Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Sarah Palin makes the cover of US Weekly. This coupled with polls showing that less than a third of the country thinks she's ready to be president, and a half-dozen scandals everywhere you shake a stick. Maybe she'll be able to clear this terrain. I don't know. But I wouldn't be surprised if she sucked the air out of the room at the GOP convention, so much so that McCain doesn't get much of a bounce.

Nice to see McCain's recklessness finally caught up with him.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.