Illegal use of term - five yard penalty

From Thursday, March 4, 2010 Washington DC Express print edition:

Megan Fox Thinks She's Linux...Or Something Megan Fox has slept with only two men...."My body parts are all I have left now that are only mine -- the world owns everything else."

I am guessing some cheese ball in the headline department thought that there was some similarity between Megan Fox only owning her body parts and Linux.... Frankly, I am not seeing it.


David Lane, KG4GIY is a member of Linux Journal's Editorial Advisory Panel and the Control Op for Linux Journal's Virtual Ham Shack


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Brian.W's picture

Well, this is a "stupid media" topic and maybe it is as simple as a mistake occurring when they placed it on this page. I don't even know how the story fits the section anyway but the author brings up a good point. There is much to learn here at this online casino and the sooner you start the more casino action you will get to enjoy while spending your casino online gambling budget.


voyante's picture

Please refrain from feeling the urge to post to the rss feed as if this were your personal twitter.


Anonymous's picture

I think someone's been reading The Onion too much lately.

Stupid media !!!

Anonymous's picture

Although I did find it annoying that this article was featured on the home page of LinuxJournal I think it is important to note that it is categorized under the heading of "Stupid media." It's not really serious news, and I don't think it should be displayed so prominently without clearly differentiating it from more serious subjects, but a selection of "Stupid media" could be entertaining. It would be neat to see what the mainstream, and perhaps not so mainstream media think of our community.


"not seeing it?"

Anonymous's picture

If you aren't seeing it- then they succeeded in spell-correcting "Lynx" with "Linux" :) Just so we don't start thinking about the console browser, this is the lynx I suspect the author intended-

"useless post" rant or

Anonymous's picture

"useless post" rant or tasteless joke about open sores, the choice is yours..

Please refrain from feeling

Anonymous's picture

Please refrain from feeling the urge to post to the rss feed as if this were your personal twitter.


Hey Anonymous

Anonymous's picture

Lighten up. It's a Linux headline, and this is the Linux Journal. If you don't like it, don't subscribe. How hard is it to just mark it read and move on? It surely took more effort for you to come here and complain, and come up with a supposed-to-be-witty way of putting it.

I'm with the GPP

Anonymous2's picture

Sorry, Anonymous. I agree with the GPP. If I want news from the social pages, I'll read the social pages of the newspaper, or People magazine, etc. I look to LJ for news about Linux. Just because a daft journalist thought it might be cool to include the word "Linux" in a headline -- or even if a spellchecker changed a typo to "Linux" -- that doesn't mean it is necessarily news for the Linux crowd.

And like another LJ reader said, I am posting in the hopes of influencing what LJ considers newsworthy in the future, even if, in the short term, doing so requires more effort than ignoring the article and moving on.

"It surely took more effort

Anonymous's picture

"It surely took more effort for you to come here and complain"

Yes, but the hope is that it prevents future similar posts.

(Not OP, by the way. I was also annoyed by this post).