FCU: Fact Checkers Unit

by alphamonkey on September 25, 2007 · 2 comments

in Short Film,Uncategorized

I still can’t make up my mind about Funny or Die, but I won’t deny that having access to some serious names (and serious money) certainly doesn’t hurt them.

I mean c’mon, Bill Murray!

Though that does raise a good point: For most original content, pieces have to succeed or fail based purely on the merit of material. With celebrity-laden sites like Funny or Die entering the mix, the balance shifts unfairly by sheer star power alone. Obviously people are more apt to watch a clip featuring Bill Murray or Will Ferrell as opposed to a couple of guys you’ve never heard of. So does a site like Funny or Die contribute to the online creators by raising awareness of good online content, or does it detract by raising the bar impossibly high for self-starters?

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  • Kelsey

    The woman eating the banana is the crazed fan in “Flight Of The Conchords”. Fun fact!

  • http://DHADM.COM DS

    Good catch Kelsey. I noticed that too. She is so funny on FOTC.

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