Happy Day After Thanksgiving. While lolling in a tryptophan-inspired daze, I find my thoughts drifting to the week's biggest turkey, Michael Richards. Here are my top four takeaways from the incident:
2. YouTube has become to Internet video what Kleenex is to tissues. Again and again and again, I heard media commentators saying the Richards story broke after the video showed up on YouTube -- never once mentioning or crediting TMZ, where the video first appeared (see point #1 above)
3. TMZ has cornered the market on scoops involving racist diatribes. It's a small but significant niche.
4. An awkward, stammering, semi-coherent but swift apology -- even one that forces Jerry Seinfeld to scold the audience like an old schoolmarm -- is better than no apology at all. But just barely.