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Conan O’Brien Goes West–The Five-Minute Version

How did Conan O’Brien do, when he took the reins of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” on Monday night? That’s all subjective, of course, but this opening clip should give you an idea of where he was headed.

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Digital video sidenote: The GE (GE) network’s deal with Hulu, the video joint venture it formed with Fox-owner News Corp. (NWS) and ABC-owner Disney (DIS), is supposed to allow Hulu to put up any video that NBC makes available on its own site. But, as of early Tuesday morning, this clip was only available on NBC.com.

Go figure.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus