links for 2009-12-05

  • Find the software you're looking for at CNET, the most comprehensive source for free-to-try software downloads on the Web.
  • Theoretically a vampire, Edward has shown a startling ability to remain at high school for almost a century without getting laid.
  • Luke Skywalker – Jedi Knight Premium Format Figure – November 30, 2009 – Filed under: Ministry of Information / Star Wars
  • Capitalizing on media-business synergies can be tricky, no matter how evident the benefits appear on paper. Just ask Jerry Levin and Steve Case. But while the world waits to see whether Comcast’s just-inked deal for NBC Universal proves to be more than Son of AOL Time Warner, Walt Disney Co. has quietly found a way to inject a little cooperation into its operations—combining two of its most iconic, if culturally disparate, properties: the Muppets and Queen. The Burbank, Calif., entertainment giant bought the Muppets from the Jim Henson Co. in 2004, and now it is in the process of relaunching the fuzzy-puppet franchise in the run up to a coming feature film (release date TBA). As part of that process, the company created a clip of Animal, Gonzo, and other Henson-created favorites doing a Muppetized rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” video. Since it was posted on YouTube on Nov. 23, it’s become a viral sensation, with more than 8.8 million views. (The Muppets also recently got Fa
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