The Midnight Rambler

Mar 25

“So the movie business’s worst nightmare just happened. A site that will be all but impossible to take down has launched that allows you to watch everything, now, for free. Movies in the theatres, movies on home video, movies you can’t find anywhere else.There was a hole and somebody filled it. Film people were so busy protecting theatre owners and cable channels and everybody else who paid for their product, the same way record labels protected brick and mortar retailers, that they forgot about the customers, who want a simple interface and access. We all live in an on demand world, except in the movie business.” — Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive Popcorn Time » Lefsetz Letter

“At all Florida lethal injections, a man in a purple moon suit leans over the dying inmate to listen for a heartbeat and feel for a pulse. After a few seconds, he nods, and the witnesses are informed that the death sentence has been duly carried out. The man is a doctor, and the gear shields his identity — not just from the prisoner’s family and friends, but from the American Medical Association, whose code of ethics bars members from participating in executions.” — Florida’s gruesome execution theater

Mar 23

Party Poopers: Cocaine Shipment En Route to Vatican Seized by German Officials http://bit.ly/1oPxtbX

Drug dealers in Mexico 'made to eat children's hearts' to prove their loyalty to Knights Templar leader http://bit.ly/1gXCPPU

Mar 22

Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience http://thebea.st/1lcBYOO

Aspen, Allen Iverson and the “Tanning Of America” //via @ThoughtCatalog http://bit.ly/1h76Yc3

Mar 21

Blockbuster deal set to pay off for pitching-rich Marlins http://bit.ly/1oHBS0x

Pope warns mobsters they risk going to hell http://bit.ly/1evQ3T5

The Last Neighborhood: growing up in a dying city #Hartford #longreads //via @NicholasTamarin http://bit.ly/1gii3vy

Fighting Over the Field of Dreams #longreads http://bit.ly/1lUZ61z

South Florida residential sales slow, prices still up double digits http://bit.ly/1iIW93V

Mar 20

TV Subscriptions Fall for First Time as Viewers Cut the Cord http://bit.ly/1ik4xpL

Attorney General to State Police: Stop photographing protesters at Chris Christie town halls http://bit.ly/PUU6ji

Roger Goodell Made $44 Million Last Year. The NFL Is Still a Non-Profit. http://bit.ly/1eqVS4k

How The Daily Mail Conquered the Internet #longreads http://bit.ly/1gKSp1l