Monday, June 28, 2010

Robert C. Byrd

I don't have much to say about the man, but his passing is noteworthy to me because I actually got to see him and Phil Gramm haggling over some sort of procedural disagreement on the floor of the Senate in person when I was visiting D.C. ages ago. I have no idea what it was about, but it was pretty cool.

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.