"I was personally shattered, and then you kind of reform yourself in this quiet, grieving world that was created in the house."— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 16, 2019
Comedian Stephen Colbert opens up to @andersoncooper about grief and the death of his dad and brothers in a plane crash when he was 10 years old. pic.twitter.com/dUnc5CXSs5
Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Friday, August 16, 2019
42 Years Ago Today
We call it "Chelsea Lately"
Listen to it here.
Disney has five billion dollar movies
I saw that one. Disappointing. Not nearly at the level of the nearly perfect first three Toy Story movies. (Although my son, who saw it with me, disagrees. He's 16.)
(The other four billion dollar movies this year are Captain Marvel, Aladdin, Lion King, and Avengers: End Game)
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame
Jeff Joniak, sports director of Entercom all-news WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM and longtime radio voice of the Chicago Bears, will receive the Media Award from the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame September 25. Joniak will be one of 10 inductees at the 23rd annual fundraiser for local charities. Others include Harold Baines, Rick Sutcliffe, Mike Magee, Israel Idonije, Bryant Colby Young, Desmond Howard, Lou Holtz, Jim Phillips and Patrick Kane. Peggy Kusinski, sportscaster for NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, will emcee the event at Wintrust Arena.
Um...Lou Holtz and Desmond Howard? Really exanding the definition of Chicagoland, aren't we?
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
One for the ladies
All The Wrinkled Ladies from nicole carpenter on Vimeo.
CBS & Viacom
After 13 years apart, CBS Corporation and Viacom announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to reunite in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company -- to be called ViacomCBS Inc., which will house CBS Television, CBS All Access, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and BET, as well as Paramount Pictures, the Paramount Network and other major media assets. Bob Bakish, President & Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, will become President & CEO of the combined company, while Joe Ianniello, President & Acting CEO of CBS, will become Chairman & CEO of CBS.
And yes, $everance really was written 13 years ago.
I don’t want to say that the rabbits in my yard are not afraid, but this one might as well be lounging in a hammock.
Please don't show this picture to my dog Ivy. She's not allowed in the front yard. The rabbit obviously knows this.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Remember this one?
If you didn't want to see Walter Payton's music video about KFC's delicious chicken, well, as usual, you're following the wrong account. pic.twitter.com/ax66vkX9b8— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) August 13, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
Is this even human?
What did you do today? #wow https://t.co/K6PS0EYzXw— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) August 12, 2019
Paul Simon & Bob Weir
The Mooch turns on Trump
The Mooch: Republicans may need a new candidate for 2020.
This made me laugh
Trump Fact:— Donaldo (@donaldmackenz30) August 10, 2019
New Yorkers don't like Trump.
They have started a petition to request that the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 59th be renamed President Barack H. Obama Avenue.
If it gets the green light, Trump Tower will have a new address.
Poetic justice or what...?