By twhalliii | THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall December 18, 2006 at 3:09AM
Caught SNL last night, which was mostly disappointing, but much like last year's terrific Lazy Sunday video, this year's Christmas episode featured a new SNL Short Film starring Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake called... well, you'll have to watch and see for yourself. I was watching the show with a friend and he made a great point that these shorts have been the absolute highlight of the show in recent months, and we both wondered why it was that whoever writes these shorts doesn't do more writing for the show itself. This is what SNL should be doing all the time!
The clip was immediately posted to YouTube by NBC, which is great but also raises the issue of Time Magazine's Person Of The Year, which the editors awarded to You (and me); The people who have been democratizing media and have been creating (and simultaneously consuming) the information exchanged on the internet. I am not sure how me linking to a silly video that NBC posted to YouTube qualifies as all that revolutionary (although a million other user-created YouTube videos certainly count), but I like this award on Time's behalf. More on this at another time.
At any rate, enjoy this note-perfect R&B (well, at least Color Me Badd circa 1991) treat which is, by the way, in no way safe for work (unless you work in a really cool place like I do). Happy Holidays!