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12/21/2006:"Give a Man a Fish, and He'll Eat for a Day, Give a Manatee..."

manatee_sm (10k image)...a web site, and he'll get 3 million visitors the first day. More proof that the YouTubes will kill the BoobTube: Apparently Conan O'Brien used a toss off line about a web site called on his show the other night, prompting NBC to buy the domain before someone took advantage of the on-air mention. This inspired Conan's staff to create an actual site for viewers to visit, with lots of "hot man-on-manatee action". In a final "blow" (Heh. I said "blow") to television's dwindling power (or at least its growing interdependence with the web) Andy Samdberg then attempted to get more mileage out of the whole thing by linking it to the SNL "Dick in a Box" phenomena (which many people like myself would've never seen without YouTube), by showing "Fan Art" he'd done of him and the Manatee with their man(atee)hood in gift-wrapped boxes.