Everything is a Remix, including Star Wars, and that's how I became a writer

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/08/everything-is-a-remix-includi.html

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Especially Star Wars

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Seriously, that’s a “remix” in the sense of being outright pastiche.

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Everything’s stolen nowadays. Why, the fax…

Got-tang! The Simpsons did it first.

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More of a pendulum clock with a phone attached

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Someone have a feed for this? If it’s a podcast, I think there’s a feed for this, so I can put this on my podcatcher

If there’s no RSS (or Atom) feed, it’s not a podcast. Cory knows this; it’s just that he chooses to ignore everything he knows when it comes to Boing Boing.

So I’m going to go from Boing Boing to SoundCloud to sign up for an iTunes account, after I’ve done this prestige online course on How to Become an Expert in Signing Up for iTunes, and bought this great new can’t-live-without gadget that takes the grudge work out of signing up for iTunes. The inspiring comic book series (available, using the Boing Boing discount code, under the CC-NO-DON’T-EVEN-THINK-ABOUT-COPYING-THIS license) about how a plucky gang of teen LGBT zombies overcame small-town bigotry to sign up for iTunes and feast on brains isn’t strictly necessary, but puts the preceding chain of my compromises in wittily subversive context that helps me forget that all I wanted to do was listen to a podcast.

In the article, the text

links to

http://www.recreatecoalition.org/new-recreate-podcast-shows-star-wars-can-teach-us-copyright/

and on THAT page there is a link to

https://soundcloud.com/user-864134809/ep-1-what-star-wars-can-teach-us-about-copyright

and from other examples of SoundCloud feeds that work, we might suspect

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/864134809/tracks

would work as a podcast feed, but it does not.

Instead, we have to poke around in the HTML code.

At http://soundcloud.com/user-864134809 we discover weird strings like

<meta property="twitter:app:url:googleplay" content="soundcloud://users:267011695">

and

<link rel="alternate" href="android-app://com.soundcloud.android/soundcloud/users:267011695">

and we say HEY THAT IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT USER NUMBER and we try

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/267011695/tracks

and that works. That is the correct podcast feed.

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