It’s probably fair to say that M Night Shyamalan’s star has waned somewhat over the last few years, but it’s easy to forget that around the time of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, he was widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s most exciting talents…
Also, did you know that he ghostwrote She’s All That?
Did you know I’m about to finish watching She’s All That for the first time?
pls someone do a Behind the Music special about the Zoom kids
"On ESPN, a lot of times it’s giving your opinion. This is what the daytime SportsCenter and First Take have wrought: the total fetishization of the opinion. Look at how a colleague, daytime SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele, defended him on Twitter—as if merely stating an opinion on television rendered it somehow unimpeachable. What does it matter if it’s no more intellectually or morally defensible than an anti-miscegenationist weighing in on RGIII’s fiancée, or a segregationist debating 42? All that matters is that it’s an opinion, ideally counterpoised against someone else’s opinion."
Koblin has one punch knockout power.
"That’s a betrayal of the original mission of web publishing. We hated television news because it was totally ratings-driven. It was lowest-common-denominator content, where the intelligence was removed to make things more digestible. You could argue that as web audiences have grown larger and advertisers have demanded scale, the web has dumbed down — like the mainstream media we so mocked."
Wait, did Nick Denton just restore my faith in humanity?
Things You Hate To Hear
“BuzzFeed is hiring…”
At least they’re paying people?
Yeah, OK, I couldn’t not get in on this.