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Are you in a Yellow or Aqua state?

ABC Regional Coverage Map

Man, I wish I was in a Yellow state. Big 12 Football is something to behold this season! I guess I’m pulling for OSU to upset Texas Tech….whatever helps the Longhorns get back in the race. I had a hard time finding this map–don’t know how long this link will stay active, but try http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?page=coveragemaps2008

Spanking New Sessions

It’s hard to find playable versions of these videos if you are in the US. The MTV UK: “Spanking New Sessions” website block you out if you are in the US. I found a few on MSN. The similarities to Westside Sessions is so striking it’s hard to think that there is not some sort of connection. A Rolling Stone article states that SNS started in 2007. I shot the first Westside Session in Sept. ’07, and I can guarantee you I never saw a SNS until this morning. Maybe just a case of ‘great minds think alike’. I certainly like what they are doing — don’t agree with some of the editing choices, a few too many and unnecessary cuts, sometimes you just have to sit back and trust the material is entertaining enough on its own merit.

Spanking New Sessions | Lightspeed Champion | No Surprise
Spanking New Sessions | Lightspeed Champion | No Surprise

Cherry Ghost | Thirst for Romance | MTV Spanking New Sessions
Cherry Ghost | Thirst for Romance | MTV Spanking New Sessions

Tinchy Stryder | Something About Your Smile | MTV Spanking New Sessions
Tinchy Stryder | Something About Your Smile | MTV Spanking New Sessions


Why YouTube when you can Hulu?

Okay. Two posts about Hulu back to back. You’re going to think I’m on that site all the time, but that’s not the case. I just understand what kind of content you can find on the site – namely NBC and FOX products. Which is why I’d like to point out that this very popular clip from SNL this weekend can be found on Hulu! Why watch a low quality upload on YouTube that was ripped off of some news program (illegally, not that anyone cares these days)?

This version is ad-supported, which is the TV model. It keeps good programming broadcast to the public for free. Accept a quick pre-roll ad, and a small mid-roll graphic in return for high quality video delivered via legal routes. I’ll continue to highlight the best that Hulu has to offer, but give it a spin. The interface is cool and clean, unlike the obnoxious YT dogpile of random vids and get-rich spammers.

Bottom line. Funny spot, reminiscent of the good ole days of SNL. Let the parodies begin for ’08 politics:

2007 Fiesta Bowl

I don’t know how I missed this game, but I missed it. I’m a big TCU fan, so I was pulling for the like-minded BCS breakering Broncos. Also, I visited the campus earlier that year on business…how did I miss that game? Thank goodness NewsCorp makes the NCAA sign away their lives on the dotted line. Can you believe the whole game is available at hulu.com?!? Well, here’s the short cuts version.

If you don’t know what Hulu is, it’s worth investigating. The future of tv is uncertain but Hulu, netflix, and the Roku Box have me making certain presumptions. You? A year and a half ago, when I missed this game, I could not have imagined so easily embedding it on my blog. Enjoy.