Sunday, April 12, 2009

FCC Wants Cap and Trade on Facial Expressions

HOLLYWOOD, CA - Funny man Jon Stewart might find his style a bit "taxing." The Daily Show star could fall victim to a fee proposed by new FCC head, Julius Genachowski. Designed to fund affordable broadband access for community activists, the proposed tax would  "cap" the number of arch, smug, or mocking facial expressions used by on-camera personalities. Explained an FCC insider: "Each broadcast personality would be required to purchase "expression credits." A smug dynamo like Jon Stewart could be severely taxed. However, Stewart might purchase credits from more neutral-expression users such as Jim Leher or the cast of The Office." Added the insider: "If this passes, Steven Wright could have a huge come-back." Digg! (Photo:  

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