Lunch Break Links: New Jacko, LCD on the way, Friday Night Lights

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Columbus Alive

Michael Jackson's would-be comeback single, "This Is It," has been released. Listen above. Did you hear he died this year?

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy took to MySpace to post some hilarious rantings about how funny the internet is. In my book, after the triumphant Sound of Silver, pretty much anything Murphy does is newsworthy.

The LA Times posted and analyzed a new teaser promo for Friday Night Lights' upcoming fourth season.

Ending the Black Eyed Peas' 26-week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart: some dude named Jay Sean.

Paste wonders if the new Oscar rules will really result in more diverse nominations.

Mad Men fired one of its Emmy-winning writers.

AV Club's latest interview coup is TV food aficionado Alton Brown.

Slate is holding a short story contest.

TorrentFreak explains how piracy can actually be much more profitable for musical artists than legal downloads. Unfortunately, it involves tracking down alleged pirates and demanding damages.

Poor ratings for NBC could mean Chuck comes back this fall months ahead of its planned March return.

R.I.P. Richard "Dickie" Peterson of Blue Cheer.

Lastly, Camera Obscura graces us with their new clip for "The Sweetest Thing," which thankfully is not a U2 cover.