NBC Universal (my employer) and News Corp (aka Fox) formed a partnership early this year (aka NewsSite) and have finally given the site a name… Hulu. You heard me correct, Hulu. Well, I won’t poke too much fun a the nonsensical name, but for now all the site shows is a form to signup to be in the beta test. No videos, no movies, just a billboard. I’ll just have to sit here with my hands on over my mouth (to keep from laughing at the name) and wait until there’s actual content on the site.
As a side note, for those of you wondering if “hulu” is an actual word or not… it is. Its the Chinese name for one of the first cultivated plants in the world, grown not for food but as a container. What is the English name of this plant? Well, since you asked I’ll tell you. Calabash. And get this, NBC & Fox will have their videos, movies, etc. hosted on a website named after a plant that natives in West Papua, New Guinea dry into a gourd and use as a traditional penis covering that they call a koteka.
Wonderful work Marketing & PR folks. I can’t wait to watch videos on my penis gourd.