The Comedian's Eye View of 05/14/97
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 13 May 97 18:26:36 -0700
Subject: The Comedian's Eye View of 05/14/97
Excerpted-from: 05/14/97 -- ShopTalk
Wednesday May 14, 1997
"The web itself is a treasure trove of information. It is
where television was in 1949 or 1950. In my view, any
anchor who is not on the web every day is not keeping up
with what is going on in America today."
KYW anchorman Larry Kane who uses web
site for dialogue with viewers
Endgame: To hand Garry Kasparov his first defeat in a chess series, IBM's
Deep Blue uses a technique that goes through 200 positions in one second.
"It's known as the Clinton Flip-Flop," says Jenny Church.
"IBM was so ecstatic when its computer won the match, executives vowed not
to lay off anybody this month." (Joe Kevany)
Around the Country: The famous presidential dog Checkers will be reburied
at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda. "The precocious
pet was able to respond to commands like 'sit,' 'stay,' 'roll over' and 'eat
18 minutes of tape.'" (Mills)
In Tulsa, Okla., a 90-year-old man graduated from a university. "The
amazing thing is, he says he's gonna move back in with his parents, take a
couple of years off. Maybe travel, just get his head together." (Jay Leno)
Oxygen bars are in, and three will open in Los Angeles, says Church.
"That's good news for the airlines. If loss of cabin pressure makes those
little orange masks drop down, they can charge you $4 if you continue to
A million woman march is being planned. "It'll take a lot less planning
than the Million Man March," says the Daily Scoop. "Just one woman says
she's going, and the rest will say, 'Good idea. Let's all go.'"
Hollywood Moments: Pamela Anderson Lee defended herself in a lawsuit by
saying she rejected a script because it contained too many gratuitous sex
scenes. "She said she changed her mind after seeing the script," says Leno.
"No one had told her there was a script. She's from 'Baywatch.' They don't
"The producer suing her said it wasn't meant to be a nude scene...It's just
that Farrah Fawcett stole her clothes." (Rudolph J. Cecera)
The supporting players in "Seinfeld" recently agreed to a contract that
reportedly will raise their salaries to $600,000 per episode- more than $13
million if they do 22 shows next season. "Who do they think they are?
Baseball players?" (The Funny Firm)
"The first female Ninja Turtle will join the famous foursome in a new series
on the Fox Kids network this fall," says Premiere Morning Sickness. "During
a very special episode, Venus De Milo will fall in love with Laura Dern and
finally come out of her shell."
© 1997 Peter Langston