Fresh Daily – Week of 12/26/16

Covered this week; America’s top 50 television shows used to illustrate America’s cultural divide… 2016 claims another in its final days, Carrie Fisher, dead at 60… 2016 isn’t done yet, Debbie Reynolds dies at 84… Belief in conspiracies largely depends on political identity… Dave Abbruzzese not included for induction with Pearl Jam into the Rock Hall of Fame… Mariah Carey shits the bed Milli Vanilli style… William Christopher, the final victim of the 2016 celebrity Grim Reaper, dead at 84… the stuff that would be entering the public domain if corporate profits didn’t exist…

December 26, 2016

A fantastic piece in the New York Times that colorfully illustrates where America’s top 50 television shows are most popular across the United States along with some fun facts.

December 27, 2016

“Carrie Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter who brought a rare combination of nerve, grit and hopefulness to her most indelible role, as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise, died on Tuesday morning. She was 60.”

December 28, 2016

Unbelievably, Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital, the day following the death of her daughter. She was 84.

December 29, 2016

Sometimes it seems that Americans will believe anything.  And what we know as true or not true these days can depend on our political point of view.  But there are many of us who are willing to give at least some credence to the possibility that a claim might be true.

December 30, 2016

Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese calls out band’s integrity over Rock Hall snub… and I most certainly agree with him… Vs. and Vitalogy are two of my all-time favorite albums… and Abbruzzese was a huge part of those efforts… plus, if who’s inducted is coming from the Hall itself… I’m growing more and more tired of the snubs and lack of inclusion…

December 31, 2016

William Christopher, a character actor best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on the long-running TV sitcom “M.A.S.H.,” died Dec. 31 at his home in Pasadena, Calif. He was 84.

Mariah Carey shits the bed Milli Vanilli style…

January 1, 2017

Current US law extends copyright for 70 years after the date of the author’s death, and corporate “works-for-hire” are copyrighted for 95 years after publication. But prior to the 1976 Copyright Act (which became effective in 1978), the maximum copyright term was 56 years—an initial term of 28 years, renewable for another 28 years. Under those laws, works published in 1960 would enter the public domain on January 1, 2017, where they would be “free as the air to common use.” Under current copyright law, we’ll have to wait until 2056. And no published works will enter our public domain until 2019. The laws in other countries are different—thousands of works are entering the public domain in Canada and the EU on January 1.

Nic Rotondo

Nic Rotondo

Nic Rotondo - is the lead designer for the Optiflux|MediaTribe. Optiflux is a nocturnal design shop focused on identities, branding and one-of-a-kind, custom-coded websites for clients all across North America. Our small tribe of freelance artists can also handle your 3d rendering or animation needs as well as any sound and video work... Small projects or big... come one, come all. We'll get it done.

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