The Beatles have licensed songs to MTV Networks’ Rock Band videogame series, according to several people familiar with the matter, a coup for the Viacom Inc. unit in its battle with rival Activision Inc. for supremacy in the world of rock and roll video games
“We aim to provide a member of staff per mile of storeroom floor but this depends on the dollar-krona exchange rate. Slip one of our employees $50 and they will show you the secret passage that leads to the Exit Bistro. At certain points, we replicate a display that you passed earlier on your journey. This is all part of the disorientation process and gives you that unerring feeling that you are going around in circles, that you are somehow trapped in a looping continuum of brightly-colored shelving units. Just a little joke on our part. Sometimes jokes help with the melancholy. Sometimes, they make it worse. We are starved of daylight in northern Europe and this gives us a sense of humor more warped than our lacquered patio chairs. Every couple of weeks, we round up hundreds of street urchines and let them run wild in our stores.”—Davidology - KRAPEA.com
“Hey, bro, I wuz buzier than $#i+, @d they never shoed it b4 hand. I peeped in the IMDb and saw it zoomed to #1 as the low$ie$t flic of all time, wit @ lame-@zz UZer Rating of 1.3. U liked it? Wat up wit dat?”—(Freaking) Roger Ebert answering reader-mail…
"People are always splitting off new meanings for words. Much more rarely they’ll shmoosh together two old ones. As with other kinds of inbreeding, the process can produce monsters. Take the curious recent development of the noun elite. Not long ago it was a barely nativized French word that still opened with a jaunty accent aigu on its é. Now it can drive items like health care, torture, and immigration to the bottom of a network’s debate agenda."