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Bill Cosby Does Shakespeare’s Othello? Or Does Trial by Mass Social Media Via YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Major Fail Continue?

Bill Cosby in an Off-Broadway Production
of Shakespeare’s Othello?
YouTube, Twitter and Facebook  –

That’s right. Bill Cosby has turned to the Bard to defend himself against the mounting accusations made by more than a score of women; all claiming to have been drugged and raped by the famous philanthropist, doctorate holder and comedian. 

This after Bill Cosby failed to rally social media to his side by calling for memes to defend him. Instead, they attacked him with memes. Therefore, this time around, he is turning to the more traditional media: the stage. 

In addition to producing an Off-Broadway production of a classic Shakespearean play, Bill Cosby has agreed to play the staring role, portraying Othello himself. 

However, it is reported that the production of Bill Cosby’s Othello has been delayed.

“Theater owners are refusing to rent out any venues to Mr. Cosby,” said a production assistant, while whispering. “You know, because of all the accusations.” 

Bill Cosby has also run into some difficulty casting the role of Desdemona, Othello’s beloved and allegedly drugged counterpart in the play. 

“No one is showing up to the open casting calls either,” said the production assistant, while still whispering. “Again. You know, because of all the accusations.”

Copyright © 2008-2015 by Robert W. Armijo. All rights reserved.

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Social Media/Mobile Technology Literacy Test

What Does This ‘#’ Mean to You?

A) Hashtag.

B) The Pound Symbol on Your Phone.

C) An Invitation to Play Tic-Tac-Toe.

D) That Funny Looking ‘Thingy’ Above the Number Three (3) Key on Your Ergonomically Designed Desktop PC Keyboard.

Copyright © 2008-2013 by Robert W. Armijo. All rights reserved. 

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Started as a Flash Mob Mobile Phone TV Ad? But Will It End That Way Too?

New York, New York –

Forget what you heard about the socially conscious group ‘Adbusters’ giving birth to the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement.

As it turns out, the whole thing got started when a director making a TV commercial for a mobile phone company hired extras to play the role of a flash mob gathered on Wall Street.

“You may remember the first TV ad with a guy in New York’s Penn Station dancing all alone, because he didn’t get a text message in time,” said James Marcus, an on scene production assistant. “This commercial was the next installment in a series of a total of three TV ads.”

That was before ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors started showing up, mixing among the extras for the shoot.

In the original script, the second installment of the TV ad, the same man is playing catch up with the flash mob, only to find himself dancing all alone again.

However, the director tossed out the script when the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors arrived.

“By the time we finished shooting the last scene,” said the production assistant. “We found ourselves surrounded by demonstrators.”

As a result of the protestors out numbering the extras, the director began re-shooting the TV commercial, incorporating the real protestors into the latest installment of the ad.

“This time,” continued the production assistant. “Instead of having the guy dancing alone on Wall Street, as originally called for in the script. Now, we’re going to have him come across the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors.”

And with an extreme close-up on the man’s face, with a bewildered look on it, the audience hears a voiceover announcing: “Don’t let this happen to you.”

Now, the only trouble is the director and crew cannot find the guy in order to finish shooting the TV commercial.

“We think he may have joined the movement,” said the production assistant.

Copyright © 2008-2011 by Robert W. Armijo. All rights reserved.