Archive for May, 2010

Please Welcome The Shack’s Newest Contributor.

Please Welcome The Shack’s Newest Contributor.

| May 17, 2010 | Reply

In an effort to make The Sundries Shack a better place to find smart commentary on politics and pop culture, I’ve invited another guest writer to post here. Hey, it’s not going to get more smart around here with me as the only regular contributor, right? My friend Lyndsey Fifield is young, smart, witty and […]

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Eric Holder: Less Cool Under Fire than William Hung, More Tongue-Tied Than Fonzie.

Eric Holder: Less Cool Under Fire than William Hung, More Tongue-Tied Than Fonzie.

| May 16, 2010 | 3 Replies

I have to think that some minor flunky in the Obama Administration tasked with making sure Eric Holder didn’t get loose in front of television cameras will be sitting in the unemployment line on Monday. That poor unfortunate’s goose was cooked when Holder sat down in front of a House committee and tried to answer […]

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The Story of the Playoffs Began in Game Five

The Story of the Playoffs Began in Game Five

| May 15, 2010 | Reply

Forget the Canadiens beating the Capitals and the Penguins, the story of the Boston Bruins ruinous collapse will be the story of this year’s NHL playoffs. The pain Bruins fans are feeling today, after their team gave up a three-goal lead and then the game as Simon Gagne potted the game-winner late in the third […]

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I’m a Top 50 Interesting Person? Err…Yes! Yes, I Am!

I’m a Top 50 Interesting Person? Err…Yes! Yes, I Am!

| May 15, 2010 | Reply

Over the past couple days, I’ve noticed my number of Twitter followers sneaking up. One day I’m up ten or so, the next another 8 or twelve. It’s puzzled me because I’ve basically reached a popularity plateau around 2,900 followers and, since I don’t really stump for more and I don’t participate in the Twitter […]

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Excuse Me, New Jersey, Can I Borrow Your Governor A While?

Excuse Me, New Jersey, Can I Borrow Your Governor A While?

| May 14, 2010 | 3 Replies

I wonder if Chris Christie wouldn’t mind serving as Governor of Maryland, too. I mean, just listen to him take a horribly-biased question and yank it right the heck out of the park. Dave Weigel, the guy the Washington Post sent forth to tell their readers all about those strange and vicious creatures known as […]

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They Will Doink Doink No More Forever

They Will Doink Doink No More Forever

| May 14, 2010 | 3 Replies

NBC has dropped the hammer on its long-running show “Law and Order” after 20 seasons, just one short of the record for the longest-running show on television still held by the incomparable Gunsmoke. “Law & Order” is done. NBC officials have confirmed that the influential New York-set crime drama will air its last telecast May […]

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Hugo’s Twitter-Cotta Army

Hugo’s Twitter-Cotta Army

| May 14, 2010 | Reply

In 1974, some Chinese farmers found what became one of the greatest archeological finds of my lifetime, an army of terra cotta warriors. The statues, over 8,000 of them, were buried to serve as Emperor Qin’s army in the afterlife, to help him conquer yet another empire in a new world. Hugo Chavez doesn’t quite […]

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Cantor’s Clever Cutting Gimmick

Cantor’s Clever Cutting Gimmick

| May 13, 2010 | 3 Replies

Republican Congressman and big-brain Eric Cantor has an interesting idea working at his web site. It’s called YouCut and it’s a first shot as getting voters involved in cutting the size of our Brobdingangian federal government back to reasonable levels. Here’s how it works. Cantor has put five programs on the block. You can vote for […]

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Illegal Immigrants and Intolerable Ignorance

Illegal Immigrants and Intolerable Ignorance

| May 12, 2010 | 2 Replies

I’m sure this Arizona Sheriff is nothing but a ginormous bigot who wants to round up all the Mexicans and put them in cages suspended over tanks full of ravenous sharks but let’s take just a moment to examine one thing he had to say before we consign him to the Outer Hell of Racist Mexican-Haters. Last […]

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The Delivery Presents – From the Geekfest Springs A Special Announcement!

The Delivery Presents – From the Geekfest Springs A Special Announcement!

| May 12, 2010 | 2 Replies

If you’re not showing up for at least part of “The Delivery–Live!” , then you’re really missing out on a ton of fun. What surprises me most about the live format most, as a host, is how it has tightened up the show. Not only are SMP Mike and I more focused on getting to […]

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