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Featured Comment: by tehpwnrate on 6/25/07

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CNN Dumps Michael Moore For Paris Hilton

tehpwnrate on 6/25/07 (63 positive comment votes)

And while CNN is showing this irrelevant news, I’m sure the Daily Show will have some actual news. Damn it’s sad what the news has become.

I think he pretty much sums up what is going on here in the new media age of the 21 Century.  While this comment got 63 positive comment diggs (the top voted comment got491 so far, I feel that it is actually the best comment for the story posted.

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Digg, Entertainment, Featured Comment, Health, Opinion, Sex, Top Comments | Leave a comment

Why Michael Moore’s SiCKO is a health care documentary every American must

I you want people on Digg to comment, just bring up anything that has to do with tech, games, open source… and health care. 449 comments is quite allot for something that got 1800+ votes. Usually the comments for such an article with the range of 1800+ has 100 or so comments. I guess allot of people are wondering what is right (or wrong) with the medical system the US of A has that is basically bankrupting private companies, public agencies, small businesses, and even the doctors who have to pay high insurance (and pay back educational loans). Who is winning with this system is the real discussion on Digg.

Digg Link Pick Quote:
America’s disastrous health care system is heaving the country head-first into near-certain economic collapse. Just about everybody’s either financially strained or going broke due to spiraling health care costs: the people, the employers, state governments and even the federal government. Multinational corporations are fleeing the United States du…

read more | digg story

June 20, 2007 Posted by | Economy, Family, Government, Health, Politics, Social Bookmarking | 1 Comment

Top Comments on TMZ

Here are the most commented on TMZ, the gossip blog on AOL:

As you can see, Paris Hilton has taken over TMZ.

June 9, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Entertainment, Health, Politics, Top Comments | Leave a comment

Hilton Ordered Back to Jail! –

Hilton Ordered Back to Jail! –

This has clearly taken over the web. The comments on stories related to this are in the 200+ range on popular blog sites. TMZ got 1500+ comments on the situation.

And on Digg, in the comments I find out that the sheriff is a what???

By an0nymous 9 hours ago
Well looky here: Sheriff Baca is a scientologist.

“Baca even videotaped a birthday message for the dead founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard”

(Not sure how this fits in to Paris…) Interesting no??? The comment above got 206 positive votes.

On TMZ, you had some well wishers. A few get well and God will be with you sort of comments. Those were actually some of the few first comments on the blog post.

Other comments were not to favorable of Paris, including one comment that broke the page format saying, “Yes!!!” continuously in one line with no spacing.

One commenter has given you a way to write to Paris… not sure if that will work considering she went to medical probably as soon as she got there. Here is the link:

Yes… someone is trying to cash in. And yes there is more:

Is comment spam going to a new level, or is it just me?

If you are wondering what she did, here it is:

She pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to 36 months’ probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. In the months that followed she was stopped twice while driving on a suspended license. The second stop landed her in Sauer’s courtroom.

Is it something that many people from all walks of life get off for, or does Paris Hilton get special treatment because she never had to live in an environment like that in her entire life?

I have no answer to that. I haven’t seen any posts that speak to that issue either.

I another sentencing related event, digg posted about a 17 year old getting  a mandetory sentencing for consented oral sex… with a 15 year old. So this was obviouslt brought up against that in one comment:

By masonreloaded on 6/07/07

Like the Georgia guy who is serving a mandatory TEN YEARS for consensual oral sex with a 15 year old when he was 17??? And prosecutors/judges/governor are refusing to lessen his sentence, even though he has already served over 2 years in jail and the law has since been changed to a MAXIMUM one-year sentence because of his case…

If you wish to read through a few hundred comments on Digg (some of them are very explicit while others reallt go into detail about what is going on and where you can find more info) just give a click here.

Overall, I think in the world of the social net, this seemed to really hit a cord with people in a big way. I do wonder what the aftermath of this will be. Will my questions of “is this something that usually happens to inmates” be answered? What about what has been brought up by others that if it was a minority, they would have served the whole 45 days.

What does MADD think about this? How is this effecting other starlets?


June 9, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Celebrity, Culture, Government, Health, Lifestyle, Opinion, Politics | Leave a comment

Lysol for Feminine Hygiene « The Chawed Rosin

Lysol for Feminine Hygiene « The Chawed Rosin

You know people seem to always say it was better back in the days. They will say something like, “In my day we didn’t have to lock our doors” or  “We had more respect for our elders”… you know; the usual ‘things were better-slash-if only we could turn back the hands of time’ type of sayings.


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May 18, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Culture, Family, Health, Lifestyle, Sex | 1 Comment

Frozen In TIME: Digg Top 10

A frozen in time moment on Digg showing the top ten as it currently stands:


Trent Reznor: “No wonder people steal music.”


John Travolta is trying to prevent you from watching a BBC show


Marijuana does NOT cause cancer

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May 13, 2007 Posted by | Digg, Digg Picks, Family, Health, Religion, Social Bookmarking, YouTube and Friends | Leave a comment

JoeUser: Top And Featured Articles

Here are the top and featured articles on JoeUser as of today:

Top JoeUser Articles


Featured JoeUser Articles


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May 13, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Business, Culture, Economy, Family, Health, JoeUser Issue, Opinion | Leave a comment

BREAKING: Supreme Court Backs Ban on Partial Birth Abortion Procedure!!!

Well this was the most under reported event due to the VT Massacre. Never the less it didn’t stop Digg and other sites to bring it up. And boy did they talk about what this means. 600+ comments on this item. Considering that there are only 1300+ votes on something that has 600+ comments, you know right away there was a debate going on in the comment section.

Digg link pick quote :

The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday. The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

read more | digg story

April 18, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Digg Link Picks, Family, Health, Relationships, Religion, Sex, Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

SNL short a lot less funny due to Virginia Tech shootings « Hard Drive Life

SNL short a lot less funny due to Virginia Tech shootings « Hard Drive Life

I remember when September 11 happened and that Spiderman was about to come out and one of the advertisings had a helicoptor caught in a web that was between the 2 towers of the World Trade Center.

The never showed that ad (although I think you can see it on the web at YouTube).

The is a video on the blog and the article was featured on WordPress main page. 14 comments so far.

April 18, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Culture, Education, Family, Health | Leave a comment

3D Medical Animation of Normal Vaginal Childbirth « Biosingularity

3D Medical Animation of Normal Vaginal Childbirth « Biosingularity

The quote says it all:

This fascinating 3D medical animation shows a time lapse view of labor and delivery during normal vaginal birth in a simplified form with only the mother’s skeletal structures and the baby in the uterus.

That was very… fascinating and disturbing at the same time. Maybe because I’m a guy? it looks incredible… and painful.

April 14, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Education, Family, Health, Sex, Video | Leave a comment