Daily Archives: June 1, 2014


Amazon and a Mattel Unit Plan a ‘Content Hub’ Focusing on Children

“This is a sign of things to come,” Mr. McQuivey said of the Fireman Sam partnership, noting that Amazon could easily make similar merchandising deals with home decorating, cooking and health and fitness shows. “These programs are product placement from beginning to end,” he said. “Amazon is perhaps the only video distributor in the world that can let people immediately act on those impulses.”

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Thank god I grew up in a world where programs were made for entertainment and not as glorified stories for products.

And he didn’t mean “people” back there. This show is for children.


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R.I.P. Actress Ann B. Davis

Ann B. Davis, Housekeeper Alice on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ Dies at 88

It’s a measure of the kind of world it once was that no one thought it strange that an “average family” on TV had a housekeeper.

And now, the lady herself:

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Gorgeous iPad Mini Clone

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I was investigating which tablet PC makers will be exhibiting at Computex this week and came across the listing for Inhon and its Famorr tablet.

Despite the gorgeous looks, it’s a clone of the first-gen iPad, with a 1024 x 768 screen. Unknown 1.6GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GBs storage, microSD card slot, mini-HDMI-out, 2MP front and 5MP back cameras.

Despite its looks, this might be too little too late.


Famorr at Inhon store website [Google Translate]

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Charles Atlas Is Dead, So Move On

Tweeted by The New York Times:


People of Youth will need that explained to them.

I will do it.

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Orphan Black: Season 2, Episode 7


I can’t even.

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