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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Minnesota minor league team giveaway May 24 "honors" Larry Craig bathroom bust



Pretty damn funny. I wish I was in the Twin Cities.

MAY 22--Capitalizing on Senator Larry Craig's restroom bust, a Minnesota minor league baseball team this Sunday is giving away a promotional item celebrating the Republican politician's arrest last year at the Minneapolis-St.Paul airport. Dubbed a "bobblefoot" (as opposed to a bobblehead doll), the polyresin giveaway depicts an occupied bathroom stall (the inhabitant's pants and shoes can be seen below the stall's panels). When the St. Paul Saints's "bobblefoot" is shaken, one of the spring-loaded feet taps. The keepsake, which will be handed out to the first 2500 fans attending the Saints's May 25 game against the Fort Worth Cats.



The season finale of "House" had a scene about how ridiculous Craig's defense "wide stance" defense was.






Saturday, May 10, 2008

Republicans declare war on motherhood!

Unbelievable! This week in the House of Representatives, H RES 1113 "Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother’s Day" was introduced. It was passed, but with a vast majority of Republicans -- 177 of them -- voting no! And the week before Mother's Day!

Take a look here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2008-275

And ... it was sponsored by a Republican! (Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry [R-NE])

Absolutely amazing. You think we'll hear from Annie Coulter, Shelley Malkin or Bill ("Oh really?) O'Reilly on this one?






Friday, May 2, 2008

Goodbye, TV Guide??

At one time, TV Guide was a magazine you bought almost without thinking every week at the supermarket. You had to have it. It had all the TV listings -- with detail -- for the stations in your area. That was a lot more than the one that came in your newspaper.
It had stories. It had lots of pages and only cost a little. IT HAD A CROSSWORD!!
But like the bad times affecting newspapers, TV Guide is being affected, too. Nikki Fink's Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting the publication is in the middle of downsizing and could be shuttered as soon as this week.
As the former editor of a Sunday TV magazine myself, I know how much we looked up at TV Guide. It was thick. It listed everything!, which is what readers wanted. It was cheap (though our Sunday magazine was cheaper since it was included in the paper).
And ... it had a crossword puzzle!!!!
But then, all this is no surprise. When TV Guide switched from being primarily a listings magazine to a gossip magazine, readers groaned. And complained. And stopped taking the magazine. It wasn't what they wanted.
But it was what the owners wanted -- something cheap and glossy for a public they really didn't want to provide a service for. It was all about making money.
Now it's all hitting home.
If this is indeed the end, goodbye, TV Guide. We'll miss the listings. We'll miss those grids. We'll miss those Close-ups.
And most of all, we'll miss that crossword.





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