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Just as Rich Goldfarb, senior VP of sales for National Geographic Channel, offered candid insight into the upfront advertising selling period, Steve plans to pull no punches in discussing the people, practices and pitfalls of the television business.

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Daddy, You’re Older Than the Zoo!

November 24, 2006 1:16 PM


Just went to the fortieth anniversary of the Los Angeles Zoo – at which my lovely daughter pointed out that, having just celebrated my birthday, evidently I am older than the zoo. Now, age has never been an issue in my life – at all. But, that one made me think. So I assembled a little list:

I am older than:

MTV
The Personal Computer
Reality Television (as we know it)
The Superbowl
Hip Hop (but not R&B, thank you)
Cable Television
The Internet
Al Qaeda?

On the other hand, television, the polio vaccine and even the planet are older than I am. Little solace.

Pretty funny exercise, though. Anything to add to the list?

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Comments (2)

Chief Disciple of Poker:

Hi Steve...

You're a little older than

Sgt Peppers Album...
The Doors First Album....
The Soupy Sales Show...
F-Troop

Chief.

Steve Lipscomb:

Indeed . . .

All great reasons to be alive, yes.

F-troop?!

What a crack-up.

S

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