Posts Tagged: Fox
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Which Is The Whitest TV Network Of Them All? (CBS)

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It's part of the reason CBS paid $10.8 billion for 14 years worth of broadcast rights to the NCAA tournament.

Yes, having the rights to a really popular sporting events allows networks to sell ad time at a premium during said event, but it also gives them the opportunity to pimp their own programming. "Hey, now that we have several million people watching Tennessee play Michigan, why not tell them about that new comedy we're airing?" It doesn't take a particular genius to figure that out, but all of the networks do it and they've all [...]

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The NDA Generation

We don't make fun of children, so we won't, because it's all their parents' doing. (And also, these kids are totally adorable and funny.) But everything else aside in this hot mess… who taught pre-tweens about non-disclosure agreements? That is not right. I thank the universe every day that I'll be dead when you kids are running the world. [via]

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Spectre Of Size 12 Woman Having Sex Forces Fox And ABC To Suddenly Realize They Have Standards

Here is the Lane Bryant ad (for underwear!) (worn by and marketed to plus-sized women!) that was apparently too hot for airing during Dancing With The Stars and American Idol because it showed a lady heading off for a "lunch" while wearing only a trenchcoat, some lingerie, and a pair of shoes. Whether or not this is some big publicity stunt that the plus-sized fashion retailer devised is up for debate. Maybe the standards and practices departments at ABC and Fox are simply anti-nooners in general! But it should be known that the store has put up an irritable blog post about the whole thing that also manages [...]

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Is The "Simpsons Land" Theme Park Real?

Homer Simpson descends gracelessly from the sky like an oblong, plastic mold of a mascot, his cowardly scream echoing in the dumpster towards which he plummets. “Ew, this is the worst place yet,” he says, crawling out. He begins to walk along a city block, one of our city blocks, a real not-cartoon city block, in what looks to be urban sprawl LA, cowardly mumbling to himself. The humans stare at him: he closely resembles a golden, obese claymation figure with a particularly misshapen head, three times too large and not unlike the bottom of a bowling pin. If he were to abide by the laws of physics, he would [...]

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The News Corp House of Terror

I was all excited for the Fox News mole to tell people about the keystroke-logging and remote screen-monitoring that goes on at News Corp but I guess the tech caught up to him before he caught up to the tech: "They knew that someone, using my computer login, had accessed the sources for two videos that ended up on Gawker over the past few weeks," he wrote last night. Well of course they did! At the Post, people wouldn't even open emails that they thought would get them in trouble, and they'd just call you back from cell phones from outside. This is after all a [...]

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I Love Tofu Too!

Who says morning TV is stupid? (From, weirdly, Politico.)

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The Great Animal Escape

"Aided by a fox and a wild boar, three kangaroos got through two fences and hopped to freedom from a wildlife park in Germany. They traveled 15 kilometers before a police posse closed in on them."

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Remembering the Election of 2010

As the local polls were closing last night, I sat in the American Idol Experience in Disney's Hollywood Studios, outside of Orlando. This is of course only partly by choice. The trip I had every say in, and the Election Day Hollywood Studios visit I agreed with. The American Idol Experience? I guess I acquiesced to that. Our friend, our hook-up for Disney goodness, was working on that particular entertainment, so we stopped by to give it a look.

Election Day is one of my favorite days ever. I'm a political junkie, in the good way and the bad way. The good way is that I'm actually informed, I [...]