"Love, if you ever find me, I wonder will you ever try me? I'm so different than before" - Rosey, Love (Koop Remix)
UNLIKE VIRTUALLY ALL OTHER NETWORKS, ABC has avoided offering exclusive premieres of its new shows on Web sites such as AOL or Google. For ABC, it's all about driving viewers back to a show's initial debut on the network.
"Our research shows that if you give people this opportunity, we would be hurting ourselves," says Mike Benson, senior vice president of marketing for ABC. "We'd rather have people sample the show on our air."
If ABC gives away its prime-time premieres free on the Web, it's more difficult to judge how network marketing performs. "You have to hope people come back to see the second and third shows," says Benson.
I want a green burial. Wrap me up and put me in the ground as soon as possible after the official death notice has been signed. I guess we need green graveyards too. I wouldn't mind being buried in the woods somewhere but this could get unseemly if many people start doing it. Jewish religious culture has it right. A green funeral would be short, sweet and to the point, with just the closest of relatives and friends avaiable at the time. Six feet deep is fine but less is okay too. I would not mind being worm food for future fish bait. "For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
So maybe there's not yet an audience for films and TV shows where blacks and Italians live like normal, boring Americans, like Charlie Sheen and those "Two and a Half Men." But sooner or later there will be. And that's when I'll tune into shows like "The Wire" again.
According to Reuters reports, McDonald’s is planning on selling breakfast all day long! And strangely enough, the problem had all been in the restaurant’s layout. CEO Jim Skinner announced yesterday that the new restaurant layouts and operating systems should help make for a much more flexible menu. And apparently, I’m not the only one who’s lovin’ it: stocks edged up $.21 on the day after Micky D’s showed off their plans.
This is a guide for synchronizing Contacts (address book) and Calendars (schedule) across multiple computers and gadgets.
I have a hunch that even though there are fewer big hit albums, the total amount of hip-hop music consumed this year has stayed the same, or gone up. I think hip-hop is just feeling the long tail effect, where demand in a market shifts from the hits to the niches.
This child and others -- pictures of starvation -- were painted surrounding a picnicking family, oblivious to their presence. Banksy arguably feels that this is how the privileged eat everyday.
1My friend, Shin, sent this to me earlier this week. I'm split between being frightened by creepy child and wanting to challenge him to a dance off. "So you think you can dance, copper boy?!"
2Breaking News!! I refer you to The Cosby Show, A Different World, The Jeffersons, Girlfriends, Frank's Place, What's Happening?, Sanford & Son, Grey's Anatomy and even Run's House & Good Times as representations of the Black experience in America that don't deal in crime. That said, Dude, you're not digging very deep. The Wire is as diverse a cast of characters as you will ever see, regardless of race. It's not about what they do. It's about the how and why.
3If I was still eating fast food, this would be very exciting.
4I need this in the worst way. I've missed 2 events this month because I wasn't synchronized.