Picture this: You’re a TV sports anchor about to give your Friday night recap. But the video, a key component of your report, is not working. What do you do? You can awkwardly apologize for the technical difficulties before delivering an abridged verbal report, simply cut the segment altogether, or…Grab a baseball bat, a football, and some golf clubs and re-enact the day’s sporting events all by yourself.Taking his viewers back to pre-TV days when fireside charades was the norm (was it?), WSPA sports Todd Summers did just that on Friday evening.After apologizing for his inability to show highlights, Summers launched into a three-minute recap that included catching and tossing a football on-set (Hannity style) and hitting several softballs with a tiny baseball bat. All for love of the game (of broadcasting).Watch below, via WSPA:[h/t FTVLive]— —Follow Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) on Twitter Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about What Did This TV Anchor Do When His Video Stopped Working?
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Donald Trump and Fox News are fighting again.Despite the apparent truce that formed between the top GOP presidential candidate and the conservative-leaning cable news station, the former recently renewed as online assault against Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly this week.Last week, Kelly confronted a pro-Trump guest following a rally at which an attendee claimed President Obama was a Muslim and asked Trump if he was going to do anything about it. This promptly led the New York real estate mogul to retweet yet another anti-Kelly tweet, before setting off on a rambling Twitter rant against the Fox News personality.Criticism from Kelly’s Fox News colleagues Greta Van Susteren and Bill O’Reilly drove Trump even further in his renewed distaste for the network, resulting in his recently announced refusal to have anything to do with it:The thing is, Trump was supposed to appear on The O’Reilly Factor this Thursday. So does his latest whiny anti-Fox … [Read more...] about Trump Begins Boycott: ‘I Won’t Be Doing Any More Fox Shows’
Nick Cave took part in an ‘In Conversation’ session covering his life and career earlier today (March 12) as part of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.Speaking at the Austin Convention Center with New York based author Larry Ratso Sloman, the Bad Seeds frontman admitted that he first joined a band in order to get “girls and booze”, telling the packed out audience that “it actually works!” He explained that before he started singing he was an “anti-magnet” to the opposite sex. “In school I was an anti-magnet for women. They saw me and they were repulsed,” he said, adding that when he started up The Boys Next Door – later The Birthday Party – “things immediately changed in terms of my attractiveness”. Though he’s been making music for five decades, Cave went on to say that he often feels like “an imposter”. He said: “I still feel very much an imposter in the whole music scene … [Read more...] about Nick Cave tells SXSW that forming a band to get girls ‘actually works!’
chief strategist Joel Benenson said on CNN Monday that they would refuse to schedule any further debates with Bernie Sanders unless his campaign changed its tone.The Clinton campaign agreed to do four additional debates back in January. But despite their agreement with the Sanders camp, no future Democratic debates were ever scheduled and the candidates are not slated to meet again.“Bernie Sanders wants a debate here [in New York] before the April primary,” host Kate Bolduan noted. “Are you going to agree to it?”But Benenson changed the subject: “I think what was notable this weekend wasn’t so much that, but in my mind the Washington Post story with his own campaign talking about how they’re poll-testing more negative attacks on Hillary Clinton.”“Don’t distract here,” Bolduan interrupted. “Why wouldn’t you debate?”“Because I think the real question is what kind of … [Read more...] about Clinton Strategist: We Won’t Do Any More Debates Unless Bernie Sanders Changes His Tone
Jorge Ramos wrote this week that for journalists covering the 2016 election, “neutrality is not an option” when it comes to objectively covering the campaign of Donald Trump.In an op-ed published on Tuesday in TIME Magazine, Ramos argued, “It doesn’t matter who you are — a journalist, a politician or a voter — we’ll all be judged by how we responded to Donald Trump.” Ramos sat with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Thursday to further discuss his approach to the unique state of journalism in 2016.“You did it — that first debate… you took a stand,” he said to Kelly, referring to the infamous exchange where the Fox anchor called Trump out for his previous language regarding women. Kelly balked at the suggestion that the moment in question was he injecting her opinion, however, but rather just asking a tough question.“Is that what you’re advocating — that we as journalists should inject our … [Read more...] about Megyn Kelly Grills Jorge Ramos on ‘Neutrality’ Claims: Do You Disclose Your Daughter Works For Clinton?
Created by designer Matthew Nicholson, the camera is a papercraft recreation of a Leica M3, a classic camera — produced by German camera company Leica Camera — dating back to 1954 that sold over 220,000 units from 1954 to 1966 when it stopped being produced. Nicholson opted to go the cheaper and more papery route, creating a papercraft version of the Leica M3 that actually snaps pictures.As one can see from the above picture, the papercraft camera isn’t just paper covering an actual camera like wrapping paper, and one must load the film into the papercraft Leica, then probably treat it very delicately. Nicholson is also working on a tutorial, so the rest of us can build our very own paper Leica M3. Check out Nicholson’s other works over at his page, but don’t mind the banana thing if you see it. Trust me.(Matthew Nicholson via Gizmodo via Technabob) … [Read more...] about Papercraft Camera Actually Works
So maybe it’s not exactly like the Marty McFly hoverboard of our dreams, but it’s a step in the right direction.The Hendo is inventor Greg Henderson’s $10,000 hoverboard prototype, and right now it’s more of a concept than anything. The board is magnetized, and only works in rooms lined with a small set of metals, but it totally does work, and if that’s cool enough to get investors excited about the idea of a fully-functioning hoverboard, then I’m in.Henderson (who co-founded Hendo’s parent company, Arx Pax, with his wife Jill) thinks the tech behind the protoboard could also be used in wider applications, like lifting buildings to keep them from being destroyed in case of hurricane or earthquake (!), or could operate high-speed trains like you’re a tribute traveling to the Capitol for the Hunger Games.Of course the Hendo (like everything else in the world lately, it seems) is available for you to back on Kickstarter, where it’s … [Read more...] about So Actual Working Hoverboards Are Real? As Long As Magnets?
Senator Mike Lee discussed the ongoing health care discussions on Capitol Hill on Face the Nation this morning, but CBS’ John Dickerson also had to ask him about “the current behavior of the President.”President Trump today capped off a week of him going after the media by tweeting out a fan video of him literally fighting back against CNN.Lee referred to Trump as a “unique man” and had this to say: “The president takes a unique approach, one that differs from many of his predecessors. It’s not going to do any good for me or anyone else to come in and just comment on things we might not like about his Twitter behavior. The best thing we can do when we want to elevate civil dialogue in our American political discourse is to do whatever we can to make sure that we treat others kindly, with dignity and respect. And that’s what I intend to do.”Watch above, via CBS.[image via screengrab]— — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: … [Read more...] about Sen. Mike Lee: ‘It’s Not Going to Do Any Good’ to Comment on Trump’s Twitter Behavior
Hawai’i-born director Christopher Makoto Yogi is at the Sundance Directors Lab with his feature, I Was a Simple Man. “Like marionettes on a toy stage, the ghosts of Seiichi’s past haunt the countryside in this tale of a Hawai’i family facing the imminent death of their eldest,” is how its described by the Sundance Institute. Below, Yoti describes his scene work with advisors at the Lab.Today ends week number three at the Directors Lab. These past three weeks have been a motion blur, too fast to process, but now in this brief Sunday respite I’m sitting outside looking up at some Utah trees wondering how the hell I was fortunate enough to end up here.(For those of you immune to pure sentimentality, prepare yourselves. Remember, I’m sitting here in an actual mountain forest.)A confession: a few days before arriving here at Sundance I got major cold feet. I’d written an extremely sincere screenplay based on my experience of death in the … [Read more...] about “I Had No Idea if It Actually Worked as a Film”: Christopher Makoto Yogi on the Sundance Directors Lab
It was early 1984, and Leo -- who is drawing acclaim for Sony Pictures Classics' "Frozen River" -- was looking for acting work. It was a dream she'd had since she was 4 years old, when her mom took her to Peter Schumann's Bread and Puppet Theater workshop in Vermont. But now she was waiting tables in New York.One day, she asked a fellow waitress to cover for her while she auditioned for an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's "The Razor's Edge." At the audition, she waited two and half hours for Bill Murray."I finally got into the room," she recalls. "And he said, 'Oh, you're much too young for this part.' My face must have dropped. So he said, 'Well, just read anyway.' And I read. And as I read with him, the temperature in the room changed! After it was over, he looked at me in all seriousness, for the first time, and said: 'You know, if you want to do this, you should just do it.'"Leo took those words to heart. When she got back to the restaurant and the manager warned that, next … [Read more...] about Actors facing dearth of work during downturn