Catherine Seipp writes on TV:
This season's funniest new comedy, 30 Rock, debuts tonight [actually last night] on NBC. But much as I love it, I fear it might help lower the boom even faster on the expensive, audience-shedding Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, this season's (unintentionally) funniest new drama.I don't share Cathy's ability to enjoy unintentionally funny dramas, but I hope for her sake that Studio 60 stays on. (Personally, even though I like Matthew Perry, I was only able to watch it for about 23 seconds before changing the channel.)
But she's very correct about 30 Rock, which I thought was extremely smart and funny. Tina Fey is a true Wonder Woman. Only criticism: needs a bit more Dratch.
Thomas Sowell has Part III of his series of essays
on frivolous politics; it's on racial and ethnic issues.
(If you missed them: Part
I, Part II.)
A USC demographer asserts
(in the WaPo) that "we are beginning to be crushed under the
weight of our own quality-of-life degradation." Ronald Bailey says:
North Korea gone nuclear? Eh. Iowahawk? Eek!