Saturday, June 28, 2008

Absolute Brilliance

The Stephen A. Smith Heckling Society of Gentlemen present: Stephen A. Smith Heckled at the 2008 NBA Draft.

(2007 is here. The 2006 dance remix is here, while the second round is here.)

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Monday, June 02, 2008

I couldn't have put it any better

Jamie Weinman on the debut of Million Dollar Password.

I agree with everything he said, and make sure you read the last paragraph:
Another reason the format started to crumble was that audiences increasingly wanted to get involved with the adventures of the contestants, rooting for them to win and watching their struggles and tragedies and triumphs. That’s hard in a celebrity game show, because the celebrities are so often inept. Not all of them are. Betty White was a game-show staple not just because she was married to the host of Password, but because she knew how to play the games and be a good partner for the contestants. And if you watch an old episode of Match Game you’ll know why the contestants usually chose Richard Dawson as their partner in the final round: because underneath the drunk act and the leering, he actually tried to come up with a good answer that the contestant might be likely to match.

This is probably why I was so ambivelant about Game Show Marathon. The celebrities who were playing were, for the most part, morons.

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Come again?

Fact you learn when you are fast forwarding to see if there's an MTV Movie Awards Post-Game show: The MTV Movie Awards were a Mark Burnett production.

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MTV: My new heroes

Seth Rogan and James Franco pull out a joint and start smoking it on stage. MTV pulls away because they can't show this on television. And as they struggle to take attention away from the stuff on stage, they cut to ROBERT DOWNEY JR. BRILLIANCE!

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Sunday, June 01, 2008

And the walls come crumbling down

This is fantastic news.

I never understood why the Globe felt that the subscription model was superior to making their content fully available, especially when every other major Canadian paper had come to the conclusion that it was better to put their content available for free. Anybody who wanted to read the Globe would have a subscription to the print version. But now I don't have to consider it.

(h/t to Wells, who has more here)

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