Once again, everyone is invited to join us here at The Planet tomorrow night for music, merriment and margaritas. Well, virtual margaritas but we’re using the finest virtual tequila virtually available.
Due to the holidays, Debate Night Live and The Weekly Planet have been on hiatus but tomorrow night, in addition to our Friday Night Music thread and due to popular demand, we will host a live open chat on the week’s events for all members to participate in called, Planet Talk. It will begin at 7:00 pm PST (10 pm EST, 4 am Saturday in Germany, 12 noon Saturday in Japan) and last for approximately one hour.
Also, thanks to Mogamboguru’s suggestion so you won’t miss it, please note the nifty new countdown timer in the right column for the start of Planet Talk.
You can find the link to Planet Talk under Live Events at the top of the page, for your convenience, here is the direct link: http://planetpov.com/live-events/planet-talk/.
You may have noticed that we have renamed our Friday night event from HuffNo Friday to Friday Night at The Planet. No, we haven’t been bought off with Arianna Bucks (only redeemable for Pres. Obama dart boards), we just think it’s accomplished its goal of establishing awareness that The Planet is the Friday night alternative to HuffPo (we even had trolls at HuffPo whining about the phrase last week after we had stopped using “HuffNo”!).
However, we still encourage our visitors and members to continue the Friday boycott of HuffPo, making a statement to them by denying their site your attention, visits and clicks beginning at 9:00 pm PST tonight and ending at midnight Friday Night. However, as mentioned below, if you go there to invite others to join us, that would absolutely be very appreciated.
Seeing that HuffPo has now hobbled the member-created Friday Music Night over there by disabling all links to YouTube, it seems like a good opportunity for us to actively invite more friends and colleagues there to join us here on Friday night, where sharing music videos is not only allowed, members can quickly and easily embed videos in their comments.
Since HuffPo added our URL to their word filter (we’re in good company with “Ted Kennedy” and many other respected names), we now have a new link for you to share with your friends and colleagues in your posts at HuffPo that will bring them directly here to our home page:
Please let us know if this URL ever appears to also have been added to the word filter and is thus sending your comments there into pending, we can change this link an infinite number of times so HuffPo can stuff that in their moderation queue and sit on it.
Once again, we appreciate your getting the word out to friends, family and colleagues everywhere including HuffPo, about Friday Night at The Planet…the more, the merrier! Hope to see you here tomorrow night, should be a lot of fun!