LAT in 90 Seconds

Young Viewers Dis Young Technology: 24803674.jpgWe think we get it now. After a week of reading the kids-are-bored series, we realize what they’re doing: By offering increasingly dull stories, LAT is getting meta on us.

Today’s installment is a rehash of pieces we have seen in the LAT and elsewhere, the technology that would make watching TV shows and movies on cellphones and iPods ain’t there yet, and most kids aren’t ready to make the leap. The story also indicates that few young people read newspapers. Wonder why.

Movies Don’t Hurt People. Idiots Hurt People: We don’t know what makes us more sad, the fact that people still watch Bum Fights or the fact that morons still act out their favorite scenes.

Couldn’t they have seen a film in which two drunken jerks off themselves?

I Want My M-O-N-E-Y: images-70.jpgMTV Networks is buying online video and games distributor Atom Entertainment Inc. for $200 million.

The deal “signals the increasing rivalry between MTV parent Viacom Inc. and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. [aka owners of MySpace] as they diversify into new media.”

Does anyone else feel like they’re watching two middle-aged neighbors one-upping each other with sports cars and trophy wives?