Posts Tagged ‘News’
Yes, that TMZ. Weird Al did a song parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ called ‘TMZ’ on his recent album Alpocalypse. Whenever I hear “TMZ”, I think of that song. (This is why there’s a Weird Al video at the top of this post.) I certainly don’t think “trenchant news reporting”. So I was surprised to find that this particular TMZ broadcast did a nice job of reporting on the Colorado shooting.
Here are some of my thoughts about the awful event in Colorado, how it was covered in the media, and kids practicing the ancient art of journalism from their bedrooms. Read more »
This is your basic “get misty-eyed” father and son story. This time it’s a dad and his son making baseball bats together. Father and son + baseball + handcrafted wood objects = SentiMental Case. (Get it?)
I will be appearing on HLN’s Evening Express, hosted by Ryan Smith and Susan Hendricks.
Tune in to CNN HLN Evening Express tonight, Friday June 22, to see me, Brett Singer. The show starts at 6pm; my segment is scheduled for 6:30pm EST. In New York City, HLN can be found on Time Warner Cable channel 58, 758 in HD. I will post video of the appearance afterwards.
Have you heard about the zombie-like activity that’s been going on? No?
Really? I mean, it’s been all over the Internet. (This is a link to the stories. They are gross. Don’t click it if you don’t want to be seriously grossed out. Here it is. OK? We warned you.)
If you do find yourself turned into a zombie and you’re not sure how to deal with it, you can start by reading my son’s review of the book “So Now You’re A Zombie.”
Here’s a quote from his review for the book jacket:
“So Now You’re a Zombie” image via Amazon
Imagine you took your SATs. Thought you did pretty well. No matter what you’re probably relieved that the test is over.
Now imagine you have to re-take the test. Not because you did anything wrong. Because the proctors screwed up. Read more »
From a New York Times article about a program to raise money for private school scholarships, a frustrating series of quotes. Here’s one: Read more »
Leslie Marshall and Janine Turner appear on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly to discuss whether or not political spouses are fair game for criticism during campaign season. I say sometimes they can be, but not the kids. Them you stay away from.