Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Giving Avarice a Bad Name

Emily Post wrote “Etiquette” in 1922. The venerable little book is now in its 86th printing. I think it should be required reading before anyone is allowed to post comments on the Web.

Admit it – you read the obits. If so, read today’s tribute to Allen Swift in the NY Times. The voice actor played many a role in radio and TV, from Mighty Mouse to Gen. Eisenhower. He was one of the “best-known unknown actors on television.”

“The Big Bang Theory” is a new comedy for geeks coming on CBS. The producer has high hopes that “Maybe at the end of the day this will inspire some kids to go into physics just like ‘Cheers’ inspired countless young people to go into bars.”

Eleven indicted Somali pirates dropped a bombshell in a U.S. court today, revealing that their entire piracy operation is a subsidiary of banking giant Goldman Sachs. An audible gasp could be heard in court when the leader of the pirates announced, "We are doing God's work.” We work for Lloyd Blankfein." Not true, of course, but a good story nonetheless. By devil blogger, Andy Borowitz.

"The cheese stands alone." That's just one of her punch lines as Maureen Dowd skewers the rats at Goldman Sachs. A good read.

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