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March 18, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Peering down from an airplane last spring, Ze Frank decided to turn the Earth into a sandwich. After he landed, the comedian, who was making Internet videos years before YouTube existed, challenged his audience to place two pieces of bread at exactly opposite ends of the globe. They did, and he posted videos and photos of their exploits on his website, www.zefrank.com. "The Show With Ze Frank" was a yearlong online experiment in interactive entertainment that was to end Saturday.
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March 18, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Peering down from an airplane last spring, Ze Frank decided to turn the Earth into a sandwich. After he landed, the comedian, who was making Internet videos years before YouTube existed, challenged his audience to place two pieces of bread at exactly opposite ends of the globe. They did, and he posted videos and photos of their exploits on his website, www.zefrank.com. "The Show With Ze Frank" was a yearlong online experiment in interactive entertainment that was to end Saturday.
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October 18, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Jonah Peretti, founder and chief executive of the wildly popular website BuzzFeed, is trying to choose his favorite online video. "'Drunk vs. Stoned' was pretty fun," he finally says, singling out a BuzzFeed video in which a staffer tests whether it's easier to function on alcohol or on marijuana by getting really drunk and, on a different night, getting really baked. The three-minute video, featuring side-by-side comparisons of dancing, ball catching, drawing and Lego building, has scored more than 3.1 million views since its debut two months ago. BuzzFeed itself is riding high these days.
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January 7, 2007 | Richard Rushfield, Times Staff Writer
THIS week's Web Scout was to start '07 with an atomic bang: a column detailing the swirling intrigue and recrimination surrounding New Media's highest-profile divorce (stay tuned). However, as deadline approached, it became clear that the tangle of allegations required more investigative spadework than time allowed, and so I fell shamelessly back on the oldest, most reliable of saws in the column writer's toolbox: Predictions 2007.
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February 6, 2011
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Little House on the Bowery Showcase : Authors Lonely Christopher ("The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse") and Joseph Mattson ("Empty the Sun") will be joined by Little House on the Bowery series editor Dennis Cooper for a reading and signing. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. MONDAY Steven Beasley : The author of " Kay Kyser: The Ol' Professor of Swing!
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