Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

I guess she DID get fooled again

Still smarting after the fiasco that was the fictionalized memoir of James Frey, Oprah was taken in again by another embellished autobiography by Herman Rosenblat.

Rosenblat had claimed on Oprah's show that he and his wife Roma had met at the fence of a Nazi prison camp associated with Buchenwald. He said that years later he met her again on a blind date and recognized her as the girl who had passed him food during those dark days of the Holocaust.

The problem is that, while Rosenblat had indeed been at the camp, the romance never took place. Now his book deal is being cancelled, although the film version still has the green light.

Oprah's credibility is once again in a million little pieces. Someone get that woman a copy of "Who's Next."

Sunday, December 28, 2008

OLPC (Ostensible Lennon Promo: Creepy/Comical)

The One-Laptop-Per-Child folks have, with Yoko's blessing, produced an ad promoting their initiative with what sounds like a terrible impression of Lennon's voice. A portion of the ad features a video of Lennon in which his mouth is made to look like he's speaking the words. It's a little better than the "technology" featured on Conan O'Brien (where a still image is shown and the mouth is superimposed with video of an actor saying something), but it's no less jarring.

Now, maybe Lennon would have been OK with the promo, and maybe he wouldn't, but I wonder why it even exists. The laptop computer hadn't yet been invented when Lennon was murdered, so it's not exactly an issue that can be closely identified with Lennon or his legacy.

Not one of Yoko's smarter moves.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Who the FUCK is Rick Warren?

And why did Barack Obama and John McCain feel the need to crawl to his Saddleback Church for a debate?

And why on the Flying Spaghetti Monster's green earth did Obama choose him for his inaugural invocation??

Pandering for the love of "evangelical", gay-hating, Prop. 8-loving voters?

Say it ain't so, Bare. You won, remember?

Yes, you did.