drift off one day and forget you have been sleeping. You wake up to moonlight seeping through your window. For a moment you don’t know where you are, but the feeling of living without a name, without a place, without a body is overwhelming. And you wish that for just another moment, you could stay there, there in that ecstasy that is only your own.
After the boyfriends, the girlfriends, after the latest radio show, the tv show with all the bright faces, the ride in that car that you wanted so much to be invited to ride in, repeated trips to the moon, the earrings, the shoes, the bricks you got the privilege to walk on and the lipstick you earned the privilege to wear, do you still have your heart in its place? Really, where?
Let your darkness help you find it.
If you've been paying attention lately, you'll see the signs of a significant disruption in computing. No, I'm not talking about mobile: That disruption already happened and we're in the midst of it playing out now as PC sales have become stagnant at best. Instead, it's within the browser: Google(s goog) Chrome is the harbinger of change and through it, Google has huge potential to change computing once again.
50 Shades of Grey, which started out as Twilight-inspired fan fiction, raised a few copyright questions that didn't stop it from selling millions and millions of copies. But when a work is more directly based on another author's creation -- using the same characters and setting, for instance -- the legal hurdles can be greater.
That doesn't stop readers from writing their own spinoffs anyway: The largest fan fiction site, FanFiction.net, hosts millions of free stories.