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I'm A Person Who Takes The Internet Seriously, But Here's A Video On Why You Shouldn't

For a guy who claims he knows nothing about technology, Dan Harmon ("Community," "Channel 101") sure knows a lot about the Internet. Here he explains why you shouldn't take the Internet too seriously, the importance of people connectors, how money ruins everything (but especially television), and why you should always "follow your bliss."

I'm A Person Who Takes The Internet Seriously, But Here's A Video On Why You Shouldn't

I can't underscore enough how fantastic this video is. I know it's on the longer side, but it's totally worth sitting through. Here's some highlights you don't want to miss:


  • At 3:09 he uses Wikipedia, iTunes, and Google search to explain just some of the reasons for not taking the Internet too seriously.
  • At 3:50 find out what is more important than people.
  • At 7:30 he discusses the great TV tragedy of September 2001.
  • At 8:10 he proves that the Internet has absorbed TV using "Breaking Bad" as an example.
  • At 10:30 he talks about why it's tempting to take the Internet seriously. 
  • At 12:20 he works in a nice burn on VH1.
  • At 12:35 MONEY USED TO BE AWESOME.
  • At 14:00 he explains why network TV is dying.
  • At 16:57 BUT NOW MONEY RUINS EVERYTHING. SRSLY.
  • At 19:30 learn why multi-camera sitcoms with laugh tracks will always work.
  • At 20:32 he talks about why he moved away from TV networks and formed "Channel 101."
  • At 22:00 he talks about the one thing that has generated him more money than anything else he's done.
  • At 23:48 learn why NBC fired him from "Community."
  • At 25:00 MONEY WILL BE THE DEATH OF EVERYTHING GOOD IN YOUR LIFE.
  • At 25:56 he shares words of wisdom from Joseph Campbell and his mom that might just save the Internet. 
  • At 27:23 he asks you to keep getting away with murder and wraps this whole thing up. 
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