Friday, June 29, 2012

We wouldn't have known you all these years


All hail the vegetarian state

This has to overcome my self-imposed bloggedy silence -- Justice Ginsburg is truly a national treasure.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Breaking news

Another good day for the news professionals at Fox News

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Blue Monday, Grateful Dead edition

Friday, June 22, 2012

Baseball's greatest owner

Bill Murray

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For the Supremes

Monday, June 18, 2012

Blue Monday, Lightnin' Hopkins edition

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Now that is a "Correction"

From the print version of today's NY Times magazine:

CORRECTION:  An article on May 20 about the musician Regina Spektor referred imprecisely to a scale she played on the piano during one of recording sessions, and a correction in this space on June 3 gave another imprecise reference to it.  The scale was E-flat Major -- not D-sharp, as the correction said.  (The latter is the enharmonic equivalent of E-flat major.)


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ignore this

I had meant to mention this great story, "5 ways to spot a B.S. political headline," that ran on "On the Media" last month, but as per usual, other things got in the way.  In the story, Bob Garfield discusses the words that should lead you to move on with Jason Pargin, who identified those "5 ways:"

BOB GARFIELD:  Next on your list, the word “blast.” So-and-so blasts so-and-so for  statement on such-and-such.
JASON PARGIN:  Yes. Again, completely inconsequential in the long run. Mitt Romney blasting the President’s new economic plan is not news. He’s repeating the exact same thing that he’s going to be saying from now until Election Day. But if he thoughtfully deconstructs it, that apparently doesn’t make a headline that anyone would want to click on but if he blasts it or if he eviscerates it, whatever ridiculous hyperbole they want to put to describe criticism of policy, that apparently is the only thing that will get people to click on it. But it winds up putting the focus entirely on the fight.

So I called it to mind when I read today's headline in The New York goddam Times:

Romney Calls Obama Policies the Most Anti-Business in Recent History

Ya think?

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Ralph Molina

"The luckiest man in rock," sounds about right.

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Class civil war

I am continually amazed at the response to criticisms of the Trumps (or Romneys) of the world, who inherited their fortunes and have benefited hugely from bankruptcy laws you and I are not permitted to utilize, as "class warfare" and "envy," while at the same time so many Americans resent their fellow members of the middle class who are receiving basic benefits.

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Blue Monday, Allman Bros edition

Friday, June 01, 2012

Mean Town Blues

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