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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Geek Show Podcast

After years of on-and-off radio play and a television series in the middle, one show recently took a turn to the podcast, and got fantastic results.--- The Geek Show Podcast has been running since spring of this year, taking the best of the radio and television versions of the show, and formatting it into a panel discussion between some of the geekiest our state has to offer. And with impressive numbers that stretch across the US and beyond, it doesn't look like they'll be stopping anytime soon.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

'Ello 'ello, what's all this, then?

Lust for money makes people do strange things. Take, for instance, the strange tale of Marcus Alder, a British ex-cop accused of pretending to be gay in order to cash in on the death of a wealthy friend.

Friday, October 17, 2008

24 Hour Comic Book Day

This weekend seems to have an event for most everyone, including comic book lovers who will get a chance to see creativity in action.--- 24 Hour Comic Book Day takes place over at Night Flight Comics this Saturday and Sunday, giving local comic artists both experienced and unknown the chance to take an idea and make it a reality over a day, with several others doing the same right by their side. I got a chance to chat with Mimi Cruz about the event and the details behind it.Mimi Cruz  Hey Mimi, how's things been lately?Mimi: Exciting!

Reminiscences of Track Palin

Golly this youngster certainly has a lot of spunk! Well, and, as a Libra, he would be versatile.(Brandon Burt)

Archie! Acting! OMG!

Murray's own American Idol runner-up David Archuleta has filmed his first acting gig! For a February 2009 episode of Nickelodeon's iCarly!

Nacho Mama

Carmen Rocha -- the woman credited with inventing nachos -- passed away this week at 77. A native of San Antonio, Rocha worked as a waitress at El Cholo restaurant on Western Ave. in Los Angeles since 1959.

Get Out This Weekend

There's a lot to check out on the music and art front this weekend. Tonight, two local hip-hop acts, Rotten Musicians and Reaper, take separate stages to celebrate their most recent recorded efforts.

Your News, Filtered

The House Ethics Committee today dismissed all six counts of bribery-related allegations against Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, but bitch-slapped him in writing for his sloppy conduct.More news on the vote to come. Meanwhile, go here for a story behind the story.Meanwhile, the real loser in the process was you, the taxpaying constituent/voter.Why?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Home ... of the FUTURE!

I am not an economist, but if I've got this straight, it was the housing bubble which triggered the credit crunch that led to the bailout bill which gave us all a glimpse into the inner workings of Professor Bubbles B. Bernanke's Fantastical Contraption, that tawdry engine driving late capitalism, fueled by wishes and happy thoughts.From what I gather, since the value of all the goods, products, services and property in the world is now dwarfed by the imaginary value of the derivatives market, old-fashioned notions like "assets" and "real wages" no longer apply--all that is required to create a strong economy is for everybody to get together and ... just believe the economy is strong--believe with all their might.So, you see, it is naysayers like I who have destroyed the economy--those who think fiat currency itself, as a representation of tangible value, is already about as notional and abstract as anything should be; those who must work to suppress a sense of schadenfreude at the thought of greedy, gross, subliterate, entitled, grown spoiled brats in suits leaping from office towers; those who have sensed all along that the Republicans couldn't go on forever cutting taxes while simultaneously running up trillion-dollar debts for wars of choice and corporate welfare; those who have recognized neo-Reaganomics as a house of cards which cannot stand indefinitely. (When, at an editorial meeting, the question recently arose: "What do you get the guy who has just received a $700 billion bailout?" my first impulse was "a guillotine."

For Those Who Missed It ...

A character called "the crazy McCain-rally lady" was featured on SNL (ThNL?) "Weekend Update" tonight.

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