Posts filed under “Television”

Plasma Screen Bargains: 50″ Panasonic 1080p

You may recall when I was shopping for flat screens, Best Buy was advertising the Panasonic 50″ TH-50PZ77U at $1799, but refused to honor that price, claiming it was a money losing typo. (See Inconvenienced By Best Buy! for the details). Their price was an absurd $2,899.99 — $100 over list.

This ultimately sent me into the arms of the delightful Pioneer Elite FHD1 (at a great price, thanks to a friend in the audio business) for a joint B-day/Xmas gift.

I noticed just before the holidays that J&R Music was advertising that very same Panasonic — the TH-50PZ77U 50″ Class 1080p Plasma Flat Panel TV and HDTVfor 1749.99 after $200 rebate. By way of comparison, the same set is $2119 at, far below the Best Buy pricing.


Talk about compartmentalizing: As an investor, Best Buy (BBY) is one of the few non luxe stores that is doing well.

But as a consumer, I continue to happily find alternatives to Best Buy — especially after reading articles like this one).

Category: Technology, Television, Web/Tech

Comedy Writers, VCs to Disintermediate TV Studios

Category: Digital Media, Television, Web/Tech

Hollywood Studio Exec Explains The Writers’ Strike

Category: Digital Media, Film, Television

Not The Daily Show, With Some Writer

Brilliant commentary from a Daily Show writer about the Writer’s Guild strike:

(if no video appears here, than try IE or Safari — or got to YouTube directly.
Firefox has been glitchy with YouTube videos lately)   


There’s a lesson in this: Be careful  about not paying comedy writers, as they have the clever ability to make you look like idiotic shitbags . . .

Category: Digital Media, Television, Video

Pixar Short Films Collection

Now that I finally ordered a plasma, I’ve been on the look out for good video.  

I’m pretty jazzed about this:  Pixar Short Films Collection.   


There’s lots of backstory at Pixar’s site.

Here’s the full list of shorts:

For the Birds
Jack-Jack Attack
Tin Toy
Mater and the Ghostlight
Geri’s Game
One Man Band
The Adventures of André and Wally B.
Mike’s New Car
Luxo Jr.
Red’s Dream
Knick Knack

Looks like good G-rated fun.

Category: Digital Media, Television, Video

Fox News Anchor or Porn Star?

Category: Financial Press, Television

Only TV Reporter at the 1987 Crash

Category: Derivatives, Financial Press, Markets, Psychology, Television, Trading

Alan Greenspan on The Daily Show

Category: Federal Reserve, Television

Screwed Inconvenienced By Best Buy!

Category: Retail, Technology, Television

Who Is The Anonymous Donor?

After an exhausting 3 day road trip away, the first thing I like do on my first night back is kick back and relax.

Depending on the time of year, that could mean any number of things. Could be a cigar, a walk by the beach, or a glass of port.

Tonite, it meant pouring a glass of Shiraz,  firing up the TiVo, and watching Curb Your Enthusiasm. Absolutely laugh out loud  hysterical — and that was before I drank the wine. You can really recognize LD’s stylistic fingerprints all over Seinfeld in the plot of this Curb.

I’ve seen them all, but I may have to go grab a few box sets of this; it will make for good airplane viewing . . .


Too, too funny . . .

Category: Digital Media, Television, Video