Sunday, October 20, 2019

WILL POLITICIANS SAVE BIG BIRD FROM THEMSELVES?

May 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If Republican politicians are successful in their efforts to eliminate funding for public television, the Big Bird broadcasters may be able to find alternative revenue — from the politicians themselves. In a scantly reported decision, a federal appeals court in San Francisco last month overturned the federal ban on political advertising on public broadcasting stations […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE MUPPETS

November 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If George Lucas had been assigned the task of staging the motion-picture comeback of the Muppets, he might have done to them what he did to Yoda, his Star Wars character originally created in Jim Henson’s Creature Shop: convert them into digital likenesses. After all, Henson’s puppets looked positively crude compared with the realistic creations […]

HACKERS POST PORN ON SESAME STREET WEBSITE

October 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hackers have exposed the vulnerability of high-profile websites to malicious attacks by taking over Sesame Street‘s YouTube channel on Sunday and replacing Bert and Ernie with hard-core porn. “Who doesn’t like porn, kids?” a banner linking to the site read. The material reportedly remained on the website for less than an hour before the site […]