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Monday, October 27, 2008

In which I make fun of John Mcain's age...

From Sunday's edition of Meet the Press:

Brokaw, on polls showing a widening lead for Barack Obama: "I know you're a film buff, so let me begin with a film metaphor. Do you feel more like Kevin Costner in the 'Field of Dreams,' or like George Clooney at the tiller of the ship in 'A Perfect Storm'?"

McCain: "I think that I could draw my own, and I'd have to think of it, maybe 'The Gipper.' I feel like Knute Rockne at halftime when he said, 'You go out there and get one for the Gipper.' And look, those polls have been consistently shown me much further behind than we actually are. It all depends on the voter turnout model."

Brokaw, who is 68, mentions a 19 year old film, and an eight year old film. John McCain, 72, feels that the national TV audience would better associate with a film as old as his interviewer.

Calvin sows seeds of dissent 8 days out...

Friday, October 10, 2008

SHNS Weekly Roundup for 10/10/08 - [Expletive] [Expletive]

Start collecting recipes for shoe leather, folks. We're in for some bad times a'comin'.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


A Boston Globe article on Amherst, NH resident Peggy Silva, the woman who submitted the "What don't you know and how will you learn it?" question at Tuesday night's debate, contained her response to Tom Brokaw's comment that the question was "zen-like."

"I'm the least Zen-like person on the planet," Silva said with a laugh in a telephone interview yesterday. "I'm chaotic, I'm disorganized, and I giggle." [emphasis mine.]

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Media criticism doesn't have to be smart.