Month: October 2006

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As the ratings for Studio 60 get steadily worse, I’ll be interested whether the reaction from critics is that this show is too smart for the public, or whether we’ll get the Phantom Menace effect, where once a few critics start noticing that an manifestation of critical overpraise is mediocre or sucks ass there’s sort […]

Horse Race

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On October 24, 2006
A summary of recent Senate polls: * Two Republican incumbents in very serious trouble, Santorum and DeWine.* One Republican incumbent trailing his challenger, Chafee.* Three Republican incumbents virtually tied with their challengers, Allen, Burns and Talent.* One Democratic incumbent tied with his challenger, Menendez.* One Democratic incumbent with a real lead, Cantwell.* One Republican open […]

MNF

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On October 23, 2006

Hey, when did the NFL game scheduled on Monday night become MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!!!!!? I know that it’s always been the biggest media game of the week, but ESPN is selling it as some kind of l

Strange

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On October 23, 2006

Over at CT, Kieran Healy discusses this site, which — in addition to letting us know that there are 35 people named “Scott Lemieux,” 709 named “Robert Farley,” 1,954 name

Les Schtroumpfs

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On October 23, 2006
The Smurfs turn 48 today. I always hated the little blue bastards. Nonetheless, I appreciate their tough stance on the costs and consequences of aerial warfare. Their positions on Communism and Satanism are also, I think, fairly defensible. Share
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