“Bad Ronnie! The socially awkward guy who lived in the hidden room underneath the stairs after his mother died; that one was burned into my adolescent brain.”
CharlieMarlowe on Mar 26, 2010 at 10:06:04
“Bad Ronald with Scott Jacoby. His mothr hid him there after he accidentally killed the younger sister of a girl whose "in" group of cool friends rejected his attemots to be friends. That one got to me, too”
“Cheaper? I don't think so. And who is going teach them how to use the technology?
It's greener to have common computers (and books). Plus there's the social aspect too of coming together, something that counteracts the isolation of all that home/entertainment/lifestyle nesting. They have literacy classes and community rooms at the libraries too.
So I think there will always be a place for libraries.”
“Uh, the video is talking about North America (i.e., includes Canada and Iceland, etc.)”
spacechampion on Mar 1, 2010 at 23:31:48
“What makes you think Iceland is part of North America?? Technically, part of it is geographically on the North American tectonic plate, but not all of it, and politically it has always been part of Europe.”
“Her show is the one of the few that actually provide new information or a new way of looking at an old problem. Everything else on TV or radio seems a rehash of what I've already read or heard. Except for her show, talk radio, even on the supposedly more intelligent left, is just a waste of time.”
“Yeah, the problem with "The Rules" is that it assumes there is some universal standard out there that everyone understands and has agreed to. It just ain't so. And guys share much less information than women do. We don't process our relationships together generally, we just muddle through and often haven't over analyzed every sign and statement.
Whether you're a man or woman, if you go into it relying on playing games to keep the other person interested, Cosmopolitan-style, you'll deserve what you get.”
“Because of budget and staffing cutbacks, the LA Times is a shell of its former self. I used to look forward to the Sunday LA Times, but there are fewer and fewer pages each week. It's getting as thin as the SF Chronicle. Great job, Zell. You've run the paper into the ground. Can you take over Fox News next?”
larry278 on Nov 12, 2008 at 02:11:34
“No, but his Rupertship is prepared to take over the Trib & all of the Trib's other papers, TV & radio stations. Even if the Trib becomes like another Murdoch paper, the UK, tabloid, SUN, Chicago will, at last, have something which resembles a newspaper. Chicago, can you handle a Page 3? Phyllis Schaley, Ann Coulter & Sarah Palin on the Trib's Page 3. It would be as big a thrill as Harry Caray singing, "Take me out to the ball game..." , or saying, "It might be, it could be (expletive deleted)...". Chicago, can you handle it? I didn't think so either. Both Chicago's current Cardinal & most famous whisky priest would go into gran mal siezures after seeing that.”
“I like her TV personae better than the radio one. Dressing up actually makes her look more authoritative, professional and creates an interesting tension that isn't there with her free-flowingness on radio. I think over time as she gets older and even more successful the TV Rachel will be more attuned to who she is. Yes TV makeup and contacts are superficial stuff, but it allows her to be more effective at what she does.”
“This is ironic, because Begala was one of the Crossfire hosts slammed by Jon Stewart all those years back. Glad to see he's on board now. This is the natural progression of "spin." The connection of words with reality has been stretched so thin, that Republicans can now lie openly without being called to account.”
“I agree that this was a great growth opportunity for Obama as a candidate. As evidenced by his getting stronger and stronger in debates, he seems to be learning from it. Now he's starting to mix in town hall style meetings in TX.
The best part of this is how it made his supporters respond. As Americans we're used to easy quick solutions like on tv. The loss in NH made his supporters redouble their efforts (and he got the biggest online donation kick up to that time right after his loss in the state) after they realized emotionally that it wouldn't be easy (they already knew that intellectually). I think it taught his supporters about patience and endurance.”