(And a tip of the TVWriter™ hat to the first person who knows why the “We’ve got…” phrase means something in the history of U.S. TV.)
Chuck Fox, websman extraordinaire, came up with not one, not two, but three really cool logos for this site. It was a bitch to decide between them. In fact, I’m still tempted to set everything so all three appear randomly on various pages and posts here.
…which wouldn’t happen no matter how cute this unauthorized (I assume) little guy is if the DOCTOR WHO series wasn’t right up there among the best ever on TV.
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by Larry Brody
If I get it right, Shane Smith is telling us that a big problem with New Media is that it is spending all its resources imitating Old Media. Web TV, he says as the keynote speaker at something called IWNY HQ 2012. Same kind of programming. Same kind of publicity. Same kind of business practices. Same kind of sales tactics.
I say, “If I get it right,” because Shane Smith, the founder of a New Media company called Vice, which recently made a deal to produce a show on Old Media’s HBO and tells us about it in a way that reveals a man incredibly proud of being ashamed of not being original and is described in the “New York Times” as “a robust storyteller, the type who wears a few extra pounds as if they’re a trophy from good living,” but I found his presentation, including the clips from his new show, so dull that I couldn’t watch more than the first five minutes.