Keanu Nominated for an Oscar →
Just kidding. ZING! Words cannot describe how much joy I got from these blog entries describing “The Hunt for the Worst Movie of All Time” at Videogum. If you have a few minutes, treat yourself. Unless you like the movies Pay It Forward and The Family Stone, in which case, um…I have no advice?
Revisiting the Death Penalty in TX
The New York Times has a piece today about the late Cameron Todd Willingham, convicted as a murderer of his three daughters and executed in Texas in 2004. His family is bringing a somewhat unprecedented posthumous appeal in order to clear his name. This could be the case that finally proves beyond most shadows of doubt that the government executed an innocent man. Lots of interesting reading on...
i realized the other day i am 65 friends from 2000 friends on facebook and i...– Shauna It’s good to have ambitions.
NFL in full swing, baseball playoffs, NBA starting so soon…some observations from the front lines (the front lines being my computer screen where I consume all types of sports journalism…”journalism” being used very loosely). I am an A.J. Burnett apologist. It’s like he’s my underachieving child…I know he’s capable of greatness, he just needs to...
Reality TV Ideas, Part I →
1) I would most certainly watch a reality TV show where Cory Booker and Chris Christie live in a house in Newark together. Suggested potentially humorous activities: Watching Fox News together; watching Bruce Springsteen concert DVD’s; setting up a lemonade stand on the Garden State Parkway Working Titles: Pell-Mell (?); Left From Right; My Right, Your Left; other assorted political jokes ...
I went to see Franz Wright read some of his new poems at the Art Institute last Thursday night. He read and told stories, and even though his new volume is titled the German word for “The Forest of Dead Children” (EEEEKKKK), he took pains to mix the real depressing stuff with a poem, for example, about his cat, Robert. Here is an earlier poem of his, from the volume Walking to...
Desperately Seeking Zen
Yesterday I was seeking some zen, and said so in my gchat status. Here were the suggestions offered by friends and loved ones: -go see Donna Karan, zen master -go to Starbucks for a zen tea and pumpkin bread -go to the chinese/ japanese restaurant in Wicker Park named Zen that always smells like a salt mine dipped in bok choy SERENITY NOW