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Geek Squad Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter To God Squad 357

Posted by samzenpus
from the who-would-jesus-sue dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A Wisconsin priest has God on his car but Best Buy's lawyers on his back. Father Luke Strand at the Holy Family Parish in Fond Du Lac says he has received a cease-and-desist letter from the electronics retailer. From the article: 'At issue is Strand's black Volkswagen Beetle with door stickers bearing the name "God Squad" in a logo similar to that of Best Buy's Geek Squad, a group of electronics troubleshooters. Strand told the Fond du Lac Reporter that the car is a creative way to spur discussion and bring his faith to others. Best Buy Co. tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that it appreciates what Strand is trying to do, but it's bad precedent to let groups violate its trademarks.'"
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Man Takes Up Internal Farming 136

Posted by samzenpus
from the cardiovascular-farming dept.
RockDoctor writes "'A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung.' Just that summary should tell you enough to work out most of the rest of the details, but it does raise a number of questions unaddressed by the article: How did the pea roots deal with the patient's immune system? What would have happened if the situation had continued un-treated? I bet the guy has a career awaiting him in PR for a pea-growing company."

Comment: Re:So, competition is killing competitiveness? (Score 1) 450

by highfidelitychris (#31036510) Attached to: How Infighting Hampers Innovation At Microsoft

But if the competitors start cheating (like with steroids) or using sabotage (like Nancy Kerrigan), audiences don't like that, and if it happens too much, the sport starts losing audiences and falling apart (like baseball).

Sorry, but baseball has been increasing attendance the last 3 years and has recently broken its all time attendance records. Your analysis of baseball is simply not true.

Comment: Vinyl only releases (Score 1) 405

by highfidelitychris (#30354702) Attached to: Not All iPods — Vinyl and Turntables Gain Sales
The thing I haven't seen mentioned is that many releases are still vinyl only. Many songs/artists never got complete or very good CD releases of their music. That is the biggest reason I've recently bought a turntable. It's to hear music I have no other way of acquiring. But this happens with new artists as well with limited edition 7" singles with a b-side you can't find anywhere else. Much of the regional music you used to hear back 40-50 years ago never made it to CD either.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe

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