Julie Brown. When’s the last time you thought of our 80s pop silly diva? Not in a long time for me either – but tonight, as you can see, she popped up in the most recent episode of ABC’s “The Middle.”
While I was hoping for her to breakout with one of my favorite Julie Brown songs (like say, Homecoming Queen has Got a Gun?), no such luck. Just happy to see the girl (53 year old girl) back on the tube and looking incredible!
A great show – and good to see the ‘ol gal back at it and having a great time! Keep reading to watch some of Julie’s great videos from days gone by… (really, it was 1987, 19 eighty 7???) Continue reading →
STUCK is a viral video currently at the peak of it’s hype which shows two guys stuck overnight in the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. It’s a great video, so before we discuss how it’s a remake of another viral video, watch STUCK:
SyFy, let me sum it up quickly — your 30 day delay to online posting to sites like Hulu, is just stupid — just like I told your friends over at FX. First of all, you changed this policy mid-series for some shows.
Haven is one example. I was really into this show, and from the ratings information online, this show isn’t getting the largest audience in the world. While I was on a roll, watching Haven each time it appeared in my queue, your new policy went into effect. While I have been watching other shows with similar policies via sites like Blinkx,
Sites like this don’t provide the show or network with any revenue. Sites like this may allow the fanbase to stay up to date on their show from the courtesy of other viewers, most of which have uploaded their DVR recordings to a site indexed by Blinkx. Let me repeat, they do NOT provide the publishers with any revenue.
So tonight, finding Haven in my queue on Hulu, it was only then I realized I had been missing it. With the networks seeming careless mid-season breaks, cancellations and the like — you never know what happens to a show, really. In fact, without my queue on Hulu, I’d miss a great amount of TV I actually enjoy. But I’m not going to go looking for it as if I notice it’s missing.
I understand you need to protect your channel viewership and downstream DVD sales. But it’s 2010, and everyone wants their TV NOW, not in 30 days from now. By then, I may have lost interest.
Tonight, skimming for “new’” episodes on the TV Guide widget on my iGoogle homepage, I noticed a series I hadn’t seen before — HawthoRNe. Another medical drama, but none the less, it was about to start season two, and I didn’t know there was a season one. This is coming from a guy who feels at times I have ‘drained the internet dry.’
Then, I realized, if it’s not on Hulu, I don’t pay any attention. I troll the Recently Added section, keep New Series from Hulu via RSS on my iGoogle page too — let’s just say, I keep up with current television shows. But not this one.
The lovely and affable Zsa Zsa Gabor, 93, has received final rites from a priest at her request this evening. So full of life, Ms. Gabor had a total of nine husbands during her lifetime, and can be remembered for her role in Green Acres and other shows, as well as classic B movies from the 50s.
After a reference to her “cult-status” exercise video from 1993 called ‘It’s Simple Darling,’ I tracked down a bit on YouTube, and couldn’t help but share.
Some of the things she says to the trainer are just ridiculous. Zsa Zsa, you had a good run my dear, and we love you.
Reuters, one of the biggest news organizations in the world, has a major flaw on their website. When watching a video, when you click their full screen icon, it instead pops up a new window, far less than full screen, and makes you watch the commercial over again.
Every site, CNN, YouTube, Hulu and even Funny or Die! and the rest of the Internet use the “full screen” icon to toggle full-screen action, but not Reuters!
Google Earth, well known as an incredible tool along with Google Maps (and on my Droid, Google Navigation) – but some people are taking it to a whole new level as art. The image shown here is a portion of an image which was originally a $1MM photograph by artist Andreas Gursky, yet re-created by Florian Freier using Google Earth, photoshop and an inkjet printer.
Florian has even created a video of the process, as shown below, but there are also other efforts, including those previously featured on Fast Company in this gallery of images.
Miami’s New Times is one of my most regularly read publications. I enjoy their wit, humor and ability to be real without over editing and excessive guidelines as to language and use of profanity. When a co-worker sent me an email saying “One of your videos is on NewTimes” I was like, “What?”
So, thanks to the New Times and the Riptide staff for featuring my video. I’m truly grateful.