It’s Been 15 Years Since the ‘Scrubs’ Pilot Aired

Scrubs went on the air on October 2nd, 2001, so it’s now been 15 years since the pilot. MoviePilot looks at what the cast has been doing since the show left us in 2010:

Now fifteen years since the first episode aired, the cast and the world look very different. iPods are smaller, Britney traded in her snake for a show in Vegas and Blink 182 are apparently still going, but inspiring infinitely less hoodie-wearing devotees. With such a colossal amount of change taking place over the past decade and a half, it’s high time we caught up with the cast of our most beloved medical dramady to discover what they’ve been up to since Scrubs flatlined back in 2010.

Sidebar: Based on the size of the crowds at Blink’s current tour, I think they’re doing just fine.

Why Billie Joe Armstrong Hates the Phrase “Pop-Punk”

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day talked to Kerrang about why he was on a mission to “destroy the phrase pop-punk” – NME has the quote:

“I come from a scene where every band was different from the others; it was all so diverse,” Armstrong continued. “No two bands sounded the same. No-one was jumping on one particular sound. We were all different. Every good band was into what other good band were doing, and it didn’t matter that these bands were very different from one another. In fact, it was important that we were different from one another.”

“And now we have pop-punk. And I hate that phrase. It lacks diversity.”

But “defend diverse music” doesn’t sell as many TV shirts.

Magic: The Gathering is the True Soul of Rock & Roll

Bear vs Shark were really into Magic: The Gathering:

For almost a decade, I was in Bear vs. Shark, a cold fusion of Loggins and Messina and Jem and the Holograms. We were like if Pantera was really into Michael Haneke — or a one-man band that was actually six druids from the future. We toured a lot and then we broke up — haunted Michigan and parts of New York, played steel drums in the desert. Our Constrobot deconstructed and we became lawyers, teachers, bounty hunters. Some made death masks for pets, others false teeth. One of us has a pushup academy.

Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for U.S. Intelligence

Joseph Menn, writing at Reuters:

Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third person apprised of the events.