Sunday, December 06, 2009
Yeah, What John Said... (Eps. 378)
Go to Balloon Juice. Read John.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Gun Show Loopholes
Looks like they still exist. This is a major terrorism issue, yet most republicans still deny they exist. Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg for going against the party line.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Edward M. Kennedy
He accomplished so much, perhaps in part because he never became the US president. I met him briefly during my high school graduation (he struck me as an unusually kind man), and I know that he was the rock of his family. RIP Sen. Kennedy.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Mara Liasson is an Idiot
On Fox News, NPR's Mara Liasson compares the "failure" of the Cash for Clunkers program to the government's failure during Katrina. See it here.
Is it something in the water over at Fox News? I hadn't previously noticed what a dipshit Liasson is...
Friday, July 17, 2009
And That's The Way It Is
Goodbye Walter Cronkite. How sad that Uncle Walter left us just a couple days short of the anniversary of Apollo 11.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Masters of Disaster
Check out this article in Times Online about the impact of MBAs on the current financial crisis, and on many that have come before.
via: Arts & Letters Daily
Monday, January 26, 2009
Good News/Bad News
Doug Allen is out at SAG, which bodes well for a resolution to the stalled contract settlement and a better employment landscape for the industry. Good news.
Variety is dropping the axe today on a major layoff at the paper. Bad news.
Update: Nikki Finke has posted a list of Variety layoffs. If Anne Thompson is really on the list then the folks over there really do not understand what their digital future will require. There are a lot of other fine folks on the list, but Thompson is a name they should be building their brand on.
Update (4:30p): Anne confirms it on her blog.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Totten on Iraq and the Surge
Go read Michael Totten on the subject of the end of the Surge.
More Reality, Less Drama
NBC has announced that Jay Leno will take the 10p slot M-F, relieving actors of a weekly 5 hours of primetime work opportunities. One of my favorite Entertainment Industry writers, David Poland, seems to be one of the few who noticed the significance. Meanwhile, the Screen Actors Guild continues to fight their doomed battle. A little dip in a pool of Sun Tsu might help the SAG leaders - they are fighting the right battle at the wrong time, and it is hurting a lot of innocent people.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Are You Experienced?
The last surviving member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience is dead. Mitch Mitchell has passed away at the age of 62.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Where's My Waitress?
One of the original Mothers is dead. Jimmy Carl Black has died at the age of 70.
Jimmy's Official Website.