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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Worth A Link

I talked about these four stories today on KTRS, but if you missed them...

A stunning video of fireworks shot from a drone flying through the pyrotechnic display went viral this weekend, even though it's from May, not a July 4th celebration. The HD footage, from that perspective, will certainly inspire TV outlets who air fireworks coverage to get official permission to put up their own drones next time -- but without that permission, Gregory McNeal argues, it's irresponsible and probably illegal.

Zack Brown launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10 so he could make some potato salad. As of this morning, donors have kicked in over $39,000.

This week marks the 86th anniversary of a Missouri bakery marketing the first sliced bread, which was then "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped."

The media's making a big deal about the announcement of a forthcoming new Pink Floyd album, their first in two years. But they're forgetting a couple of things: 1) the band hasn't produced any good music since "The Wall" in 1980; and 2) it's not Pink Floyd if most of the original members are dead or not participating. In a related story, Michael Smerconish has a good piece on bands continuing to use the name even if the lead singer or crucial members are no longer part of the group.