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Doing the Jack Bauer Math

There are a couple of different ways to break down the $10,000 prize that three contestants each won at the Hollywood Highlands shopping mall complex for sitting in a tent and consecutively watching a huge chunk of the 192 episodes of the Kiefer Sutherland doomsday action drama 24. Competitors got a five-minute break every hour and stopped once they had surpassed the previous world record of 86 straight TV hours.

The trio’s shared record-breaking time of 86 hours and seven minutes translates to roughly 108 episodes of 24. With each episode covering a day-in-the-crime-fighting-life of Jack Bauer, that’s 2,592 total fake hours. On that scale, the hourly Bauer wage works out to $3.85. Not much of a stipend really given the effort he puts out to keep us from getting detonated.

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Media Events: 03.21.07

media_events_logo_sm.jpgParties, panels and other notable media gatherings

WEDNESDAY 03.21.07

WHAT: Discussion: How Newspapers Can Survive, and Thrive, in the 21st Century
WHO: Robert Kuttner (author and co-editor of The American Prospect), Jill Abramson (New York Times managing editor), Amanda Bennett (executive editor of Bloomberg News and former editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer), Jim Brady ( executive editor)
WHEN: 7:00PM
WHERE: The Lecture Hall at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Survival is one thing. “Thrive” is unheard of, given the state of the newspaper industry. If you want to believe newspapers aren’t dead, these panelists have the best chance of convincing you.

WHAT:24: Torture Televised” Panel Discussion
WHEN: 6:00PM
WHERE: NYU’s Lipton Hall, 108 W 3rd St
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: If the New Yorker is intrigued by torture on 24, you know Jack Bauer is doing something right.

WHAT: “Sports Media: Get Into The Game”
WHO: Budd Mishkin, reporter, NY1; Jenna Wolfe, sports anchor, WABC-TV; Jon Wertheim, writer, Sports Illustrated; Johnette Howard, sports columnist, Newsday; Josh Freedenberg, associate director, NBC Sports; Lolita Lopez, weekend sports Anchor, CW11 News
WHEN: 6:30PM-8:00PM
WHERE: NYU’s Kimmel Center, Silver Board Room, #914, 60 Washington Square South
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Breaking in, as told by a hodge-podge of sports journos.

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  • New York Post‘s Bracketology

    The latest example of the media’s March Madness crush

    It’s March Madness, a.k.a the time of year when every media outlet thinks it’s so clever in creating its very own industry-specific “Final Four” bracket. There’s even a book out proclaiming to be the “Final Four Of Everything.” Today, the Post devotes a two-page spread to an altogether absurb tournament “to put together one sweet N.Y.C. evening.” OK, we’ll bite (Gray’s Papaya ousts Graydon Carter‘s Waverly Inn in the Sweet 16) but, please. Mr. Big over Jack Bauer in the first round? That’s like a #16 beating a #1 — something that has never happened in the NCAA. Ever.

    Sundown on Sunset

    oss.jpgAh, February. That time of year when we have to pull long-sleeve shirts over our tanktops before we go out at night. Global warming may be bad for the polar bear, but it’s great for our tan. Let’s take a look at what else has been hot during this sorry, sorry week:

    Dean Baquet feels sorry for the LAT.

    Jack Bauer
    will feel a little more sorry for his enemies.

    We all feel sorry for Dannielynn.

    FCC To Take On Gore On TV

    Via B&C:

    The FCC is readying a report that could set the agenda for an effort to crack down on TV gore similar to the push to curb indecency. While regulators have been obsessing over flashes of skin and course language, TV violence, or at least the repercussions of that violence, have gotten more graphic.

    Perhaps they’ll start with Jack Bauer‘s weakness for flesh: