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Sunday, June 27, 2010

The News of Yesterday

June 27th, 2010

Note the headline. The grim yellow poetry of journalism's past is both florid and feral.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

We Had Been Thinking That Ourselves

June 26th, 2010

In an early scene from the original 1939 film version of "My Man Godfrey," the late, great William Powell stands before an assemblage of the idle and grossly rich declaring that part of the reason for his attending their soirĂ©e was "to see how a collection of empty headed nitwits conducted themselves." Moments later, a voice is heard off-screen responding, "Why, the man's perfect! I have been wanting to say that for years but I didn't have the nerve."

Viewing this clip of the AFL-CIO's Ron Blackwell calling Fox News' Neil Cavuto an "asshole" on live television provoked, in me, a similar reaction.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

IDF Siege of the Mavi Marmara

June 12th, 2010

The video embed below is a little over an hour of uninterrupted footage from the deck of the Gaza flotila ship Mavi Marmara before the siege by the IDF.