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James Hibberd's "Best of the TCA Awards"

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July 23rd, 2008

James Hibberd is one of my favorite writers.  Not just about the television industry which he covers for The Hollywood Reporter (and formerly TV Week) and also does his own blog there called The Live Feed  -- he's just one of my favorite writers period. 

He's definitely one of the smartest guys writing about the biz that either Bill or I have come across and he's also hysterically funny at times.  On top of that, for no reason it seems other than he's just a nice guy, he's been very helpful to us from time-to-time with various questions we've had.  And that's even after that time I attributed something to him that he didn't actually say (and was kinda snarky about it, to boot). 

But he definitely wrote the following in his TCA Recap:

  • Best swag: National Geographic Channel roller backpacks. They're backpacks! Yet they roll! Ideal for pulling your backpack up the sidewalks of K2.
  • Scariest swag: HBO's pitch black sweatshirt hoodie and matching black skullcap, both stamped with the words "Generation Kill." Could aid otherwise congenial-looking reporters in terrifying their victims as newspaper layoffs force them into a life of crime.
  • Goofiest critic question: During CBS Paramount's panel for daytime syndicated series "The Doctors," one critic told a 237-word anecdote about surgeons leaving a sponge inside of her and getting a staph infection. The critic concluded by asking, "How does a doctor do something like that?"

There's lots more, so waste no time, go read the whole thing

 
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