Category Archives: Famous people

Jim Gilmore . . . the Jackal?

Republican Presidential Candidate Jim Gilmore entered the race so late (July 30) that this political blogger planned to ignore him. Next time there’s a presidential election cycle, Mr. Gilmore, can you please show up on time? But then . . … Continue reading

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The Bulls Won

Many years ago upon returning from a trip abroad, I spent a few weeks in Chicago. While in a diner the day after landing, the waitress brought my tuna fish (smothered in cheese which is when I realized Americans smother … Continue reading

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Van Gogh is Whispering in Your Ear

Thinking about the upcoming square (in a couple days) between Venus in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces, the image that came to mind is of spending an evening with an old friend, getting a little bored, finding something to smoke … Continue reading

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Why David Plotz Hates August

David Plotz, editor of Slate, wants to get rid of August. Who in their right mind wants to get rid of a month of summer vacation? Plotz lists some mighty-fine reasons for getting rid of August including lots of wars … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden’s Next Twelve Years

Edward Snowden, the NSA surveillance program whistle blower, turned 30 a couple days ago (on June 21). You know what 30 means astrological buddies, right? At the age of 28 we have what’s called a “Saturn return.” Saturn’s cycle around … Continue reading

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Gordon Gee’s Other Side

Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University, recently offended a bunch of folks through what he claims were attempts at humor. Columnist Dan Wetzel writes of Gee: “The man craves attention and through the years has proven he’ll pretty much … Continue reading

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Marissa Mayer – The Pregnantest Woman in America

On a radio news story yesterday about Yahoo’s ban on telecommuting, the NPR commentator mentioned that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer joined the company last year while pregnant. Mayer’s son was born last September so it might have been more relevant … Continue reading

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Libra: The Key to the Horoscope

In “Red,” the play about painter Mark Rothko by John Logan, Libra Rothko and his assistant have this discussion: KEN [Assistant]: They [Dionysus and Apollo] need each other. Dionysus’ passion is focused –– is made bearable –– by Apollo’s will … Continue reading

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Oprah the Confessor, Lance the Martyr?

Is it true that Lance Armstrong is going to confess to doping during an interview with Oprah? Is Oprah our National Confessor? Can she bestow absolution on us all? If so, line me up. The Confessor According to Dictionary.com, while … Continue reading

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Che Guevara: Model of the Revolution

If Ernesto Guevara, Cuban revolutionary, were alive today, he could be a millionaire. That is if he had embraced the 21st century concept of personal brand identity and charged royalties for all the places where his famous revolutionary silhoutette resides. … Continue reading

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