Real Time: New Rules

This is actually from last week, so if you’ve perhaps seen it already, my apologies. If not… enjoy.

It was the last episode of the year, evidently.

“And speaking of opportunity… have you heard this broad — Michele Bachman? The floor of a cave called — it wants its batshit back. And speaking of batshit, to reiterate my theme, if Obama hadn’t been elected would we have ever seen Glenn Beck cry on TV? On a park bench, while masturbating sure… but not on TV. And was there any better TV than watching this weepy, wonderful, special-needs cousin of Rush Limbaugh — angry one moment, then frightened, scolding, sobbing… We loved him because we’ve all known someone just like him; usually an ex-girlfriend.”

And while we’re on the topic of escapees from the monkey-house, George W. Bush is now embarking on a career as a motivational speaker. Doubtless much hilarity will ensue.

Zombie Jamboree

For no particular reason… Well, it’s almost Halloween, if that counts.

And just as a precautionary admonition, please don’t make any comparisons to the Liberal Party (although they may not be entirely misplaced at present).

Twitter: Where’s the Money?

Twitter co-founder and CEO Evan Williams gets grilled at the Web 2.0 Summit about the company’s revenue model (and present lack thereof). Williams dodges the question, but reiterates his confidence that the micro-blogging service will be able to capitalize on the commercial activity already occurring on the site.

The complete interview with Federated Media’s John Battelle can be viewed at Fora TV here. And a contrasting argument to the social media boom (or fad, if you prefer) by Jon Fisher (head of some division of Oracle) can be seen here.