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Four For The Road

Earlier this week, NBC announced that this would be the final season of the long-running sitcom, Frasier. While the Peacock has spent countless hour promoting the last season of Friends ...
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Nothing, Man

My credentials as a Bruce Springsteen fan are well documented. I praised his last album, The Rising, perhaps more than I should. I even defended Bruce’s “public service announcement” about ...

Sam Dash Off The Deep End

It’s one thing for your run-of-the-mill Democratic activists to appear off their rockers when talking about the Bush administration. You sort of expect it. But when a Democratic party greybeard, ...

Gray Clinton

Judging from the speech last night, it appears Gray Davis is indeed taking the plays designed by Bill Clinton: Admit some slight errors of personal judgment (here substantive rather than sexual or ...

Young Catholics

The most recent issue of the Long Island Catholic has a special pull-out section on “Education and Youth.” There’s a graph–a pie chart, for the inquisitive–about how often young Catholics (ages ...

Power

Came back about twenty minutes ago. I’m amazed that in the year 2003 it can take almost a full day to restore power. The people on the radio are ...

Not Only Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arnold Drummond

The “comedian” Gallagher–he who smashes watermelons for sport–is also in the race. I remember in the final episodes of “Cheers,” Frasier masterminds Woody’s campaign for city office to prove that any fool can be ...

Kobe Byrant Is Martin Luther King Jr.

It was Kobe who made the comparison, not me. Apparently in accepting his award at the Teen Choice Awards–which will be broadcast tonight, though likely without his speech–he concluding by alluding ...

Nyt Op-Ed Pages

Good stuff on the NY Times op-ed page today. My personal favorite is a letter to the editor about the Times’ recent coverage of a protest against traditionalist priests: “As I read about ...