Furiouser and Furiouser04/29/15
Furious Seven, Coca-Cola, and how hard it is to change people's favorite things just enough.
The big difference between sampling ? where music producers reuse someone else's hook and borrowing, which is what comedy writers do to each others' material.
The Machine that Spins
Rob solves the problem of television network programming
the Apple Watch, the DeLorean of watches.
Uber but for Meerkat
Meerkat is the latest amazingly disruptive and revolutionary app that manages to, basically, recreate 1950's live television.
The last place that might believe the characters from the show Friends could afford that apartment -- North Korea.
What Can I Get You?
Next time Rob heads into in a pitch meeting and someone asks if they can get him something to drink, he's going to say yes.
Need an Ending
What you do when you suddenly wonder what your life is all about. You do what studios do when they're making an expensive movie and they don't like the ending. They stop production and figure it out.
Let's Get Entrepreneurial
The new and exciting directions the entertainment business is going in ? a more disruptive and entrepreneurial way of doing business. And all of those words mean only one thing: the writer's not getting paid.
Getting fired, firing someone, and Rob's personal choice, just passive-aggressively ignoring them until they stop appearing in his line of sight.
Rob's totally on fleek. And if you have to ask what that means, don't bother. No one will be saying it in a week or so.
Play One on TV
Sometimes really excellent actors have a hard time knowing the difference between things that happened to them in real life and on screen. News anchors, too. Not unrelated.
What the producers of the movie Selma do to historical fact as "giving history a little face lift and tummy tuck."
Needs the Money
The worst way to sell someone on anything is to assume that they need it. No one wants to hear that.
A change of venue ? and a change in climate ? can boost your creativity. It can, but it can also freeze your hair.
What do you do when you want to take charge but don?t know, exactly, what you?re talking about?
To Don't List
Rob rings in the new year with a To Don't list, which is like a To Do list -- but the opposite.
Call Me to Discuss
Rob tell you the four words you need to have a happy and safe 2015. Four words that can save you a lot of trouble.
Jay Z and Beyonce and the heirs to the British throne watch basketball because, as we know, all famous people know each other.
Rob tries to be grateful for the man, Bill Cosby, who reinvigorated the television comedy business and separate his accomplishments from his actions. It doesn't work very well.
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