Many people were and are still upset about NBC yanking their content from Apple's iTunes store.  The feud has been going back and forth, with rumors flying it may return, or may not, or whatever the case may be on that particular day.  In the meantime, NBC has pimped their shows out to just about everyone ELSE, including Amazon's UnBox service,, cell phone video streaming... you name it.

NBC is now teaming up with Microsoft to sell their shows on the Zune (Microsoft's MP3 player) video store.  Not really that big of a deal, except that NBC is demanding Microsoft install some kind of filter on their Zune devices which will somehow block the device from playing any video file the filter believes is "unauthentic."  Never mind the consumer's legal right to rip their own DVDs, for example.  If NBC doesn't like it, it won't work.  Why Microsoft is bending over and taking this isn't a big mystery (they're desperate, and have already kowtowed to Universal Music's demand to give them a cut of sales... a "pirate" tax, if you will), but it seems to me to set a pretty dangerous precedent. 

EDIT:  According to the NYT article, Microsoft is apparently denying they agreed to do anything more than "discuss" the issue with NBC. 

Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

This one sounds pretty promising-- Jim, Andy and Kevin on the links? A situation rife with comedic possibilities if I've ever heard one. 


9/8c TV-PG

Jim (John Krasinski) hits the links with Andy (Ed Helms) and Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) to try and land his biggest client ever. Meanwhile, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) sets up a booth at a local job fair, which happens to be at Pam's (Jenna Fischer) alma mater, to find "the best and the brightest" for Dunder Mifflin's summer internship. Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Angela Kinsey, Creed Bratton, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Phyllis Smith and Craig Robinson also star.


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Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

Looks like Kevin was right in his speculation about Dwight's politics: on the Daily Show With Jon Stewart tonight, Republican presidential nominee John McCain (with tongue firmly planted in cheek) said that his running mate in the 2008 election is going to be Dwight Schrute.

Well, he couldn't be any worse than Dick Cheney, could he?
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

The first trailer for THE ROCKER was just posted over at Yahoo! Movies, and it's definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a glimpse of the "wilder" side of Dunder Mifflin's favorite beet farmer.

I dunno... looks like it could go either way, as the trailer seems heavy on "getting hit in the nuts" and "falling off stuff" jokes.  Not exactly subtle... but then, when is rock ever subtle? In the plus column, one of the writers is listed as Wallace Wolodarsky, a verteran writer on THE SIMPSONS (you know, from the GOOD seasons before it jumped the shark...?).

If you're unfamiliar with THE ROCKER, allow Yahoo! Movies to elucidate:

A failed drummer is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman (Rainn Wilson) is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock n' roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band. Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew's high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he's always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives.

THE ROCKER is set for an August 1st release.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

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