Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Musings Of A Random Variety

Hi there! Dave-El here and let's get ready to RANDOM!!!!!


Sunday night at the Grammys, Kanye West once more did that shit that Kanye is so "good" at and stood up for Beyonce when she lost out for Best Album to Beck. So this prompts a few thoughts on my part: 

  • Beck is still working? Really? 
  • I'm sure Beyonce really wants Kanye to stay the fuck in his seat. 

Of course anyone who was up for Best Album against Beyonce should've been prepared for this. But what can anyone do? It's not like there's an insurance policy specifically designed to protect you from Kanye West, right? 


Click here for my post from July 2013 about what options you might have to protect yourself from being the victim of an Act of Kanye. 


The swirl of controversy surrounding Brian Williams and his "misremembering" the events in Iraq in 2003 has not let up. This weekend Brian took himself off the air as the anchor of the NBC Nightly News and cancelled a forthcoming appearance on David Letterman

Now it appears there may be questions around another Brian Williams anecdote. In New Orleans covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Brian relayed how he saw a dead body floating by in the water. The thing is, Brian was in the French Quarter which did not see the degree of flooding that slammed the rest of New Orleans. In other words, not enough water for a body to float in. 

Uh oh? 

Over on the Huffington Post, vitriolic headlines usually reserved for when Fox News says or does something stupid are being employed for this story. "LYIN' BRIAN" was plaster at the top of their home page earlier today. What's the deal? Did Brian stand up Arianna on a date once or something? 

So how bad of a mess is this? Can Brian just hunker down, ride out the storm and try to quietly slip back behind the anchor desk? Or is the Brian Williams brand too damaged for anyone to trust him anymore? (In other words, is Brian totally fucked?) 

Meanwhile, there are stories about that former anchor Tom Brokaw wants Brian fired; Tom has denied that but hasn't really come to his successor's defense either. And Katie Couric has had to deny rumors that she's jockeying for his job. But the overall sentiment is that is a job that is up for grabs now. 

Elsewhere in hiding, Brian Williams is feeling lower than he has ever felt since that fateful night that he came in second at the 1977 Miss America Pageant.  


Speaking of people we have diminished trust or respect for, Bill Cosby cancelled appearances in Boston citing the bad winter weather. Or maybe Bill's finally noticing the cold shoulder America's been giving him. Probably not considering how far the Cos has his head up his own ass.  

OK, idea time: Bill Cosby goes to hide wherever Brian Williams is hiding and Brian can work Bill's remaining tour dates. Hey, it's not like doing stand up comedy is going to undermine Brian's journalistic rep at this point.   


And on the subject of the winter weather hitting Boston, I have colleagues in neighboring New Hampshire who are getting slammed as well by bitter cold, driving winds and deep snow. My co-workers in New Hampshire are usually sanguine about the winter weather up there, in total contrast to the total freak out my section of North Carolina experiences when a snow flake drifts by. But even these winter hardened citizens of the northern United States are thinking, "OK, this might be a bit much." 

Yep, that's the extent of their complaining. A hardy bunch they are up there in New Hampshire. They'll be fine as long as their maple based home brewed beer holds out. 


Sorry to see Radio Shack go. Now where am I going to get replacement parts for my 8-track tape deck? Man, think about all those Radio Shack employees not working. Well, at home not working as opposed to being in the stores and not working. 


Breaking news from Hollywood: Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Finally, someone in a Marvel movie that my mom recognizes.  


Yep, I think I've caused enough trouble for today's post. 

So be good to one another and I'll see you here tomorrow. 

OK, not literally "see" but...well, you know. 

And I'm so glad my suffering amuses you. 

HE'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!

Today is April 24th. Art by Bill Watterson Happy birthday to me!   By the way, I got a birthday greeting from Bing!