Wednesday web whimsy

I won the Japan lottery yesterday. I must have the luckiest e‑mail address on the planet, because I appear to have won all the foreign country lotteries. Now, if I could just pick the damned Powerball…

My newest TV discovery: From the Fuse (cable) Network comes the campy “Pants Off, Dance Off,” the show where everyday people (not models) take their clothes off while their favorite music video plays in the background. Of course, they stop the strip just when it gets good, and refer people to their Website to watch the rest. It’s really a brilliant interactive play, because fans get to vote online. What’s fascinating about the program is the interview clips with the “performer” that pop in during their 3‑minutes of fame. There ought to be a law against letting certain body types take their pants off on TV. Attention readers: they’re looking for “contestants” for season two…

Irony of the week, so far: The Wall Street Journal article on the effect of DRM on innovation was made available outside their pay wall. Hmm…

Doc Searls on traveling: “Last night’s crisis was losing the power adapter for my laptop, which finally showed up in the outside pocket of one of my bags, where I forgot putting it. You know how they say Alzheimer’s patients get to hide their own Easter eggs? Yeah.”

Enjoy the first day of summer.

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