Monday, December 11, 2006

Looky, I'm On The TV Box!

So the greatest moment of my professional life (next to setting Harlem aflame, of course) happened Friday night. I didn't get to see it live, sadly, but the magic of YouTube has preserved it forever. You see, not only did Fleshbot get mentioned on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, but they showed a screen capture of a post that I wrote!

I can now say that my writing has been featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and it isn't a bald-faced lie! Check it out.

Although, in retrospect, if I had known it was going to be on national TV I would have written a funnier joke.

You can read these posts in their original context, here and here, but it's Fleshbot, which if you haven't figured it out by now, is extremely not safe for work. The original manatee sketches (with an explanation of what the hell is going on here) can be seen here.

UPDATE: The New York Times is on the case. Without mentioning my stellar contribution, naturally.


Anonymous said...

heh. thats great.

I have a questions about copyright as it pertains to posts on fleshbot. I'm a student at University of Miami studying communication - how are you able to use so many photos, is it strictly fair-use or do you have some kind of agreement w/ the photogs/websites?

12/11/2006 4:41 PM  
Dashiell said...

Well I'm not a lawyer or anything, so nothing I say here is binding (or even true), but I believe we pretty much operate under the fair use principle. Everything is attributed and linked back, so it isn't like we're stealing content. Plus, anyone who puts something on the web, and doesn't expect other people to use it is an idiot.

Occasionally, websites will give us content on the hope that we will use it and link to them, but it's never a formal agreement. We don't pay for content either.

12/11/2006 4:53 PM  
Dean Simakis said...

That's awesome.

But is Fleshbot really "an actual porn site"? And when Conan says he can't name the site "for obvious reasons," what exactly are those obvious reasons?

12/11/2006 6:14 PM  
Dashiell said...

Well, it's a site "about" porn. I guess that makes it a porn site.

I guess it has something to do with the FCC. Any website that gets mentioned on the air could be seen as an endorsement by NBC (which is stupid, of course.) The NYTimes article says more about it, and why they had to buy in the first place.

12/12/2006 12:13 AM  

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