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So where does the image come from? Yooouuutuuube.com, a website that takes youtube videos and visualizes them in a cool way. The site really made its debut when a video of Disney’s Alice and Wonderland (one Alice’s songs played backwards) made the ranks of Digg.

I thought that a video could make for a good background. So I tried screenshots of different videos visualized on Yooouuutuuube, and I settled on concert footage of Daft Punk’s Alive tour.

Before visiting Yooouuutuuube, make sure you have the latest version of Flash and decent memory. That or get ready for LOTS of buffering.

I’m going to go back to watching the Alice video…

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So, a little after the fourth minute of the most recent Diggnation, Kevin Rose made feminists very uncomfortable when he said the following:

“there is only one time you can strike [a woman] if she kicks you in the balls, you have the ability and the right, to punch her in the teat – it’s just like that – it’s kinda like tit for tat…It hurts them, it does too – or take a scissors to the teat

Dude, maybe you should stop giving women a reason to kick you in the balls…

Well, now he’s apologizing for the remark:

“I’d like to apologize for some comments I made in the latest episode of Diggnation, which came off as insensitive on the topic of violence towards women. Alex and I have always viewed Diggnation as an outlet to push the limits in a comedic fashion. Obviously, violence against women is serious and something we don’t advocate in any way.”

Now, the interesting part of this story is in the comment section on Digg for this story. I want to explain the system. Users can vote up or vote down the comments users post. If you like a comment, you give it a digg. If you don’t like a comment, you take away a digg. Keep that in mind…

Here are a sampling of the comments left by users:

way too uptight, sugartits. (136 diggs.)

I’m sure if he hadn’t apologized there would’ve been be a vast increase in tit clippings at hospitals across the world. Please. Learn to judge the connotation of what people say. (77 diggs.)

boohooohoo, cry me a river, lighten up bitches it’s all in good fun. (49 diggs.)

Let’s compare with supporters of Kevin’s action:

All I can think of is A) Good for you Kev for apologizing and B) What a well-written article! (-19 diggs.)

We all have brain farts from time to time. Props to Rose for admitting his mistake and apologizing for it. (-11 diggs.)

cutting a woman’s nipples with scissors isn’t funny, it’s sadistic, ok? it was a ***** up thing to say and he apologized for it. (-43 diggs.)

And luckily there are some real winners:

In response to the comment:i don’t think he should have had to apologize for that… The First Amendment allows it. (63 diggs.)

Whether it’s allowed and whether it’s appropriate are two VERY different things. (49 diggs.)

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Man… Genius tracked on Twitter…

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///Kevin Rose///

kevinrose.com | Digg.com | Pownce.com | @KevinRose

I just bookmarked an article about Kevin Rose on my Delicious account (to the right->),

and I just wanted to share some love for this super web architect.

The man is a genius, and he embodies our vision for this generation’s mob-love tech savvy.

I mean who else can tweet this without seeming weird:

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I mean…now I want to try it, and it does sound gross. Kevin Rose did it…he said it was “pretty amazing”…so I’m going to do it before jumping off a bridge with him!

Haha, we should be paying more attention to him – on Twitter he’s got 72,000+ followers, pretty close to Obama’s gigantic following.

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But we should also figure out how we can be more like Kevin Rose – how to capture his sense of adventure, his entrepreneurialship, his vast thousands of fans. All in a hard day’s work.

///Kevin Smith///

theviewaskew.com | IMDB

Kevin Smith has got a wicked sense of humor, and he’s one of comedy’s unsung heroes. The man has captured characters that would never get a chance on screen.

He is the man that said all these average joes – these people you ignore on the Subway – and I do – they can have Hollywood endings too. It’s a different journey to that ending, and that’s what he captures on film.

He also rocks because he had to take on the MPAA several times this year. They did not approve of the posters for Zak and Miri Make a Porno; they did not approve of the title. Kevin Smith fought back with the best advertising campaign ever.

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