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because our mass media corporate overlords are insane

Came home this afternoon from a non-movie-related client meeting, flipped on the TV as background for the next few hours’ writing, and discovered an announcement from my cable company, Cablevision: • ABC is threatening to pull the plug on WABC-7 unless Cablevision and its customers agree to pay millions of dollars in new fees. Cablevision … more…

question of the day: What new specialty TV channel would you create?

Does the American entertainmentscape really need another food channel? Cuz we’re getting one, The New York Times reported yesterday: Scripps, the owner of the Food Network, plans to turn on the Cooking Channel on Memorial Day, May 31, this year, enhancing its position in the category of kitchen programming. Before meetings with advertisers, the company … more…

watch it: “The Guacamole Song-Food Network”

Apparently there’s a big sports event this coming weekend during which people enjoy consuming various snack foods, such as this one: This is what YouTube hath wrought: Everyone thinks that online video can be designed to be viral, as Food Network clearly hopes with this little ode to the veggie dip. (I must confess, though, … more…