Steve Hartman: Media Rebel?

I've got an odd entry today.

Steve Hartmab is a sportscaster and puff piece journalist for CBS News. Judging from his bio, he writes pieces that are all over the board, literally.

He was apparently sent to cover a puff story of odd animal relationships. The kind of thing local news is always doing about how a cat adopts a mouse, or two Geese raise a puppy or whatever, but on a slightly different scale.

But with just a couple of extremely well placed sentences at the end of the episode, he makes a point that every American--black or white, rich or poor, red or blue--should remember, every day.

But don't take my word for it, the piece is only three minutes long, and it speaks for itself.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fuck you, Penguin

So I'm sure most of you are familiar with I can has cheezburger. I'm a moderate fan. I also follow Pundit Kitchen and Failblog via the same source.

However, sometimes you have to take a stand against impossibly cute pictures of cats. Or puppies. Or presidents. Or whatever.

I mean, let's be clear: That puppy will grow up to maul a child, or eat his own poop. Those cats? Those bastards can't even write--they're functionally illiterate. And our president? He just made up 830 BILLION DOLLARS so he could infuse it into our economy, because what we really need is another dose of magical fairy money to keep the house of cards shored up for 8 years, and then it can be someone else's problem.

So yeah, in the spirit of cynicism, spite, and angst, I present you with my favourite new cute blog: Fuck you, Penguin.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009