snapshot of the times

Weirdly, one of the coolest things ever, and totally deranged. Luxury ocean liners in Russia are offering pirate hunting cruises aboard armed private yachts off the Somali coast.

Wealthy punters pay £3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders.

When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt.

Ad rates during episodes of The Simpsons streamed online are now higher than for television advertising. Think about that a second. The change of media is here. And television had a lot of social and cultural engineering built into it. Prime time, etc. Is it over?

Check out these aerial landscape pictures of Mars from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Pretty.

3 Responses to “snapshot of the times”

  1.   Administrator
    June 28th, 2009 | 8:07 pm

    Bonus: In Zimbabwe it is cheaper to print on money than paper now.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jun/23/zimbabwean-cannes-lions-award

  2.   tatjna
    June 28th, 2009 | 8:12 pm

    Not 100%, but pretty sure that pirate hunting thing is a hoax along the lines of Landover Baptist:

    http://www.somalicruises.com/

  3.   Administrator
    June 28th, 2009 | 9:54 pm

    That would be reassuring.

    Hmm. Twitter enables hoaxing easier.