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August 2011

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NYTimes.com: Family of Dr. King Charged Group Building His Monument

NYTimes.com: Family of Dr. King Charged Group Building His Monument

The family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has charged the foundation building a monument to him on the Mall about $800,000 for the use of his words and image, an arrangement one leading scholar said Dr. King would have found offensive.

This article is from 2009, but I came across it while reading about the MLK Jr. memorial. Pretty shocking that you’d need to license the image of MLK Jr. and his words to honor him with a memorial.

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Grantland.com: The Fall of Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn

Grantland.com: The Fall of Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn

Dunn and Kearns will always be linked in the minds of those of us from Cincinnati who, nearly a decade ago, saw them as bookends for what was supposed to be the best outfield in baseball. Before Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, it was Kearns and Dunn — the duo that was supposed to help restore the Reds to championship form.

I really thought that these two would be great players for the Reds and the building blocks for the future.

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WSJ.com: ‘Angry Birds’ Spreads Wings

WSJ.com: ‘Angry Birds’ Spreads Wings

“Angry Birds” is flapping from touch screens to big screens, books and toys, testing whether one of the best-known mobile apps can become an entertainment franchise akin to Mickey Mouse and Iron Man.

Mr. Maisel says he is talking to potential writers, directors and financing partners about getting an “Angry Birds” feature film off the ground.

If they’re going to do an Angry Birds movie then they need to get Michael Bay to direct it.  Giant CGI birds crashing through buildings to save humanity, all in 3D.