Dear Donald J. Trump,
While perusing the World Wide Web (Information Superhighway) today, I ran across an open letter you wrote to Martha Stewart, lambasting her low-rated, totally inferior version of your hit show, The Apprentice. Frankly, I couldn’t agree with you more.
Martha’s version of the show was a complete trainwreck, whereas your last season of The Apprentice was NBC’s highest-rated show (behind E.R., My Name Is Earl, Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Medium and all three incarnations of Law & Order). Where does that glorified soccer mom get off blaming her own failure on a proven television genius like yourself, The Donald?
There are lots of reasons to love JC penny. It’s the only place you can go to score a $59 diamond engagement ring and their satin housecoats make great Christmas gifts for Grandma. But the best reason to love the department store franchise is right here:
Angelina Jolie in petite outerwear. (thanks ontd)
Nick, I understand you’re asking for spousal support from Jessica. I’m here to tell you that that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Even though she was clearly the brains behind the whole Nick and Jessica phenomenon, you’re still extremely talented, and you have a long career ahead of you. Why in the world would you need more money than you will already make with your music, TV shows, and movies? Just make a clean break with her and move on to your next project. Otherwise, you’ll just seem greedy.
HEADLINE: "Florida Man Kills Roommate Over Toilet Paper" – We’ve all wanted to do it. (AP)
RADIOHEAD SONG TITLE: The guys are recording a song for their new album called "Nude", which was actually written during the time they were making "OK Computer", but never released. (NME)
WINDOWS ERROR: The world’s largest Windows Error Message appeared in Times Square. Something tells me the building’s lobby didn’t have a "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" button. (Network World)
AWESOME PRODUCT: Shoes specially designed for border-jumping immigrants. (BBC)
PILLOW FIGHT: The giant one held last Saturday at Union Square here in NYC. (Brooklyn Vegan)
RANDOM BLOG: Fitted Sweats
DAY LATE STORY: A family gave all seven of their kids presidential names. (AP)
[hey, youtube...can we have our video back? no? dammit.]
Best Week Ever spotlights the talk show host’s hard-hitting interview tactics.
Slashdot has the story that PBS will be airing six new Monty Python specials, each of which:
will focus on one member of the original
Monty Python troupe…and showcase favorite clips from the group’s
television series and movies, mixed with new footage. The five living Pythons…will each produce and write their own
episode, with the five collaborating on a sixth special to honor deceased
member [Graham] Chapman.
I know this could be one of those painful "why are they trampling on their legacy" deals, but against all good sense, I’m looking forward to this series.
Are you totally freaking out about the bird flu and the possibility that the cough you have is really a sign that your body is eating itself from the insides and you’ll soon turn into a zombie alongside the rest of the global population?
Here’s something that will make you feel better for a few minutes. In Attack of the Influenza Birds, you’ve got to shoot as many chickens infected with the H5N1 virus as possible and save the world. No pressure, though.