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mike corso - seo - cool site I'm a web viking and digital marketing ninja (SEO, SEM, email, social media, landing page optimization, lead generation, etc. ) responsible for Cool Site of the Day, the Internet's oldest directory (launched in 1994).  I'm also Google Adwords Qualified and am one of only .5% with direct access to Google corporate. One of my goals with Cool Site of the Day is to shine a light on all the cool websites since the beginning of cyber time.

Cool Site of the Day has featured a unique site every day since August of 1994...nearly 9,000 sites!

As for my approach to Internet marketing and SEM, the following quote says it all:

“That which is measured improves. That which is measured and reported improves exponentially.” (Pearson's Law found on Mark Joyner's Simpleology)

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In 1993, I was the first person to promote music on the Internet for the major record labels (via bulletin boards and primitive websites!). After 5 years working for the music industry, I bought Cool Site of the Day (1998).
I have been quoted in several online and offline publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and am usually available for interviews and speaking engagements.

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Tina Fey’s Palin jokes edited out of PBS broadcast

I’m a HUGE fan of NPR and all of its programming BUT this act of censorship MADE ME SICK. Thanks to Howard Stern for bringing it to light yesterday and playing the uncensored audio track (I included the full video of Fey’s unedited remarks right here–provided by PBS.  Start watching about 12 minutes, 30 seconds into the video. — Mike Corso

Watch the full episode. See more Mark Twain Prize.

Here’s the report from RawStory.com …

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Tina Fey made Sarah Palin the butt of many jokes with her impersonation on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 presidential campaign.

But during the Sunday night PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Fey’s Palin jokes were left on the cutting room floor.

Fey had slammed Palin while accepting the award Tuesday.

“And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women – except, of course –those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape ‘kit ‘n’ stuff,” Fey told the crowd. “But for everybody else, it’s a win-win. Unless you’re a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years – whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know – actually, I take it back. The whole thing’s a disaster.”

When PBS broadcast the awards show Sunday, Fey’s jabs about rape kits and evolution had been edited out.

“I would be a liar and an idiot if I didn’t thank Sarah Palin for helping get me here tonight. My partial resemblance and her crazy voice are the two luckiest things that ever happened to me. All kidding aside, I’m so proud to represent American humor, I am proud to be an American, and I am proud to make my home in the ‘not real’ America. And I am most proud that during trying times, like an orange [terror] alert, a bad economy or a contentious election that we as a nation retain our sense of humor.”

Executive producer Peter Kaminsky denied the politics played a part in the editing. “It was not a political decision,” he told The Washington Post.

PBS claimed that 19 minutes had to be cut out to fit the show in the 90-minute timeslot. “We took a lot out,” Kaminski said. “We snipped from everyone.”

The Post noted that it’s not the first time PBS has clipped a recipient of the Twain award. “When George Carlin was posthumously awarded the prize in 2008, the show’s producers spared the ears of the Kennedy Center audience by bleeping out the naughty parts from a video of Carlin doing his famous ‘Seven Dirty Words’ routine,” Paul Farhi wrote.

“Thus, a monologue about words you couldn’t say on television became one you couldn’t say in the Kennedy Center, either.”

Mike Corso

Greetings! I'm a digital marketing specialist and an original Web Viking. I've been running Cool Site of the Day since 1998 and continue to be amazed at what people publish. Have a cool site or app? Click on the 'submit your site' link at top.

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