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  1. says

    A lot of people in the GOP like VDH because he caters to those who do not actually read books but like to think of themselves being in favor of “standards” and “classics.”

  2. DrLeoStrauss says

    @Sam Lowry
    Today while channel surfing to avoid Iowa and errands, ran into SNL Best of Will Farrell and they played ‘Cowbell’ sketch entirely twice in the same 1 hour clip show. Right after read your post. The universe is talking . . .

  3. Sam Lowry says

    @DrLeoStrauss
    While reading that Washington City Paper/WaPo story you posted, all I could think of was that Blue Öyster Cult/Behind the Music parody. Good times. And Christopher Walken is sublime. I haven’t watched much SNL since the early 90s, but will occasionally catch a link to a particularly funny sketch. About the only consistently funny things coming out of SNL these days are videos by Andy Samberg.

  4. Aldershot says

    RedPhillip :IKR! My sympathy is entirely with Muffin, poor baby. Ima gonna retweet so hard! Srsly.
    I nominate the Good Doctor to begin compiling the Manga version of our decline from empire into whatever comes next.

    Seconded…or at least some Sunday funnies. Manga McLauglin Group?

  5. DrLeoStrauss says

    @Sam Lowry
    LOL!

    Bruce Dickinson: I’ll be honest.. fellas, it was sounding great. But.. I could’ve used a little more cowbell. So.. let’s take it again.. and, Gene?

    Gene Frenkle: Yeah?

    Bruce Dickinson: Really explore the studio space this time.

    Gene Frenkle: You got it, Bruce.

    Bruce Dickinson: I mean, really.. explore the space. I like what I’m hearing. roll it.

  6. Comment says

    @DrLeoStrauss
    A lot of people in the GOP like VDH because he caters to those who do not actually read books but like to think of themselves being in favor of “standards” and “classics.”

  7. DrLeoStrauss says

    Yes, poor Muffin, agree Phillip. Funny you should mention manga. Was just thinking a manga might be fun. We’d all be characters together watching events unfold while our lives continue with various comedic interludes. Started thinking of an arc/outlining a ‘story bible’ together perhaps in an upcoming beach visit. And Muffin, of course!

  8. RedPhillip says

    IKR! My sympathy is entirely with Muffin, poor baby. Ima gonna retweet so hard! Srsly.

    I nominate the Good Doctor to begin compiling the Manga version of our decline from empire into whatever comes next.

  9. Comment says

    That Weston alternative speech is really comically bad : “i know you’re sad and angry.”
    So typical – only an academic liberal would think to begin a speech on such a depressing and presumptuous note.

    Recalls some terrible teachers and professors in days gone by.

    Besides it’s absoluely nothing like FDR’s thunderbolt style of speaking or JFK’s cant free Soresonian masterpieces. But he thinks it is.

    Sorenson – btw — shortly before he died – noted the deep decline in Obama’s rhetoric since he became President.

  10. Comment says

    @Dr Leo Strauss
    WaPo as front for kaplan test prep is like a mobbed up pizza parlour opening a conspicuous social club to front for the pizza shop. Which is the respectable biz?

    The relationship w Zuckerman’s Boston Properties and DailyNews made sense because BostP has so much interaction with City Hall and other politicos.

    • Dr Leo Strauss says

      One wonders what the break up value of the parent company would be. From JWB’s business model point of view, the WaPo properties are not ‘synergistic’ or even rationally aligned except as you say to give liquidity to the paper.

  11. Sam Lowry says

    We’re saved!? The Washington Post is going all populist! (Of course, given that “populist” has also been used to describe the Tea Party, I shudder to think what a “populist” major newspaper actually means).

    But still, one hopes that historians sifting through the ashes will come across this: “The Post will always compete with the inside-the-Beltway journals and with the Times. It has to. But its future lies not with the rich; it lies with the citizenry. This newspaper must be the one source of high-quality, probing Washington news that readers in this region and across the country can look to for holding their government accountable. This publication must be for all Americans.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-populist-future-for-the-post/2011/08/04/gIQATZJExI_print.html

  12. DrLeoStrauss says

    Things must be really bad. David Gergen says Obama should surround himself with ‘wise men to show that he is serious.’

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