Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Reaching for that YouTube Fame

Better late than never: Here's Vodcrash 2.0 from last week. Co-starring the editorial talents of Head Writer...me. Keep an eye out for those fast-rolling credits at the end.

Vodcrash 3.0 wrapped filming today, this time with me in front of the camera, so keep checking back.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Augustus Gloop's Non-Union, Mexican Equivalent

Who can resist the story of Kenosha, Wisconsinite Darmin Garcia and his brush with a rich, chocolatey death?

Oh, and mean-spirited hoots for all the lame-os who blogged this story with some version of the "Death By Chocolate - For Real!" headline.


Monday, August 21, 2006

If a Cartoon Cat Jumped off a Bridge...

British TV regulator Ofcom wants to keep certain Tom and Jerry cartoons off the air because they inlcude the unacceptable behavior...of smoking. So repeatedly trying to murder one's fellow house dweller gets the thumbs up, but occasionally rolling a cigarette gets you banned in the UK.

Reminds me of this long ago post.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Guarding Against Outbound Traffic

The Guardian has a story today on 15 of the most influential websites in the 15-year history of the web. Fascinating, right? How would I have otherwise known, after all, that google.com had been influential in the online world? But here's the inevitable dash of MSM lameness: despite listing the urls at the top of each site's summary history, none of them are hyperlinked. Because apparently after you've read the Guardian's 200-word description of a website, there would be no reason to do anything as insane as actually visitng the site. More importantly, if you navigated away from the newspaper's own site you'd miss their fascinating story about real life Willy Wonka George Cadbury and the model village he built for his human Oompa Loompas outside of Birmingham in the 19th cenutry. News you can use, indeed.