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Replacing Dick Clark and other bright ideas by bradydale
January 2, 2008, 12:25 pm
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Watching Dick Clark’s 147th New Year’s Rockin’ Eve taught us that it is only by virtue of Animatronics technology that’s keeping the man’s mouth moving. That’s not all we saw, though!

Other sites from the year end show on ABC: Carrie Underwood babbling, Fergie’s lightning quick changes and Ryan Secrest circling patiently above Clark’s botox-propped corpse. We also got a good look at the Jonas Brothers. We think someone might have told them that it was a masquerade party. That’s the only way we can explain the top hats they doffed to stand around in looking amiable while Secrest talked about confetti.

Robo-Clark was not the only hot new technology on display on NYE, either. The Times Square Alliance, hosts of the annual ball-dropping above Manhattan, bought a new ball this year, with lights made from ultra-efficient LEDs. It ran on no more electricity than 16 toasters, burns way brighter than the old ball and does it with 16 million colors to choose from. That’s right, this new eco-ball can give you any shade of green you want. BradyDale


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I pondered the whole Dick Clark thing, too, over at my blog. I also collected a bunch of media mentions that were not too kind about his performance on New Year’s Eve.

Comment by Rhea

I’m glad that they’re bringing the ball into the future, but it should be noted that creating a new anything (ball, car, hemp handbag) can easily take more energy than it saves. Wait until it wears out, then buy the right thing to replace it, or see if you can go without it!

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