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The 9 Saddest Eddie Van Halen Stories From Sammy Hagar’s Rolling Stone Article: Almost as tragic as those tights that Cabo Wabo Sammy is sporting.

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life: On the day he was officially fired from the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen drinks ‘Tiger Blood’ on the rooftop of L.A.’s Live Nation building in Beverly Hills.  (Look closely, the bottle actually says Tiger Blood.) Charlie Sheen Drinks ‘Tiger Blood’

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http://vimeo.com/19929771 This BBC Radio documentary on the life of David Foster Wallace includes comments from DeLillo, Mark Costello and Rick Moody and a discussion with publisher and editor Michael Pietsch about trying to pull together Wallace’s unfinished final novel, The Pale King, for posthumous publication. A must-listen for any DFW devotee. (Source: http://vimeo.com/)

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For the short term future, it’s likely that most of the “smart money” in the news/advertising business will continue to back ventures that offer 21st century tweaks on 20th century business models. But as the paywall movement fades into a footnote, ad-dependent start-ups like TBD fold into obscurity and cheap cons such as Demand Media collapse like pyramid schemes, an opportunity emerges. Who will imagine the ways to convert reported information into valuable data products? Who will fund the development of the tools that make such products possible and profitable?

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thedailywhat: ICWUDT of the Day: Call first to make sure they’re open. Go on, give them a ring. [reddit.]

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