Today’s links of interest:
- ABC.com: Full Episode Streaming
ABC begins streaming prime time programming today. They’ve got a crazy spinning program interface that’s sort of like that carnival ride where you stick to the wall. I’d review the whole experience, but I’m too dizzy to say much.
- Apple sets tune for pricing of song downloads
The major labels give in to Apple. iTunes will change it’s pricing when Steve Jobs says so.
- Stephen Colbert’s Speech
Stephen Colbert’s full speech — absent the audition tape – at the White House Correspondent’s dinner. "Reality has a well-known Liberal bias."
- Giving Indie Acts A Plug, or Pulling It
A nice story about a nice place called Pitchfork.
- Infectious humour
Apparently viral is the new black. In other words, if everyone’s doing it, does it mean the pandemic is happening right now?
- Standing their (under)ground
Is the web killing sub-culture? Probably not, but it’s something new to worry about. And we can always use a new worry or two.
- Five Months After Its Debut, YouTube Is a Star
We can all breathe easy — after a weeklong drought, we once again have a feature article on YouTube.
- Ford May Produce Its Own Reality TV Show
New rule: just because you *can* produce a reality show doesn’t mean you have to.
- Cooper pieces to be twice told, on ’60 Minutes’ and CNN
Ah, networks sharing content. Could anything be cuter? Oh, right. Kittens.
- Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner — President Not Amused?
Ah, well, why mess with a good headline?
- Chinese Adviser Slams TV Show
As always, decadent American Pop Culture paves the way for the fall of Communism. First, the "Super Girls" TV show, then free and (mostly) fair elections.
- Words of Wisdom: Let It Be
It’s come to this: a radio station without a discernable playlist is actual page one news in the Los Angeles Times. A classic rock radio station, from all appearances.
- 9-11 Movie Passes Box-Office Test
Neither a gigantic hit, nor a huge flop. Not even a lot of controversy, as all involved seem to have gotten it right.