Worthless, $1000 “I Am Rich” iPhone App Disappears

Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2008 by magicmafia

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The $1000, zero-utility “I Am Rich” app for Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch has been removed from the iTunes App Store. It no longer appears in searches, coder Armin Heinrich’s list of apps, or the most-recent apps list.

We don’t know if Apple removed it or if Armin did — either is plausible — but we’ll update if we find out.

Did anyone buy it? You bet they bought it, says Armin: He says he sold 8 copies in less than a day, and netted about $6,000.

Here’s proof from one tool:

TOTH to Silicon Alley Insider

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Brian Brushwood Hits It Big Time (Again)

Posted in Magic on July 18, 2008 by magicmafia

Looks like the world is finally recognizing true talent when they see it. Brian Brushwood is going to return for an exclusive 100 show run at Universal Orlando later this year:

I can finally spill the beans: this year I’ll be returning to Universal Orlando for an exclusive 100-show run during “Halloween Horror Nights.” We’re already hard at work developing new material for the show, and I’d love for you to come see the final product. Dates for HHN this year are Sept. 26-27; Oct. 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 22-26, 29-31; and Nov. 1, 2008. I can promise surprises, new tricks, and different twists on your favorite routines. It should be a blast.

Joker Kills Rachel Dawes

Posted in Movies on July 15, 2008 by magicmafia

Enjoy the movie.

Foot in Mouth Disease?

Posted in Politics on June 26, 2008 by magicmafia

Don Imus is trying to pull his “foot from his mouth” again on June 24.

This time he’s not apologizing.

As ABC’s Linsey Davis reports, Imus says his latest racial remark is being unfairly turned against him.

It’s deja vu for Don Imus, who’s under fire after sports talk, one again, turned to race.

“You’re not going to get me for this, this is ridiculous,” stated Imus.

It started out as a discussion about why NFL player Adam Jones dropped his nickname. A co-host told Imus Jones had been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee.

Imus: “What color is he?”

Wolf: “He’s African-American.”

Imus: “Well, there you go. Now we know.”

And now, Imus is defending himself again.

Last year, his comments about the Rutgers’ women’s basketball team got him fired.

“You think he’d be more careful now. I’m just really amazed that he would be so sloppy with his language or at least not explaining what he means whenever he brings up the topic of race,” said Clarence Page.

In the previous basketball controversy, Imus apologized, but he says this reference to the football player’s race was actually meant to tackle a larger issue.

“Well, obviously I already knew what color he was, the point was, in order to make a sarcastic point, I asked Warner what color he was,” said Imus.

What people should be outraged about is they arrest blacks for no reason,” he added.

A spokesperson for Citadel Broadcasting said disciplinary action against Imus is unlikely.

Good; this is a non-issue. Leave the poor guy alone and let him entertain people.

A Legend Gone

Posted in Uncategorized on June 26, 2008 by magicmafia

The decay and disintegration of this culture is astonishingly amusing if you’re emotionally detached from it, and I’ve always viewed it from a safe distance, knowing I don’t belong. Doesn’t include me; it never has. No matter how you care to define it, I do not identify with the local group, planet, species, race, nation, state, religion, party, union, club, association, neighborhood improvement commitee. I have no interest in any of it. I love and treasure individuals as I meet them; I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to. My interest in issues is merely to point out how badly we’re doing, not to suggest a way we might do better. Don’t confuse me with those who cling to hope; I enjoy describing how things are. I have no interest in how they ought to be, and I certainly have no interest in fixing them. I sincerely believe that if you think there’s a solution, you’re part of the problem. My motto: Fuck Hope!” — George Carlin, 1937-2008

Public-Access TV Host Bombarded With Prank Calls.

Posted in TV on May 30, 2008 by magicmafia

A YouTube classic, for obvious reasons:

Sarah Jessica Parker Looks Like A Horse

Posted in Movies, Uncategorized on May 29, 2008 by magicmafia

In anticipation for the Summer’s biggest chick-flick, I give you Sarah Jessica Parker Looks Like A Horse, my new favorite website. Oh, and that’s its url as well. Don’t believe me? I say thee neigh! Type it in for yourself or click below:

http://sarahjessicaparkerlookslikeahorse.com/

Sarah’s long, horsey face has been viewed many times already from this site alone.

Goodbye, Luv-aaah!