These Are Good Times For …

These are good times for:

  • Satire (Exhibit A: Jon Stewart, getting funnier and funnier on The Daily Show)
  • Earnestness (Exhibit A:  Glenn Beck.  Boy does he have looads of material now!)
  • the LA Lakers aka the Kobe Bryant Show (Self wants to kick those Celtics!  Just kick them!)
  • Eddie Redmayne (Won a Tony for his performance in “Red” —  Yay!)

These are bad times for

  • the Gulf Coast —  and that includes creatures above the ocean (pelicans, people), in the ocean (shrimp and so forth), or practically anywhere within reach of the Mother of All Oil Spills.  Well, let’s just go ahead and say:  ALL OF AMERICA.
  • small literary journals:  In the last two years, three of self’s favorites have ceased publication: Chelsea, Isotope, The Rambler.  And the ones that survive are barely getting by.
  • Need one even say this? Obama (Self didn’t bother watching his two speeches this week, but she saw excerpts on various news channels and decided he might just be too cerebral for these anxious times)
  • Silicon Valley (or anyone working there not connected with Read the rest of this entry »

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