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From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the headscratching staff chronicles the mangled phrases of the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. So here’s another roll call, dating back 12 months. • Last August, … Continue reading
Dr. Jill Stein, the woman who took the green out of the Green Party in 2002, wants another shot at the presidency of the United States. From her press release yesterday: Dr. Jill Stein Announces Formation of Exploratory Committee For … Continue reading
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is having a moment. There’s his new memoir – Undisputed Truth – co-authored with Larry Sloman. And HBO’s Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. And Fox Sports’ Being: Mike Tyson. And, especially, yesterday’s op-ed in the New York … Continue reading
From our Worst Nightmare desk The hardworking staff just received this email from The New Republic: That’s some pairing, yeah? You’ve got Sorkin, whose The Newsroom is the show about journalism that journalists love to hate, teamed up with Wieseltier, … Continue reading
HBO’s full page ad for The Newsroom in Friday’s New York Times: Pretentious? (Paging Aaron Sorkin, paging Mr. Aaron Sorkin.) Yes. Insufferable? (Paging Jeff Daniels, paging Mr. Jeff Daniels.) Yes. The hardworking staff will watch it? Yes. God help us.
The Missus and I finally caught up on the premiere episode of HBO’s widely acclaimed (representative sample here) new series Girls, and here’s what we have to say: If that’s not the most insufferable group of of young gals around, … Continue reading