Archive for June, 2006

The “Real Men Are Morons” Campaign Continues

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

From the L.A. *Times*: “Spike Goes to the Mat to Get Guys”. Since the days of the Reagan administration, conservatives and corporate types have been engaged in an intense and wide-ranging media campaign to convince men that it’s cool to be stupid (nuance is for pussies); cool to possess the attention span of a gerbil; […]

Hard Time: Season 2 #7

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

It’s in the stores, I’ve heard. So — what did you think?

Auditory Hallucination?

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Can someone please tell me if I hallucinated this? I could swear that sometime in the late ’60s, a folk-rock group or solo artist recorded a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” with electric (maybe twelve-string) guitar, prominent bassline, drums — everything you’d expect would pulverize such a delicate melody and lyric…except, it didn’t. Somehow, it […]

Save NPR and PBS…Again (=yawn=)

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

I received the following mass-email from this afternoon: Everyone expected House Republicans to give up efforts to kill NPR and PBS after a massive public outcry stopped them last year. But they’ve just voted to eliminate funding for NPR and PBS — ­unbelievably, starting with programs like “Sesame Street.” Public broadcasting would lose nearly […]