The Oscars are this weekend, which came as something of a surprise to me. I was kind of hoping we were just not doing those this year because the Olympics were going on. Every year I manage to watch fewer and fewer of the nominated films. I figured out a while ago that the academy has pretty crappy taste in movies. For example, American Hustle was good, but it was just a heist movie. Whatever, period pieces always get nominations. If you were bust losing all of your Bitcoins this week, odds are you missed it.
American Airlines: Now without all those weepy mourners
On Wednesday, American Airlines is doing away with its bereavement ticketing, which could spell the end of the long-held tradition of not charging people up the ass for last minute flights due to a death in the family. From now on, if you want to fly American for less when someone dies, you’ll have to sneak into the plane’s cargo and sit with the casket. The airline said it’s not its fault that people have friends and family inconsiderate enough to die without giving six to eight weeks notice.
Chatroulette’s legacy lives on
It was revealed this week that the NSA and its British counterpart have been collecting and storing images from Yahoo video chats around the world. Millions of users were apparently captured in mid-conversation. Apparently, not all of them were having typical, “How’s it going?” conversations. Roughly 10% of the images captured are from doing things of a sexier nature via video chat. Does that number sound a bit low to anyone else?
What rhymes with separated?
Robin Thicke and his high school sweetheart wife appear to be calling it quits. Few details as to the cause of the split have emerged, but the smart money is because no one wants to be associated with people who hang out with T.I.