Do you like streaming video and other fun stuff like that? According to MSNBC, you can thank porn:
Rob Enderle, a tech industry analyst, said that technology and pornography have an interdependent relationship that tech pundits don’t often acknowledge. "So much of the technology that we’re using now for less risque purposes had its origins in porn," said Enderle, who pointed to online "streaming video" as one major example of a technology that was driven by porn in its early days.
For example, while Hollywood is still struggling with how best to put its movies online, entire porn empires have been built by production companies selling streaming-video programs on the Internet. Naughty America, one such company, has been in the business for five years but only last year decided to make some of its programming available on DVD.
It’s such a shame to see Naughty America is selling out like this.
Waning Public Opinion + Internet Sensation Sketch + Pressure From Lorne to Cash In On Resulting Buzz + Quick Google Search For Other Currently Popular Comedy Topics – Creative or Original Thinking = Requisite Knock-Off Sketch That Fails to Live Up to It’s Own Potential.
But we’re still rooting for them.
Keep an eye out for the incredibly awesome new version of "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." that John Mellencamp has done for CBS’s coverage of March Madness. It’s called "R.O.C.K. in the NCAA" and, according to his website
the new adaptation includes references to contending teams in the song’s verses, coupled with the familiar rousing chorus. The spots were filmed at the historic Memory Hall gymnasium in Lebanon, IN, where some of the 1986 film Hoosiers was shot.
But when you have a resource like this, why stop at only one song? What about "The Brad Daugherty Song"? "I Need a Point Guard (Who Won’t Drive Me Crazy)"? The "Hurts So Good" injury report? After all this is John Mellencamp, not the Pussycat Dolls.
What do Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton, Pat Robertson, George Bush, R. Kelly and Larry The Cable Guy have in common? No, they weren’t all partying together at the Playboy Mansion this weekend (… at least, I don’t think they were). Nope, they’re all on The Beast’s list of the 50 Most Loathsome People of 2005. Check out the entire thing here.
Noticeably absent? Star Jones, Tom Sizemore, and your ex-girlfriend. Check back next year.
On this day in 1946, the parents of Suzanne Somers celebrated John Hancock day by procreating.
Notorious, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, was in the theaters, but Mr. and Mrs. Somers
only had eyes for each other. It's nice to imagine their enjoying a martini or two, listening to
"(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" by Nat King Cole, then mastering each other's thighs
the old-fashioned way, creating the star of Three's Company and that other show with Bobby Ewing.
Also conceived today: Oscar Wilde (1854), Angela Landsbury (1925), Tim Robbins (1958)
According to Cliff Arnall, a health psychologist at the University of Cardiff in Wales, today is the most depressing day of the year! Based on his formula 1/8W+(D-d)3/8xTQMxNA) January 23rd is "lowest emotional point of the year" for 2006.
But based on my formula (wellbutrin + klonipin + expired unknown horse pill in the medicine cabinet that may cause drowsiness + gin) it’s the float-i-est day of the year.
And now a Public Service Announcement from Best Week Ever:
Is your son using a ruler to shave? Is he sporting your favorite tennis visor when he hits the clubs? Is your Long Island mansion flooded with the smell of Drakar Noir?
These are warning signs that your son may be a douchebag. Click here for more information on this new epidempic plaguing our youth. (thanks Gurj!)
* Everybody hates Alicia?
* Luther Campbell: My lawyer made me do it.
* Outkast movie delayed. They never should have gotten Axl Rose to do the soundtrack.
* Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel asks the big questions of life: "If I’m a game show host, will someone buy a ticket to see me do standup? If I’m a game show host, will I get an offer to do a dramatic role in a movie?" Answer: Yes!
* Jennifer Lopez gets on board the baby train. Maybe.
* Madonna splitting with Guy Ritchie? Maybe.
* Nicole Kidman splitting with Keith Urban? But wait, we thought they were getting engaged. Let us know soon so we’ll know what kind of candy to send.
Three stand-up comics presents a hilarious and provocative look at marijuana in a collection based on their 2004 Off-Broadway production The Marijuana-logues, which celebrates the "wisdom" of weed, along with new material that includes herben poetry and "high-ku," weed trivia, and more.
Click here to pick it up NOW. Quick! Do it before you forget what we were talking about.
Today on Craig’s list, Bravo’s "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" posted this notice: "Want Queer Eye to Makeover Your Office?? We are looking for a dynamic group of people who work together in an office that NEEDS HELP. … Groups must be fun, talkative and willing to have their business be a part of our show. Feel free to turn other departments in, your boss in, or other businesses in.
This is a great marketing opportunity for your business and will be a blast for everyone involved. "
Weekend retreats, office parties and softball teams are a great way to boost company morale. But if you want a real corporate team-building experience, surprise your office with five uncomfortable gay stereotypes who will simultaneously point out your cubicle’s design flaws and your own sexual parameters.