Woot is running a contest this weekend: Create a mashup of two unrelated album covers for maximum comic effect. IMHO this entry should win hands-down:
Another Flash animation. It'll take a couple of seconds, and then you'll be completely charmed. If not, send me a stamped, self-addressed envelope for your money back. Got this from the Woot Web Woundup:
My 14-year-old nephew Jack was completely charmed by this idea. As what right-thinking geek wouldn't be! Just think of the possibilities...finding the watch you lost windsurfing...finding the friend you lost windsurfing...and new horizons in Web cams! ("Now, ASIG Software brings you the view...UNDER Lake Mendota!")
I have no idea about the licensing or how any of this works, really.
This exceedingly well-reasoned paper (at the Cato Institute's website) points out in even-handed detail that:
It's refreshing to hear something contrarian from the tech/executive press; not "Sure, just give us the contract", but "This effort is stupid, wasteful, and won't catch terrorists".
You may have heard that Reuters dumped a freelance photographer who digitally manipulated a pair of pictures from the war in Lebanon for greater impact; one of an explosion, one of an Israeli F-16. They pulled the images from their site, and also purged their archives of 920 of his other pictures.