Couple things on comedian-for-our-times Louis CK. First, a theory as to why he holds that title: shame. Second, he recently skipped all middlemen and sold his recent comedy special directly on the Internet. Five dollars, no DRM, do with it what you will. Worked out really well, and he’s being quite awesome about it all:

hi. So it’s been about 12 days since the thing started and yesterday we hit the crazy number. One million dollars. That’s a lot of money. Really too much money. I’ve never had a million dollars all of a sudden. and since we’re all sharing this experience and since it’s really your money, I wanted to let you know what I’m doing with it. People are paying attention to what’s going on with this thing. So I guess I want to set an example of what you can do if you all of a sudden have a million dollars that people just gave to you directly because you told jokes.