Known Johnson

November 29, 2007

I saw my reflection in a big pile of nachos

Filed under: General — Tom @ 8:18 pm

I’m a little weirded out by the fact that Megadeth main-man Dave Mustaine now sells his own line of coffee. I am, however, amused just the same that you can buy, for a premium, of course, an autographed bag of said coffee. Something about this reminds me a little of “Stevie Nicks’ Fajita Roundup” . . .

“Like my house specialty, Burrito Dreams. Now there you go again/You say you want burritos . . .”

This clip was not easy to find. As you may know, NBC has forced YouTube to remove all SNL clips because it wants control over everything. Sure, they show up from time to time, but NBC combs through and forces them to remove them – I know because I had found this clip previously (it’s a favorite) and now it was gone.

NBC should be ashamed of this childishly backwards thinking. Until and unless you’re going to allow fans some way of picking each and every segment they themselves want to show people, don’t take this away from people. I know what they think – that by keeping this capability away from people they’ll encourage people to buy DVDs, watch the show (yeah, right) and go to their own website to watch clips. The problem is that they only put a very small number of clips up there and, of course, they are only the very, very most popular ones. Sure, we want to see those, but if it weren’t for YouTube, things like this little two and a half minute piece of an October 1998 episode would disappear all together. Is that fair? No, of course not. I understand that NBC wants to make money off of these videos, but they have to understand that making it impossible to view them at all doesn’t help anyone. If they want to encourage people to use NBC resources, then they need to make an NBCTube or something where they can plaster ads for crappy shows and GE products all over it while you wait for your video to load. Did they do this? Of course not. These, of course, are the same selfish, stupid bastards that don’t want to pay their writers for this content, by the way, so I guess we can’t expect very much.


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