David Fincher’s 1999 flick Fight Club is the next film to get turned into a…Broadway musical?!?!?

Yup, following the footsteps of Hairspray, The Producers, and Monty Python’s Holy Grail, Fight Club is slated to get a theatrical makeover for 2009, a decade after the film’s original release.

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk has agreed to jump on board, Fincher is in, and Trent Reznor expressed interest in developing the music.

What’s next? Terminator: The Musical? Bourne Identity On Ice?

(Source: TheFeed) Remember the other day when we reported that Hilary Clinton was overheard telling her daughter that she couldn’t figure out why her Tivo was erasing all her shows for stuff it “thought” she wanted instead?

Well, a Tivo rep contacted us and issued the following statement for us to pass along to the presidential candidate:

“A simple problem calls for a simpler solution! We’d like to send the ‘TiVo man’ himself straight to the campaign trail to teach Hillary everything there is to know about our product in just five minutes (yes, 5 minutes!). We know it will take no time at all to show Mrs. Clinton the right buttons to push so she can rest assured that while she’s on the road, America’s favorite DVR is not skipping a beat.”

(Source: Wired.com) It was a late morning in the fall of 2006. Almost a year earlier, Steve Jobs had tasked about 200 of Apple’s top engineers with creating the iPhone. Yet here, in Apple’s boardroom, it was clear that the prototype was still a disaster. It wasn’t just buggy, it flat-out didn’t work. The phone dropped calls constantly, the battery stopped charging before it was full, data and applications routinely became corrupted and unusable. The list of problems seemed endless. At the end of the demo, Jobs fixed the dozen or so people in the room with a level stare and said, “We don’t have a product yet.”

The effect was even more terrifying than one of Jobs’ trademark tantrums. When the Apple chief screamed at his staff, it was scary but familiar. This time, his relative calm was unnerving. “It was one of the few times at Apple when I got a chill,” says someone who was in the meeting….

…But as important as the iPhone has been to the fortunes of Apple and AT&T, its real impact is on the structure of the $11 billion-a-year US mobile phone industry. For decades, wireless carriers have treated manufacturers like serfs, using access to their networks as leverage to dictate what phones will get made, how much they will cost, and what features will be available on them. Handsets were viewed largely as cheap, disposable lures, massively subsidized to snare subscribers and lock them into using the carriers’ proprietary services. But the iPhone upsets that balance of power. Carriers are learning that the right phone — even a pricey one — can win customers and bring in revenue. Now, in the pursuit of an Apple-like contract, every manufacturer is racing to create a phone that consumers will love, instead of one that the carriers approve of. “The iPhone is already changing the way carriers and manufacturers behave,” says Michael Olson, a securities analyst at Piper Jaffray…..

Much more: Wired.com

We’ve seen clever iPod marketing from outside the US before, like this great campaign from South Africa. Today’s ads come from the Sydney, Australia Police Department.

Designed to encourage people to be aware of traffic while listening to their iPods, the ads depict users lying on the road, their eyes closed and an earbud wire partially outlining their bodies, Dragnet-style. The headline at the top of each image reads, “Watch for cars when wearing headphones.” They certainly grab your attention.

    
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