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They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide

An NBC spokesperson, in a statement sent to the Wall Street Journal, on why the Olympic games would be made available in the United States via a tape delay instead of a live stream.

NBC played up the importance of delivering context to its audience — context like explaining who Tim Berners-Lee is. Or how about Meredith Vieira saying none of the kids who performed in the tribtue to the National Health Service “look sick?” Or “Bar Trivia with Bob Costas” in which we learn that Finland “doles” out traffic tickets based on income?

There’s your context, America. That’s why you couldn’t watch a live stream of a global event in 2012. Context.

(Edit: Hey Tumblr, why is this post featured in “News?” This is an opinion piece, not news.)

inothernews:

dontcallmeval:

So I’m pretty sure I’ve ranted about this before but because Tumblr’s search function sucks I won’t bother to try and link back.

A lot of comments on local news stories are already saying that Stephen Colbert’s tongue lashing of WCPSS last night isn’t “news worthy” because he’s “just a comedian,” but being pretty familiar with the situation… he hit the nail right on the head. (This is primarily Raleigh schools for those of you not from the area, not Durham or Chapel Hill.)

“Disintegration” is what he called it, saying that the district would work for the day when African-American, Latino and white students would all sit at the same lunch table and say, “Didn’t I use to go to school with you?”

zatanna:

mkhall:

thedailywhat:

LOLWUT of the Day: The Miami Police Department would like your assistance in tracking down notorious gang leader Jay-Z and his infamous sidekick, Jay-Z with a red sweatband.
An anti-gang activity banner posted on the MPD’s website today features two caricatures clearly inspired by photos of Mr. Shawn Carter.
The banner has since been removed.
[gawker.]

Miami, represent! [smfh]

Miami, my hometown, you are making me proud every single day.

Oh, Miami.

zatanna:

mkhall:

thedailywhat:

LOLWUT of the Day: The Miami Police Department would like your assistance in tracking down notorious gang leader Jay-Z and his infamous sidekick, Jay-Z with a red sweatband.

An anti-gang activity banner posted on the MPD’s website today features two caricatures clearly inspired by photos of Mr. Shawn Carter.

The banner has since been removed.

[gawker.]

Miami, represent! [smfh]

Miami, my hometown, you are making me proud every single day.

Oh, Miami.