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Reading Around on June 25th through June 26th

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A few interesting links collected June 25th through June 26th:

  • Language Log » Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa – Jackson apparently claimed his version was Swahili, but he eventually acknowledged his debt to Dibango and worked out a compensation arrangement in an out-of-court settlement. In 2007, when R&B singer Rihanna released the song "Please Don't Stop The Music" sampling the line from "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin,'" Rihanna got Jackson's permission but not Dibango's. In response, Dibango sued both Rihanna and Jackson earlier this year, seeking 500,000 euros in damages.
  • The Daily Clog » New Stanford Football Slogan Is … Definitely Something – Image Source: swanksalot under Creative Commons
  • Touched by an Angel | News Lead | Cleveland Scene – Early in the summer of '76, Ted received a package containing 25 shots of Farrah in a red swimsuit. She marked her favorite with a star: gleaming teeth, windblown hair, and . . . her nipple.

    Ted showed the photos around the office. Everyone had a different opinion about which one they should use. In the end, Ted went with the one Farrah had chosen. After all, who knew Farrah's assets better than Farrah herself?

    Soon after the poster hit the streets, it became a sensation. Sales increased exponentially. Seven thousand in September. Fifteen thousand in October. Thirty thousand in November. In December, the poster started receiving national attention and sold half a million copies.

Written by swanksalot

June 26th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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