January 9th, 2010

The Lost Generation

Imagine you are White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and are trying to give a daily press briefing about the state of the health care bill, how we are doing against the terrorists, what the fuck is going in Afghanistan and what we are doing about the economy.

You like to think you are a serious man, in a serious job, talking about serious things.

Then, you actually have to go though this exchange with a reporter:

Q Since there’s no constitutional requirement that the President go to Capitol Hill and deliver a State of the Union address in the third week of January, the first week of February, are there any legislative issue considerations guiding when he wants to do it this year?


Q None? And secondarily, is he aware of the Internet storm over those who are begging him not to schedule the State of the Union address on the night of the three-hour premiere of "Lost"?

MR. GIBBS: I will say this on behalf of ABC Radio. (Laughter.) I don’t foresee a scenario in which the millions of people that hope to finally get some conclusion in "Lost" are preempted by the President.


Who do you think is more embarrassed - the reporter who asked the question or Gibbs who actually had an answer prepared?

If I was the reporter, my follow up question would have been: "Is the president aware of the growing threat of the Dharma Initiative and, if so, what does he plan to do about it?"

Continuing To Fuck With The International Herald Tribune

I was looking at my Photobucket stats and couldn't figure out why my photo of The International Herald Tribune selling its soul to the devil suddenly got a bazzillion hits last week.

Then, I found out that NYC The Blog had picked up the story and used my photo!


They also got the IHT to respond. Their basic defense is that they'd done this at hotels and trade shows before so they don't get why someone would be pissed at them doing so for their entire worldwide print run.