And I was looking forward to not reading it and not watching the special:
NEW YORK (AP) — After a firestorm of criticism, News. Corp. said Monday that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and television special “If I Did It.”
“I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project,” said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman. “We are sorry for any pain that his has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.”
A dozen Fox affiliates had already said they would not air the two-part sweeps month special, planned for next week before the Nov. 30 publication of the book by ReganBooks. The publishing house is a HarperCollins imprint owned — like the Fox network — by News Corp.
In the projects, Simpson speaks in hypothetical terms about how he would have committed the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Goldman.
Relatives of the victims have lashed out at the now scuttled publication and broadcast plans.
Interesting read on the making of the WoW episode.
South Park recently aired an episode involving World of Warcraft in which half of the show featured custom machinima footage. Machinima.com was given access to key members of the animation staff in order to find out more about the creative process behind the episode.
From BBC News:
Prince Charles has risen to four star rank in the armed services this week, but what are all his medals for?
The Prince of Wales has just turned 58, an occasion marked by rising to four-star rank in each of the armed services – a general in the Army, admiral in the Navy and air chief marshall in the RAF, further adding to the breast-full of medals he wears with his military uniforms.
But Prince Charles last saw active service – rather than his honorary or ceremonial roles – 30 years ago. After training in the early 1970s, he served in the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, culminating in 1976 as captain of coastal minesweeper HMS Bronington.
So what are his collection of 31 decorations for?
(via A Welsh View)
Welcome to a celebration and study of toy ray guns! Whimsical and zany, these fanciful objects conjure fond childhood memories of Buck Rogers and Captain Video, of backyard spaceships that blasted off for high adventure in the endless reaches of space. The stuff of fancy, toy ray guns are powered by pure imagination, by our almost unlimited capacity to wonder.
Short version, “You may have won the Senate race but you’re still going to hell”
Congratulations on winning the District 50 senate race. Your phone is “busy”â€¦no doubt with good wishes!
Iâ€™ve enjoyed much of this race, especially the people Iâ€™ve metâ€¦even you! I see your deficitsâ€”not all of them, and your potentialâ€”but not all of it. Only your Creator knows the real potential Heâ€™s put in you. Get to know Him and know yourselfâ€¦youâ€™ll be more interesting even to you!
The race of your life is more important than this oneâ€”and it is my sincere wish that youâ€™ll get to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He died for the sins of the world, yours and mineâ€”and especially for those who accept His forgiveness. His kingdom will come and His will be doneâ€”on earth as it is in heaven. Thereâ€™s moreâ€¦.I love belonging to the family of God. Jesus is the way, the truth and offers His life to you and each human being. Pay attentionâ€¦this is very important, Satveer. Have you noticed Jesus for yourselfâ€¦at some moment in time, yet???
From PCWorld. Huffy up there just made #13.