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BEPs update: Most annoying song ever

Bad news for my beloved Black Eyed Peas (the best worst band ever). Their REVERSE GENIUS magnum opus, “My Humps” (a poetical homage to the singer’s “lovely lady lumps”) has been named most annoying song ever by the readers of Rolling Stone, the most annoying magazine ever.

The top 5:
1. Black Eyed Peas, “My Humps”
2. Los Del Rio, “Macarena”
3. Baha Men, “Who Let The Dogs Out”
4. Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On”
5. Nickelback, “Photograph”

Meatloaf and local boys Semisonic also make the top 20.

Interestingly enough, the Chili’s babyback ribs song is nowhere to be found.

The White Glove Tracking Project

The White Glove Tracking Project, a crowdsourced datamining endeavour to record the location of Michael Jackson’s white glove in all 10,060 frames of the Billie Jean video, is complete.

What will be done with this information, with the white glove’s elusive, long-sought, frame-by-frame location? The WGTP is encouraging people to share their own innovative ways of visualizing this important data.

Check out this, one of the first videos to come of the project.

And another, correlating the speed of the music with the relative height of the glove and appropriately titled Speed v. Height is quite good as well.

Gallery of vizzies and movies (hope there will be a lot of them rolling in!) here. [via]

Does the iPhone suck? The debate continues. Sort of.

*The Wall Street Journal on the iPhone sucking: Well, actually it just addresses how it can be a pain in the ass to switch phone numbers. “There are a small percentage of iPhone customers who’ve had a less-than-perfect [activation] experience.” Wow. Harsh.
*Plus, if you really do think the iPhone sucks, mod it.

ALSO: iPhone fame tracker (famous people spotted with iPhones):
Katherine Heigl (and she’s smoking, too!)
Lindsey Lohan (not smoking! or eating!)
Spike Lee
Steve Jobs

Gamespot grabs video of Rock Band

The forthcoming band game (like a next-gen Guitar Hero) that will have video game drums, and mic, in addition to guitar. Gamers will be able to form your band with virtual musicians in remote locations. [via] tours’s headquarters

Video here. It’s good!

Crazyquilt collection of nationalities in the office. Our obsession with workspaces these days is notable (many music 2.0 office tours alone have been posted in recent weeks) – maybe because dedicated offices are going the way of the dodo, and blended work/life spaces are norming?