Owly City And Carley Rae Jepsen Sued
A singer-songwriter named Allyson Nichole Burnett is suing Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young over their song, “Good Time” which she says copies the sound of her song, “Ah, It’s a Love Song.”
According to Billboard, Burnett claims that “many consumers may incorrectly assume that Burnett copied her own original motif from the infringing songwriters due to the widespread popularity and publication of ‘Good Time.'”
- The singer-songwriter says her reputation is at stake and could be “significantly damaged by such incorrect assumptions.”
- She also claims she has suffered emotional and psychological damage after fans asked her why she copied “Good Time.”
- The lawsuit also names Universal Music Group.
- Burnett’s song was on her 2010 album, The Takeover.
“Falling Back” Good For Health
When the clocks “fall back,” and an hour of sleep is gained, Dr. Robert Oxeman says, it only takes one night of sleep for our bodies to adjust. Oxeman says after we turn the clocks back we see a decrease in heart attacks and car accidents, which shows the importance of sleep. (Huffington Post)
Magazine cover Shows Darkened Manhattan
This week’s issue of New York magazine — which the staff had to put together from a makeshift newsroom when their lower Manhattan offices lost power after Hurricane Sandy — features a striking cover photo of nighttime Manhattan lit up, with the bottom half of the island in darkness. The editor’s note said the photo showing all of lower Manhattan without power before it was finally restored late last week was the clear choice for the cover, quote, “for the way it fit with the bigger story we have tried to tell here about a powerful city rendered powerless.”
Memes of the 2012 Presidential Campaign
With the 2012 presidential campaign to finally end tomorrow (November 6th) when voters head to the polls, Yahoo! News put together a round-up of some of the more memorable memes of the campaign. They include:
- The presidential debate memes, one for each — Big Bird, “binders full of women,” and “horses and bayonets”
- The video of a four-year-old girl who burst into tears after an NPR election report, saying she was tired of “Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney.”
- Eastwooding — Internet-posted photos of humans, animals and others addressing empty chairs after Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair that was supposed to be President Obama at the Republican convention.
- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s sweater vests.
- Etch-a-sketch — This meme caught fire after senior Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said the candidate would retool to the center for the general election after the primaries, saying, “Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch-a-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.”
- Seamus, the former Romney family dog, who was famously strapped to the roof of the car during a vacation road trip, and suffered some obvious digestive distress along the way.
- Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s promise to build a permanent base on the Moon by the end of his second term.
- Life of Julia — The Obama campaign’s timeline of how the president’s proposals would affect a hypothetical woman named Julia, that conservatives mocked online as a life of nanny-statism.
- The round-up lists the Internet’s love of Republican candidate Herman Cain’s association with pizza, as the former CEO of Godfather Pizza, but his famous “999” tax plan may be the meme we all remember most.