According to NPR’s review of the Decade, YouTube had a significant impact on how fame is generated and has since its inception in 2005. Cats are our musicians, whereas dogs star in our most beloved videos on sports and acrobatics. YouTube has shortened our attention spans perhaps – why watch a whole movie when you can get the highlights in less than a minute?
Share your favorite YouTube vids if you like… The first post is found under the google search of “coolest music video ever”.
Paula’s heart-throb opines in this NYTimes Editorial that the 10 year period from 1999 to 2009 should be labeled the “Big Zero” – as in zero net gain in any economic sense. Job Growth = zero; housing value gains = zero; economic gains for the typical family = zero; read the article there are more zeros to behold.
Krugman is distressed by our nation’s inability to learn from its recent mistakes. He pointedly chides Republicans, whose policies of tax cuts and deregulation fostered in this economic mess, now are loudly recommending tax cuts and deregulation.
Paul stops short of saying it, but let me help him, Libertarian stupidity is beyond help – let’s drown them all in Grover Norquist’s bathtub – he probably wouldn’t even notice…
I really don’t want to drown anyone, but I thought the allegory was too good to pass up.