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Archive for May, 2008

Runnin’ with the Acappella

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

David Lee Roth solo vocal Also, a 2007 reunion performance of “Jump” where things went horribly wrong (see YouTube comments). [thanks to Von Shmavid and Pete from Tribe for the links]

Howard Kurtz Reliably Sleazes

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Apparently the appearance of impropriety isn’t something Kurtz considers when booking guests. Which wouldn’t be that huge a deal, considering it’s CNN/Time-Warner– where such confluences are usually euphemized as “synergy”– but Kurtz fancies himself a media critic.

When You’re In A Hole…

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

….stop digging.


Saturday, May 24th, 2008

If your venue puts on live shows, don’t advertise that the doors will be opening at 6:30pm and then make fans wait outside the gate, standing in the cold, until after 8 o’clock– with little or no explanation. Using the excuse “the headlining band was late and wants to soundcheck” doesn’t work. The headlining band [...]

Transparently Cynical or Merely Hopelessly Delusional?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

“Temperamentally unfit” “Shameless”

Don’t Hate Clinton Because She’s a Woman

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

There’s many other VALID reasons: Here’s the thing: There is plenty of sexism— more than enough, thank you very much— in this country. Which is why it’s so sad to see Hillary’s supporters (and lately even her female detractors, and way too many column inches) elevate her to some kind of goddess warrior, symbolizing the [...]


Sunday, May 18th, 2008

I won’t be able to make it but I’ll be there in spirit.

Another Weekend Gardening

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Daily 80 to 95 degree temperatures since Thursday have things budding and flowering. Perfect potting/repotting weather.

“Dumber White People Will Vote for Me…Won’t You Join Them?”

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Hillary Clinton in USA Today, 5/8/08: “I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article “that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states [...]

Past Tense

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

11.4 million dollars of her (their) own money later…