Yes, you can stop the music

Amusing article about politicians using music without permission:

Of course, the most delicious irony concerns the actual meaning of the Springsteen song “Born In The USA” which is often overlooked by those playing it:

Morissettian Irony

Another hard fought battle for the language is being lost:

The article is worth it for the coining of “Morissettian irony” alone.

The best deconstruction of the song I’ve seen is:

Another startup deadpool with the commentary by those directly involved (mostly) this time. Some of the self analyses of the failures are awesome. Some of the business ideas are cringeworthy.

It certainly made me feel more comfortable about the frequent internal monologue I have which goes:

“How about a startup that …?”

“No, there are 5 good reasons why they won’t work”

Aside: Who makes a web site that looks like a spreadsheet? It doesn’t work in an embedded browser on an iPad (the links aren’t functional) so it’s not just a aesthetic choice.