“Amazon Cloud Drive is already riling up the music and film industries. FoxNews reported that “Music companies and Hollywood studios ripped CEO Jeff Bezos’ plan for Amazon’s cloud-based streaming service. ‘It sounds like legalized murder to me,’ said one senior music veteran, adding that legal action was being considered.” —Amazon Makes Play for the Consumer Cloud Crowd
“I want to thank those animals from the movie “Madagascar.” They were a real inspiration.” —Twitter / @Bronx Zoo’s Cobra: I want to thank those anim …
“No student who speaks to me the way some did last year will be permitted to remain in my class. My syllabi are non-negotiable. Cellphones, side conversations, open computers, and other distractions, along with plagiarism, will not be tolerated. All papers will require complete sentences, clear writing, cogent arguments, and proper citation.” —Students Should Check Their Sense of Entitlement at the Door - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education
“Calling its previous bag fees an “Early Bird Discount,” the airline will now charge travelers who pay for checked or carry-on bags within 24 hours of departure online an extra $5 and an extra $10 for travelers who pay over the phone.” —Spirit Airlines adds new fees for luggage - CNN.com Spirit Airlines also has dropped its threshold for overweight checked bags from 50 pounds to 40 pounds. So if your bag weighs between 41 and 50 pounds, you’ll pay an additional $25 on top of whatever you paid to check the bag. Checked bag fees start at $28 for the first bag checked online or by phone — 24 hours in advance — for travelers who aren’t part of the airline’s fare club. The new weight limits went into effect for travel after February 1, Pinson said.
“When someone says without equivocation, “I’m genuinely sorry,” no excuses, no blaming anyone else, but “I did it, now just tell me how I can make it right,” it’s the equivalent of letting the air out of the tires of the other person’s anger, and opening a pathway to healing and forgiveness. But what’s infuriating is when people refuse or seem emotionally incapable of doing that, blaming everyone but himself for “what happened.” —Keli Goff: The Real Reason Everybody Hates Chris… Brown, That Is (It’s Not Why You Think)
“Celebrity Apprentice is so packed full of awe-inspiring absurdity they have no time to pause for applause when they put together the episodes. Just as you’re recovering from one bit of delicious insanity, you’re bowled over with another.” —The Celebrity Apprentice recap: Dionne Sleeps on the Job | Season 11 Episode 04 | EW.com