Most the civilized world has heard the latest Palinism; Sarah invented the word "refudiate" during a speech, and even TWEETED it later on (ahhhh.... while tweeting didn't that red line under the word indicating it was mispelled, or not a word, set off any alarms...at all?).
Sarah decided to compare her malaprop to Shakespeare inventing words, and to Dubya's "misunderestimate" and Barack's "wee-wee'd up" (is that a diminutive form of being pissed off?).
But take a look at the following video and pay attention to the conversation Harry Smith has with Erica Hill at it's conclusion.
You mean to say John McCain said "refudiate" as well?
This got me thinking.....whatever happened to "The King of The Malaprop", comedian Norm Crosby. Well...Norm is still alive, and will be 83 years old this September. Obviously, he must be semi-retired at this point in his life.
In keeping with the political side of things, Norm Crosby roasts Senator Barry Goldwater in this old DEAN MARTIN CELEBRITY ROAST....looking at some of the other guests (William Conrad, Dan Rowan) my guess is that the show is from the late 1970's or early 1980's.
Real journalists continue to lose their jobs as newspapers cut staff in record numbers. And while this is happening hucksters like Glenn Bec...
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".