Archive for August, 2006

Recommended

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Quoting Mark Evanier: “Keith Olbermann tears Donald Rumsfeld a new orifice. If you haven’t read Rumsfeld’s remarks the other day before the American Legion, go read them first. Then read Olbermann.” Olbermann also delivered this commentary live tonight at the end of his “Countdown” program on MSNBC. If you can catch the replay later this […]

Confessional

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

You know those stories about kids who get mad at a parent and yell “I wish you were dead!”, and then the parent gets run over by a truck, and the guilt-ridden kid feels responsible for the parent’s death for the rest of his life? Well, I’m dealing with something like that, but not about […]

Recommended

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

If you’re not reading Carol Lay’s weekly “WayLay” comic strip on Salon.com, you should be. (Unless you’re a subscriber, you have to watch a brief advertisement to access Salon’s content. It’s worth it.) Check out the archives and visit Carol’s website, too. If you’ve spent any significant time in L.A., pay particular attention to the […]

Evasive Maneuvers

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

I’ve been wanting to post something more personal than a political rant, but what’s been going on in my life the past few weeks is still a little *too* personal to discuss here. I’ll work up to it eventually. In the meantime, in the interest of boosting my self-esteem, here’s an article by Greg Hatcher […]

Can Republicans Say “Ic”?

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Well, of course they can. It’s right there in the name of their party: RepublICan. So why do they make themselves sound like illiterates every time they’re forced to utter the dread name of the other party? Why do Republicans, almost without exception, refer to their opposition as “the Democrat Party”? Are they truly as […]

I’m Not Going to Say a Word…

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

…except to thank Dave Kraft for passing this along.

Bill Maher and Tom Wolfe

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

Not together, unfortunately. However, for those who didn’t know, Maher is doing a weekly show called “Fishbowl” on Amazon.com. You’ll find it here. Tom Wolfe’s Jefferson Lecture to the National Endowment for the Humanities gave me a terminal case of neuron envy. Pay particular attention to his comments on “the fiction absolute” and “championism.”

No Comment Necessary

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

It’s a Comedy Central trade ad celebrating South Park‘s Emmy nominations.