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OnMedea: IAC: November 2009 Archives

IAC: November 2009 Archives

Notional - R.I.P.

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notional_rip.jpgThe revolution is over... and what a crappy revolution it was. 

Notional - the only company to ever come up with the idea for a dating show in a taxi; a competitive cooking show; a home makeover show; as well as several shitty internet game shows in development including "Ready, Set, Dance", "You vs. America" and "Chase the Money" - is dead.

Yes, I realize Notional hasn't got up on its feet yet - but, based on the announcement of the "slate" today, Notional IS creatively dead.  Physically, they're still on life support and won't be dead until 2010 (thus the tombstone - thanks, R).

Oh, well.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see what content visionary (and current Notional CEO) Ricky Van Veen will think up next.  Hopefully something that will have the same forward-thinking press release that mentions words like "revolutionary" and "ground-breaking." 

ben_silverman_barry_diller_ricky_van_veen.jpgI must apologize to Barry Diller and all IAC shareholders for killing off his two latest content creation ventures before they really got started - (I killed Ben Silverman's cure for what has been a cancer of bad content and business models on the internet, Electus, a couple of weeks ago... also before the launch) - but it had to be done. 

Come on, Ricky, freakin' internet game shows?  Who gives a shit?  You were so clever until you started spending Barry Diller's money.  What does he get for making you rich?  You... trying to make him poor.

The only show you could produce that could possibly work is you and your new best friend Ben Silverman going out every night and partying your brains out then putting your escapades up on the internet for everyone to see.  You could actually erect the elusive paywall on that one.  Just imagine it... you, Ben and hot chicks in bars... X-rated. 

THAT is programming only you guys can do in just the right pathetic way.  And THAT is your only competitive advantage.

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