Quick Hits


Weird Al and a team of experts provide a brief history of autotune. (h/t Joe My God.)

Folks outraged at Palin in shorts on a Newsweek cover have resorted to their greatest weapon — Photoshop! This one is our favorite.

A Citizens Union report says that in the past 10 years, 14 state legislators have left office due to “ethical misconduct, criminal charges or similar issues” — five of them in the 2007-2008 season. They suggest ethics legislation of the sort the legislature previously failed to pass.

Holla Back New York City finds councilmember Jessica Lappin pushing a bill “that would require the NYPD to collect data on complaints of sexual harassment on the subway system,” and pronounces her a “HOLLAheroine.”

NYC the Blog finds a new victim of the Chinatown knock-off: Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

Miss Heather finds Kenneth heading to the corner of Bedford and North 7th “to knock back 40s and hand out roses to female passersby,” interviews him.

Is Albany making progress on the budget deficit? “I never know what progress is around here,” says Governor Paterson.

So what if some sorehead is suing Apple and AT&T over their delayed, shitty iPhone MMS service? You can now use your transponder-that-sort-of-makes-phone-calls to walk your robot.