Here’s a little shout-out to my beautiful wife in a review of “Action Philosophers” in Backstage:
The highlight of the six performances is Kelley Rae O’Donnell’s Ayn Rand. (She also got the most applause whenever she mentioned Rand’s books “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.”) O’Donnell accentuates Rand’s quirks with isolated robotic movements and a hilarious Russian accent, and she stands her ground as the only female figure.
I’d say go see the show, written by my very talented friend Crystal Skillman, based on Fred Van Lente’s and Ryan Dunleavey’s graphic novel of the same name, but I believe they’re sold out.
But: lookin’ good, beautiful wife.
New York Times columnist David Brooks, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, talking about the difference between conservatives (less government, more freedom); liberals (more government, more security) and the “Hamiltonian” party. He does note that it doesn’t exist, but does the impulse even exist? We don’t hear of a groundswell on those issues. (via moorehn)
“Alexander Hamilton” is what Brooks calls himself after a small victory, like a lay-up or stretching a yellow light.
Guy just walked in here with FUCK THAT BITCH tattooed on his neck.
He was here for a domestic violence hearing.
AND HE VOTES!
I understand your fears of confirmation bias, Chuck Todd, but I like to think of it as “avoiding the insane people who are wrong”.
“Countdown” on Current averaged 354,000 total viewers in its first week, and 131,000 viewers ages 25 to 54. “The Last Word” on MSNBC averaged 794,000 total viewers, and 203,000 viewers ages 25 to 54, a drop of about 20 percent from Mr. O’Donnell’s second-quarter average.” —
Just for perspective: 794,000 viewers is roughly a quarter of one percent of the US population.
Just in case you’ve wondered what the metrics of success for basic cable are.
Hey, little kids of NYC whose parents could not afford private school: Happy Last Day of School!
Remember, if you drink, don’t drive, and if you drive, wear your seatbelt. In fact, wear everybody’s seat belt. Fifth grade is a daunting challenge, and you want to make sure that you make it there in one piece!
President Obama talking to the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon. (via juliasegal)
Dude, POTUS is a secret geek.