Today is one of The Simpsons‘s anniversaries. I say “one of” because while this is not the day the full-length show first aired in 1989, it is the day the family first appeared on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987.
I was there. I saw it. I was hooked.
I’ve written a lot already [...]
On Monday, my friend Sasha Abramsky was upbraided by Rush Limbaugh. (The clip of his show and a discussion of one of the problems with it is here: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201011150020)
What sent the internet ablaze was the fact that Rush kept calling Sasha a “stupid babe.” Sasha is a man.
Now, this is an understandable [...]
So, I don’t have to celebrate this holiday, right? I mean, I’m not Catholic, so I don’t have to do Saints’ days. However, Jeopardy! just taught me that some believe this holiday was actually based on a Roman fertility festival. So if I’m feeling pagan . . .
I’ve never been that into this [...]
A few things.
1. My new matchflick column is out: http://www.matchflick.com/column/1862 I order you to see 11 fabulous performance (stand-up) films.
2. Obama is doing well so far. I think his interview with the Arab channel went well, even though the networks here seemed jealous. Thrilled that Guantanamo is closing. I’ve never understood how [...]