December 17, 2011 Leave a comment
A woman in a laundromat dances like nobody’s watching. I like the combination of dance moves with the spurts of childlike playfulness, like a kid running.
progressive politics and regressive entertainment. like peanut and butter.
The Wall Street Journal has an article up noting that:
The price gap between the print and e-versions of some top sellers has now narrowed to within a few dollars—and in some cases, e-books are more expensive than their printed equivalents.
It’s the anti- Louis CK model. Deliver material at lower cost to the publisher, don’t pass along those savings, and make the media more restrictive. Perhaps they’re counting on the fact that most users don’t know how to pirate e-books, but the current system seems to be begging for readers to learn.
December 17, 2011 1 Comment
There are an assortment of reasons why women have it harder when it comes to comedy. As in, even harder than they do in a variety of other female-unfriendly areas of this world. Executives and consumers are extra skeptical when it comes to funny women and the funny women themselves can also hesitate to make themselves look bad. After all, they’re being judged on those looks by executives, consumers, and themselves. It’s hard to live up to your full humorous potential if you’re expected to remain pretty.
Testimony from 2002 (detailed in The New York Times) makes it clear that Joe Paterno knew enough about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual assaults against children that he should be burn in hell for his actions (and lack thereof):
“A mature man was fondling, whatever you call it, I don’t know what the term is, a young boy,” Paterno testified.
Paterno told prosecutors that he knew Curley and Schultz well enough to trust that they would take what actions were appropriate.
It’s important that these cases are dealt with, even when years have past. It’s all important to remember that bad things happen when men are given power without accountability. And yet we keep allowing that to happen, from church to police to politicians.