Posts Tagged ‘writers strike’

NBC: We Put the Cock in Peacock

January 16, 2008

After my internet connection going buggy on me earlier, I decided to visit DSLReports and check things out (a great site, by the way, for all kinds of troubleshooting and related things to your Internet connectivity, often loads better than your ISP support).  Browsing through their news headlines, which always pays a close eye on communications, I found a funny news item.  It has to do with NBC Universal recently issuing a letter to the FCC, not asking but demanding ISPs be forced to use filter-technology, in order to (supposedly) ease bandwidth and prevent copyright infringements through – you guessed it – the magic word, file-sharing. 
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The Wire, the bad, and the ugly

January 3, 2008

After watching the return of late-night television last night, I can’t help but think that it is only a matter of time before the executives cave in to the demands of the Writers Guild of America and end the ongoing strike.  As usual, the funniest of the big three (Leno, Letterman, O’Brian) was Conan O’Brian.  Even then, it was like pulling teeth at times.  That isn’t to say he wasn’t funny – he was, and there was more “just Conan” than in your typical episode – but what made it funny was how obvious it became that he had a lot of time to kill, and few ways to do so (i.e. – trying to beat his 43 second record for spinning his wedding band).  I can’t imagine that being successful for very long.  
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