Stephen Colbert and Glod

May 14th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Colbert tells it like it is…

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
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Pee in the Shower

August 5th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

From Discover:

CBS News – Lunar Landing

July 21st, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

I remember….

The Times They Are A-Changin’

April 19th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

(1.8.11 – I can’t find Dylan’s version on YouTube anymore, so here are the Byrds…)

OK. Here’s a link to the internet sensation of the moment – Susan Boyle. (If a black Apture window pops up here stating “Embedding disabled by request”, click on the words “Susan Boyle – Singer – Britains Got Talent 2009” at the top of the black window to link to the  video at YouTube). The video you’ll find at the above link has been viewed some 31 million times in the last week or so.

Something BIG is happening here.  From the Washington Post:

Indeed, the Internet is her stage, and the 47-year-old who has said she’s never heard of YouTube is the Web’s hottest entertainer. “She’s really the world’s singer right now,” said Julie Supan, a YouTube spokesperson who in her four years at the company cannot remember a video raking in this many views in such a period of time.

One view at a time, Boyle’s audience is proving that the social Web — where users aren’t just mere viewers but also distributers — makes the digital world feel smaller and more connected. And her global popularity is a testament that the marriage between old media (her performance first aired on Britisn television) and new media (it then made its way to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook) is broadening the reach of all media, from one channel to the next, one person at a time.

As a result, at any given moment, someone is passing along Boyle online.

That’s the kicker.  If a YouTube video goes viral, that event trumps all the money and promotional apparatus of the content industry.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

UPDATE – 3.19.09 – Here’s a richly linked article from Wired concerning Why File Sharing Will Save Hollywood, Music.

Limbaugh Challenges the President to Debate

March 5th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

DB

From Huffington Post.

Dear Mr. President.  Don’t do it.  Debating Rush Limbaugh would be a lot like stepping in dog shit.  Sure, you’d probably crush him, but then your shoes would smell bad and they might leave unpleasant tracks for a while.

Better to just let him erode when the rains come.

Conspicuous Cultural Consumption

February 23rd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

I’ve just finished buying – and reading – Larry Lessig’s new book Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, of which I will write more presently..

But tonight, and muchly pertinent to Lessig’s book – tonight the 2008 Oscars show is being broadcast. OK. I can’t watch the whole Oscars show. Can’t do it. But, anyhow the Oscars are on in the living room, and there was a song and dance production number – “The Musical Is Back.”  Top Hat, White Tie and Tails segued into I Don’t Know How to Love Him, while Maria – I’ve just met a girl named Maria wafted through the hodgepodge…

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Tell It Like It Is

February 18th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

How much more of our pay and benefits should all of us greedy union workers give up? Mayor Virg Benero of Lansing Michigan, kicks ass on Fox News…

A “Clear Channel” No More?

February 16th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Could it be that Clear Channel Communications has finally reached its high water mark, and is on its way back down to join some reality attuned to the U.S. Constition’s injunction that

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Google Mars – Oops – I Mean Google Earth

February 16th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

First, here’s a little introduction to Google Earth.

OK – here’s where I started writing this post before the scales fell from my eyes.  I guess I had heard of Google Earth, but I had not yet really looked into it.  Don’t be a sluggard like me.  You want to check all this out.  Really.

Wow. I must live in a cave.

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Congress Through an Apture Window

February 6th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Here’s another video about Apture and our government. Very interesting…

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