Category Archives: From The Dark Ages

Pre-2009 posts. Many of the links may be broken.

Some thoughts on the debate, not that you asked.

  • Sad but not surprising that there was no mention of Darfur
  • Why does ‘a debate on foreign policy’ exclusively mean war and talking about countries that hate us
  • I found it interesting that McCain referred to Obama ‘Senator Obama’ and Obama called McCain ‘John’
  • Neither side had a slam dunk
  • Some of the Obama Magic is wearing off the more he talks about policies and things in Washington-ese
  • I’m not sure it was the best idea to allow direct interaction between the candidates, although I’m not happy about not thinking its the best idea
  • Somewhere in an attic, there is an portrait of George Stephanopolis that’s aging.
  • The snarky Facebook status messages were flying a mile a minute.� I’m sure Twitter was the same way.

Your thoughts?

The inevitable meeting of the Dem’s fantasy ideal and reality-based ideal

Maureen Dowd convinced Godlike scribe Aaron Sorkin to write a scenic interaction between Barack Obama and “The West Wing”’s fictional prez Jed Bartlett.

And I do hope he reads it.

Here’s your sample:

BARTLET Senator.

OBAMA Mr. President.

BARTLET You seem startled.

OBAMA I didn’t expect you to answer the door yourself.

BARTLET I didn’t expect you to be getting beat by John McCain and a Lancome rep who thinks “The Flintstones” was based on a true story, so let’s call it even.

OBAMA Yes, sir.

BARTLET Come on in.

Available via nytimes.com

Seriously? Ben Stiller Career Achievement? SERIOUSLY?

Ben Stiller will be honoured for his contribution to Hollywood at a lavish film ceremony, reports IMDB.

The Tropic Thunder star has been selected as this year’s honouree for the Museum of the Moving Image’s 24th annual black-tie salute.

Stiller’s colleagues are expected to pay tribute to the star and present clips from his film career.

The event, which benefits education programmes, will take place on 12 November in New York.

Momi director Rochelle Slovin says, “Ben Stiller is one of the great talents of American entertainment: a memorable actor, an accomplished director and writer, an Emmy Award winner and an innovative producer.”

Last year’s recipient of the honour was Tom Cruise. Previous recipients have included Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman.