Wednesday, November 28, 2007

OKAY...So I get off my 8 am, day before Thanksgiving flight, and see this nice lady sitting behind a folding table at the miniscule Dallas-Love airport bookstore. I do a double-take, and it's US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. I go the restroom, decide this is a photo-worthy event, and even better, an excuse to use one of the many lovely functions of my iPhone.

I could think of no pithy/politically provocative statements to make, so instead asked to take her picture, shook her hand, and asked her to keep doing a good job. L-A-M-E.

No, I did not buy a book. From what I can tell KBH is not high on the Al Qaeda hit list, either. She had one PR rep with her, from what I could tell, and I could have taken him easy.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Hey yo. I just added links to my Pandora stations over on the left at the bottom. Pandora, if you haven't used it, is an excellent internet radio program and a great way to find new music.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Why We Fight

This is a nuts and bolts but well produced explanation of what the writers are striking for.

“The wave . . . is the only visible embodiment of what physicists tell us all matter is composed of, which is particles held together by some kind of magnetic or molecular force. And that’s what makes the waves move...And if God were trying to reach out to us, and teach us something about the deepest nature of matter, he might use some drugged-out surfers.”--David Milch

The show has been over for months. And I never did really think it was "good." But my how I miss John from Cincinnati.

Here's a not so flattering New Yorker piece on it: ">Dead in the Water.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Terrific video from screenwriter Harlan Ellison that explains dynamics of what writers are striking for.

The Office is Closed

The Office is Closed

Actually, The Office is on strike. This is a great video featuring writers, producers, performers from The Office explaining the strike.


Amazing. My iPod broke. I got the sad iPod icon, meaning I had hardware "issues" and needed to send the thing in or bring it by a store. I wept.

Then here's a great example of the symbiosis between old and new media. Last night I check the NYT homepage and there's this article: Don’t Throw Out Your Broken iPod; Fix It via the Web

Then I find the page (this one on CrunchGear), and with the help of a Swiss Army Knife, and a folded up business card, my iPod works.

Sure, it's a little rough around the edges, but so am I.