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The Book of Daze℠
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Who gives a shit about National Bubble Bath Day? We don't. National Take Your Grand Kid Out to Lunch Day? Fuck that, and your grand kid, too. For the really fun days, the ones that nobody else has the imagination to celebrate, days like National Ain't Woke, Do Not Disturb Day℠, National Ignore the Ban on Plastic Straws Day℠, and others visit . . .  The Book of Daze℠.
 
 

Your Virtual GanjaScope
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A half-century's worth of smoking pot/hash/shatter/live resin carts has led us to conclude that horoscopes are more fun and more accurate when you're stoned...and they're even better when the person who wrote them was stoned, too. If you're looking to turn over a new leaf, visit GanjaScope.


The Grammar Prick
 
Meaner than a 250-pound lesbian Language Arts teacher, The Grammar Prick will split your head if you split an infinitive, dangle a participle, or dare to misuse penultimate. Visit The Grammar Prick.


There's a Saint for That
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There's a saint in every pot, and a prayer card for every condition. Just tell us where it hurts you, and we'll tell you whom to call and where to send your donations. Let us pray.



      
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Here's to a Brighter Day
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Brights neither seek nor accept any supernatural "explanations" for life. If that sounds like a bright idea to you, click here.


              
The Pug Bus Blogs On
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Our fearless editor in briefs holds forth on why he doesn't want to be called a white person; the festering evil that is Mick Jagger; the rise of the alt-middle; his hatred of soccer moms; and a whole lot more!"

Yesterdays' Papers
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Read any two of these classic articles from May 2005 and get the third one for free. Pay only for shipping and handling. Offer good while supplies last.

US Prepared for Flu Pandemic Says Bush
A case of deja vu in reverse or what?

Johnny Depp to Read at Hunter S. Thompson Memorial
Johnny wore a wife-beater then he became one.

Mena Suvari Seeks Separation from Mira Sorvino
So who'd you rather . . . or rather not.

Local News
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West Chester, PA, is home to a public-embarrassment Jackass has-been; a woke university; and the goddamn QVC shopping headquarters. That should be good for a mean-spirited, condescending local news story from time to time.


Pug Bus Quizzes 'n' Polls
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No rhetorical questions allowed. No penalties for guessing wrong. Find out just how much you do know about Schrödinger’s cat and other neat shit."



Postcards the Book
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The book that inspired a website was written by someone who was actually raised by pugs. Postcards is a welcome addition to any nightstand.

Sample chapters . . . -1- -2-




You Can't Photoshop This
 

Some photos cannot be shopped. They are perfect just the way god made them. Such perfection does not happen by accident, and wise, indeed, is the man who says "you can't photoshop this."

 

The Pug Bus Interview
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Enjoy the interviews nobody else has the sack to do. We aren't afraid to stop totally at the surface, because no matter how beautiful a person might be on the inside, you've still got to look at him or her when you're speaking to 'em..Read on.


 
   

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  Newest Sony Software Will Limit CD Plays
        Nov 14, 2005 - 7:45
       
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NEW YORK - Fingering consumers who play the same CD repeatedly as the latest threat to profits, Sony BMG music corporation is introducing new digital rights management (DRM) software that will limit the number of times CDs can be played by purchasers.

Beginning next Tuesday all new CDs released on the Sony BMG label—which is home to artists such as Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen, and Shakira—will contain DRM software that prevents them from being played more than one hundred times. The software, an offspring of the popular extended copy protection (XCP), also prevents owners from copying a CD more than once. Furthermore, a copy must be made within the first five plays of a CD's "shelf life," and said copying will render the original CD unusable.

Don McKee, a Sony BMG spokesperson, defended his company's decision by pointing out that "in the past people had to replace their favorite vinyl albums because they become scratched and ultimately unlistenable after repeated use. People also had to replace their favorite cassette tapes, which could be depended on to lose tonal quality over time or to self-destruct when played in automobiles. Therefore, artists and record companies could rely on the repeated sales of albums to boost their profits. For example, as many as one quarter of the sales of Michael Jackson's Thriller album are estimated to have been repeat sales."

CDs, on the other hand, are impervious to normal wear and tear—and since they're too small to be used for cleaning marijuana, fewer beers or loads of bong water are spilled on them. Thus, profits from repeat purchases have been reduced drastically.
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Even if the future of music distribution raises questions, you can always discover more about the history of CD's and many other topics at HistoricalTextArchive.com.


"We do not anticipate the one-hundred-play limit will be an inconvenience to most customers," McKee continued. "As music pirates correctly argue, the majority of CDs contain only five or six listenable cuts anyway, so the likelihood of playing a CD one hundred times is slim."

Consumer behavior research appears to support McKee's claim. According to Chad Tanko, a television and entertainment industry analyst with Jupiter Research in New York, Rolling Stones CDs released during the last twenty years were played, on average, 12.5 times. Even CDs by artists favored by a younger demographic, Jessica Simpson for example, are rarely played more than thirty-seven times, much fewer by male purchasers.

Although prices of the new Sony BMG CDs are steep, $19.95, McKee points out there is an "economy of scale" for people who play a CD a full one hundred times.

"That works out to less than two cents a song for a standard ten-song CD," he said. "That price is fair to music lovers as well as to corporations and artists."



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