We all know one. Perhaps he's a lawyer -- tall with a grizzly voice and the arrogance of a kid who's never fallen off his bike before. Or a Wall Street personality, less blunt but just as obnoxious in his superficiality.
Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.
The subject was monitored in his own environment: scribbling in his moleskin journal at local cafes, rolling cigarettes on his front steps, rehearsing with his band The Plastic Noodle, chugging Pabst Blue Ribbon, well, everywhere.
The show has been approved to be shown to inmates, in an attempt to help them fully understand the way they should conduct themselves while doing time. In order to avoid controversy, the show has been re-edited to better suit viewing in an actual prison.
Their next endeavor is to release all of television on January 1st, 2014. According to Netflix president Reed Hastings, at this date on exactly 11p.m., Netflix will make available on their website the full seasons of all the shows that will ever be created.
Ms. Forsheim's book includes sections such as "Your Dinner Isn't More Important Than My Child's Need To Express Boredom," and Yes, I Realize You Were Here First, But If You Didn't Notice, I Have A Child With Me."
The phenomenon of TV personalities throwing their own "rallies" certainly breaks new ground in both the political arena and the entertainment world -- politics has truly become indistinguishable from show business.
For a purveyor of fake news, Jon Stewart has been recognized as one of the most trusted newsmen in the country. This may prove all the more true following his announcement of a Rally to Restore Sanity.