One of my family’s most cherished holiday photos is of me and my sister each sitting on a knee of the Santa Claus that used to occupy the Uncle Sam Atrium, back when it was a miniature downtown mall with its own movie theater rather than what it is today: a hollow glass monstrosity housing […]
Let me first make one thing clear: I disagreed, from the beginning, with Christopher Hitchens’ view on the War in Iraq. Firstly, there are the political concerns. For as much as we were culpable in our foreign policy blunders throughout the previous decades (cue that infamous photo of Rumsfeld gifting Hussein a rifle), we could […]
Myself, along with many others on Twitter, exploded in a barrage of jokes and puns upon learning of the death of North Korea’s despot and l’enfant terrible, Kim Jong-Il.
The country’s state media reported his death late Sunday night, citing “physical exhaustion during a train ride.” With the Kim Family Regime’s history of outrageous claims and […]
Christopher Hitchens in Quotes from The Telegraph. One of my favorites, on cats and dogs:
[O]wners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled […]
Today we mark the passing of two of the greatest contributors to Western culture in the last century. It’s a sad day, truly, for anybody who challenges, thinks, or otherwise acts outside the confines and constraints of a group consensus or conventional mores.
Joe Simon, born Hymie Simon, was […]
Just some of the stories today that impact your life:
Here’s how we’re going to do this: I’m going to pick ONE to be album of the year, then the other 19 are going to be listed in no particular order.
The problem with lists is that art is not an empirical set of values. It can’t be quantified, unless you’re ranking by number of […]
Time has (not) picked its 2011 Person of the Year: “The Protestor.” This marks the 85th time the magazine has published the annual special, beginning in 1927 with famed aviator Charles Lindberg.
Formerly known as “Man of the Year” until it was changed in 1999, Time has always […]
Carl Paladino has written Jimmy Vielkind a scathing letter of blustery rhetoric that sort of reads like a Christopher Hitchens essay, that is if Hitchens were preoccupied with his failures in life, was not that clever, and only wrote while drunk Facebooking.
In the rant, Drunk Hitchens accuses […]
For those who don’t know, Hollywood’s “Black List” is an annual compilation of the hottest/best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Deadline has the full list, and the Times Union’s CJ Lais shares his thoughts here.
My thoughts on the Top […]
- Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye…
- Listen to me LIVE as guest co-host of Alternative to Sleeping tonight at 10pm!
- Realtors: “WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH” George Hearst III: “NONONOO SSSSHHH IT’S OKAY, it’s okay…here. Here’s a pacifier.” Kristi: “#oops.”
- Open Mic web series premiere tonight @ Lark Tavern
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