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uncle ebeneezer
02-26-2010, 05:55 PM
From Yglesias (http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2010/02/coming-soon-to-television-news-ugly-people.php):

Coming Soon to Television News: Ugly People
ABC News is in the process of massive staff cutbacks that’s going to entail efficiency-seeking in terms of looking to have reporters who can do their own video shooting and presenting. According to industry consultant Steve Safran, that means more ugly people on camera:

“The economics of news simply don’t support high salaries anymore,” he says.

“This changes the paradigm of desirability from hiring someone who’s good-looking and can read to someone who’s well-rounded and can present.

“TV is always hiring good-looking people,” he adds, “but you’ll need more skills than that.”

Basically it’ll all be BHTV…

OUCH!!1!

bjkeefe
02-26-2010, 06:49 PM
From Yglesias (http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2010/02/coming-soon-to-television-news-ugly-people.php):



OUCH!!1!

Commenting on the physical appearance of diavloggers? BAN HIM.

uncle ebeneezer
02-26-2010, 07:05 PM
Sarcasm!! Banned!

Ocean
02-26-2010, 07:14 PM
Sarcasm!! Banned!

Banning!! Ban!

JonIrenicus
02-27-2010, 03:15 AM
From Yglesias (http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2010/02/coming-soon-to-television-news-ugly-people.php):



OUCH!!1!

This comment reminds me of my cousins when I was a little kid. Brother and sister that basically hated each other, and they fought often. One of the insults they used to throw at each other was putting down the others mother.

So of course I point out they both have the same mother, to which the reply was acting as if I never spoke.

TwinSwords
02-27-2010, 12:25 PM
Three LOLs in a row. :-)

Ocean
02-27-2010, 01:07 PM
Three LOLs in a row. :-)

Glad to contribute to your health!

uncle ebeneezer
02-27-2010, 01:13 PM
I can't tell whether Matt's underlying point was that 1.) tv will have more unattractive people (like him) and end up looking like bhTv, or 2.) tv will feature more people who actually know what they're talking about (like him) and end up looking more like bhTv. Or both. Either way, I chuckled.

bjkeefe
02-27-2010, 02:08 PM
Comically, the keywords in this thread have provoked the Google Adsense robot to put up a banner inviting us to view BBWRomance.

uncle ebeneezer
02-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Which of course makes me start to sing this!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzsWuqNlLK4)

Ocean
02-27-2010, 02:44 PM
Comically, the keywords in this thread have provoked the Google Adsense robot to put up a banner inviting us to view BBWRomance.

That's for you, Brendan. In my screen I find an ad about a speaking avatar. :)

bjkeefe
02-27-2010, 02:45 PM
Which of course makes me start to sing this!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzsWuqNlLK4)

LOL!

I never thought about it before, but did that come before or after this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0)?

bjkeefe
02-27-2010, 02:47 PM
That's for you, Brendan. In my screen I find an ad about a speaking avatar. :)

Heh. That's what I saw, too, right after I submitted that post.

Maybe the Google AdSense robot is smart enough to have picked up on my "comically," and sensed the ad was being mocked?

Ocean
02-27-2010, 02:52 PM
Heh. That's what I saw, too, right after I submitted that post.

Maybe the Google AdSense robot is smart enough to have picked up on my "comically," and sensed the ad was being mocked?

I think Google AdSense picked up that I was about to read it and hid the naughtiness. ;)

bjkeefe
02-27-2010, 03:01 PM
I think Google AdSense picked up that I was about to read it and hid the naughtiness. ;)

Ah, yes. The upside of the all-seeing Google.