In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
“Corpsing” is one of those things that happens when you’re recording a comedy sketch in one take and one (or more) of the actors in the sketch switches from fully participating to just trying to keep it together to keep from laughing.
While it’s exceptionally easy to do this sort of thing poorly (I’M LOOKING AT YOU, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ERA JIMMY FALLON!), there are a handful of sketches remembered fondly decades later in which the participants lose it and, well, it’s awesome. They lose it, we lose it, everybody loses it.
Tim Conway sketches were notorious for this. We can argue for days about which one was the best one but the two that get mentioned all the time are the Dentist sketch:
And the Elephant Story:
I know that watching Saturday Night Live, my attitude is some variant of “come on, guys… keep it together… be professional…”, my attitude towards Harvey Korman was “holy cow… how did you make it to six minutes?”
So… what are you reading and/or watching?