Loose Ends, 12-20-08

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

December 21st marks the first night of Hanukkah.  Jewish people can celebrate with one of the holiday’s top-5 pop culture items.  And apparently Christmas:Bing Crosby :: Hanukkah:Adam Sandler, South Park, and Rugrats.  Quite reverent.  [CJP.org]

Attorney General and former California Governor Jerry Brown is facing a major quagmire in an effort to defend the state’s laws.  But “[y]esterday Brown filed a legal brief claiming the same-sex marriage ban, which would amend the California Constitution to include discrimination and gays and lesbian couples, ‘is itself unconstitutional because it deprives a minority group of a fundamental right.’” Rick Warren is a proud Golden Stater today!  [SFist.com]

Your weekend math problem: Ponzi schemes.  Don’t forget to show your work.  [The New York Times]

“The Recording Industry Association of America is taking a dangerous step with its decision to stop suing suspected music sharers and start cutting off their Internet access instead.” Which would mean there would be a lack of due process for the accused.  And we were always raised to think that sharing was a good thing… [Washington Post]

Fred Goldman wants money, damnit!  Mustache wax doesn’t buy itself.  Possibly contribute the cause by bidding for Simpson’s seized sports memorabilia on eBay.  [CNN.com]

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