Stephen Colbert vs. Newspaper Association of America

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

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Internet geek humor

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

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

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?

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!

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

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 …

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

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

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

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…