Monday, June 15, 2009

When You Talk About Self-Importance, Don't You Know That You Can Count Me Out

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • I'm getting bored with Weeds. I don't really care what any of them do anymore, besides Andy. Don't like the Mexican storyline.
    • Meanwhile, Nurse Jackie had a very strong second episode. Six-year-old tying a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue? Hilarious.
    • Letterman punked out. So disappointing, no matter how disingenuous the apology was.
    • Al Roker is one of the great guys in entertainment today. So down-to-earth. He asked a couple of legitimate questions of Douchebag and Mrs. Douchebag this morning on Today and they threw a fit. Can NBC please hire them as on-the-ground correspondents in Tehran?
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • Speaking of Iran and the potential revolution, you may have read some of the amazing stuff coming out of the students there. It's really shown the value of social networking tools like Twitter, because people are able to send short, uncensored bursts of information. Andrew Sullivan has been collecting a lot of these tweets and they are both fascinating and horrifying. Because of this, someone I follow (who lives as close to Tehran as I do) tweeted that Twitter finally means something and that everyone who tweets finally matters to the world. Let me put this as clearly as I can in fewer than 140 characters (30 to be exact): You didn't do a f***ing thing.
  • The Revolution Will Be Televised:
    • Everyone who uses YouTube to break a copyright or post the most inane garbage finally matters:

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