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Apparently I am in the completely wrong blogging game. Technology is something I am passionate about, and while I love writing about it, it isn’t exactly making me rich. There is also an illusion that tech bloggers get piles of free products to review, but I can tell you with all honesty that I have… read more

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Scattercast is 66 … and it’s getting drowsy. – It’s a short one this week as I couldn’t stop yawning for anything … and fell asleep for 2 & 1/2 hours as soon as I finished recording. Oops. – What was the media thinking with the coverage of Balloon Boy? – What is Google Audio?… read more

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It seems it isn’t only myself and a few others who are beginning to take issue with the FTC. It was really beginning to feel like that Steven Hodson, Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins and myself were the only ones crying “FOUL!” over the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for bloggers, but this past week a… read more

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Scattercast is 65 … WOO-HOO is it retirement time yet? – Okay, yes, the SNL DVD set rant was probably a bit much, I admit it. – Christopher Columbus is finally being treated properly by schools … about time. – Okay, seriously, someone explain to me why Meghan McCain wearing a tank top is such… read more

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Scattercast is 64 … and wondering how these weeks just seem to fly by. – Arrested Development movie script is finally in the works! YAY! – DC Comics is moving out of Manhattan? – Barnes & Noble is launching its own e-reader? Hmm, this could be interesting. – More detailed info on my feelings about… read more

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Welcome to another week of the daily edition of CobWEBs, the flagship podcast of The Cynical Bastards! For those who don’t remember from the other episodes, this is a new format for the show as we are going to try giving you daily bite sized chunks of our patented brand of cynicism over everything in… read more

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Day 3 of “The Blogopshere vs. the FTC” brings us the full set of guidelines, and wow are they head spinning. I really don’t want to blog daily on this whole Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guideline debacle, but it just keeps getting weirder and weirder. First off, I finally got a link to the full… read more

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Welcome to another week of the daily edition of CobWEBs, the flagship podcast of The Cynical Bastards! For those who don’t remember from the other episodes, this is a new format for the show as we are going to try giving you daily bite sized chunks of our patented brand of cynicism over everything in… read more

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Sorry folks, but this Federal Trade Commission dust up is going to be front and center at this blog for some time to come. In all of the hoopla yesterday, Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins, Steven Hodson and myself ran into many instances of being questioned over our vehement hatred of the new guidelines, and also more… read more

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The Federal Trade Commission has made the first steps towards a scary, scary precedent, and if you aren’t careful, you could be next. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in advertising for the first time since 1980.  The new additions to the guides include endorsements… read more

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