Adam Lisagor, Guy English, and John Gruber talk about the implications of "Kabletown" owning (almost) everyone's internet pipe in the U.S., the new faces and forces behind late night, the merits of Michael Mann's Heat, and the great Harold Ramis. (Part 2 of 2)
Yes, there's a meatball. And a pizza. And an Andie McDowell Trifecta.
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- Adam Lisagor (twitter) makes ads that are so engaging and fun that you forget they're ads (because they're engaging and fun).
- Guy English (twitter) should get to seeing Bad Grandpa when he isn't blogging.
- John Gruber (twitter) is Daring Fireball and its commentary track, The Talk Show, as well as 1/3 of Q-Branch, who make Vesper.
- Comcast CEO Brian Roberts wants to own your internet/data/everything pipe. Here's NBCUniversal/Comcast-owned channel 10 in the company's HQ town of Philadelphia touting the success that is Netflix paying for bandwidth preference. Mean ol' LA Times reports on some Union that hates it or something.
- We'll see if Google Fiber happens in Austin this year or not.
- The new Johnny Carson biography written by Carson's lawyer.
- The Letterman Oscars were underrated if you ask me.
- Watch The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intent and then read about how they did it.
- Jimmy Fallon has murdered the late night talk show one episode in (see also: the sky falling).
- One of the best Lorne Michaels interviews I've read.
- Harold Ramis and his work mean a great deal to a lot of people, but especially nerds. He had amazing taste in what he chose to write and produce, not just act in and direct. Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day are great, and added into a long day worth of his filmography, make for a hell of a day full of laughs.
- The YouTube clip excerpted on the show.