Monday, September 08, 2008

Monday Miscellany

Monday Miscellany

  • Palin's finally doing an interview Thursday or Friday, two full weeks after joining the ticket.

  • John McCain: You won't like me when I'm angry.

  • My brother, an audio guy from the Twin Cities, worked the Daily Show last week. Here's one of the bits he worked on:

  • Bill Maher:
    Republicans need to stop saying Barack Obama is an elitist, or looks down on rural people, and just admit you don't like him because of something he can't help, something that's a result of the way he was born. Admit it, you're not voting for him because he's smarter than you.

    Barack Obama can't help it if he's a magna cum laude Harvard grad and you're a Wal-Mart shopper who resurfaces driveways with your brother-in-law. Americans are so narcissistic that our candidates have to be just like us. That's why George Bush is president.

  • And an angle on urban sprawl that I hadn't considered but now seems obvious:
    For children, this trend has been catastrophic because they lack the mobility to use environments designed solely for motoring. This consigns kids either to nebulous low-grade hangouts in the left over scrap places of suburbia - the 7-Eleven parking lot, the storm sump, the wooded "buffer" between the housing tract and the strip mall - or to virtual and heavily commercialized public realms of television and the computer, which include rentable movies, the Internet, and computer games.
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