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Reference: Malcolm Gladwell

Tipping Points? Malcolm Gladwell Could Use A Few

Malcolm Gladwell Unmasked: A Look Into the Life & Work of America’s Most Successful Propagandist

Ouch.

And I’ll rat myself out. I mentioned Gladwell in several posts here.

(In my weak defense, I was thoroughly unimpressed with his David and Goliath and wouldn’t even waste time on a post damning it.)

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#OnlyOnTwitter: 2

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Life, That Bugger, Does This

Posted to YouTube days before he wound up suffering a stroke, there’s this ironic — prophetic? — image of writer Harlan Ellison from the video available after the break.

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And yes, that’s an MRI of his own head, done years and years earlier.

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Writer Harlan Ellison Hit By A Stroke

Harlan Ellison Suffers Stroke, Partial Paralysis

Aw shit shit shit shit shit.

Previously here and past blogs:

Harlan Ellison, August 2014
Harlan Ellison, September 2010
Saving Mr. Banks, Killing P.L. Travers
Harlan Ellison Vs. Fantagraphics: Ended
Harlan Ellison: Hyperactive Squared!
Harlan Ellison: Stop It, Already!
Harlan Ellison’s T-Shirt Rules Here
Free Harlan Ellison Classic Short Story
The Night I Called Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison (Again)
Harlan Ellison: Writers Guild Got Screwed!
Harlan Ellison
It’s Winter. It’s Cold. Time For Some Heat.

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Help Defend Free Speech

This is important and will remain a Sticky post for three days. Scroll down one for new posts.

Ellora’s Cave Sues Dear Author

Basically, a pioneer in eBooks for women let the money go to her head and she has been screwing her writers out of their earnings. The publisher is suing the blogger — Jane Litte of Dear Author — because her site is prominent in the field. The suit is intended to intimidate everyone.

(Sidebar to that publisher: HA! HA! HA! Fuck you. Discovery will bury you.)

There’s a formal term for this kind of lawsuit: SLAPP.

I would like everyone reading this to slap back.

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Harlan Ellison, August 2014

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Murdochville

Here We Go Again: How Murdoch’s Offer For Time Warner Fucks Hollywood

Back in 1983, some 90% of the U.S. media was controlled by 50 companies. I thought Hollywood had it bad enough when studios started gobbling up networks, and cable companies started taking over studios and networks. Now 90% of media is controlled by 5 companies — Comcast, Viacom, CBS, Walt Disney, Time Warner and 21st Century Fox.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture, Part Three

Scarlett Johansson wins defamation case against French novelist

However, the court threw out her argument that the book … “fraudulently exploited her name, her image and her celebrity” and should not be translated or made into a film, as planned. Instead of the €50,000 (£40,000) in damages Johansson claimed, the court awarded her just €2,500, plus €2,500 in legal costs, saying she had already talked about her private life in interviews.

She got just €2,500. She spends more than that on facials!

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Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture, Part Two

Scarlett Johansson wins case against bestselling French novelist

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Scarlett Johansson Murdering Writers With A Flick Of Her Fucking Fingers

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Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture

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