Archive for October 17th, 2005

Monday MP3 Blogging

I’m just going to come right out and say it: Louis Farrakhan singing a novelty calypso song about a transsexual.

Don’t believe me? Check it out.

Righto, I’m off to go see Rollins – feel free to listen to this over and over while I’m gone. Amaze your friends!

Thanks again to Otisfodder.com for compiling and hosting all of this weirdness.

October 17th, 2005 at 06:13pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,Monday Media Blogging

Daaaaaamn.

Not sure how many people know who he is, but Charlie Rocket was a pretty damn funny guy, especially as Pat’s obsessed next-door neighbor in the otherwise godawful It’s Pat, and as a deranged general in Wagons East. He was also one of the castmembers who replaced the original Not Ready For Primetime Players on SNL in the early 80s, and was notoriously fired for swearing on the air.

Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Claverie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on October 7. His throat had been cut, the medical examiner said.

“An investigation determined there was no criminal aspect to this case,” State Police Sgt. J. Paul Vance said Monday.

(snip)

His movie credits included “Earth Girls are Easy,” “Dumb and Dumber” and “Dances With Wolves,” according to the Internet Movie Database.

Cutting your own throat seems like kind of an odd way to commit suicide, but hey, they’re the experts…

5 comments October 17th, 2005 at 02:13pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Movies,Weirdness

All I Needed To Hear…

If anyone has any doubts about just how compromised and awful the NY Times is, this letter to the editor should dispel them all:

I really dislike your newspaper. I think that too many times you are blatantly biased. Your thinly veiled pro-liberal viewpoints actually harm your cause, since those of us who are Republicans learn to disregard your opinions as being predictable and, frankly, useless in any constructive debate about an issue.

Nonetheless, you deserve credit for your article about Judith Miller. Its criticisms of your paper and Ms. Miller were forthright and, by all appearances, sincere. It is about time.

Perhaps there are reasons for us conservatives to read your newspaper after all. Keep up the honesty. It becomes you.

Attaboys from the wingnuts. Mission accomplished, NYT. Well done.

*slow clap*

They also got this gem:

As a former journalist and current college teacher, I think The Times did the right thing in defending Judith Miller and her decision to protect her sources. Clearly the publisher’s support meant a lot to Ms. Miller.

I think that it’s of little consequence that The Times was scooped on aspects of this story. That The Times does not follow the scoop mentality of many other national news media is among the reasons The Times remains The Times.

Those of us old enough to remember publication of the Pentagon Papers know that The Times is willing to take the lead when appropriate. The paper’s handling of coverage of the Miller case illustrates that The Times is also willing be to patient when circumstances demand.

I am sure that all who value the principles that support a free press are relieved that Ms. Miller is out of jail, and grateful to Ms. Miller and The Times for having taken this courageous and patient stand.

Yes, kudos to the NYT for rising above that insidious scoop mentality that afflicts so many other, lesser papers. It just makes them look like overeager, grasping little strivers, and that’s sooooo unattractive. Why, it’s almost as bad as that “seeking the objective truth” mentality, but fortunately that was stamped out several years ago, like polio.

Where do they FIND these people???

1 comment October 17th, 2005 at 10:58am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Libby/Plame,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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