Monthly Archives: September 2006

Cultural changes as boomers age

Some brilliant marketing genius has realized that aging issues will now be the next big opportunity. Instead of artificial holidays created around jobs and roles*, now we’re getting things like Menopause Awareness Month. Because we just noticed??? And what are … Continue reading

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Geez, dead already?

I’d hate to think my faint praise resulted in the first casualty of the new fall shows…but the coincidence cannot be overlooked.

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New fall shows: Happy Hour

I think Amanda (Beth Lacke) is a younger, more vulnerable version of Will and Grace‘s Karen (Megan Mullally). This is not a bad thing. Amanda is the most compelling character on Fox’s Happy Hour. Running a close second is Larry … Continue reading

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New fall shows: Men In Trees

Two of my favorite shows are Friends and ER — both of which I didn’t begin following until they’d been on for several seasons. In an effort to find new favorites without waiting several years to see how they do, … Continue reading

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To Maher Arar

I’m sorry. We were wrong to do that to you. There is no excuse.

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MTV’s Video Music Awards

I watched the 2006 VMA show today (Tivo) and enjoyed it much more than I expected to. (Possibly due to Tivo…I FF’d through the acceptance speeches.) Somebody at MTV did an amazing job with the graphics that accompanied the presentation … Continue reading

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Broder’s overlooked possibility

Amidst David Broder’s rant against the changes to the Democratic primary calendar, he brings out the likely problem: In the early primaries, eight or 10 people may be vying. What is most needed is time — and a place — … Continue reading

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