aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Saturday, March 24, 2007
THIS AMERICAN LIFE on Showtime. And the web.
The preview is amazing:
LATER: End of Act I, our reaction, THEY HAVE SUCCEEDED BEYOND MY WILDEST WISHES. The show is visually stunning; beautifully shot; artfully constructed. It didn’t hurt that the first act brings together a number of my interests: cloning, animals, love.
This American Life has a new website. And a new free podcast (I’m not exactly sure how they’re doing it, “We offer each of our radio episodes as a free mp3 for exactly one week, beginning the Monday after broadcast.") The first is titled, ”What I Learned from TV.”
Hillary courts waiters
Last night Hillary Clinton - along with Bill Richardson and Barack Obama - addressed the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas. Jonathan Singer of MyDD:
Sen. Clinton spoke first, highlighting her experience busing tables in her younger years, a comment that elicited a fairly strong response. Clinton’s biggest applause line, however, came when she said she believed the IRS should stop harassing tip earners and start looking into the improper use of loopholes by corporate CEOs.
A waiter in NYC for ten years, I believe that too.
Clickthrough for the audio of all three.
Move On sues Viacom claiming Fair Use
NEW YORK - Activist groups sued the parent company of Comedy Central on Thursday, claiming the cable network improperly asked the video-sharing site YouTube to remove a parody of the network’s “The Colbert Report.”
Although the video in question contained clips taken from the television show, MoveOn.org Civic Action and Brave New Films LLC argued that their use was protected under “fair use” provisions of copyright law.
They said Viacom Inc. should have known the use was legal and thus its complaint to YouTube to have the video blocked amounted to a “misrepresentation” that is subject to damages under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Meanwhile, Dimiti Martin looked at the Viacom YouTube suit on The Daily Show Thursday night: