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Archive for the 'schadenfreude' Category

Overexpansion -> Contraction

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I learned about this essential law of retail physics during my tenure at Tower Records.

The Most Annoying Name in News Allegedly Caught with Methamphetamine and Sex Toy After Curfew in NYC’s Central Park

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Ordinarily I’d ignore sordid stuff like this, but Richard Quest is the most annoying person on CNN– and for a network that employs Nancy Grace, Glenn Beck and Larry King, that’s quite a ranking.

Blame

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

“Finger Pointing, Frustration in Clinton Camp”

Chris Matthews Is Strident, Creepy and Overbearing, But At Least He’s Boring

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Last night on Hardball Chris Matthews took five minutes (but it seemed like 50) to apologize for insulting Hillary Clinton awhile back. A simple mea culpa would’ve done fine, but Matthews found it necessary to embarrass himself by rambling on and on with the self-serving bluster that’s his trademark. I hope there’s another The/A Daily [...]

A Farewell to Turdblossom: Deconstruction of a Wilt

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

James Carville dissects Karl Rove: Mr Rove’s famous electoral strategy – focusing on the Republican base first – is also largely responsible for a shift in international public opinion against the US. It would not be fair to blame Mr Rove for the Iraq war. But it is clearly fair to blame his strategy for [...]

Gaps, Gaps, Gaps

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

The eldest among us may remember that notorious 18.5 minute gap in Nixon’s “Watergate Tapes.” Folks examining email records from the fired-prosecutors affair are now asking about a 16 day gap. The real, ongoing gap is one of credibility. Not to be confused with other comedic Gaps.

Going After Cheney

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Andrew Sullivan mulls over the Libby verdict. And I can’t wait for this weekend’s Le Show. You know Shearer’s got to update “Dick Cheney….Confidential.”

A Personal Farewell To His Very Own Quagmire

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Good riddance.

The World Does Not Cease To Spin When Wealthy Web Blowhards Quit

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

…but the ripple effect on tech blogs can be great spectator sport. This morning Mr. Winer chimed in, too. I’ve never been much of a Calacanis fan. I’ve also never been your basic Valleywag camp follower, although the redesign is good and Nick Denton is a much more substantive and less annoying/boring writer than the [...]

Wal-Mart Posts First Quarterly Loss In 10 Years

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Smirk. Gloat.