Midseason Replacement

Earnest Pettie, comedy writer

Anatomy of a Viral Video: Smoking Baby

This was a great week for viral videos. There were at least three massive videos, including a coughing, farting cat. But the one video that trumped all others was Two-Year Old … Continue reading

May 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Lost Finale or Why I’m Right And Everyone Else Is Wrong

The simplest lessons are often the best, and one of the simplest lessons I’ve ever received is this: Film is an audio-visual medium. It seems so obvious that it shouldn’t … Continue reading

May 25, 2010 · 10 Comments

American Idol In Decline? Yes, Of Course It Is.

Ratings are down 10% for American Idol this year, text messages are off by about half, compared to this same time last season, and the cast has been in flux … Continue reading

May 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Anatomy of a Viral Video: Weird Russian Audition For Fish Ad

The one thing that determines whether a video will be viral or not is whether after watching it, your jaw has dropped. It doesn’t matter why your jaw will have … Continue reading

May 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Reining In My Online Self or How I Learned To Stop Chatting And Love The Web

One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to admit to myself was that I was spread too thin. I had too many accounts with too many different online services. … Continue reading

May 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

Dick Cheney’s Doctor’s Note

To The brothers of the Fraternity of Evil, Please excuse Mr. Cheney’s absence from last weekend’s monthly meeting of the fraternity of evil. As you know he had a heart … Continue reading

March 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Back on WordPress.com for now

After getting laid off, last summer, I allowed my Godaddy hosting to lapse, and with it went the last year of my blog. It was just one of the things … Continue reading

February 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Furor over Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien

I have to admit that I have been following every move in the skirmish among Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and NBC. I find less interest in the human drama of … Continue reading

January 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Accidentally On Purpose: Review

Doesn’t this look funny? No? I feared it from the very first promo I ever saw for Accidentally on Purpose. I feared that the show about a fertile older woman, … Continue reading

September 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

Been Done Seen That – My New Project

Been Done Seen That (BDST, for short)(link). What exactly is Been Done Seen That? Well, it’s an ebonic syntactical construction meaning “I have seen that, already.” It’s also a website … Continue reading

August 29, 2009 · Leave a comment

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