The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions
Herald staff | jbauer@heraldnet.com
Published: Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Batteries not included

Another brick in the wall: Lego, the Danish maker of those plastic interlocking building blocks, says it will invest nearly $534 million in the construction of a 77-turbine wind farm off the coast of Germany.

The owner said the initial cost of the wind farm would be only half that amount, but he expected his big brother would come along at some point and smash his wind farm so he could use the bricks for his space station.

--

PAC man: At least some of the "super PACs" that are taking millions of dollars in contributions from corporations and individuals appear to be funneling much of that money to those who created them. One "super Pac" that took in $1.5 million, paid a direct mail firm $570,000. Both the PAC and the direct mail firm are owned by the same man.

I guess corporations really are "people," if they can get taken like the rest of us.

--

You say goodbye and I say hello: Cellphone users will now be able to buy 30-second clips of Beatles songs to use as ringtones. The Beatle's 27 No. 1 hits will be made available now for $1.29 each. More songs could be made available later.

Those bent on annoying co-workers, however, will have to wait a while to download ringtones from Yoko Ono's songs from John Lennon's solo albums.

--

Sign up for HeraldNet headlines Newsletter
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent The Buzz posts

  • In therapy  Oct. 22
  • Better pull over  Oct. 21
  • Vox unpopuli  Oct. 20
  • Buy a vowel  Oct. 18
  • Comcastoff  Oct. 16

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

» More local news