OK, let’s say you’re a right wing writer of words and you want to write something about Barack Obama’s parents and how they might have met and how that might somehow “prove” that they or he are/is communist. Would it make sense for you to, oh I don’t know, DO SOME FUCKING RESEARCH INTO HOW THEY ACTUALLY MET INSTEAD OF PULLING A STORY OUT OF YOUR ASS?
Of course, there’s always the possibility that how they actually met doesn’t line up with your fantasy version of how it happened, which would, of course, ruin your entire thesis.
So, you do the laziest thing possible, which is to simply not bother to try to find out how they met and just go with your science fiction version of the Obamas’ first encounter. It’s fun to play pretend, isn’t it? That’s why small children do it. – [Link]
And another one bites the dust. Revver, one of the sites touted as a “You Tube killer,” is up for sale. OK, no big deal, you say. After all, Internet businesses are sold all the time. Well, yeah, but shouldn’t a “You Tube killer” be going for a bit more than the price of an average-sized house in the Midwest? Seriously, “between $300,000 and $500,000” for this would-be giant killer? How the (wanna be) mighty have fallen!
Yeah, you have to assume Revver‘s debt, but still… I’m tempted to sell the Double Cranky Ranch (goats and all) and buy the damn thing myself just for the Hell of it. It’ll be Revver 2.0 where all videos involve a Mexican wrestling mask.
Video site Revver shopping itself for a song
According to this article, there are many advertisers prepared to pay top dollar to buy ads on TV shows which the networks are putting on the Internet.
This confuses my simple mind. Television writers are on strike as we speak because the show producers and networks say that there’s no money to be made on the ‘Net, therefore there’s nothing to give to the writers. How can we reconcile this seeming contradiction? Why, it’s almost as if the executives at the Big Media Conglomerates are LYING! Nah, can’t be.
Web Ad Action Surprises Nets – TVWeek – News
The Oprah has announced that she is going to have a backstage “Oprah Cam” which we all be able to watch on her new channel on YouTube. At last her millions of worshippers will be able to see Oprah actually raise the dead and perform psychic surgery on the medically incurable, which is what The Oprah does during commercial breaks. Take THAT, disbelievers in the power of The Oprah!
Oprah Goes To YouTube
Is there a line in Vegas on when NBC and Fox will pull the plug on this thing, desperately trying to avoid the words “failure” and “didn’t attract much traffic”?
The future of the Internet (assuming there IS a future for the Internet, given the FCC‘s intent to let the big phone companies jack up the rates they charge to ISP’s) is NOT in these stupid proprietary video sites. Fuck you, Big Media Conglomerates and your stupid walled gardens. AOL tried that shit in a slightly different context. Heard much from AOL lately? Hint: AOL sucks SO bad, they have to GIVE away what they used to charge $21.95/month for.
Hulu Set to Launch on Monday