Archive for the ‘television’ Category

did Seung Cho really try hard to be famous?

April 22, 2007

I heard someone on the radio say that they refused to watch any videos of Seung Cho because “that’s exactly what he wanted”.

But if that’s exactly what he wanted, why would he send the film clips just to NBC and not to more television networks? He could have sent videos to ABC, Fox, CNN and others as well.

Also, he used a slightly wrong address on the package to NBC. If he was so concerned about getting his videos seen, wouldn’t he have used a proper mailing address?

Maybe he used a slightly wrong address on purpose for some reason.
Maybe he choose NBC because he likes or dislikes NBC, or its parent companies General Electric and/or Vivendi.
Maybe the stock market is involved.

‘Headline News’ misleads slightly?

April 19, 2007

I saw on the television channel ‘Headline News’ today the discussion of what the term “Ax Ishmael” means.

Later I was reading that the term is question is actually “Ismail Ax”.

Was Headline News putting out incorrect information?

Also, I am wondering why the channel is now called ‘Headline News’ instead of ‘CNN Headline News’.

UPDATE: now I read somewhere that is was Ishmael
I don’t know now what to believe

video: Jason Whitlock on Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton

April 13, 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ZQXaXmCW4

(thanks to TotalTransformationTest)

Tom Delay versus Rosie O’Donnell via Don Imus

April 13, 2007

At some point in the next few days, Don Imus may be fired from his nationally syndicated radio show and television simulcast.

Intimidation and force are their only means because they refuse to accept public debate or the free market’s ability to simply turn the dial.

If Don Imus falls to the pleas of political correctness, we’re taking Rosie O’Donnell down with him.

http://www.tomdelay.com/home/2007/4/11/if-the-left-takes-imus-well-take-rosie.html

‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’ versus Rush Limbaugh and libertarians

January 6, 2007

go to
http://www.littlemosque.ca/
click on Meet the Townsfolk and use the arrows to get to Fred Tupper. Here is the text:

Fred Tupper, a local in his forties, is the town of Mercy’s own Rush Limbaugh. Fred uses his daily radio talk show, ‘Wake-up People’, to fuel people’s suspicions about the growing Muslim community. If accused of intolerance, Fred would claim he only says things people don’t like to hear. No one would disagree with that! Fred describes himself a textbook libertarian: like most bigots. In person, Fred’s polite, and has a rough charm. Fatima (who Fred has a crush on) finds him extremely resistible.

problems:
*Rush Limbaugh is not in his forties, he does not have a daily show, and he is not a libertarian

*Fred Tupper looks different than Rush Limbaugh does

*most bigots are not textbook libertarians, and most textbook libertarians are not bigots

The show does look like it is worth watching, though. Maybe Canadian television is better than American television.

why public executions might be dangerous

January 4, 2007

Multan – A young boy who tried to copy hanging scenes from the execution video of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein died in central Pakistan, said police on Monday.

Mubashar Ali, 9, hanged himself, while re-enacting Hussein’s hanging with the help of elder sister, 10, after tying a rope to a ceiling fan and his neck in his home in Rahim Yar Khan district on Sunday, said a local police official.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,9294,2-10-1462_2050341,00.html

Kolkata, India – A 15-year-old girl from eastern India hanged herself in response to the execution of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, police and family members said on Thursday.

“She said they had hanged a patriot. We didn’t take her seriously when she told us that she wanted to feel the pain Saddam did during the execution,” the girl’s father, Manmohan Karmakar, told AFP by phone from the town of Kharda.

He said his daughter, called Moon Moon, had become extremely depressed after watching Saddam’s execution on television.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_2051037,00.html

Police and family members said a 10-year-old boy who died by hanging himself from a bunk bed was apparently mimicking the execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Sergio Pelico was found dead Sunday in his apartment bedroom in the Houston-area city of Webster, said Webster police Lt. Tom Claunch. Pelico’s mother told police he had previously watched a news report on Saddam’s death.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=local&id=4904242

Wisconsin politics

December 23, 2006

Festivus just isn’t the same this year for self-professed “Seinfeld” fanatic Gov. Jim Doyle.

In fact, Doyle said he won’t be recognizing the made-up holiday after Michael Richards, aka Kramer, unleashed a string of racial slurs at black patrons during a recent comedy club appearance.

“Probably like a lot of people, I’m still sorting out my feelings about it all,” Doyle said Friday. “It’s pretty hard for me to watch the show right now.”

Kramer was just one character on the show. Jim Doyle seems hypersensitive.

Doyle’s “Seinfeld” obsession has caught some people around the Capitol off guard.

In a contentious meeting with Republican legislative leaders in January 2005, Doyle quipped, “What is this, Festivus?” A central part of that holiday is the “airing of the grievances.”

Then-Senate Majority Leader Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, later acknowledged he didn’t get the joke.

Since then, Schultz’s staff and other lawmakers have been known to throw “Seinfeld” quips back at the governor. Schultz said at the Republican Party convention last year, “Turns out that Doyle’s a ‘Seinfeld’ fan. Fitting that a ‘Show about Nothing’ would be liked by a ‘Governor about Nothing.'”

Dale Schultz’s comment seems a little bit mean and ridiculous.

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/index.php?ntid=109691

I thought Sally Ride was dead

December 7, 2006

In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up or whatever over the Florida area and it got real famous real fast because of all of the students and teachers watching it on television in school, because there was a teacher on board.

That teacher who died was Christa McAuliffe.

Sally Ride is another astronaut who seems to be much more famous than Christa McAuliffe, but Sally Ride is not dead. Am I the only one who got these two confused?

By the way, the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion or whatever over the Texas area in 2003 seems to be less famous than Challenger explosion or whatever.

why call it ‘Armed and Famous’?

December 6, 2006

CBS is making a television show called ‘Armed and Famous’ about celebrities joining the police department of Muncie, Indiana.

Why didn’t CBS choose a name like Celebrity Cops or something? Armed implies that it is a show about firearms; but isn’t police work these days mainly about driving, communicating, and paperwork?

I guess seeing La Toya firing a pistol would be more interesting than watching her fill out a form or transport a shoplifter.

I think that the overall crime rate in Muncie will go up because of the show. People will do goofy things so that their vandalism or whatever will be on the show.

I don’t consider policing to be a super dangerous job, but if any of the celebrities get injured, then CBS will make more money. Television is about eyeballs and more eyeballs equals more money.

Why did Bank of America and Oprah team up?

October 31, 2006

On a show that aired Monday, Winfrey gave more than 300 audience members $1,000 debit cards sponsored by the Bank of America to donate to a charitable cause.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/30/AR2006103000494.html

See my earlier post here:
https://bork.wordpress.com/2006/10/16/guy-arrested-at-a-bank-of-america-in-san-francisco/

It may be possible that Bank of America is trying to offset the Clark Howard led boycott.

Whatever happened to humble and anonymous charitable contributions?