Friday, July 06, 2007

Worth A Link

  • In 1972, George Carlin was busted at Milwaukee Summerfest for doing his routine about the seven words you can't say on television. Thirty-five years later, a reporter tracked down the police officer who arrested Carlin and offers a little history lesson.
  • Richard Hatch, the first "Survivor" winner, is upset that he's still in jail while President Bush commuted Scooter Libby's sentence: "What a country! Excessive sentence! Where's my pardon/commutation?"
  • Speaking of Scooter, if he's pardoned by Bush, does he get back the quarter-million-dollar fine he paid this week? Slate has the answer.
  • Blender magazine lists the 100 Days That Changed Music, a fun argument-starter that includes lots of highlights, but also plenty of low points like #71, from November 16, 1985: "Starship’s 'We Built This City' reaches No. 1, the low-water mark of soul-crushing corporate rock -- delivered by the onetime tie-dyed standard bearers of hippiedom."