My Blah Blah Blog - Archive for September, 2008

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Look Who’s Shouting In Washington

In Washington last week, there were a bunch of men in black suits shouting. I know what you’re thinking, so what else is new? But these men were unusual in that they were not shouting at each other, they were shouting The Star Spangled Banner. Not melodically, I mean, just, you know, …

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Washington Gets Goosed

So last week I was in Washinton, D.C. and I strolled the mall with my brother Charlie. Oddly, in front of the Washington monument, there were hundreds of geese. I’m telling you, it was a whole gaggle of ’em. I could have sworn I heard one of them say, “Boy, the shit …

Thai One On

In a follow-up story to my recent Prime Time post, Thailand’s parliament elected a new P.M. to replace our man Samak. Somchai Wongsawat, unlike his predecessor, is no Rachael Ray. He’s the brother-in-law (and alleged puppet) of Thaksin Shinawatra, one of Thailand’s many deposed leaders, so his selection has pissed some people …

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“Hair” Looks Terrific

A few weeks ago, I took my daughter Elizabeth to see “Hair” in Central Park. It was a perfect, magical New York night, and the Delacorte was jammed with a whole new wave of Hairies. They went mad, infected by the exuberance of the cast and the music and the beauty of …

Ambien Nights

Okay, this isn’t funny. I recall as vividly as if it were yesterday how I felt when I first read Ms. Magazine, back in the seventies; it was my personal wakeup call to feminism, and I was enraged. Last night I had a wakeup call, an unwanted one. I woke up in …

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Tie One On

If you want to get with the Democratic program and join the Brotherhood Of The Traveling Tie, here’s some info on where you can buy a light blue tie (if you live in L.A.): Bloomingdales carries their own brand for $50, Macy’s has a variety of light blue ties ranging in price …

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The Brotherhood Of The Traveling Tie

A little YouTubing reveals that Barck Obama favors an interesting tie choice: plain light blue, simple, subdued, sophisticated and presidential. He’s worn it on many occasions, from the More Perfect Union speech in Philly to Yes We Can. Then, when introducing Joe in Springlfield, he loaned his VP nominee the tie. (Click …