Archive for February, 2009

This is what passed for news last night in Kansas City

Dalmatian rides bicycle! Film at 11:00!


Don’t get me wrong, I adore this video. But as I mentioned earlier, this was a featured story on NBC Action News in Kansas City last night. They didn’t even bother to get someone to translate the Japanese, so they credited it to “YouTube.com” instead of finding out the actual source of the video. That said, dogs on trikes are funny.

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Some perspective from Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. on Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Thanks, Clare!

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Visualizing the credit crisis

The Crisis of Credit Visualized, Part 1

There have been many attempts to make the financial meltdown understandable, but The Crisis of Credit Visualized, by Jonathan Jarvis, is far and away the best I’ve seen. This is the kind of information that broadcast journalists should be drooling over, desperately trying to get their grubby little hands on it to fill up the precious moments between ad cycles. Instead, on my nightly news last night, I got to hear a story about a horse crapping on the side of the road and a dalmatian that rides a tricycle, literally back to back, in the middle of the newscast. I wonder why ad revenue for local broadcasters has dropped while Google continues to soar?

Even if you understand the credit crisis, it is worth taking a few minutes to watch the video above and Part 2, after the jump.

Thanks, Kevin!
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