Friday, October 22, 2004

"Mosh" by Eminem.

One of the coolest songs I've heard in a long time.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

I saw "Late Nite Catechism 2" at the Max last Thursday night. It was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. In this live performance, sister picks up where she left off with a nun's perspective of life, religion and -- well -- everything else.

Totally funny.

For anyone who survived Catholic schools, and is in the Detroit area, this is an absolute must see.

And for those of you from outside of the D -- it's worth driving a couple of hours to see this one.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

President George W. Bush conceded today that Sadam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. In doing so, he essentially became the last person on the face of the planet to come to this realization. Everyone else knew it months, if not years, ago.

Of course, in typical Bush fashion, as he conceded that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, he argued that the invasion was still justifiable because Sadam Hussein was stealing money from the U.N.'s oil-for-food program.



Of course, if one takes that to its logical conclusion then Canada would be justified in launching an invasion of the United States because of all the non-bid contracts that have gone to Halibrton and other companies with political ties to the Bush administration.

There's a new game that I play when a major national or international event happens.

First, I turn on CNN to get the basic story and see how they are covering. After that, I take a look at the other news networks to see how those outlets cover the story. The differences between some of the networks can be down right amazing.

This morning was a perfect example.

There was a rocket attack on the Sheraton Hotel in Baghdad this morning; no deaths or serious injuries but, since the hotel is inside the "Green Zone" and houses Western contractors & journalists, it is quite newsworthy.

CNN reported the basic facts as they knew them, spent a lot of time playing up the fact that they had some exclusive video (no one else had video that showed the U.S. military returning fire with tracers) and said that much would depend on how effective the coalition forces were at responding to this attack.

I flip over to Fox News.

They also outlined the basic facts and showed video of the attack & its aftermath. They didn't make any comments about coalition forces.

Instead, at least two of their correspondents talked about how they didn't want to "give the terrorists any satisfaction" by revealing details about how much damage they did.

And then they talked about how much damage was done to the hotel.
  • Fox News showed pictures of the hotel's lobby.
  • Analysts talked about how much people hated riding in the hotel's elevators because they are outside the building; exposed to potential gunfire.
  • A Fox News correspondent even mentioned how all of the renovations done to the Sheraton Hotel in Baghdad were essentially destroyed in today's attack.

And after revealing all of that information, they reminded viewers that Fox News would not give the terrorists the satisfaction of learning how much damage they did.

The whole thing is just too damn funny.