Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Travelin' Man

Hiya pals. Just wanted you all to know I'll be traveling for the next few days to one of the gambling meccas of the country. No, not the big one. No, not the second biggest one. The third one. It's in Nevada, too. I'll let you figure out the rest (Golden Nugget). But I didn't want to leave you without a few random thoughts.

#1 - I read today that Michael Jackson's autopsy revealed a nearly bald man (just some peach fuzz) with nothing in his stomach except some undigested pharmaceuticals and a very frail body covered with needle marks.

#2 - Sarah Palin held interviews with all the networks yesterday (or the day before) on the shore of some lake way up by the Arctic Circle, bragging about her desire to indulge herself in fish guts rather than governing the state whose people elected her. As someone said "She has perfected the image of 'the victim'." I think if any of us were to elect her to anything ever again, we'd be the victims.

#3 - That crazy "leader" of Iran made a new speech saying there was absolutely no problem with his recent "election" and said the opposition couldn't produce even one piece of paper to say otherwise. Huh? Have you taken a good look at this guy? Do his eyes kind of resemble the spinning wheels of a slot machine?

#4 - John Boehner, the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, has been forced to hold news briefings virtually every day saying how bad the latest Obama program will leave the nation. Hmmm, "leave the nation" . . . might be a good idea for Boehner. But you never heard me say that.

#5 - Walter Cronkhite apparently really is in a decline due to serious health problems, which in turn are probably due to his advanced age. He is in his early 90's. Prepare for another "big news story."

#6 - Speaking of "big news stories", I was appalled by the attention given by the media to the death of the previously mentioned Michael Jackson. It reminded me of a day in my past when a strange executive producer over me at a television station ordered me to lead every newscast with the latest on a Michael Jackson tour. That was over 20 years ago. She (the exec producer) isn't in the business any more to the best of my knowledge. But speaking of more current times, U.S. Representative Peter King of New York (I think that's his name) made an unfortunate statement to the media the other day, saying he was upset about all the media attention to this . . . (approximate quote) "child molestor, pedophile, pervert". Now, true as that may be it's not going to endear him to many of his mindless voters. If you're a politician and you want to be re-elected, you probably should keep thoughts like that to yourself.

Since I'm not a politician, I can say I was appalled by NBC's attention to the Jackson "story" and even moreso to Katie Couric's newscast on the night of the Jackson memorial.

But who am I? I'm not in the biz anymore and most people didn't listen to me when I was.

I could go on but I guess that's enough for y'all to mull over while I'm away.

8 comments:

  1. Have fun in Reno. Hope you win a bundle.

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  2. Nice guess, Steve, but that's number 2!

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  3. Not being familiar with any Gambling Mecca's I just hope you have Lady Luck on your side, & enjoy it all, regardless.
    Some very interesting ovservations there too!
    Here Downunder, saturations point has been reached for MJ. I even over heard Gom cursing over coverage!!

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  4. Good luck. Remember all your closest and dearest blog friends if you hit it lucky ;)

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  5. Back home, we have the casino in Genting Highlands. I haven't been there for ages; can't remember when was the last time. Lots to do up in the highlands too.

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  6. I think all of the coverage was over kill too. But you being in the business knows just that..it is business, and whatever sells is what you cover. And if that means beating a dead horse, you beat that dead horse till it is hamburger.

    Let's not forget the months, years even of stories that will be coming out of folks stepping forward with "truths" for their 15 minutes of fame. Think he was mysterious in life, no one will know the truth from lies now. Anyone can say anything now and there will be no one to to prove otherwise. Oh yes, the MJ fun has just started.

    Such a sad shame to hear the condition of his body. What went so horribly wrong? He use to be such a good looking and talented young MAN.

    Palin...they should have accidently lost her at sea while fishing.

    OMG Cronkhite dying while in his 90's, what a shock that will be. I am sure they have the stories all ready to go for the second he drops. Leave him alone..at his age he is allowed to die and die anyway he wants...he earned it!


    Have a great time....don't forget your friends when you hit hit big....I did give you an award, remember??? lol!

    My inlaws went there last year, they loved it...have fun.

    Just remember. "It is not illegal, unless you get caught!"

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  7. With so many bloody mad things in the world you're probably glad to be clearing out for a while. Don't squander too much in the fleshpots of wherever it is you are going...

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