Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
One of the benefits of being irregularly employed is having more time with my kids.
Friday, July 24, 2009
On this, the 101st entry on Round Seventeen, I've decided to go with a new tagline. I replaced, "28,195 words, rearranged daily" with the new "Spreading cynicism since 1998."
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Gidget, the little chihuahua from the Taco Bell commercials died yesterday.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
That's a bold opening.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Nevertheless, I am still fascinated by leftist hypocrisy.
Particularly, the Limo Liberals who want us to curb our consumption, drive eco-friendly cars and sacrifice for the sake of the future, while they maintain multiple houses, fly private jets and show up at red carpet affairs in chauffeur driven hummers. (Not to mention $10,000 dresses and $100,000 blood diamonds.)
Not long ago, I went for my 3 mile run in the neighborhood. As I was jogging down Culver Blvd. I noticed a man walking in front of me. He reached in his pocket, popped some candy in his mouth and then threw the wrapper to the curb.
As I came up on the 60-year old, white haired dude, I slipped off my headphones and admonished the bugger about littering in my neighborhood. You can imagine my surprise and my amusement when I turned and saw that the guilty party was none other than the former Mr. Jane Fonda (aka former 60's radical Tom Hayden.)
I ran a really fast 9:38 second mile pace that day. Fueled by astonishment and a healthy dose of righteous indignation.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I have been blessed with a lovely wife. My lovely wife has three sisters. Also within driving distance, there's my 81-year-old mother-in-law. And of course my two beautiful, funny, eye-rolling teenage daughters.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Years ago, my partner and I were casting children for an Earthlink commercial.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Earlier this week we watched the world pay tribute to Michael Jackson. He was deified by Magic Johnson, Brooke Shields and Reverend Al Sharpton. Luminaries who, it can be argued, are the very pillars of modern day western culture.
But in their praise of The Gloved One, they have, perhaps unwittingly, subordinated the contributions of another great African American musician. Of course, I am referring to the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.
Who was the bigger star?
The edge has to go to Brown, who successfully incorporated soul, pop, funk, R&B and rock and roll into a stunning 40-year career.
Here the point must be given to MJ, who not only gave us gravity defying leans, spins and twirls but also the inimitable Moon walk.
Though he died $400 million in debt, accountants estimate his estate is still $200 million in the black. Advantage, MJ.
Arrested 8 times, convicted 5, James Brown spent more than 5 years of his life in prison. Point, The Godfather.
To break this tie, let’s look at one final criterion, Charisma. And for that let’s go to the video….
I’m sorry Berry Gordy, Micheal Jackson is not The Greatest Entertainer of all Time. That title belongs to the Godfather of Soul, who had the good sense to appear on national TV only after he had polished off an entire bottle of Courvoisier.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
As a rule I try not to bag on other people's advertising. After all I am a freelancer and I would never want to bite the hand that occasionally feeds me and my family. But rules, particularly self-imposed rules, are meant to be broken.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
In the last two weeks many celebrities have died, including: Michael Jackson, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Billy Mays, Karl Malden and Waldo Von Erich.