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watch it: “Who You Gonna Call?”

Jay Leno may not understand why people love libraries, and why they’re so vital, but some people do: From The New York Times: A press representative for the New York Public Library said that the library approached Improv Everywhere about using its austere environs for the video stunt. The library said it hopes to use … more…

question of the day: What should Conan O’Brien do next?

We haven’t heard much from Conan O’Brien since NBC unceremoniously booted him from The Tonight Show after Jay Leno’s experiment with primetime chat flopped. But now, with the networks in the final throes of lining up next fall’s programming schedules, he’s back in the spotlight, if only a small one. The USA Today blog Technology … more…

NBC’s business plan: burn money, then burn more money

Item: NBC will pay Conan O’Brien a severance of $40 million— no, wait, maybe it’s $45 million. Well, some of the dough will go to O’Brien’s laid-off staffers, but still: that’s a ton of money to not work. Item: NBC is going to lose hundreds of millions of dollars broadcasting the Winter Olympics next month. … more…