Tuesday, September 21, 2004
• Jay Lovinger compares journalism icon, Bob Woodward, to World Series of Poker winner, Greg Raymer. As you can imagine, it is an interesting piece.
• Boston.com/the Boston Globe/the New York Times/the Boston Red Sox have posed this question: if you get...
one, and only one, of your two most fervent wishes: Either John Kerry will be inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. Or the Boston Red Sox will win the World Series this fall.
As a liberal Dem., I’ll take the Sox World Series win and then do all I can to win back Congress.
• “Respek!” is the title of Sam Schechner’s article on Ali G.
Somehow, Sacha Baron Cohen, in the guise of a British would-be gangsta with a penchant for malapropisms and misunderstandings, managed to secure another passel of interviews with people like former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman (who conceded that, yes, whale feces "have got to be massive") and archconservative Patrick Buchanan (who said that Saddam Hussein "was using BLTs on the Kurds"). In one episode, Richard Kerr, a former deputy director of the CIA, found himself debating whether terrorists could drive a train into the White House.
The f#cking CIA are you fr*%king joking! Anyway, Da Ali G show is laugh out loud, gut busting, piss your pants funny. When HBO throws in The Da Ali G Show with Sopranos, at no extra, I can’t understand why anyone reading this blog doesn’t have HBO.
• I rarely agree with Pat Buchanan, but he is right on with this outburst last week on the Daily Show.
“This President has led us into this debacle [Iraq]…and I think it is a mess…and I think we ought to remove him…and a new team will try to get us out of it. Why doesn’t John Kerry do that?”
Instead of "It's the economy, stupid!", it should be "Don't be stupid, speak about Iraq simply!"