Thursday, July 31, 2008

cover story

BR scored the cover of the News and Review! And a sexy cover it is.

Man, Democracy Now has been on a roll lately. I was listening to yesterdays show on podcast, and in the middle of a roundtable about publicly financed stadiums (participants included Dennis Kucinich and the guy who wrote "field of schemes), which in itself is awesome, Juan Gonzalez interrupted it to ask Kucinich about his impeachment hearing for Bush. Then he played this long clip from The View in which Joy Behar and Barbara fucking Walters were busting Nancy Pelosi's chops about why she won't call for impeachment! Pelosi tapdanced around it in a ridiculous way. They had a roundtable about the newspaper industry last week that made me really sad. I feel terrible for people who are trying to make their living as journalists.

26 comments:

HK said...

Unrelated, but ladies (and everyone for that matter) BE CAREFUL! Someone is attacking women around 24th-26th streets on E in Midtown.

http://cbs13.com/local/midtown.sacramento.sexual.2.784320.html

This is very close to where I used to live, and I know several of you do too. I used to walk around by myself a lot and never felt in danger. Please warn your family and friends and be careful!

beckler said...

holy shit. fuck.

smitty said...

I hate to follow up the sexual assault reports with this, but Raj sent me an email saying, "I just spoke with Ed [Hunter]. He is recovering rapidly from his successful surgery yesterday and expects to be released tomorrow. His spirits are high and he sounds great".

How long before the Bee starts reporting on things like sexual reports, and how long before they start giving the witness descriptions?

HK said...

I hate to say it, but all this shit makes me not want to move back to Sacto. Poor Corti Bros getting the boot, crazy people stabbing people from their bikes (did that guy ever get caught?) and now women getting attacked mere blocks from where I used to live. Not the mention the flaky landlords that have not given us our security deposit back yet! Ahh! I need to get out of California.

-hk

smitty said...

Oh yeah, please don't feel sorry for journalists. I was a journalist major for a bit, but those are creepy fucks. Thank you, SacBee for getting me to get out of that hellhole.

Next time you feel sorry for journalists, watch this:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-869183917758574879

It's when Steven Colbert did the journalist's job for them and stood next to President Bush. There's some great journalists but most of them are in it for their check, not making a job. It's always been this way (look up yellow journalism) and it's not going to change.

I'm drinking beers with my kooky SF friend and her Indian boyfriend and avoiding the kissy face by playing April March on the ipo and surfing.

smitty said...

Still not drunk enough to not make fun of myself for my typos and loss of composition. Speaking in broken English doesn't take long to affect my typing.

Very few jouralists = great.
Most = time killers.
Many = el sucko.

Anonymous said...

Smith, are you really in India? I'm beginning to think you're in some wi-fi cafe across town.

-miller

smitty said...

"No more beer" said room service, so me ordering beer from room service has to be India. I'm holed up in a hotel but tomorrow I go to Varanasi/Beneras (aka the birthplace of the universe). They told me that it'll take 7-10 days for my bike to show and Delhi is driving me crazier.

Today was good. A guy trying to sell me a whip was saying, "Buy, very kinky". I said no and he said, "buy it for a very first birthday for a baby" which made me laugh and I almost bought it. He got the joke, he wasn't saying it without being funny.

Now my friend's Indian bf (Punjabi) is on the phone arranging after hours beers. I'm pretty sure that Punjabi are some of the best people on Earth. Take that, Nilesh!

Or maybe I'm at the Starbucks on Broadway.

Anonymous said...

Sexiest SNR cover ever? I'm calling that shit.

-DB

Anonymous said...

Moving Sale! Except in this sale everything's free!
Heckasac has kindly allowed me to offer up this list of things via her blog that I don't want to move and can't be bothered to talk to strangers on Craigslist about. So if you want any of this stuff give me a call or email.

1. Snow chains. Purchased for a Honda Civic, so they fit that size of tires.
2. Bike rack. Also for the civic but should work fine on the trunk of most any car.
3. 4 track. The last time I used this, sometime in the 90's, I believe 3 of the 4 tracks worked.
4. Scanner. Works, last I checked.
5. Kite. It has a dragon head.
6. Electric pump for use with a car outlet.
7. A Styrofoam sled.

There's also books and maybe some bike parts and I can't remember what all else. Who knows, maybe something that belongs to you. (In which case it is no longer free, ha!)
Jana

Anonymous said...

Did you already sell your canoe?

-miller

Anonymous said...

unrelated but:
find out all about h-sters here!:

http://www.adbusters.org/magazine/79/hipster.html

JD

beckler said...

link doesn't work

Anonymous said...

the inflatable boat is gone...
jana

talkaboutcharles said...

Jana, that four track sounds interesting. How much?

Charles

Skipper said...

I want the kite jana. How can I get it?

Anonymous said...

Hey Skip, the kite's yours. I'll be in touch.
jana

c'mon people. There's still lot's of perfectly good stuff to be had. After further inspection the pile also included.
1. A stuffed animal won at circus circus.
2. Giant plates with cats dressed in fancy clothes.
3. A cd holder thingy case.

Anonymous said...

I kind of want the electric pump, but I have no idea why. I guess it would be good for flat tires gotten in the middle of nowhere. I'll take it and put it in my emergency middle of nowhere kit.

gbomb

Skipper said...

oh sheesh! I'm gonna haveta look at these plates.

Anonymous said...

Electric pump caveat. Useless for car tires. More designed for blowing up floaties.
j

Liv Moe said...

ha! i knew you couldn't resist those plates. giant plates with cats dressed in fancy clothes = skpr's name all over it!

Anonymous said...

Ex Dave Smith Truck for Sale.Any Offers???

Anonymous said...

Ed C was asking about that truck.

Also, don't forget Jerry Day everyone! This Sunday!! I know Foster's in.

-miller

Anonymous said...

Dude, you're late. I've been celebrating EVERY day that he's been dead.

-omf

Anonymous said...

It was nice to see people talking about my brain. Here's the 411, y'all. I had a benign tumor that was causing hearing loss and irritability and severe loss of balance not related to decades of booze inhalation. Wed 7/30/08, I went in to get it removed. It was going to take at least 12 hours, but got done in 7. I got out yesterday just before 1pm. Now I get the benefits of narcotics duking it out with steroids (which make even ice cream taste like a litter box). I'm dizzy and in pain but, oddly enough, I can feel it healing even as it hurts.

It'll take a little longer to heal than the head-through-the-gentlemen's-club-window injury, but not as good a story, right?

Thanks for the good thoughts, Sacto. I hope to get back there in early 09, since Vermont winters are brutal.

Ed "Fat Head" Hunter

Anonymous said...

Yeah Ed!

Glad to hear the update. I think this one is probably just as good of a story as the skinhead riot.

-Ella