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Colbert ThreatDown – Military Food Police, Jazz Playing Robots and Pretty Girls
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Colbert hits 3 for 3 in this segment.

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ThreatDown – Military Food Police, Jazz Robots & Pretty Girls
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ThreatDown – Military Food Police, Jazz Robots & Pretty Girls | May 12, 2010 – Deepak Chopra | ColbertNation.com.

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An Open Letter to Andy Forssell, the @Hulu Content Guy
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Dear Andy-

I read your blog entry “A Fond Farewell” today with great disappointment.   The day Hulu launched back in March of 2008 was the day I canceled my DISH Network satellite service.  Like many other people, I’ve enjoyed the content you’ve provided.  I’ve seen the changes you’ve made…some good, some bad.  I understand that you have a business to run and that content licenses are sometimes complicated and change over time.

Yesterday, March 2nd 2010, you announced that “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” would no longer be distributed on Hulu.  You said, “After a series of discussions with the team at Comedy Central…we ultimately were unable to secure the rights to extend these shows for a much longer period of time.”

It is no surprise to me, however, that you’re suddenly having difficulty negotiating with Comedy Central (or any other content provider for that matter.)   Why?

Because March 2, 2010 was the day you started producing your own content.

March 2nd, 2010 was the day you stopped being simply a content distributor, and became a content producer.

March 2nd, 2010 was the day you became competition to ALL of your content providers.

And for what?  So you can start streaming YET ANOTHER mindless, Simon Fuller-produced, “I Can Dream” REALITY TV SHOW?

Andy, you and Hulu are shooting yourselves in the foot.  You yourself said that quality content like the award-winning “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report”  are consistently two of the top-watched shows on Hulu.  Why are they watched?

BECAUSE THEY’RE GOOD.  They’re NOT reality television.

You’re taking a huge step backwards.  HUGE.

Stop producing your own content.  Take the money that you’re throwing away at Simon Fuller’s idiot dreams project and hand it to directly to Comedy Central.  The Comedy Central shows are ANCHORS.  They will be with you for years to come. Focus on what Hulu does well:  simple interface, solid streaming technology, and distributing quality content…OTHER PEOPLE’S CONTENT.

Mark my words:  Unless you change this quickly, you’re going to lose the streaming online content race.  Heck, I’m not even in your business and it’s blatantly obvious to me.  Strategically you’ve put yourself in a terrible position.  Your other content partners will see you as competition and do the same thing Comedy Central has done:  Leave.

Sincerely,

Johnny Diggz
Hulu fan from Day 1

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Who is Orly Taitz?
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In 1959 a man named Alan Abel hatched an elaborate media hoax, beginning with a story on the Today Show about movement called the Society for Indecenty to Naked Animals (SINA).  SINA’s mission was to clothe naked animals throughout the world (their tagline: “A nude horse is a rude horse“).   Abel and SINA “spokeman”, Buck Henry (of SNL fame and writer of “The Graduate”), appeared on many television and radio shows including the CBS Evening News.

Flash forward to present day:  Orly Taitz.  Lawyer, Real Estate Broker,  Black Belt,  Dentist, Mother of three and Obama Birther.  In fact, she’s quickly become the face of the Birther “Movement” (although I don’t actually think it qualifies as a movement).

A Birther is the meme for someone who believes that President Obama was not born in the United States and therefore shouldn’t be eligble to be president.  Taitz has allegedly filed one or more lawsuits related to this belief.  For more on the “birthers” go here:  Meet the Birthers

I first heard of Dr. Taintz…er…Taitz last week, when she appeared on The Colbert Report.


At first I thought it was a bit (like when Colbert interviewed David Cross portraying the fictional “Liberal Talk Show host, Russ Lieber“).

But then I saw this:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/32274609#32274609

C’mon…she has to be a joke, right?

Her first name is Orly. O RLY? ????

The phrase “O RLY?” (“Oh, really?”) is an Internet meme typically used in a sarcastic manner, often in response to a statement that the speaker feels is obvious, or blatantly false and/or self-contradictory.  (apparently it also means “Light” in Hebrew?)

And her last name is Taitz.  Which sounds a heckofalot like taints,  and everyone knows that taint is the slang term for the perineum (t’aint your balls, t’aint your asshole).

IS ORLY TAITZ REAL? My friend Ty thinks she’s a performance artist in the vein of Borat or Tony Clifton… or perhaps even Alan Abel?

So Diggz decided to do a bit of digging….

Is Orly Taitz a Dentist?

Apparently she is one…in South Orange County,  California.   According to the Dental Board of California, Orly Taitz has been a licensed DDS since 1989.

Here’s the website of her two Dental offices (one in Mission Viejo and one in Ranch Santa Margarita):  http://drtaitz.com. There’s a picture of Orly with her staff on the site.

I called the number of the office  (949) 586-8110 and got a recording that sounded very dentist office-like.  (I didn’t leave a message)

Here’s a Google street view of the Mission Viejo Office.  There is one review on Google Maps written Aug 4th which is obviously a joke.

The Google street view of the other office in Ranch Santa Margarita isn’t very revealing.

Is Orly Taitz a Lawyer?

According to the website of the State Bar of California, a Orly Taitz is a lawyer. The address on the site is the same as her Mission Viejo Dentist Office.   But the phone number is different…(949) 683-5411.  I called it but it went straight to voicemail (with a man’s voice saying it was Orly Taitz’s voicemail).

Apparently she went to Hebrew University in Jerusalem Israel for undergad.  I can’t tell you much about that because much the site is, well, in HEBREW!  (go figure).

Ms. Taitz apparently got her law degree from William Howard Taft Univ which is an “online university” not accredited by the American Bar Association.

Where is Orly Taitz from?

The bastion of right-wingish journalistic integrity, World Net Daily says “She was born and raised in Kishinev (also spelled Chisinau), the capital of the Republic of Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe that was formerly part of the Soviet Union.”  Of course, it also says she speaks 5 languages (English, Russian, Romainian, Hebrew and Spanish), holds a real estate broker’s license (expired) a second degree black belt (unverified).

I will be expecting her to provide proof of the black belt post haste.

Orly Taitz Melts Down On MSNBC, Blames MSM “Brownshirts” VIDEO

Meet Orly Taitz, Queen Bee of People Obsessed With Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate – Orange County News

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Star Trek Mashup Starring Will Farrell as Kirk and Stephen Colbert as Spock
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With cowbell cameo by Christopher Walken

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Paul McCartney on Colbert “Better Know a Beatle”
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Sir Paul confirms that Stephen Colbert may, in fact, be the 5th Beatle.