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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Dilly

The AP (covered in The Washington Post and on among many others)
BusinessWeek Online
New York Times
New York Times #2

My appearance on MSNBC's Scarborough Country I am told should air tonight... but you know how the news is... things get moved around. That's the latest word anyway.

UPDATE!! .mov version now available thanks to eggzakt. You rock man! Now the suckfest that is IE cannot control our viewing pleasure (or displeasure for that matter) any longer! Hi res version HERE.


  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger Dones said…

    I'll keep my eyes peeled!

  • At 3:07 PM, Blogger Strawman said…

    Also, Slate has a piece on you. I had no idea who you were, but the situation sounded pretty harrowing so I decided to check out old shows. You're a cut-up! The production grew tighter and your ease with the material got progressively more assured. The ideas were novel, bitingly so, and the content was sharp. It's a shame things didn't work out. And naturally, being wrapped up in the drama I scoured the web for Andrew's explanations. Not convincing. His body language betrays him. Anyhow, good luck.

  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger Uriah said…


    I wanted to let you know that I was never in the vlogging world. I was reading my local newspaper (Billings, Montana) and found your article. I had to find out about it and I searched for the story and found this great world of vlogging. I just wanted to let you know that as one young person (24) to another (you) that it has been inspirational to try something new and make it successful. thanks again, and I wish you luck. I know I will follow you.

  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Uriah said…

    By the way~ I'm currently running for the Montana State House of Reps as the youngest (but most qualified) candidate.

  • At 5:06 PM, Blogger Mike Ambs said…

    Hey Amanda,

    I've been desperately trying to get ahold of you with no luck :P

    I emailed you, at your unboomed gmail account, a video letter a few days ago about iFilm...

    I'm just curious if you received it or not.

  • At 5:19 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    Jeez... I just can't feel good about this stuff. I saw the new RB2.0 and it just wasn't the same. My fear is that the new Amanda thang will have the same result. Of course, I just left my job too and had some of the same thoughts. Had the same thoughts about the job before that.

    Love Ze Frank, thanks for the link. Good luck.


  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger LeggNet said…

    Amanda, YOU are...uh...were Rocketboom!

  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger WO7 said…


  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger Brandon said…

    Remember me? Now I have updated my site,please tell me what you think. If there is anything that you need me to take off just let me know and it will go pooof! (lol sorry just needed a few chuckles) Anyway you get the point.

    Thanks Again

    P.S. RB isnt near as good without you!

  • At 6:51 PM, Blogger Ray said…

    You rock! I have even seen comments on several PBS news items on the sad and hypocritical course of events. Everyone is pulling for you to get on another production soooooon!

    Best of luck!


  • At 7:25 PM, Blogger Author said…


    Your youth, energy and humor remind me of the good things in life.

    As far as I was concerned you were RocketBoom. I can't bring myself to watch RB2.0.

    I'm eagerly waiting to see where life takes you next, I bet it'll be great.

  • At 7:28 PM, Blogger Guy Ellis said…

    If you go to this link you can see the interview. Click the launch button under Amanda's face.

    Not sure if it's the whole interview. A bit at the end seems to be cut off.

  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    The interview is already on the web and will air at 9 ET.

    July 12: Tune in to MSNBC tonight at 9 ET for more from former Rocketboom host Amanda Congdon, including her thoughts on the future of video blogs and her reaction to Rocketboom 2.0.

  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger Ryan Biesemeyer said…

    wow. The RB 2.0b1 just found its way into my iTunes.

    I find it interesting that he tried to find someone with a similar (and i use this term loosely) look, but even so, the "humor" was forced and the show just drug on and on.

    Amanda, as you've heard hundreds or thousands of times in the last few days, there is no RocketBoom without you. I'm sure the crew deserved credit for their work over the past few years, but It is evident that you were the one who pulled it all together.

    I can't wait to watch the first eppisode of your next vlog; I only wish I could finance your next adventure.

    Ryan Biesemeyer
    Bies Design Studio

  • At 8:25 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    jeez, i turned on Scarborough Country and there's a segment about Crackheads Gone Wild, wtf?

  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger Ed said…

    I agree with Leggnet. I saw the new RB2.0, and well... it isn't rocketboom anymore. The new hostess tried, but she just isn't Amanda. Oh well, rocketboom was fun while it lasted. I'm looking forward to your next venture.

  • At 8:35 PM, Blogger ChrisM70 said…

    To the RB fans/onlookers:

    I have been reading and seeing a lot of talk about Amanda's split from RB, and I have to say that everyone needs to do one thing...


    It's not even 24 hours since RB "2.0" (is that really what they are going to call it?) broadcast, and everyone is proclaiming that either Andrew is a genius and Amanda will be forgotten, or Amanda is a star and RB will be dead in a few months.

    Come on people...
    Enough speculation.
    Enough innuendo.
    Enough predictions.

    Let's wait and see what happens.

    Both sides need to be allowed some time to figure this thing out.

    To Amanda:

    Don't worry about fame or fortune, or people telling you what to do. You do what you want to do.

    Fame is worthless if you are not happy.

    Good luck, and I personally hope to see you doing something that's not too "corporate" and allows you to just be yourself - opinions and all.

    Let's put all this drama behind us.

  • At 8:47 PM, Blogger Terry said…

    You were so well spoken in the interview.

  • At 8:48 PM, Blogger Teresa said…

    I just finished watching the interview with Joe.
    It was pretty extensive coverage of the situation.

  • At 9:30 PM, Blogger Randy said…

    Amanda I love your work keep going!!

  • At 10:02 PM, Blogger Steve Garfield said…

    Hi Amanda,
    You were great on MSNBC. Funny how they get you to the studio and then do an interview like you are miles away.
    That's weird.

  • At 10:12 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Hey sorry about the IE BS that's necessary to view the MSNBC spot online at this time. I will post up another copy of the piece if anyone knows of an .mov version... any leads?

    Andy, they got the age wrong. I'm still 24.

    Thanks for all the support, friends! Love all of you!!

  • At 10:17 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    I know, Stevie G, it was a bummer. Joe wasn't able to get back to Secaucus in time, so we did the interview that way.

  • At 10:38 PM, Blogger Rob said…

    24 bet it feels like 54 about now...Saw todays show and Scarborough hit the nail on the head with his last comment...Andrew better patch it up and let Amanda drive, at least from the backseat cause she gonna be available for about 30 more seconds, if your lucky.

    Good Luck Amanda loved your show.

  • At 11:28 PM, Blogger GS said…

    I popped into Rocketboom for my fortnightly catch up with all things RB. Was disgusted to see the imposter there. You are Rocketboom. Have taken down the link from my site and replaced it with yours.

    Good luck. I know you will flourish from this.

  • At 1:54 AM, Blogger Rob Sample said…

    I've been an early subscriber to tyour vlog, and watched you grow as a talent. I think the world knows you won't have any problem moving onward and upward. BTW Amanda, you really have to list the Slate article. It can be found here:

  • At 6:36 AM, Blogger Unknown said…

    Hey Amanda,
    In the interest of fairness I just tried to watch the new RB, and I just couldn't do it. The new anchor, whose name escapes me, seems to be trying to be you, but she's not, and it hurts to watch. I couldn't even get a third of the way through it. At first, when all this happened, I was angry at Andrew for what he did to you. Now, though I am still angry on your behalf, I am also angry at him for what he has taken from us. I finally, sadly, deleted the RB link from my favorites. Please come back to us soon, wherever and whenever that may be. I miss you.

    Your un-met friend in FL,

  • At 7:49 AM, Blogger Paul Michael Peters said…

    Is all of this attention going to your head yet? Does it feel good, like being drunk with power? Or more like a cold? You know, the night time sniffling sneezing kind.

  • At 8:52 AM, Blogger Brandon Whitesell said…

    Thanks for the links and keeping us posted!
    Keep telling people that you're more than a face - I don't think the media's understanding that (probably because they don't want to admit that their own networks treat them as such).

  • At 12:51 PM, Blogger Ghost said…

    Here also got interview by HK Media of Amanda:

    Amanda, you are a big hit!

  • At 11:21 PM, Blogger Rick said…

    We miss you! Keep us posted when you find your next gig!

  • At 11:43 PM, Blogger Mike Blasdel said…

    Great interview, and best of luck.

  • At 8:09 PM, Blogger CitizenX said…

    Downloading now.
    Thank you eggzakt!

    :: cheers ::

  • At 8:11 PM, Blogger CitizenX said…

    Downloading now...

    Thanks eggzakt, cheers all around for getting the interview online.

  • At 11:59 AM, Blogger David H said…

    I think the guy who is interviewing Amanda on MSNBC is really pretentious. what an arrogance!!! qualifying his media as a "gigantic mainstream media machine". i mean the guy asks : "what do you get that we (the media) don't get?" AND there, what's YOUR Killing answers : "I KNOW HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH MY AUDIENCE". i say it's a ROCKETBOOM quote! Good luck Amanda!

  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger Resplendato said…


    You looked so pretty on that interview..what a smile. You are lovely, honest, vulnerable and approachable..I suppose it's better that you don't go to network are too real for them.

  • At 6:32 PM, Blogger Lester said…

    Is it just me, or does he start off by saying, "...from the big dick"?


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