Video game dependency
One more thing I’m not going to lose sleep over.Drunk and crazy guy on N Judah
He said this: “Hey, the Pope died. They elected a new one. A German guy. The Pope lives! The Pope lives! He lives in Rome, I think. Somewhere like that.”
Then he said some other stuff. Last weekend.
Went to LA for the annual Duck’s Breath performance benefiting Jim Turner’s son’s former school. (Do I follow that?) Big fun, as usual. We performed at Fais Do Do, a club on Adams that (I think) specializes in reggae/Caribbean/New Orleans kind of music. It used to be a go-go club. At least, it still has go-go boxes (lit from bottom) for dancers, no longer functional (dancers as well as boxes).
But we also had a photo session, as part of a promotion for the national release of the Duck’s Breath DVD, which has been picked up by Riverbend Productions (a new production company), to be distributed by Ryko. How hip is that?
They do Bowie, Nils Lofgren, Brian Eno, etc. The official launch is scheduled for late September. This is too good
NBC clashes with Tom DeLay on Law & Order
By Steve Gorman
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representative Majority Leader Tom DeLay accused NBC on Thursday of slurring his name by including an unflattering reference to him on the NBC police drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
DeLay's name surfaced on Wednesday night on the show's season finale, which centered on the fictional slayings of two judges by suspected right-wing extremists.
In the episode, police are frustrated by a lack of clues, leading one officer to quip, "Maybe we should put out an APB (all-points-bulletin) for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt."What an insult! I think....
In a letter to NBC Universal Television Group President Jeff Zucker, DeLay wrote: "This manipulation of my name and trivialization of the sensitive issue of judicial security represents a reckless disregard for the suffering initiated by recent tragedies and a great disservice to public discourse."Go get ‘em, Tom!
The Texas Republican went on to suggest the "slur" against him was intended as a jab at comments he had made about "the need for Congress to closely monitor the federal judiciary."
NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly responded in a statement that the dialogue in question "was neither a political comment nor an accusation."Liar! It was both! Probably!
"The script line involved an exasperated detective bedeviled by a lack of clues, making a sarcastic comment about the futility of looking for a suspect when no specific description existed," Reilly said.So why go after Tom?
He added: "It's not unusual for 'Law & Order' to mention real names in its fictional stories. We're confident in our viewers' ability to distinguish between the two."We can’t do that! Fuck you!
The show, which frequently incorporates stories and themes ripped from the headlines, aired weeks after a white supremacist was sentenced to 40 years in prison for plotting to assassinate a federal judge whose husband and elderly mother were later slain by another man angry at the judge.Boring!
That judge, Joan Lefkow, appeared earlier this month before the Senate Judiciary Committee to rebuke politicians and other public figures who have used inflammatory language to criticize judicial decisions they disagreed with. She said such rhetoric encouraged violence against judges.
Some leading Republicans used harsh terms to condemn judges earlier this year after courts failed to intervene to save the life of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who died after her feeding tube was removed at her husband's request but against her parents' wishes.
At the time, DeLay said, "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior."Maybe not!
Producer Dick Wolf, creator of the "Law & Order" franchise, took a swipe at DeLay in his own statement on Thursday, saying, "I ... congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show." Me too!
The flap came as ethics questions swirling around DeLay mounted with a Texas judge ruling on Thursday that a political action committee formed by the congressman violated state law by failing to disclose $600,000 in mostly corporate donations.He’s innocent! I think.
The show's season finale drew 14.5 million viewers, but DeLay wasn't one of them. An aide said he heard about the show through his wife, who learned of it from someone else who saw the episode.He didn’t even see the show? And yet he is deeply offended? The man is a god. A GOD!And from across the pond….
Doctors in England want to ban certain kitchen knives, believing they might cut emergency room costs:
A spokesperson for the Association of Chief Police Officers told the BBC: "ACPO supports any move to reduce the number of knife related incidents, however, it is important to consider the practicalities of enforcing such changes."
There goes Thanksgiving. That’s all I have to say. Joke or not?
You tell me.