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Eat The Salad, Pay For Music & Movies...Yeah Right

01.23.2004

Salad?  Ha Ha

What happens when you eat at McDonalds 3 meals a day for a month? This is what happens:

His liver became toxic, his cholesterol shot up from a low 165 to 230, his libido flagged and he suffered headaches and depression.

Kinda makes you want to run down and grab a Big Mac, eh?

I guess if you've been sued by the RIAA, then being in a Pepsi commerical during the Super Bowl is a way to feel better.

'I can say I was on TV for something so ridiculous,' says Leith, who along with her older sister and younger brother downloaded 950 songs over three years. They settled the lawsuit for $3,000, the average according to RIAA. She'll use some of her undisclosed ad fee to help pay for the settlement.

You gotta give props to Pepsi for giving these people some cash and a chance to have some fun after being beaten down by the RIAA. 950 songs over three years? That's the best example of shooting the kid who steals the candy bar while the mob gets away with billions in crime every day.

Since more than music is being downloaded, especially films, the movie industry has been hot in trying to find the source of screener leaks. The movie industry jumped for joy when the FBI arrested a Chicago-area man Thursday.

According to an FBI affidavit, most of the screeners were originally sent to Carmine Caridi, a 22-year member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences who has been sending as many as 60 screeners a year to Sprague for at least the past three years. Sprague supplied Caridi with Federal Express shipping boxes and mailing labels.

It didn't sound like they had any proof that the movies were being uploaded, but when any funny business happens with screeners, all the blame has to fall somewhere when you can download any movie online usually even before it comes out in the theaters.

In the reality world of TV shows, Survivor has been the true survivor. Season 8 is starting after the Super Bowl, and while it's always fun to see what surprises are in store, spoilers on the internet are hard at work trying to predict what happens before you get to see it on TV. I've been following the show since the beginning and watching the spoiler sites on the internet as well. Last year a spolier named chillone seemed to hit the winner on the head before the show even started. Of course when he first made the predicition it wasn't highly believed. This year his prediciton is being looked at a little more closely. The show seems to fear nothing, except the internet. All the fun of watching the show is not knowing what's going to happen or trying to guess what happens, but if it's handed to you on a silver platter, then it's not so special anymore. But if your a betting man read up on chillone and head to Vegas.


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