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Scam: Beats by Dre Headphones

Photo courtesy of Gizmodo.

Any audiophile will already know that Beats by Dre headphones are garbage. But for the rest of consumers who pay out the nose for these inflated status symbols, here’s proof that’s a little more accessible to the budget-conscious layperson.

According to Gizmodo, not only are Beats’ headphones cheaply made, with glue (instead of screws) and off-the-shelf components, but they even contain useless metal weights, put there for the sole purpose of making the product seem heavier and more “premium.”

These glorified Playskool headphones are then sold to the public at insane prices. The public then wears them to school, on the bus, and at the gym, in a sad attempt to appear cool, not realizing they actually look like complete saps for blowing their hard-earned money (or their parents’) on headphones that are no better than the ones that came free with my Sandisk MP3 player twenty years ago.

Don’t get suckered by this scam! You can read more at Gizmodo, as well as the original detailed report from Popular Mechanics.

Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Take a moment today to remember Leonard Nimoy. Seriously.

Nimoy died this morning at the age of 83. Iconic in the role of Spock in the original TV series, STAR TREK, he portrayed the character in its various sequels and spinoffs for over 40 years. He also skillfully directed a few of the films as well (including my personal favorite, STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME).

The relationship between Spock and Kirk sums up the definition of true, hard-earned friendship – never with emotional outpourings of bromance, but rather with dignified, even restrained, sacrificial love. When Spock, separated from Kirk by the radiation-proof glass of the warp core, deadpans, “I have been, and always shall be, your friend,” you know he means it.

A great loss of a bona fide legend. Live long and prosper!

CNN Doomsday Video

The end of the world, according to TITAN A.E.

The good people over at CNN are dedicated to providing you with a live news feed right up to the moment when Earth is consumed by the death rays of a rampaging alien species.

According to Jalopnik, Ted Turner vowed that the last event ever covered on his news network would be the end of the world. At that point, he says, the final transmission will be a standard-definition recording of “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” supposedly the last song played by the band on the sinking RMS Titanic.

As civilizations crumble and the continents are engulfed by the rising tides of molten lava issuing forth from broken crust of the Earth, some noble CNN intern will, in the final throes of an excruciating death by fire and asphyxiation, slam the big red button that plays the grainy-ass video to a dying world.

Read more on legendary video, and see it for yourself, by clicking on the Jalopnik link below.