Happy Solstice to all you pagans out there. But if I find you guys dancing naked on my lawn again this year, I will call the cops. No kidding, and I don't care how many of my family are arrested with you.
A recent "Think Progress" article decries the
"domination" of talk radio by "conservatives."
It offers a pretty typical
"progressive" solution: increased Federal regulation of radio ownership, aimed
at increasing "diversity." (Am I getting in enough
sneer quotes for you?)
Apparently putting together radio programming to which people might actually want to listen of their own volition is too difficult for "progressives," so they want the coercive power of the state to make things a little easier. Never mind that the whole "progressive" idea is radically regressive, harkening back to the bad old days when lots of people thought government bureaucrats and technocrats would wisely plan the economy for the common good.
Fortunately there are no Truth In Labeling laws for ideologies, otherwise a lot of "progressives" would find themselves in jail. For an actually no-sneer progressive idea, check this Slate article from a few months back: Abolish the FCC.
"Progressive" link via an AnkleBiter. Also commenting are Mark Levin, Paul at Wizbang, and James Gattuso, who calls the proposal "as wrong as it is dangerous." ("Other than that, though, it's fine!") Michelle Malkin calls it—heh!— the "Hugo Chavez approach to the radio airwaves."
But nothing I can see at the Reason website. What's up with that? Too easy?
Various bloggers are exposing themselves to ridicule
by going through the Forbes Celebrity 100
and listing the members they don't know.
Hey, why not? Here are mine: #24, Michael Schumacher; #31, Ronaldinho; #38, Roger Federer; #41, Kimi Raikkonen; #48, LeBron James; #53, Gisele Bundchen; #58, Valentino Rossi; #93, Rhonda Byrne; and #98, Hayden Panettiere. Rhonda's the only one I think I concievably "should have" known. Other than that, you have a pretty good profile of sports I don't even come close to following, and a TV show I've managed to avoid.
On a related note, PC Magazine posts "Our 15
Favorite Celebrity Websites." I had heard of everyone here save
someone/something called "Daughtry", how about you? Observations:
The only website in the article I read regularly is
the article's omission of Dave Barry is an
inexcusable travesty of all that's right and good.
Bob Saget's website has a
blog, with exactly one entry, dated in December of last year. That's
lame, Bob. You're no Wil
Pat Sajak is a surprisingly outspoken
Christina Aguilera has
a faulty Flash Player detector that won't let my Linux browser in. Hmph!
Jeff Bridges is also kind of
Windows-centric (lots of .wmv files), but I found out he's going to
be in the Iron Man movie. Cool!
- The only website in the article I read regularly is Ken Jennings'; the article's omission of Dave Barry is an inexcusable travesty of all that's right and good.
Fans of the Lio comic strip
will not want to miss this installment of Retail
from a few days back.
"The little weirdo hasn't said a word." Heh!