The long, hot week is nearly at an end. I think the heat is making me extra crabby. The coverage of the bridge disaster has set me off. I've seen the New York media print headlines proclaiming a "bridge of death" and stories that say Minnesota sadly has its own Ground Zero. One of the New York papers today argues that the Brooklyn Bridge is in even worse shape than the bridge that collapsed...Excuse me? That bridge is no more...how can the still standing Brooklyn Bridge be in worse shape? Plus if I have to watch one more local news report with Andrea Cambern rattling off the safety score card of Ohio's bridges I'm liable to go Elvis on my TV. I'm sorry but I'm guessing Andrea's background on bridges is limited to reading The Bridges of Madison County. I get it already, bridges are unsafe. I'll drive around the water from now on. Why I bother to watch tv news I do not know.
An LA reporter has been suspended for making the sexytime with the Mayor of LA:http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-salinas3aug03,0,1619997.story?coll=la-home-center
Maybe the heat has also had an effect on George Steinbrenner. A new report today portrays a King George who may have lost his marbles:http://www.nypost.com/seven/08032007/news/regionalnews/tragic_madness_of_king_george_regionalnews_dan_mangan.htm
Here's a sign of Fall....Believe it or not, the NFL kicks off its preseason on Sunday night with the annual Hall of Fame game. The induction ceremony is Saturday. Browns lineman Gene Hickerson finally gets to enter the hall but sadly, he won't get to enjoy it: http://www.cleveland.com/browns/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/1186131550237460.xml&coll=2
Are you ready for bin Laden the musical?:http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070802/od_afp/entertainmentbritain_070802182142;_ylt=AtlkXD.xSwo1ulv.Kz3PskLKOrgF
Harry Shearer is a comic God:http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20049590,00.html
I loved the cartoon UnderDog when I was a kid....but I'd rather down shots of poison before seeing the movie:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33547
First Rocklahoma made me think I'd stepped into a time machine and gone back to the 1980s. Now a Mesa AZ Councilman wants to ban heavy metal bands from his town:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=78051
Bill O'Reilly gets into a bitch slap fight with Chris Dodd:http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2007/08/fox_slug_fest_oreilly_goes_neg.html
I have no use for the X Games....made for TV nonsense....but this dude's wipeout was way cool:http://deadspin.com/sports/i-regret-nothing%21%21%21%21/x-games-skater-somehow-doesnt-die-285618.php
More crap as it happens..............