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Daily Links – March 7, 2012

Today is March 7th. On this date in 322 BC, Greek philosopher Aristotle died of natural causes at the age of 62ish, says the internet. If he were alive today, he would probably say something I wouldn’t understand. I don’t speak Greek. Also on this date, in 1994, the Supreme Court ruled that a commercial parody can use copyrighted material and qualify under “fair use”. This was good news for Weird Al, not so good for the Chevy Volt. Last, on this date in 1985, the song “We Are The World” was played on radio stations for the first time. On that same day, the citizens of the United States set the world record for number of utterances of the phrase “well … they meant well.” As always, consider this an Open Thread.

Alabama Democrats Use Bill Maher for Fundraising | Jim Geraghty
“Why is one acceptable, to the point where Maher is still welcome to headline fundraisers, but Rush is supposed to be persona non grata?”

Announcing Twitchy.com | Michelle Malkin
“We’re mining Twitter to bring you ‘who said what’ in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.”

Chevy Volt Parody Video Goes Viral | Investor Place
“As of yesterday, the viral video had generated 367,000 views. The video was removed from Youtube today, but don’t fret. Mr. Howe has posted the video on his personal Vimeo account.”

‘Family Guy’s’ MacFarlane Puts Ideology Aside To Toast Andrew Breitbart | Big Hollywood
“Seth MacFarlane, the creative force behind animated TV shows like Fox’s ‘Family Guy,’ tweeted this on hearing about Andrew Breitbart’s passing.”

Today’s Word of the Day comes via Dictionary.com.
rutilant (ROOT-l-uhnt): adjective Glowing or glittering with ruddy or golden light.

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