Saturday, September 30, 2006

Doonesbury used to have a character named Andy (died of AIDS) and now has one named Drew. Unfortunately it's a woman.
I'm just stalling when it comes to looking at the papers. Between the Woodward book and the Foley resignation I feel like it's Christmas morning.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Slate has been discussing Zach Braff:

It makes sense that Braff is so popular on MySpace, a site that exists so people can list what they like—friends, celebrities, music, movies. Braff is, essentially, an aggregator. His soundtracks are lists of his favorite songs. Garden State was a list of funny anecdotes and off-kilter objects rather than a cohesive story. He might not have anything original to say, but Braff does offer this insight on our generation: We are inclined to mistake stuff for substance.

I'm a good bit older than Braff but I'm inclined to agree when writer Josh Levin concludes:

If Zach Braff is the voice of my generation, can't someone please crush his larynx?
The NYT is running a story today about cultural conservatives:

In a Madonna concert and Veggie Tales, critics see a double standard.

Yes, you have to get up pretty early to fool those cultural conservatives.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

False alarm. Although tanks are indeed in the streets of Bangkok, my brother is fine.
According to his email, he was too busy fighting with his new annecdote to notice the coup.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My brother is in Bangkok now so I'm a little freaked out about this story that the Associated Press is running:

The Thai military launched a coup against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday night, circling his offices with tanks, seizing control of TV stations and declaring a provisional authority pledging loyalty to the king.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Are you a narcissist? Why not take a quiz and find out?
Doing a lousy job of posting lately; sorry.

I realize diction is tricky on this one but it did seem as though a lot of people on the news yesterday were remembering the "whores" of 9/11.