WHEN GOOGLE CRASHES, THE JAMMER WITH THE HAMMER BURNS!!!
What happened is one of those "nightmare" situations that people working with deadlines dread dearly. Google's server crashed. And I sat here and burned.
When things were finally back to normal, the blog I had written appeared without the final three stories and ending. What happened to that text? It was lost in the wilderness of cyberspace.
Oh, well. Another adventure.
Hopefully, things will be back to normal today.
PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THE CONVICTED CRIMINAL, ELVIRA ARELLANO:
A lot of Letters to the Editor about Ms. Arellano have appeared in many newspapers as well as editorials. Except in the Los Angeles Times. Short Commentary: Hmmmm.
I'd like to share an interesting e-mail from Lauren Barnes in St. Louis. "What took the Feds so long to deport fugitive from justice Elvira Arellano? I was kind of feeling Arellano was swiftly deported once she was found. I didn't know she had been out on the lecture circuit. Here's what I do know! Had I committed Social Security fraud, I'd never see the sun shine. Had I not allowed my kids to learn English, they would no doubt have been taken from me."
YESTERDAY I SUGGESTED THAT WE IGNORE HIM, BUT HE MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE:
I couldn't ignore President Bush for one day! I mean, in a speech yesterday, he used the example of Vietnam as the reason we shouldn't leave Iraq. What the heck do he and Vice President Cheney know about Vietnam? Oh, was his speech about how to avoid military service to our country? If so, I apologize. I must have missed that part.
DOGFIGHTING IS A SPORT?
New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is defending Michael Vick. Marbury says that dogfighting is a sport and he compares it to hunting. Of course the problem is that dogfighting is illegal and hunting isn't, but when you're sticking up for your friends, we tend to (sometimes) throw logic out the door.
Vick will officially plead guilty next Monday. What kind of penalty will the judge impose? I don't pretend to know, but probation of some kind along with a large fine and a ton of hours of community service wouldn't surprise me. Most folks think that Vick will be sentenced to prison for a year to a year and a half, but I believe this is a first offense that we're talking about. But...if part of what he's admitting to has to do with torturing and killing dogs after they fought, then mercy for Vick will be highly unlikely.
NEWS ABOUT A REAL SPORT:
Did you hear about what baseball's Texas Rangers did yesterday? They scored 30 runs against the Baltimore Orioles. That hadn't been done in 110 years. Which means all the Rangers' players should take steroids tests today, right?
Yes, "Anchorwoman" is as bad as the critics said. I watched it on Fox last night. The woman who is being featured (the Anchorwoman), isn't anywhere near the show stopper (looks wise) that I thought she'd be. The stuff she does isn't really that much different than a lot of other fame seeking bozos do on those other badly acted "Reality" shows. But because this is television news she's playing around with, she should do what all other news anchor wannabes do. Be an intern.
David Kronke is the Los Angeles Daily News' Mayor of Television and in his column today, he makes it very clear that he's unhappy about the decision to hire Ryan Seacrest to be the host of the Emmys which will be on Fox, September 16. Kronke seems to imply that Seacrest was hired by default because, "Usually, of course, they announce the host much earlier. Usually, of course, they get someone funny. Usually, of course, they recruit someone who won't look so out of place as the TV academy 'celebrates' 'excellence' within its ranks. And getting the host of a reality competition show seems like a smack in the face of all the scripted programming that will be honored that night." Short Commentary: Tell us what you really think, David!
We'll close with a story about real actors. If you didn't see Tuesday night's episode of "Damages" on FX, you still have a chance to because it's repeated often. There is a scene in this episode that is absolutely riveting. Glenn Close and Tate Donovan doing a negotiation scene. Gang, that's acting done at the highest of levels! BRA-VO!!!
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