Adam Sohmer writes: "A fine humanitarian has gone through the effort of aggregating most known Zappa videos residing on YouTube, and there's quite a bit on tap. Check out the professionally shot videos of the Yellow Shark concert and wonder why this performance has yet to see a formal release. Or just sift through the page and cancel the rest of the day's appointments."
Ampulex compressa is a wasp that uses its stinger to temporarily paralyze and then hot-wire a cockroach so that the wasp can "drive" the larger critter home, where it can lay its egg on the roach host and seal it into a nursery. When the egg hatches, the larva chews its way into the host, where it feeds itself and then spins a cocoon.
When we last heard from NBC Universal's CEO Jeff Zucker, he'd refused to renew the network's yearly contract with Apple's iTunes Store, leading Apple to immediately pull NBC shows from the store rather than have them yanked midseason. In addition, Apple managed to control the story so that NBC came off looking clueless and greedy. You'd think Zucker would have learned to keep his mouth shut from that media drubbing.