Tuesday, October 27, 2009

When Bad Translations Happen to Good People 2

Oh man! I was going to let this go, but it's TOO funny. It was obviously translated into another language and then back again to English. I put my favorite bad translations in RED:

October 27
Taylor Hicks is Hopelessly Devoted ' in Grease '
Another nice article about Taylor Hicks in Grease This one includes a good stopper for his up-to-the-minute album, The Distance

By Patrice Stewart
The Decatur Daily, Ala, Sept 24

American God 2006 victor Taylor Hicks returns to his hometown for a featured function in the touring production of Grease , which opened Tuesday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Eye.

The platinum-selling recording artist will play the `` Adolescent Angel '' office through Sunday.

Bumpkins (BUMPKINS? Oh my god that's funny. They used another word for "Hicks") doed his Broadway introduction in the Adolescent Angel office and holds get on the route with Grease since this circuit started December 2.

`` I holded such a great experience executing on Broadway, '' he stated. `` This is a great chance to see old fans and new nationally while conveying them a great Broadway show. ''

Yahooes (ROTFL!! A different choice for the word "Hicks") was called victor of the 5th season of the Fox Telecasting series American God He holds been entering and doing appearances since his 2006 win.

On March 10, Hicks relinquished his new studio album `` The Distance, '' featuring the singles `` What Holds Right Is Right '' and `` Sevener Mi Dislocation. ''

*wiping tears* Oh, man, that's good stuff.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Toldja He Has Some Kinda Voo-Doo!

Be Careful Out There!

Online Comments Spark Lawsuits

The Internet can seem like an open forum for people to rant and rave. But more and more, individuals are being held to account for what they write. A Chicago realty company sued a tenant this summer for $50,000 after she wrote online that her apartment was moldy. Another blogger was ordered to pay $1.8 million after calling someone a “failed lawyer.” A suit filed by a chiropractor who received a negative review online was settled out of court.

Many of us rely on Web reviews for honest feedback about everything from restaurants to electronics to doctors. But when does opinion cross the line into libel?

“People have the right to free speech,” explains Matt Zimmerman, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends digital rights. “But they’ve never had the right to defame someone. They still don’t.” The general rule is that you can be held responsible for spreading false statements that hurt someone’s reputation, whether you post them online, publish them in a newspaper, or whisper them at a cocktail party. If you want to write a negative review online, your best bet is to stick to the facts of your experience without drawing conclusions about a person’s character. “If you say you didn’t like someone, that’s fine,” says David Miranda, an intellectual property attorney. If you say you think he’s an embezzler and he’s not, you’ve gone too far.”

— Rebecca Webber

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In Your Time

From Heart Full of Soul by Taylor Hicks:

Richard Black was a great guy and the first serious musician I'd met who took a real interest in me as a player....Richard told me that if I wanted to be a true musical artist, I had to try to write my own songs....

I disappeared from the Black house for a couple of weeks.... Not long after, I sat everyone down in the sound room and played for them the very first song I ever wrote. It was called "In Your Time," and even if it did sound a bit too much like a certain Cat Stevens song I really loved, it was still pretty good for a rookie try. A few years later, "In Your Time" would become the title track of the first album I recorded on my own. So Richard's lecture paved the way for a number of firsts, the most important of which was that, for the first time in my life, I listened hard to somebody else and took their advice to heart.

Sunday, October 11, 2009