This week on episode 106 of the Coolness Roundup, Stephen and Charlie laugh at the idea of $7250 speaker cables, talk up the Zune from Microsoft, and discuss the recent court win by the RIAA. The gurus of cool also answer listener email and offer up another rip-roaring Rapid Fire Roundup of Cool Products they've seen during the week. [Free Podcast at PodShow or at Coolness Roundup]
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When Warner Bros. embarked on its journey to turn The Hobbit into a big-screen spectacle like its cousin (er, sequel, I suppose) The Lord of the Rings, there was a lot of enthusiasm in the fandom for the idea. That enthusiasm then turned into frustration, despair, and disinterest as Warner Bros. stretched out the book into not one, not two, but three padded-out movies.