Out of the Blue

Today is the 20th anniversary of the launch of MTV. I was not there at that point, but was hired on a couple of months later to bother people with telephone surveys about their favorite videos (what, and leave show business?). They are throwing a huge party tonight to celebrate, but my invitation seems to have been lost in the mail. That's okay, as you can imagine, working for them from 1981 to 1989, I got to attend enough of the kind of parties that inspire legends that trying to relive that era would no-doubt be a let-down (besides the fact that doing that sort of thing at my advanced age would probably kill me).

Link of the Day: Randomly Generated Heart-to-Ass Lyric. Thanks .f00Dave.
Story of the Day: Video-Game Character Wondering Why Heartless God Always Chooses 'Continue' (Onion). Thanks Jack Angert and EvilToast.
Wild Science: Supercomputer May Unlock Secrets of Universe (Reuters). Thanks Troy Fisher. Duh... 42!
Follow-up: Explosive end to shark 'attraction' (BBC). The aftermath of a recent story of the day. Thanks RVF400RR.

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Ah yes, I remember now watching the debut of Michael Jackson's 30-minute Thriller video. Wasn't that you and Martha Quinn off set with intertwined martini glasses? A shame that didn't work out. Please give my regards to Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter. Last I heard they were working on a reverse-role Three's Company.

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