Talking Heads

Going on TV tonight. CN8's Money Matters Today has invited me to join Daniel Lyons, the Forbes writer whose current cover story, "Attack of The Blogs," has triggered hundreds of counter attacks.

His piece is here, and makes for provocative reading, focusing on those who use the blogosphere to anonymously assault a company's credibility. The headline grabs: "Web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective." (I know, reporters don't write headlines.)

The show's instructions say to wear my normal day-time makeup. I'm frightened.

UPDATE: Denied!

Got a call while driving to the studio. "Technical snafu" means the show cannot go on. Rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 23. Same Bat time. Same Bat station.

They probably got Jeff Jarvis.

Posted 11/15/2005 12:07:33 PM

what time is the show?

Posted 11/15/2005 01:09:38 PM

8 - 8:30 PM

----- COMMENT: AUTHOR: Jason

Posted 11/15/2005 01:29:44 PM

do they take live callers? i don't even get CN8 (RCN subscriber). Man, that bites. Someone tape it? I'm a big Rubin fan :) (I owe him $10 so it would be good for some leverage / blackmail)...

Posted 11/15/2005 01:33:29 PM

Ooh, we made a baseball playoffs bet, didn't we?

Posted 11/15/2005 01:37:24 PM

#@$%#@%#@$#@!#... I thought you were holding that against me, and here you forgot about it! SOB!! :-)

Barry Mitchell
Posted 11/15/2005 01:50:12 PM

sorry you're not on lynn doyle (hold that thought). love her northeast philly twang. wonder how she got that job? anywho you'll do greattt big guy. eye of the tiger. you're better than them. just don't take any shaving cream from anyone. as for the make-up..ouch. like to say try the bobbie brown counter at bloomies but thinking you need a team from vienna. seinfeld lives!!!

Posted 11/15/2005 01:51:12 PM

i wonder if i'll be too drunk at drinking liberally to remember to head back to see this. and Jason, Rule #1 of betting - if you lose, NEVER mention the bet ever again.

Posted 11/15/2005 01:58:48 PM

that's why i need a tape of tonight's show!! i might be able to make out on it, depending on whether he trips on something on the way out, or stumbles on his words, or smiles funny at the host... any of these things can earn me a good buck, or at least the ability to call it even.

Tacony Lou
Posted 11/15/2005 02:42:48 PM

The makeup lady at NBC told me, "Time for a haircut, doncha think?" and, before I had a chance to answer, in walks Gene Shalit for a little nose powderin'. Just remember what Robert Reed advised on "The Brady Bunch" -- just picture the entire audience is in their underwear, and that'll take care of the jitters. Of course, Reed was applying what he learned in West Hollywood. Philly TV is easy. Just think of what Mariano looks like getting a lap dance at Dangerous Curves. Or what Sly Stallone looks like in his boxing shorts at 59. If only Robert Reed were still with us...

Citizen Mom
Posted 11/15/2005 02:58:17 PM

I heart Tacony Lou

Posted 11/15/2005 03:00:05 PM

Dan, You know, buddy, once you get past 40, no one wants to see you without your war paint on. ;) I'm sure you'll do a great job. We'll all be watching and pelt the screen with pretzels if the guy is rude.

ping: Blogsthe Other Side -->
Posted 11/16/2005 06:27:42 PM

Daniel Rubin, in Blinq, points out this story from Forbes, which offers a view of the dangers of blogs and blogging. Blogs started a few years ago as a simple way for people to keep online diaries. Suddenly they are the ultimate vehicle for brand-bas...

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