Elvis returns to champion IT

Elvis the IT manager
Everyone knows Elvis is alive and well at 72, scarfing down fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches and letting Brittney Spears sleep over in the guest room when the paparazzi get too many shots of her bald noggin.

Want more proof? He was recently seen performing at a concert in Memphis. Insider wasn’t there, so can’t actually confirm that the caped one was belting out his favourites, but reports suggest he was there in spirit if not in body. Technology is bringing the King to the masses, according to this article, allowing those that weren’t even alive when he “died” back in ’77 to experience his tubby greatness. Elvis’ Web site is keeping fans old and new up to date with . . . uhhh . . . the latest in collectible Elvis keepsakes and flatware, and Celine Dion is putting together duets with E thanks to the miracle of studio magic. Is it any wonder he and Brittney get along so well?

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30 seconds or it’s free
The autobahn turned 75 this past weekend, giving hope to teenagers everywhere that one day they will be able to drive 200 kph and get away with it. The conventional wisdom has always been that German highways are safer than ours regardless of the lack of speed limits. Not so, says this blog item on Wired, but the autobahn definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. Germans may or may not be better drivers than Canadians, but Wired argues that people here are just so darn sloppy, the very thought of freeing them from speed limits is terrifying.

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Insider’s grey matter growth formula

There are many reasons to keep reading Insider. One, it’s free. Two, better content is only a few clicks away. And three, it’s keeping me employed. There are probably dozens of other reasons why you keep coming back (Hi, Phyllis!), but you can tell your friends that you read Insider because you’re smart. According to a report recently released from the Pew Center, it’s the intellectual giants of this world that get their news and views from non-mainstream media sources.

According to this article:

Most notably, the Internet news audience-that is, “people who rely on the internet as their main news source”-appears to be quite dissatisfied with mainstream media. Pew says that the Internet news audience tends to be “younger and better educated” than the general public and is perhaps more exposed to different types of news because of their reliance on the Internet.

So rejoice, Insider readers, you’re not reading this to waste time or keep underpaid hacks in business, but because your brains are so huge. Keep up the good work, eggheads.

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