Posts filed under “Television”

George Carlin on HBO

Carlin_main_w_interview George Carlin recorded 14 live comedy stand up specials for HBO, over the course of three decades.

HBO will air Carlin’s most recent live comedy special, "It’s Bad for Ya," at 9 p.m. Friday, June 27.

Tonight and tomorrow, HBO2 will air 11 of those earlier shows:

Wednesday, June 25th
8:00pm   George Carlin at USC (1977)
9:00pm   George Carlin Again! (1978)
11:00pm  Carlin at Carnegie (1983)
12:00am  Carlin on Campus (1984)
1:00am  Playin’ with Your Head (1986)

Thursday, June 26th

8:00pm  What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988)
9:00pm  Doin It Again (1990)
10:00pm  Jammin in New York (1992)
11:00pm  Back in Town (1996)
12:05am  You Are All Diseased (1999)
1:00am   It’s Bad For Ya (2008)

Also, this weekend, NBC will be running the very first ever 1975 Saturday Night Live, hosted by none other than George Carlin. Its a must TiVo show.

Those of you who may not be all that familiar with Carlin’s earlier
works should especially catch the 1970′s and 80′s work. Its probably
tame compared to what you are used to today, but Carlin was groundbreaking. Most modern comics owe a huge debt to Carlin.

For those of you without HBO, there’s always the complete set: All My Stuff   

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Previously:

George Carlin (1937 – 2008)
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/06/george-carlin-1.html

Category: Politics, Psychology, Television, Video

Tony Soprano Whacked

Category: Data Analysis, Television

BMO’s Don Coxe on Food Prices and Shortages

BMO Financial Group global portfolio strategist Don Coxe discusses Food prices, shortages, and the appropriate investment strategy in the face of the recent food crisis:

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courtesy of BNN

Source:
Market Morning
Global Portfolio Strategy [04-30-08 10:10 AM]
BNN, April 30, 2008
http://watch.bnn.ca/#clip49664

Category: Commodities, Inflation, Television, Video

Business Video

You may have noticed that I run a bit of video a few days a week on the site, usually overnight.

As part of the redesign, I am setting up a tab for Video (hence, the slow loading video won’t impact the main page). As such, I have been compiling a list of Business-related Video for the update, and this is what I came up with. 

(Have I missed anything significant?)

Video Reports:

Financial Times (FT)
http://www.ft.com/multimedia

Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/av/

WSJ
http://online.wsj.com/video

Economist
http://audiovideo.economist.com/

CNBC
http://www.cnbc.com/?id=15839263&tabid=15839798&tabheader=false&t=0.9244770663790405

Business of Innovation
http://innovation.cnbc.com/en

Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/video/

The Street.com
http://www.thestreet.com/video/index.html

Barron’s
http://online.barrons.com/public/main?mod=DNH_WSJ#

Marketwatch
http://www.marketwatch.com/tvradio/bcPlayer.asp

Yahoo Finance Tech Ticker TV
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker

CNN Money
http://money.cnn.com/video/

New York Times
http://video.on.nytimes.com/index.jsp

BBC tv
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/video_and_audio/default.stm

Fox Business
http://www.foxbusiness.com/

PBS
http://www.pbs.org/nbr/info/video.html

60 Minutes
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/60minutes/main3415.shtml

CNET Video
http://www.cnettv.com/

Wallstrip
http://www.wallstrip.com/

Category: Television, Video

Cognitive Surplus

Category: Psychology, Television, Web/Tech

Real Scoop: Television Pundit Analyzer

How would you like to have this attachment on your TV ?

"RealScoop utilizes leading voice analysis technology to analyze statements made by public figures. The BELIEVABILITY METER™ analyzes each video second by second, displaying the real-time results in a color-coded manner from left to right. The most believable statements are green, gradually turning red as they become more questionable.

Here’s what it looks like in action:

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CEO of Bear Stearns (3 Days Before Collapse)
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If I were philosopher king, I would mandate that be installed on every television set.

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Category: Psychology, Television, Video, Web/Tech

Is the Bush Admin Trying to Kill Us ?

Too funny:

Category: Politics, Television, Video

Mocking Finance Web Videos

OMG, this is frickin’ hysterical:

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Thanks, Aaron

Category: Television, Video, Weblogs

Bloomberg vs CNBC Video: Bleccch

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Yesterday, I noted how pokey and bug laden the videos are on CNBC.com, saying "I sure wish CNBC would get hip to embeddable flash media, like
BrightCove. The klunky old windows media players crash all the time. (I
don’t understand why they went with this 10 year old technology)."

Turns out there is an even worse Video feed from a major news organization than CNBC.com: Its Bloomberg.com/news/av/

At least CNBC — crash-prone, buggy, ugly and slow — will play on a Mac.

The Bloomberg video — also  crash-prone, buggy, ugly and slow — is Windows only! I can play the video, but not the audio, on a Safari or Firefox browser for OSX.

And speaking of bugs, Bloomberg is the one of that odd collection of web based video that can’t/won’t be captured by a screen grab on a Windows machine. That means that any Bloomberg video you see here (like this one) is the result of watching and coding it on a Dell in the office, than grabbing the (silent audio) video part on the Mac at home, and combining the two.

Don’t you want people promoting your brand and your content?

Its not like Bloomie doesn’t know what embeddable flash is — if you go to this page, their promotional video is not WMP — its flash based! No loading delay, no glitches, just straight up video.

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Hey Bloomberg.com & CNBC.com:

You folks are paying for the shooting, editing, storing, hosting and bandwidth usage of all this video. I assume you actually want people to see it — to sell subscriptions, to roll adverts, to brand your product.  You are spending all of this money for a product that sends people  running in the opposite direction. 

Every time I post a video from either of your sites, I get email telling me it crashed their browser, or even worse their computer. It is slow, ugly and to be blunt, unprofessional.  Your online video product is in fact damaging your brands. (CNN/Money’s video auto roll is another bit of annoyance, but we’ll save that for another day).

Of all the major  Financial media that run video, only WSJ and NYT seem to have gotten it right.

Um, its 2008. Can we get with program?  The embeddable flash video is circa 2006. Can you find it
in your business models to only be 2 years — not 10 — behind the
technological adoption curve?

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Category: Financial Press, Television, Video, Web/Tech

Comedy Central on The Economy

For our UK friends who may not have access to TDS: several moments of lighthearted hilarity:

The Daily Show on Bear Stearns:

Stephan Colbert on the Economy:


Aasif Mandvi reports on the Bear Stearns bailout while experiencing gravitational altitude correction
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I talked to guy about 300 feet ago . . .

Category: Economy, Markets, Psychology, Television, Video