The Latin American country demands that the Web giant take down videos denigrating political candidates, as well as the anti-Islam film that sparked protests across the Middle East.Brazil jails Google chief for not removing YouTube videos | Internet & Media - CNET News
Are the days of economic prosperity in America behind us? They could be, according to economics professor Robert Gordon of Northwestern University. (via Faltering Innovation Means The Last Days Of American Prosperity Are Behind Us - Business Insider)
Most fans of the Beastie Boys’ early hits know Adam Yauch, or MCA as he was known, for a few choice boasts, like “I got more juice than Picasso’s got paint” (from the 1986 song “The New Style”). Despite the group’s early reputation as party animals, however, peace, mindfulness and positive energy were subjects the rapper wanted to represent in his work. (via Adam Yauch: A Beastie Boy tamed by age and wisdom - latimes.com)
Video on msnbc.com: Yauch, known as MCA, has died after a long battle with cancer. As one of the founding members of rap group the Beastie Boys, he helped define 80’s music. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.
“When I was a [freshman] in HS, Junior Seau worked the Jay Fiedler Football camp and at the end of one of the days he challenged anyone to a 1 on 1.
“Being one of the ‘big’ kids, I was volunteered by my buddies and went up in front of the whole camp to face this monster of a man. Shaking in my cleats, he gave me a wink before a coach gave the cadence. He let me pancake him. And he sold it too.
“I can’t even tell you how good I felt at that moment; it changed me forever. The whole camp cheered for me, a chubby kid that didn’t know if he even liked football. From then on I was addicted. All thanks 2 this 10 time all-pro that felt like making some snot-nosed kid’s day.
“Doesn’t seem like much but it meant a lot to me. Sorry for the essay just had to share. RIP Junior I’ll never forget what you did for me.”
— Eric Olsen