South Park: Canada On Strike

6 April 2008

What What? South Park Spoofs the WGA, YouTube, Canada…

by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Likes His Satire Hard…

“… While the internet is new and exciting for creative people, it hasn’t matured as a distribution mechanism… It will be a few years before digital distribution of media on the Internet can be monetized to an extent that necessitates content producers to forgo their fair value in more traditional media…” – Kyle, South Park

I know, I shouldn’t be quoting cartoon characters as proof of anything, but sometimes the greatest truth is found in satire. And this ““Canada On Strike” episode of South Park is satire at its best, skewering everyone from the Writers Guild of America to Denmark to the stars of YouTube.

I couldn’t agree more with South Park’s sentiments on this issue. As a media junkie, I love Web 2.0; for any business besides the the social platforms, it’s 2.Overrated.

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Freddy is the Founder & Creative Strategist of Atomic Tango. He also teaches graduate-level marketing communication courses at the University of Southern California (go Trojans!), shoots pool somewhat adequately, and herds cats. Freddy received his BA from Harvard and his MBA from USC.

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