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  • Banned Superbowl ad

    Posted by Scott Hanson

     

    C-B-S has reportedly rejected an ad from gay dating site ManCrunch.com. The website wanted the ad to run during the Super Bowl, but C-B-S refused saying it is "not within the Network's Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday." Here's the ad.

  • Carrie Underwood at the Superbowl

    Posted by Scott Hanson
    Carrie Underwood at the Superbowl
    Carrie Underwood will sing the National Anthem and Queen Latifah will perform "America the Beautiful" as part of Super Bowl XLIV [44] pre-game festivities at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7. Each song will be televised live on CBS Sports prior to kickoff. Carrie is among many great artists who have been honored with singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl including Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, the Dixie Chicks, Jewel, Charley Pride, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick, Jr., Cher, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and many more. Queen Latifah joins Hill, Vicki Carr, Ray Charles and Alicia Keys, as well as Mary J Blige and Marc Anthony as the only artists to perform "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl. 
     
    More than 151 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pre-game show and Super Bowl XLIV [44] will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories. The Who will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIV [44] Halftime Show.
  • Carrie and Mike on the Red Carpet

    Posted by Scott Hanson
    Carrie and Mike
    Carrie & Mike Walk The Red Carpet
    Carrie Underwood and fiancé Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators made their first official public appearance at the annual Sens' Soiree fundraiser in Gatineau [GAT-in-oh] Monday night and walked the red carpet together. You can see a photo at People.com. Ctvottowa.ca claims that People magazine reportedly offered to pay 50 thousand dollars for the first photo of the superstar couple; however, a rep for People states, "This is 100% absolutely false." The event raised money for the Sens Foundation, the charity of Fisher's hockey team. The "Carnaval Mystique"-themed party raised 325 thousand dollars for children's healthcare.
  • Radio USA's Justin sings "Northern Voice"

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Radio USA's "Big Deal" Justin has come up with his own song (to the tune of Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice")  This is "Northern Voice".  Give it a listen.

    Justin Sings "Northern Voice"

  • 5 year old sings "Folsom Prison Blues"

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    There's something a little strange about a 5 year old singing "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die".   But the kid is cute!

  • Vikings Prayer

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    My apologies to those who may see this as sacrilegious, but I must share this with you……

     

    Our Favre-ther who art in Mississippi, hallowed be thy name. Thy bowl will come, it will be won, in Miami as it is in the Dome. Give us this Sunday, our weekly win. Give us touchdown passes, but do not let others pass against us. Lead us not into frustration, but deliver us to the Super Bowl. For thine is the MVP, the ...best of the NFC, and the glory of the Purple People Eaters, now and forever. Amen!    

     

    Thanks Liz for posting this!

     

    Scott

  • Canan's statement to "People of Earth"

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    People of Earth:

    In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I
    want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second
    feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I
    love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky.
    That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my
    bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

    Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight
    Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson
    every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant
    everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed
    up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally
    hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the
    future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would
    have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of
    ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting
    audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

    But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months,
    with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their
    terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their
    long-established late night schedule.

    Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight
    Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years
    the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I
    sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to
    accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider
    to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight
    Show at 12:05 simply isn't the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move
    I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David
    Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot.
    That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be
    unfair to Jimmy.

    So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy
    hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is
    for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably
    hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The
    Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its
    destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the
    Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the Tonight Show, I
    believe nothing could matter more.

    There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set
    the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have
    no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this
    quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of,
    for a company that values our work.

    Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair;
    it's always been that way.

    Yours,
    Conan

  • A winter poem

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    WINTER Poem

    It's winter in Minnesota
    And the gentle breezes blow
    Seventy miles an hour
    At thirty-five below.

    Oh, how I love Minnesota
    When the snow's up to your butt
    You take a breath of winter
    And your nose gets frozen shut.

    Yes, the weather here is wonderful
    So I guess I'll hang around
    I could never leave Minnesota
    I'm frozen to the ground!