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  Where there’s a will, there’s a way.  
Posted 2002-10-29 by Tony Walsh
Moviepoopshoot has the goods on an upcoming ABC reality series called The Will. "The show will revolve around a wealthy benefactor who will bequeath his family fortune to the winner of a game-show style, real-life contest between his relatives." The executive producer (who is also responsible for The Bachelor) said "This should give viewers a unique look at a real American family... the vote-outs between relatives should be intense." All right! Hook me up with a Big Mac, some Doritos, and Mountain Dew, and I'll settle my gigantic lard-ass down on my wilted couch and sit, blank-faced, in front of the God Box watching The Will until I need another snack. Because I can pee in my empty Mountain Dew bottle.
  Do I Want My ZeD TV?  
Posted 2002-04-01 by Tony Walsh
The CBC wants you to know that ZeD is not just a television show. On March 18, host Bif Naked put on her best gangsta drawl to tell us "This ain't no Hockey Night in Canada." Billed as "open source television," ZeD's producers call the show an experiment in trans-media. ZeD's web site ( offers not only the opportunity for dialogue between viewers and show producers, but creative Canadians can use the web site to add their own productions to the ZeD pot. "As with all good experiments, you start off with a sound theory and then you see all the different chemistry going into the mix," says ZeD production executive Rae Hull. "That's when you start to get the sparkle and the firecrackers. The part that's going to be interesting now is going to be people uploading content."

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  Bruce Campbell’s Zombies of Hollywood  
Posted 2001-10-26 by Tony Walsh
Hollywood stinks. People say this in hushed, timid tones, but few have ever dared to cut through that stench for fear of what might be uncovered. But there's a hero on the horizon. Enter Bruce Campbell, revving up an unstoppable chainsaw called If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor.

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  I Want My Net TV  
Posted 2001-01-26 by Tony Walsh
The future of television is evolving right before our eyeballs. Canada leads G-7 nations in internet-wired computers per household, and the CRTC is actually considering naming high-speed Internet access (also known as "broadband") an Essential Service to Canadians. Canadian broadcasters are poised to blur the lines between television and the Web. Watch this.

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  Bites:  MINI ME  
Posted 2000-11-22 by Tony Walsh
  • At twenty inches tall, and weighing in at ten pounds, Sony's latest robot is no Terminator. Yet. The LA Times reports on Sony's soccer-playing bipedal bot. Supplemental- I found an interesting blurb on Sony Japan's site about the bot's creator, Toshi Doi .
  • Check out this crazy netgamer from Oakville. He has a whole warehouse for LAN parties, and hosts them every 6 weeks. The downside is you have to bring your own rig. I am seriously considering buying a PC next year for many reasons, and gaming is only one of them :)
  • Yoinked off Camworld from yesterday, yet another Micro$oft Borg move- "MS-HTML". This form letter to webmasters explains it all.
  • Game-Skins . Tee shirts for serious geeks. I like the " Roots " tee. [link>russ]
  • The new Pentium IV sucks ass. So sayeth PC World . Thanks, McQuade :)
  • Snagglepuss was the first openly gay cartoon character. Scooby Doo's Fred was the second.
  • Google is my new favorite search engine.
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