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Evening News Fishing For Content

Almost 28,000,000 views and climbing, the Bed Intruder Song video on YouTube has become a pretty huge success.   I’m not here to talk about the song…but rather the actual newscast.  I’m not including the newscast for obvious reasons…it’s news and it’s boring.

Here’s the video…which will herein be referred to as Exhibit A:

Okay now who put these people on TV?  Really???  Really?????  I get that they are the victims, but couldn’t they just write a statement and let someone else edit/read it?  It’s not so much that these people are idiots, but that the news station let it go on the air like that.  I know when I turn on the news, I love to hear a good “run and tell that” story from time to time.   All I’m saying is that news networks need to take a “best of” from all of these interviews and use that footage.  This includes redneck alien sightings, trailer floodings, NASCAR riots, and the Ghetto Leprechaun.  Maybe I should include that video too.  I think I will.

This is Exhibit B.

Pretty sure I’ve made my point…whatever the point was.   Just use discretion Evening News people.  I know you need to fill up time but lets just play by the “quality not quantity” rule and stick to the good stuff.


Party Down

I’m currently watching (over and over again) a show called “Party Down” on Starz. I should also note that I don’t actually have the Starz channel, and that I watch it via streaming Netflix.

“Party Down” is a show about a catering team in Los Angeles comprised of struggling actors/actresses and a team leader who tries hard, but often fails. I’m not sure why I love this show so much, but I think it has a lot to do with the cast that features Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch (Season 1), Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally (Season 2).

In lieu of a detailed review, I would like for you to just watch the show and find yourself as wrapped up in it as I did. I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you. Give it three episodes to learn the characters and you’ll be hooked. I expect at least one person to quit their job and go to work for a catering company.

Twitter Tracker

I logged onto twitter tonight to see what was trending (this is how I get my news…sad, I know), and I saw that Bill Cosby was a trending topic. My immediate reaction was that he had passed away. Of course I clicked to see what all the commotion was and apparently he is NOT dead, but rather very alive and on Lopez Tonight. As it turned out, I wasn’t the only person who thought he had died.

Since I started typing this, 96 people have commented about Bill Cosby on twitter and all of them thought he died too. This of course should keep him trending for a while, causing even more panic surrounding the non-death of the great Bill Cosby.

I’m curious to see how long this goes on for. Also, I’m curious to see if Bill Cosby has a twitter account. I would love to see his face when he logs in later and sees that all of America thinks he died.

Long live Bill Cosby! Thanks twitter for trying to kill a legend. I really need to find a more reliable news source.

Zack Morris: Return of the Zack Attack

Last night, Jimmy Fallon had Mark Paul Gosselaar on his show…only Mark Paul Gosselaar appeared on the show as someone else. He showed up as Zack Morris, the character that made him popular on the early 90s TV series Saved By The Bell. Oh, and of course the earlier series, Good Morning Miss Bliss, which originally aired on the Disney Channel in the late 80s but was later syndicated with the Saved By The Bell reruns.
Anyway, apparently Jimmy Fallon is trying to get the entire cast to do a Saved By The Bell reunion on his show…and this was bringing the dream one step closer.  It’s a long clip, but it’s totally worth it.
Just to make sure you watch the whole thing…near the end, Zack Morris plays the Zack Attack song “Friends Forever” with The Roots backing him up.  If that doesn’t make you wanna watch this, I don’t know what will.  Enjoy yourself.

“The Phone Company”: An Unknown Villain

I have been watching television for years, not constantly, but usually a few hours of each day.  This would imply that I have seen quite a few commercials in my time.  I have noticed a recent trend among telecommunications companies and their bashing of “the phone company”.  Who is this mysterious bandit stealing our hard earned money by charging too much for local and long distance calls?  That’s the problem…the commercials never say.

Start to pay attention to these commercials.  Comcast just had a commercial on saying how their services were cheaper and more reliable than “the phone company”.  Vonage has basically the same commercial, and so do AT&T and BellSouth.  These are all phone companies, and if they are not the culprits, then who is “the phone company” they are all speaking of.  This is now the new reason I am boycotting the use of landline phones in my home, other than the fact that it is pointless now that everyone has cellular phones with plans that are reasonable for everyday use.  So, just start to notice commercials that advertise home phone service.  And for god’s sake…give “the phone company” a break.