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Links for 6.13.08: Kelly’s free, Weezer’s wired, Idol’s sued…

*Is American Idol screwing the backup musicians out of money they’ve rightfully earned? Well, those dudes are suing the show. On a semi-related note: I may be the only person in America who is fascinated by Ryan Seacrest.

*R. Kelly was acquitted of all child pornography charges on Friday. Hmmf.

*If you are interested in the mainstream media, you may wish to check out Rolling Stone‘s Bonnaroo 2008 coverage.

*Weezer invites fans to jam with them on their current tour. From the internet celeb viral to the use of manga for marketing to the jam-with-us invite – somebody in the Weezer camp has been paying attention.

*Video: My buddy in the former Soviet Union recorded video of traditional Sukhishvili Georgian Dance. It gets pretty crazy when the swords come out.

*Tim Russert died. Sucks.

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Video: Jonathan Coulton’s “Washy Ad Jeff”

A mnemonic device (in the form of a jingle) that helps you remember the names, order of, and number of terms served by United States presidents.

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Video: Music video for Goldfrapp’s “Caravan Girl”

From the “Seventh Tree” album. Skateboarding is involved. And haters heavily inhabit the YouTube comments for the vid…

Video: Star Wars theme played on a floppy disk

If you liked hearing Radiohead’s “Nude” played on a dot matrix printer…

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Video: A phonograph playing “Whispering”

I especially enjoy the part before the music begins playing when you can hear the record spinning. Soothing.