Last weekend I accompanied my daughter to a birthday party of a six year old, where it was wall-to-wall Hanna Montana. I have seen worse, with the now (hopefully) waning Princess craze, so I kept my comments to myself. But I nearly lost it when I heard the must-have Hannah Montana doll (that sang a … Continue reading Miley Cyrus embarrassed? Give me a break!
Chandler, Arizona with a population of just over 25,000 is growing so fast we see apartment complexes and retirement homes sprouting like weeds in the desert. Many of us in the once sleepy bedroom community bordering Gilbert wonder why. Is it the still rural quality –including the wafts of cow farms in winter– and the … Continue reading Chandler data center’s super annoying hum. It’s the sound of us!
In 2008, I sort of ranted about this Cyrus virus –being the dad of a child in her target group. This ‘performer’ looked like she certainly needed help, at least from a PR standpoint, if not from that of music. Then there was her big move into the grownup world at the MTV VMA. Her attempt … Continue reading Miley’s back-to-school lesson
We said goodbye to some extraordinary people this year. Arthur C. Clarke, si-fi writer, father of the communications satellite, permanent resident of Sri Lanka – 19, March, 2008 Hal Riney, advertising man extraordinaire – 25 March, 2008 Charleston Heston, of “Ten Commandments” and NRA fame – 5 April, 2008 Tim Russert, journalist extraordinaire, of NBC’s … Continue reading 2008 in Retrospect: The Good, The Bad, and The Absolutely Hilarious!
“This is not an energy policy. This is money laundering.” Thomas Friedman, on the ‘gas-tax holiday’ proposed by John McCain and Hillary Clinton. “A widget is nothing more than a rich media ad with a ‘grab it’ button.” Chris Cunningham of AppSavvy, in MediaPost’s Online Media Daily. “But then a miracle happened. My computer died … Continue reading Quotes for the week ending 3 May, 2008
“We got caught up in the moment of filming, and we made a mistake…” Billy Ray Cyrus, not about his daughter’s latest photo shoot, however. This was in February, after being called on not wearing a seatbelt in a Hannah Montana movie.