Stephen Colbert vs. Newspaper Association of America

1 min read

In case you missed it, Stephen Colbert interviewed NAA president John Sturm on Tuesday night’s Colbert Report. Enjoy! The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Better Know a Lobby – Newspaper Lobby comedycentral.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor NASA Name Contest

Newspaper crisis: At least we can still laugh

1 min read

Jon Stewart on the newspaper crisis: The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Clusterf#@k to the Poor House – Final Edition Edition Barack Obama InterviewJohn McCain Interview Sarah Palin VideoFunny Election Video

Internet geek humor

1 min read

I love it. HugeURL.com takes a short URL and turns it into a long, complex one. Here’s the “better” URL for this blog. http://www.hugeurl.com/?MmNmZWVlOGE0NGI1MzQ1YzIxY2RhNDk2Nzhj M2Q1NjcmMTImVm0wd2QyUXlVWGxXYTJoV1YwZG9WVll3Wkc5alJsWjBUVlpP V0Zac2JETlhhMUpUVmpGYWMySkVUbGhoTWsweFZqQmFTMk15U2tWVWJHaG9U VmhDVVZadGVGWmxSbGw1Vkd0c2FsSnRhRzlVVjNOM1pVWmFkR05GZEZSTlZU VkpWbTEwYTFkSFNrZGpTRUpYVFVad1NGUlVSbUZqVmtaMFVteFNUbUY2UlRG V1ZFb3dWakZhV0ZOcmJGSmlSMmhZV1d4b2IwMHhXbGRYYlVaclVsUkdXbGt3 WkRSVk1rcElaSHBHVjJFeVVYZFpWRVpyVTBaT2NscEhjRlJTVlhCWlZrWldh MVV5VW5OalJtUllZbFZhY1ZscldtRmxWbVJ5VjI1a1YwMUVSa1pWYkZKRFZq QXhkVlZ1V2xaaGExcFlXa1ZhVDJOdFNrZFRiV3hYVWpOb1dGWnRNSGRsUjBs NFUydGthVk5GV2xSWmJHaFRWMVpXY1ZKcmRGUldiRm93V2xWb2ExWXdNVVZT YTFwWFlrZG9jbFpxU2tabFZsWlpXa1prYUdFeGNGaFhiRnBoVkRKT2RGSnJa RmhpVjNoVVdWUk9RMWRHV25STlZFSlhUVlV4TkZaWGRHdFdNa3B5VGxac1dt RXlhRVJaZWtaWFpFVXhWMVJyTlZOaVJtOTNWa1phYWs1V1dsaFRhMlJxVW0x NGFGVXdhRU5UUmxweFUydGFiRlpzV2xwWGExcDNZa2RGZUdOSE9WZGhhMHBv VmtSS1QyUkdUbkphUmxKcFZqTm9XVlpYY0U5aU1rbDRWMjVTYWxKVk5YQlVW bFpYVGtaa2NsWnRkRmhTYlZKSldWVmFjMWR0U2tkWGJXaFhZVEZ3VkZacVJt dGtWbkJHVGxaT2FXRXdjRWxXYlhCTFpXczFWMWRzYUZSaE1sSndWV3RhUzFZ eFVsaE9WazVyWWtad2VGVnRkSGRpUjBwV1YydHNXbFpXY0ROWlZXUkdaVWRP UjFWc2FHbFNiSEJ2VjFaU1MxUnRWa2RhU0ZaVllrWmFjRlpxVG05a2JGcEhW bTA1VWsxWFVucFdNV2h2V1ZaS1JsTnRSbGRpV0U0MFZHdGFXbVZIUmtoUFYy aHBVbGhCZDFac1pEUmpNV1IwVTJ0b2FGSnNTbGhVVmxwM1YwWnJlRmRyZEd0 U2EzQjZWa2R6TVZZeVNsbFpNMmhYVFc1b1dGWnFSbEpsUm1SWldrVTFXRkpZ UWxsWFZtUjZUVlpzVjFWc1dsaGliVkpZVlcxNGQyVkdWblJOVldSWFRVUkdl VlJzVm05V01VbzJVbXRvVjFaRldreFdha3BQVW14YWMxcEhiRk5OVlZZelZt eGFVMUl4YkZkWGJrcE9WbXh3V0ZsWWNGZFdSbFp5Vm10YVQxVlVNRGs9

Missing George Carlin

1 min read

I let most celebrity deaths pass without commenting on them, because they usually don’t hit me. I’ve never been much into celebrity worship. But I do feel the loss of George Carlin. He’s among the select few who I am comfortable using the term “comic genius.” I’ll miss his irreverent and smart brand of humor….

This is true: web video is The Thing

1 min read

I’ve been reading Randy Cassingham’s This Is True “weird news” e-mail newsletter for many years. Well, Randy seems to be adopting more modern online trends. Now he’s doing video versions of his odd stories. Enjoy the latest: (Actually, this is the first video of a “revamped” version of This Is True for YouTube. If I’d…

Let’s see, how can we do weather differently today?

1 min read

Kudos to DailyCamera.com (Boulder, CO) for adding a little creativity to what usually is a dull daily weather-forecast standup. (That’s Camera film critic Jeanine Fritz doing the weather.) Here’s another thought to mix it up: Grab a random and interesting looking person off the street and ask them to read the weather forecast from your…

See, drawing comics really is hard work!

1 min read

Don Asmussen’s video of the Making of the Phil Bronstein Blog Logo is brilliant! And it was fun seeing some faces I recognize from my days (quite long ago now) at the San Francisco Chronicle. Apparently some folks had the sense to stick around and turn down those tempting buy-out offers that came around every…

Introducing techGRL.com: the comic, reinvented

1 min read

April 1 seems like an appropriate day to debut a humor project: techGRL.com. California artist Steve Kearsley (a colleague from my long-ago San Francisco Chronicle days) and I have been working on this for a while now, and today took the wraps off the site. We’re working toward “reinventing the comic strip,” applying social networking…

My Internet following …

1 min read

This is too funny, and perhaps hits close to home. It’s from The New Yorker. (Thanks to Robert Niles, who pointed this out to Poynter’s Online-News list.)

The Simpsons on demise of print media

1 min read

I missed last night’s The Simpsons, but according to Mediabistro’s FishbowlDC blog, there was this funny scene: “Did you watch last night’s ‘The Simpsons’? Like when Dan Rather introduced his panel of debate moderators, including ‘Ron Lehar, a print journalist from The Washington Post.’ “Prompting Nelson to point at him and say ‘Ha ha: Your…

A shitty posting

1 min read

I’m consistently delighted by some of the stuff that users post to our Enthusiast Group websites — which are citizen media based online communities geared for sport enthusiasts. And because we don’t censor or restrict what gets posted, some “interesting” content appears from time time to time — stuff that I just can’t imagine finding…

A new animated editorial cartoonist

1 min read

I’ve long been a fan of animated editorial cartoons — but there are so few of them. The great Mark Fiore stands out as the best still, in my view. But there are indications that a new wave of animated editorial cartoons is coming. A new entrant is Mike Shelton of the Orange County Register…