If the NYTimes.com most-emailed list was curated by Aunt Mabel, Digg.com’s ‘top news in all content’ list is probably generated by her 20- (or 30-) something nephew: a Twittering, iPhone wielding, card-carrying member of Generation Wii. Here’s what this dude (we’ll call him Kevin) and the rest of Diggnation have been Diggin’ in the past week:
Guitar legend Les Paul dies at age 94 — R.I.P. to the musician and inventor who changed music. Comment from fattehboi: “damn 94 years strong, congrats Mr. Les Paul, your name is the Coca Cola of guitars.”
The 20 Greatest Shows Canceled By Fox Before Their Time — ToplessRobot.com, a nerd news and humor site (which is produced under the Village Voice Media umbrella), lists some shows we know and love and miss (“Arrested Development,” “Wonderfalls,” “Family Guy,” “Undeclared,” “Firefly”) and others we’d forgotten about (“The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.,” the science fiction/Western starring Bruce Campbell). Comment from gumballer: “I blame American Idol.”
“Death to Obama” Sign Holder Detained by Secret Service — NBC’s local Washington D.C. TV station has a report on their Web site about a man who was holding a sign reading “Death to Obama” outside a town hall meeting on health care reform in Hagerstown, Md. Washington County Sheriff’s Capt. Peter Lazich said the sign also read, “Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids.”
Apple, AT&T sued for lack of MMS capability — A class action suit started in a Louisana district court alleging that Apple and AT&T touted the iPhone as supporting MMS (multimedia messaging service) but have not as yet provided the service. “Want to know the best part of this story?” asks goelz83. “Every phone on AT&T, other than the iPhone, supports MMS.”
State Farm Pulls Glenn Beck Support — “They are falling like dominos,” according to the dailykos.com, but in the post, a State Farm statement says the ads were “mistakenly aired,” not exactly “pulled.” In the comments, some Diggers say this is a violation of Mr. Beck’s freedom of speech. A top comment from ThsGuyRightHere: “No one is silencing Beck. It’s just that several companies have chosen not to advertise on his show. Beck is free to say what he wants, I’m free to buy what I want, and I’m free to tell someone that I choose not to buy their product. No free speech is being stifled here.”
Michael Vick signs two-year deal with Philadelphia Eagles — ESPN.com reports that the convicted dog abuser will make his way to Philly. Superguysteve quips: “Vick is an Eagle. Hide your Beagle.”
5 Guys A Girl Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead Going Home With — According to collegecandy.com: “It’s a well-known fact that guys will go home with just about anything when they’re drunk. However, women are a different story.” They allege women won’t go home with “Sweaty, Smelly Guy,” “Oversized Bouncer With Neckbeard,” or “Older Guy Who Doesn’t Really Belong At the Bar.” Skuzzlbut notes: “‘Guy with Too Much Money’ was not on the list.”
Adam Savage Interview — Have Mac, Will Bust Myths [w/ PICS]— Maclife.com interviews Adam Savage, cohost of the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, on how and why the guy is obsessed with Apple. “Oh lord. I see the fuses popping in Diggers’ brains right now,” comments sklassen. “Love of MythBusters vs. Hate of Apple. Digg. No wait… undigg! No Digg! Arrgghhhgh!”
Digsby Joins the Dark Side, Uses Your PC to Make Money — Alert! Lifehacker.com reports that TheDigsby, an instant messenger client, “not only bundles half a dozen “optional” crapware applications, it’s also using your computer to crawl the web, do stock market research, and more. It’s time to uninstall.” Indeed, Diggers.
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