Tag Archives: NBC

On the possibility that David Lynch will return to television and rapture us into pop culture heaven

When I said on New Year’s Eve that I had the sense that something better was on the horizon, I was lying. Fearful that a significant number of you might take your lives while watching Ryan Seacrest usher in the new year, I decided to scrap the article that I’d been working on… which was […]

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For those of you who don’t leave the bed over the weekend, here’s the deal with the controversy surrounding the latest jobs data

On Friday, the the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that, for the first time since President Obama took office, unemployment had fallen below the 8% mark. And, as Romney had repeatedly drawn the line in the sand at 8%, reminding American voters incessantly, since winning his party’s nomination, that Obama had presided over […]

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Jeff Kay’s first novel, Crossroads Road

Over the years, I’ve mentioned my friend Jeff Kay here a few times. He and I got to know one another, trading our zines through the mail in the mid-90′s, and, then, at some point later in the decade, we met up in LA and became friends. He was married, with two kids, and working […]

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Goodbye Olbermann, hello Comcast

Keith Olbermann was let go from MSNBC yesterday. I’ll admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of his Murrow-aping delivery, but I liked knowing that he was out there every night, calling the conservatives out on their bullshit. He was, as far as I know, the first person in the media to speak up against […]

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Note to self… never cancel the TV show of a guy with political ambitions

Al Franken is trying his damndest to shut down the Comcast/NBC merger. I’m sure it has nothing at all to do with it, but I think it’s worth noting that, prior to getting into politics, Franken worked for NBC. It’s also worth noting, I think, that executives at NBC cancelled his series, LateLine, after a […]

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