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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday links: FunnyOrDie in the NY Times ... Jobs, Gates & Lucas ... Hollingshead Day is June 6th

- Today's NY Times has a lengthy piece about the creation of FunnyOrDie.com. The site's big hit, "The Landlord," starring Will Ferrell, took less than an hour to shoot, cost almost nothing, and has been seen about 30 million times.

My questions: how long will Ferrell and site co-creator Adam McKay stay motivated, given that they're working for equity and not pay... and how eager will other vid-comics be to contribute, given that the site doesn't share revenues yet?

- Here's all the video you could want from yesterday's on-stage encounter between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at the 'D' conference in Carlsbad, CA. George Lucas was also on the agenda.

- Finally, next Wednesday (June 6th) is Hollingshead Day: the 74th anniversary of the opening of the first drive-in movie theater. (The first one was in New Jersey, opened by Richard Holingshead.) So visit one near you.

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