Thursday, June 3, 2010

THURSDAY--Another Edition of......:

A flip of the fedora to Jimmy Cannon.


1) The NY Times critic hit it on the head when commenting on the cancellation of “Law and Order”---An operetta compared to the Grand Opera of “Homicide---Life on The Streets” (I paraphrased and it was more detailed).

2) Richard Clarke’s latest book---“Cyber Wars” is a must read if you want to know the newest battlefield---and, strangely, being non-wired might make a nation less subject to successful attack and being totally wired (power grid, communications, etc;) more vulnerable.

3) Since less technology might be better---as in less is more---moving into a cave might not be so bad and I doubt that Bin Laden would be my neighbor since I suspect he is living high off the hog (well, not “kosher”—or whatever expression a Muslim would use) in a posh pad somewhere.

4) Why do nations play into the hands of provocateurs when it comes to PR? Israel did not do wrong---they just handled it wrongly and gave the publicity hounds exactly what they wanted.

5) You have to wonder why an Arabic Knesset member was aboard the ship and then spouted off to the news media. That says more to Israel’s openness to people than to Hamas’ flouting of rules of civility.

6) Memorial Day has come and gone and TCM played some grand old films---but the only one two I watched were real classics---From Here To Eternity and Mr. Roberts. Hard to believe that those films are around 60 years old---way past draft age.

7) Seems that acting had gotten a lot better around the time those films came out and I still think Frank Sinatra was a better actor than a crooner.

8) I am always delighted to find that the writers of “Family Guy” have the same sense of humor that I do and I always wish that it were possible to let youngsters watch---but not a good idea.

9) Having lost track of how many channels are now offered on Cable, Satellite, and whatever else there is out there I am still trying to count the programs that might be of interest (and new) and have to use two hands with, thankfully, ten fingers. So far---one hand does it. One finger does it for some of them---the middle one.

10) Having seen a Podiatrist today I am happy to find that he found nothing wrong in the area where my brains are stored.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Re: #9
Losing track of the number of channels will be even worse in the near future. If you heard, "Sound Check" on WNYC today, one topic was the car radio being replaced by a droid devise via something like Pandora where the music and channels are nearly endless along with all the applications that you might want[smart phones]. This portends another opportunity for your salute. Broadcasting survies but the car AM/FM/CD player is going the way of the buggy whip.