Show of hands: how many of you have now seen the premiere episode of Aaron Sorkin’s “Newsroom,” debuting on HBO this week? (That’s “The West Wing” Aaron Sorkin.) No? You don’t get HBO? Well, now you have to. You don’t have a TV? Oh, for God’s sake — do you have a refrigerator? […]
So you can buy a second-hand copy of my first book — a thin paperback called Honor Grades on 15 Hours a Week — for $74.98 plus $3.99 shipping and handling, here (you would have to be insane to do that); or the brand new e-book edition for $3.99, here (frugally […]
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
Sing along with David Attenborough for two minutes. You won’t be disappointed. (Thanks, Alan!)
He will live in our hearts and our closets — and at the soon-to-open Charles Nolan Reading Room at the High School of Fashion Industries and through the soon-to-be fully-endowed Charles Nolan Scholarship at […]
PUTIN’ ON THE RITZ
Alan: “Now THIS is how you do a flashmob!!!!! What a crazy, delightful ever changing world! Who could have thought that in 2012 young people in Moscow would put on a ‘flash mob’ happening, dancing to an 83-year-old American song written by a Russian-born American Jew whose last name is […]
Not sure whether you found time over the weekend to watch that Jon Stewart clip, but I feel the need to expound a little further. It’s the clip that shows Republicans blasting Obama for doing something no other modern president has ever done — except it turns out they ALL have. The […]
Roberta Taussig: “Following up on Wednesday’s post, did you know libraries now lend e-books? Check out this link provided by the Multnomah County library, Portland, Oregon (my fair city). And the FAQ.”
The Obama team has a new app you should check out: Dashboard. It’s the national online […]
George Berger: “I noticed today that my WMT leaps are up over 300%. Time to sell yet? Or hang on for 400%?”
A bird in the hand. I would sell half, anyway.
WheelTug posted a short clip. I love the Franz Schubert score and the way the 737 backs out […]
We wait. Torture! The company issues a weekly update — I sure hope for a progress report by the weekend.
Bob Stromberg: “Here is a great 3-minute YouTube about a grassroots organization that beat the Tea Party. It changed the conversation from ‘taxes taxes taxes’ to ‘book burning’ and then ‘vote […]
This is the Supreme Court decision the President criticized in his State of the Union, saying, ““With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without […]
After 13 years, today or tomorrow may be the day. In fact, the Prague airport being 9 hours ahead of California, it may already betomorrow where you are. As long-time readers know, I refer, of course, to the test of an actual WheelTug system installed inside the nose wheel of an actual 737. If […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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