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Friday, July 09, 2010

here at the palatial estates of the semi-sane madwoman,

it's been WAY TOO EFFING HOT to blog. not to worry. i'll try to catch up this weekend. anyway, here's something you MUST read if you haven't yet

woot (woot) i love you! first came the email about woot being bought by amazon (and if you haven't read this DO SO IMMEDIATELY. i forwarded it to a communications director at my company)

now this. woot to the ap (the assholes at ap charge even if you print ONE word of their shite. i try never to link to ap articles, but sometimes one has to. i'll link to the headline, but not print anything else. it's not something i enjoy doing). anyway, READ THIS:

What Kind Of Crate Would A Hippo Go In?

Hey, The Associated Press! Great to see you! And thanks so much for noticing our little blog post the other day. But, well… we wanted to talk for a second.
The AP, we can’t thank you enough for looking our way. You see, when we showed off our good news on Wednesday afternoon, we expected we’d get a little bit of attention. But when we found your little newsy thing you do, we couldn’t help but notice something important. And that something is this: you printed our web content in your article! The web content that came from our blog! Why, isn’t that the very thing you’ve previously told nu-media bloggers they’re not supposed to do?
So, The AP, here we are. Just to be fair about this, we’ve used your very own pricing scheme to calculate how much you owe us. By looking through the link above, and comparing your post with our original letter, we’ve figured you owe us roughly $17.50 for the content you borrowed from our blog post, which, by the way, we worked very very hard to create...................

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