Satur-deja Vu, Appendix A

There’s always another thing or two I meant to say. So rather than wait until next Saturday and forget again, here they are.

Dug Days premiered on Disney+ September 1, only a few days after the passing of Ed Asner. The five episode series of shorts is one of the last projects Asner worked on. With a smaller crew, owing partly to Covid, it took Pixar about 11 months to produce the 40 minutes or so animation. All five episodes are currently streaming on Disney+. I hope it goes without say they are delightful.

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“Not-Quite-Public” Television

A couple of weeks ago I posted a hilarious video of Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Riders singing “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs” on Austin City Limits.  That YouTube video now displays this message:

Apparently “public” television isn’t as public as we all thought it was. Public television is paid for the members who support it, rather than by the sell of commercial airtime.  It is available for free to the public.  Copyright holders own certain intellectual property and do not give it away in order to make a profit.  It it’s public why is there a copyright claim to be made?

This is one of the best videos of any kind I’ve seen on the internet in a long time.  Unfortunately I can’t see it again nor show it to anybody else.  Thank you Texas, and the good people of Not-So-Public After All Television.

Atheists Don’t Have No Songs

Steve Martin on Austin City Limits

“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Capitol of Texas Public Telecommunications Council.”

Apparently “public” television isn’t as public as we all thought it was. Public television is paid for the members who support it, rather than by the sell of commercial airtime.  It is available for free to the public.  Copyright holders own certain intellectual property and do not give it away in order to make a profit.  It it’s public why is there a copyright claim to be made?

This is one of the best videos of any kind I’ve seen on the internet in a long time.  Unfortunately I can’t see it again nor show it to anybody else.  Thank you Texas, and the good people of Not-So-Public After All Television.