Saturday Night Live is a changing thing. It's not new like it was in the seventies, it's not a powerhouse like it was in the nineties, it may not be the training camp for NBC sitcoms anymore. Despite that, its still a big dog in the worlds of comedy and pop culture. Every time I hear or read " SNL was better when...", I cringe a little. As far as I can tell, this isn't true.
Everyone's got their favorite cast. Ferrell/ Shannon/Sanz/ Oteri, Fey/Poehler/Rudolph…
…it's becoming hateful. And the talent coordinator is seeing that there's a problem, because NBC is all about nice, and everything is going to be OK. And we're starting to buck horns because he wants everything light, and I want to be honest and tell life, and I'm hurting, and I want everybody else to hurt . Because somebody is to blame for this!
The unbearable grief demands that someone must be to blame for this unimaginably terrible thing that is happening to you, …
Hiya guys. My good friend Keith and I decided to do something a little different and tried recording a podcast. We're still rather new at this, so it took for form of a freewheeling conversation. Major topics included:
the experience of working at large and small tech companies in Japan
the Japanese web application market
career advice for programmers don't call yourself a programmer
us trying to sell you on starting A/B testing
conversion optimization stories, including actionable tips which have actually worked for people
…making it the only streaming provider to now offer content from ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, the "big four" of US broadcasting. Little by little they're getting the deals they need, they're moving in the right direction.
They are in a tough spot however, their streaming service needs more content before it's going to compete with Apple and Amazon without the movies-by-mail service. In order to get more streaming deals, they need more streaming subscribers so that …
…andhave replaced , AMC, , NBC, , , , Comedy Central, , Amoeba Records, etc., etc., etc. Pretty much every company in entertainment distribution which made money from me in the past has lost me to .
Most popular web-based businesses are deflationary. They substitute expensive forms of content consumption for cheap ones...
makes entertainment cheaper...
Internet companies have higher revenue per employee, …
In a recent episode of 30 Rock , Jack Donaghy has dreams of making the cover of Meeting .
Jack [to Liz Lemon]: In addition, I have a huge presentation coming up — Meeting Magazine is already calling it the first great meeting of the decade.
[Later in the episode]
Jack: Lemon, I am supposed to represent NBC in a negotiation that Rex Belcher, of the American Journal of Meetings , rated ‘Four Chairs.' Four!
Liz: I'm sorry, is there another magazine about meetings?