Monday, October 29, 2007

PJ Party @ 32,000 Ft.



For those of you who can't wait for a new Victoria's Secret catalog to arrive, Virgin America is offering a chance to get up and close with the VS models on a transcontinental flight this month.

"It all happens November 28th on Virgin America Flight 317. The flight travels from NY to LA - but the real destination will be in the clouds. Victoria's Secret will bring supermodels Selita Ebanks and Miranda Kerr, PJs, prizes and more.

An event this exciting will of course have media on board to capture all the fun, so be ready for your cameo when the cameras roll."

Book now!

Fearing Fear Itself

Paul Krugman dissects the politics of fear. Read the whole piece here.

Excerpts:

"In America’s darkest hour, Franklin Delano Roosevelt urged the nation not to succumb to “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror.” But that was then.
Today, many of the men who hope to be the next president — including all of the candidates with a significant chance of receiving the Republican nomination — have made unreasoning, unjustified terror the centerpiece of their campaigns.
Consider, for a moment, the implications of the fact that Rudy Giuliani is taking foreign policy advice from Norman Podhoretz, who wants us to start bombing Iran “as soon as it is logistically possible.”

"Beyond that, the claim that Iran is on the path to global domination is beyond ludicrous. Yes, the Iranian regime is a nasty piece of work in many ways, and it would be a bad thing if that regime acquired nuclear weapons. But let’s have some perspective, please: we’re talking about a country with roughly the G.D.P. of Connecticut, and a government whose military budget is roughly the same as Sweden’s."

"In the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration adopted fear-mongering as a political strategy. Instead of treating the attack as what it was — an atrocity committed by a fundamentally weak, though ruthless adversary — the administration portrayed America as a nation under threat from every direction.

Most Americans have now regained their balance. But the Republican base, which lapped up the administration’s rhetoric about the axis of evil and the war on terror, remains infected by the fear the Bushies stirred up — perhaps because fear of terrorists maps so easily into the base’s older fears, including fear of dark-skinned people in general.

And the base is looking for a candidate who shares this fear."

Friday, October 26, 2007

Roger Moore Turns 80




Roger Moore turned 80 last week and celebrated by getting a gold star @ 7007 Hollywood Blvd. He then joined up with some of his past costars to be honored for his years of work with UNICEF. Swiss neighbor Audrey Heburn got Moore involved with the organization in 1990 and has since become their Goodwill Ambassador.
  • The Telegraph tells the story like this while the Daily Mail has the before and after pics of those sexy costars.
  • Monday, October 22, 2007

    Weekend Dog





    We came home from dinner sunday night and The Dog had made the couch his own.

    Fires


    Massive fires seem to be surrounding Los Angeles today. Took this cameraphone pic yesterday from Occidental College @ sunset while walking the dog.