The Daily Show has long been one of the best programs on television, and has gleefully stabbed needles in many a media balloon. Their take on the bizarre and macabre media feeding frenzy to be the first to report the verdict in the Martha Stewart trial is at once hysterically funny and immensely sobering for anybody working in the media.
Don’t miss Colbert’s wrap-up towards the end. A perfect satirical summary of a business gone insane.
The clip requires Real Player. The eggheads at Comedy Central make it hard to link directly to their clips, so go to this page and look for “Illegally Blonde.” Hurry before it drops off the page. This should be required viewing for journalism schools around the country.
Music: “Love Is Only a Feeling” by The Darkness [Opens in iTunes]
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.