TED Talk: The 8 Billion Dollar iPad

This is an amusing TED Talk about the numbers the Movie and Music industries throw around to show how bad piracy is. The speaker is Rob Reid, founder of Rhapsody Рwho seems to know what he is talking about. I was surprised at how funny he is!

Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

Rob Reid is a humor author and the founder of the company that created the music subscription service Rhapsody.

http://www.ted.com/talks/rob_reid_the_8_billion_ipod.html

What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

As performed by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It is great to see some stars recognizing the awesomeness of the ukulele – and having fun playing a little song for the fans.

Zooey says:

I have known Joe Gordon-Levitt for going on 12 years. We first met in the summer of 2000 while doing a tiny movie called Manic, where we bonded over a mutual appreciation for Harry Nilsson and Nina Simone and I have been lucky enough to call him one of my dearest friends ever since. When we did 500 Days of Summer 8 years later, we spent every lunch hour dancing to Marvin Gaye in the hair and make up trailer; we had loads of fun. I hope to do a thousand more movies with him because he’s simply the best. But in the meantime, we made a little New Year’s duet for all of you! The original by Nancy Wilson. ENJOY!
Don’t forget to check out Joe’s website¬†http://hitrecord.org/
New Girl is back January 17 (my birthday) !