Archive for the 'Television' Category

Bill Simmons

Crawling from the wreckage into a brand new car Bill Simmons has edges. To the point where ESPN’s majordomo, John Skipper, decided to fire him. This is like the high school principal teaching you a lesson. Proving that no individual is as big as the institution. You had contempt for the administration at your educational […]

Television Trumps Digital

Buy this book. IMMEDIATELY! “Television Is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media In the Digital Age” The first thing I do every morning is check the headlines in the “New York Times” app, to see if the world blew up. I’d like to check the “Wall Street Journal” app but its functionality […]

Brian Williams

Robert Downey, Jr. paid his debt to society and came back as Iron Man. Williams didn’t do drugs, he only lied, he’s been off the air for months, bring him back into his old chair because he’s a movie star and if you don’t think the nightly news is entertainment, you’re not aware of the […]

John Oliver Rules

PAY YOUR DUES HBO did not hire John Oliver with no CV. Oliver had spent years in the trenches at the “Daily Show,” honing his craft, playing number two before he ascended to the anchor chair. Do not believe you’re ready before you truly are. Study those in line ahead of you. Know that your […]