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".
Saturday, April 25, 2020
The Liar Tweets Tonight
Minutia Men--The Who, The Bulls, and the Dry October
.@MinutiaMen EP177 - The Who, The Bulls, and The Dry October https://t.co/GIGNuzZ3Ut— Radio Misfits (@RadiosMisfits) April 25, 2020
Rick Monday Day
Today in 1976, the Cubs’ Rick Monday heroically saves the American flag from two punks attempting to set it on fire in the Dodger Stadium outfield. Not today, motherfuckers. 🇺🇸— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) April 25, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Fun with Trump video
This is the only tik tok i'm ever watching. pic.twitter.com/iQmarZageY— Mr C (@_slip__) April 24, 2020
Quarantine day 45: pic.twitter.com/wFDhMhQen9— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) April 24, 2020
#MinutiaMenCelebrityInterview EP18: Rick and Dave interview @JimPeterik https://t.co/8a0P7MR9Nj— Radio Misfits (@RadiosMisfits) April 24, 2020
What are your #childhood #memories from #playing #outside? Lots more in the #book #ORDER NOW-#PRINTING SOON! https://t.co/zlEkjbyJHs pic.twitter.com/F8UyC8U7s8— Roger Badesch (@TeacherRB) April 24, 2020
I guess I am that stupid, because I don't understand why he wouldn't be liable. This would kill you if you did what he suggested. He's not some schmo on a street corner. He's the president of the United States at an official coronavirus briefing.
And here's what happened to the malaria drug...
BREAKING: Citing a ‘primary outcome’ of death, researchers cut chloroquine study short over safety concernshttps://t.co/NzYRCJoZSZ— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) April 24, 2020
Why wouldn't he be liable for this? He flat out said "I think you should take it. What do you have to lose?"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Anyway, since I saw that series I take all stories like this with a grain of salt. From this morning's New York Times...
Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation, the owner of Fox News and the Fox television network, announced pay cuts to its executive ranks that will affect 700 employees as it worked to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch, the elder son of Rupert, made the announcement in a memo sent to the company’s 7,700 workers on Wednesday.
“While we don’t know exactly when we will return to normal and full operations across the company, we have decided to take several new actions to ensure that we remain strong and are well-positioned when this crisis recedes,” Lachlan Murdoch said.
He and the family patriarch will forgo their entire salaries through September, though most of their compensation comes from stock awards and bonuses. Rupert Murdoch makes $5 million in salary but his compensation tops $29 million with incentives and stock. Lachlan Murdoch makes $3 million in salary, with an additional $20 million coming from stocks and bonuses.
That million or so that he's giving up will be going right back into his pocket the second he can get away with it. It's probably already there now. Suffering is for others.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
This wins the internet today!!— tRumPEST (in Twitmo at moment)aka Brian (@ATrumpest) April 20, 2020
Happy Earth Day
Are your papers in order?
German police go door-to-door testing people’s blood for antibodies, but in a totally cool, non-threatening way. pic.twitter.com/ubnlNUPKau— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 22, 2020
To anyone who wants to hear it: I am the leader of my restaurants. I will say when we open. It will be when i feel it is safe for those I employ, my family and my customers. No one tells me when to open. Period. And not Monday.— Hugh Acheson (@HughAcheson) April 22, 2020
Germany’s Oktoberfest scrapped over virus in blow to beer industry - https://t.co/59GUIV3b7f— Republicans are mean squirrels🏳️🌈🚵♂️ (@nipperdawg) April 21, 2020
Get Well Soon, Silvy
Marc Silverman, widely admired afternoon co-host on Good Karma Brands ESPN sports/talk WMVP 1000-AM, disclosed on his show Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He said he would be starting chemotherapy treatment next week. An outpouring of well-wishes followed. “All of us at ESPN Chicago and Good Karma Brands know that Silvy is a fighter and he’s strong,” said Mike Thomas, market manager for ESPN Chicago. “We’re here for him 100 percent whatever he needs during this time.” Silverman, 48, grew up in Skokie and graduated from Niles North High School and Southern Illinois University. He worked as a sports intern and reporter at news/talk WGN 720-AM before joining ESPN 1000 on its launch in 1998. Since 2007 he’s been teamed with Tom Waddle from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Dere Da Bulls
OK, let's go through this logic from start to finish.
The Democrats and the media have done this to screw Trump. In so doing, they enlisted the help of 185 countries around the world to play along with this whole pandemic bit. Then, they got the entire medical and scientific community to agree with them (because, of course, science hates Trump too). Then, they intentionally ran their own businesses into the ground (I'll show you, Trump!), and wrecked the economy. And now they want the economy to get worse, even though they are suffering from that as much as everyone else, because that's how much they hate Trump and are out to get him.
44,000 people dead, but the real victim here is Trump.
You people are fucking crazy, and I'm embarrassed to be from the same country as you.
Monday, April 20, 2020
Maybe I'm Amazed (remastered)
RIP Tom Lester
Norwegian Wood for 420
This is the best thing you'll see today 💕💕— Akki (@akkitwts) April 20, 2020
The Last Dance
On the other hand, it did make me upset. Why did they blow that dynasty up again? When Michael said: "We deserve a chance to defend this until it's taken away from us on the court", I couldn't have agreed more. Thanks a lot Jerry Krause.
Also, the special is obviously churning up bad memories for former Bears players, who had their own GM issues with honesty (different Jerry). Two of the best running backs in Chicago since Walter Payton...
You and me both bro. Jerry agreed to give me a new deal after the 2006 season in "good faith" if I would come back to the team & be the leader they needed me to be. Right after the SB he wouldn't even answer mine or Drew Rosenhaus's calls until we got nasty with him. 😬 https://t.co/92Ffdy2L7w— Thomas Q. Jones (@thomasqjones) April 20, 2020
Top Ten Movies
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Beer and soft drinks could soon disappear off shelves as the coronavirus crisis disrupts U.S. production.— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 19, 2020
A recent drop in ethanol production in the U.S. could lead to a drastic shortage of CO2, the fizz-creating chemical in carbonated drinks.https://t.co/NbHaKQPg9m
Plans A & B
Both Trump’s Plan A and Plan B intend to turn American against American, in an ugly spirit of rancor and resentment. In pandemic as in prosperity, the Trump way is to punish opponents, reward friends; accuse victims, protect culprits; demand credit, refuse accountability; protect preferred classes and groups of Americans—and sacrifice the rest.