Bieber Beef, Sagging Actors, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Justin Bieber Gets All Political Over Streaming Rights

Canadian tween-throb Justin Bieber had a fit over proposed legislation that would criminalize streaming live performances, saying that the senator who introduced the bill should be jailed. I'm torn between agreeing with him and my intense desire that he go back to Canada and join the mounties like all his middle school friends are doing by now. [Ars]

Bieber Beef, Sagging Actors, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

SAG/AFTRA Wants Actors to Be Able to Lie About Their Ages Online

America's actors are revolting against the idea that people know what age they actually are, accusing IMDB of facilitating age discrimination by saying... uh... how old people are. I would make a joke here, but I won't, because I don't want anyone knowing I'm 64. [Guardian]

A Car with Its Airbags on the Outside

This is genuinely neat, if a little aesthetically goofy: a car that puts its airbags on the exterior. They'll be going on sale in Japan starting next month, but the technology itself has been kicking around for well over a year. [UberGizmo]


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