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BoomTown Choice Brad Paisley Rockets to No. 1

Back in July, BoomTown flagged country song “Online” as a surefire hit.

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The video of the song by Brad Paisley from his recent “5th Gear” album had just topped the iTunes chart with its star-studded cast, which included Jason Alexander, William Shatner, Kellie Pickler and the original Marcia Brady, Maureen McCormick. It was a feat no country selection had ever accomplished.

Now the song is the No. 1 hit on Billboard’s hot country songs (and rising to No. 39 on the Hot 100 overall.

Not bad for a geek, y’all.

Here’s the very sweet video again (stick around for the last line about march music):


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik