Friday, May 30, 2008
--Korman . . . who was 81 . . . had suffered an aneurysm four months ago, and apparently died of complications from that. He had undergone several major surgeries in the ensuing months.
--Korman is probably best known for SCREWING UP. His inability to keep a straight face during sketches with "Carol Burnett" co-star TIM CONWAY were LEGENDARY.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
--Bonnaroo . . . which is going into its seventh year . . . has never been broadcast on national TV before. (--For more on Bonnaroo, including the lineup, go here . . .)
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
28-year-old Sheyla Hershey is a model from Houston, Texas, who recently went through her EIGHTH breast enhancement surgery.
--Her breasts are now 34FFF . . . but that's not enough for Sheyla. She wants to go bigger and set the record for the largest fake breasts in the world.
Monday, May 12, 2008
If you ever have any interest in Sociology whatsoever, this is one of the best studies ever done and the day by day account of it is mind boggling. It's amazing that Sudhir is still alive. I absolutely loved this book and it has changed my world view forever. That's the mark of a good Sociology book, right.
Mr. Venkatesh had the sack to walk into gang life at the Robert Taylor projects in urban Chicago and start asking questions. He became friends with one of the gang leaders and not only was spared his life, but gained friendship and inside knowlege of the inner workings of ganglife that he shouldn't have been allowed to see.
I don't want to spoil any of the jaw dropping stories from his years of hanging with the Black Kings. Let me just say this. This book makes you want to not only start reading more about poverty in America, it also motivates you to want to do something about it. It helps you better understand the problem and changes your whole perspective on social programs. This book really could change America. This should be a "must read" in high school curriculum.
I can't wait to see what Mr. Venkatesh writes about next. I loved this story and miss the gang... you have to read this to understand what I'm talking about.
I wanted to read Marley and Me for a couple reasons. Everyone has been talking about it for some time, so I grabbed it at a bookstore knowing nothing about it other than it's name kept coming up, that was several months ago. A couple weeks ago, it came up on the show and Sandy wondered if he should read it because it might be too hard, since he is a Labrador owner and lover. His dog is about 12 yrs old so he's starting to worry about losing him.
I said I would read it and let him know if he should read it. For some reason he trusts me with my judgement. After 12 years of working together, we look out for each other and protect each other... which is nice.
The book started out really slow... It was so cutesy and so pedestrian with it's little puppy anecdotes. I was bored and couldn't believe there was so much hype and even more chatter since it was being made into a movie staring Jennifer Anniston and Owen Wilson. Owen, overrated, Jennifer underrated.
Anyway, I sloughed through all the cuteness for the first 50-60 pages and then it got better and better. I'm so glad I stuck with it. The author starts sharing many personal things and the process of growing up and older and it wasn't so much about the dog. I loved that. The point was, that the dog was "there" for them through all if their hardships; babies, miscarriages, crime, moving, job changes, etc...
Although I have been labeled not so much a "dog lover" from my comments on the radio, I truly love dogs and everyone I have ever had. I still get sad when I think about my first dog, Lady, a beautiful and loyal Collie that I loved so much. Now my fondness is not so much for pure breds like Lady (she had papers and all the AKC crap), now my fondness is for the overlooked ugly mutts. I have hit the motherload with my current dog, Diva. She's ugly as sin and sweet as hell. She as a death row dog at the shelter and the best dog I have ever had.
My point is, stick with the book, love or hate dogs... and you will fall in love with this family and their household dog. I cried and cried on the plane as the book wrapped up... I don't want to give away to much. It was well worth reading. For the record, I highly recommended Sandy read the book. I think his appreciation for his dog will grow even more in his final years and that will be well worth it.
Cheers Marley, you will be missed. What a great story....
Sunday, May 11, 2008
We've been having some fun with our daughter learning skateboarding. She seems to take to it and is picking up tricks quickly. We love to head to the Tx coast and hang on the beach, so I thought it might be good to teach her to surf this summer. Problem is, I have NO idea how to surf. :) guess we'll all learn together. Could be fun. Just got her a surfboard, it's on the way in the mail. Here's what I ordered.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
If you missed the April issue on the iphone. Here you go:
I really started to wonder if there was something wrong with me. Why don’t I “Love” my iphone. I hadn’t ever really thought about it until that strange man walked up to me and said, “Don’t you just LOVE your iphone?” He truly loved his and couldn’t quit talking about it. There I was, just sitting there having a cold Kirin Ichiban, waiting on take out Vietnamese, killing time after placing my order. To me, the iphone was just a crutch, so I don’t look so alone, when I’m really sitting there… alone. My true goal is not to get the food, or use my iphone, my only goal is to leave the house long enough to have a beer in a bar… a common trick among married men, waiting for takeout orders. Why do you think we always volunteer to go pick up the food anyway?