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Thanks to Time Warner, failure is a thing of the past! As you may have heard, the company plans to introduce a high-def DVD disc format called Total HD at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this week. The format is a two-in-one type deal intended to let consumers play it in either of the two currently incompatible high-def DVD formats, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, which were created by boneheaded technology conglomerates that couldn't get their acts together to agree on a single standard.

It's the Brangelina of tech formats -- buy one, get one free, whether you want it or not.

This, truly, is the wave of the future. Not only can competing formats co-exist, but they can exist in one! (If only Time Warner had invented VHetamax.)

The good news is that similarly inspired products are on the way, giving consumers choice and convenience:

  • Cokesi

  • Jon Colbert

  • Nabisco's new Deep-fried Cajun-battered Snackwells

  • The ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Network -- the result of the merger of the CW Network (itself the result of a merger of the old WB and UPN networks) with other lame-o TV networks nobody really wants to watch

  • Xirius

  • Parisney (or Britnis?)

  • Timeweek
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