Filed under: Feature | Tags: Break.com, Funny or Die, Humor, Mandy Moore, Red Bull
WHAT I LEARNED AT DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD LA YESTERDAY
1) 1) The comedy panels are where it’s at.
I was introduced to 3 videos that made my week.
#1 on Break.com last week. Currently has amassed over 490K views.
Being a recent transplant from NYC to LA, this Funny or Die video has special meaning to me. This video has currently amassed over 117K views.
I have been blindsided by at least 2 traumatic Ed Hardy shirt sightings in the past 3 weeks. In fact, observe this gentleman in the wild at Digital Hollywood LA. Priceless. I’m not saying that I’m not without fashion fault. I mean, there was a time in junior high during which I rocked jean jumpers. But Ed Hardy flare is no flare at all sir.
Fresh. Clean. Extreme. Must I say more? Being the sort of girl who is obsessed with Red Bull (I’m carrying a sugar free varietal in my purse as we speak), I appreciate this faux-mercial for several reasons. This video on Funny or Die has currently tallied up over 397K views.
Funny or Die apparently doesn’t pay the talent who stars in their videos. Clearly, this makes sense based on the turnaround time in which these videos are produced but honestly, it’s refreshing to see talent working on things that they enjoy. And as a pleasant after taste, these funny little videos clearly garner the actors with a certain amount of brand cache and publicity that is clearly attractive.
Mike Farah from Funny or Die dropped news of a new series coming to HBO showcasing Funny or Die’s best in 30 minute episodes. Can’t wait.
2) 2) “Content is king in the way that religion is the opiate to the masses.”
Sarah Szalavitz from 7 Robot uttered one of the most intriguing statements I’ve ever heard, in any digital panel frankly, earlier this morning. There is some considerable debate afoot about whether content is still king. Some say the community is king. Some say that content has lost a bit of cache in the world of online media. I still say that great content is king. There’s a lot of content out there but to be great, is to be the most powerful beast in the room.
Just in case you’re not sure, THIS is great content.
Filed under: TECHNOLOGY | Tags: Apple, Dell, Humor, iPod, Mac, Microsoft, RadioShack, Sony
Numark has introduced the PT-01USB, a battery-powered turntable system that enables vinyl lovers to take their collection with them on the go. The $149 system is compatible with Mac and PC setups to enable the transfer of tunes from record to MP3s. ElectronicHouse.com (10/28)
RadioShack has launched a program by which consumers with old camcorders, MP3 players, laptops and other CE devices they no longer want can trade them in for store credit. Manufacturers participating in the program are Apple, Archos, Creative, Dell, iRiver, Microsoft, Philips, RCA, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba. InformationWeek (10/28)
Sunfire has come out with a new A/V receiver, the Theater Grand 401 Receiver, with a suggested price tag of $4,000. System features include 200 watts of amplification, support for Sirius satellite radio, Olé touchpad ports and a VIA!migo port for iPods, to name a few. CEPro.com (10/28)
Filed under: Feature | Tags: Apprentice, April Fools' Day, Happy April Fool, Holidays, Humor, Prank, Recreation, The April Fools
ONLINE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE APPRENTICE PRANK
Many many years ago. . .OK, around 5. . .my co-worker David Thatcher asked me through the cubicle wall if I would participate in a prank on one of his friends. Hence, what you’re about to see. I played a very small part in the overall project but this prank is one of the most complex in its class. Note the brilliant British accent I now pull out whenever trying to frustrate and annoy my British boss.
I had forgotten about this completely until a fellow co-worker was telling me about his latest prank attempt and Apprentice prank memories came rushing back. Happy April Fool’s Day all!
Keep in mind. There are three videos if you want more after watching the first. They will all be listed under “Related Videos” on the right side of the screen.