The Cynic
A cynical spin on the news.
Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Un-Related Ramblings (Part 1)

-- Well I need to add Prince Rainier of Monaco to the death scorecard [Reuters]. In case you don't know who he was, he was married to legendary American actress Grace Kelly (chose her over Marilyn Monroe) and if you don't know who Kelly is...well you should get out more but here's an IMDB bio for you. [link]

He'll be replaced by son Prince Albert. Here's a profile [ABC News]

Also brilliant Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner Saul Bellow died at 89. [Reuters]


-- Peter Jennings, longtime news anchor and smoker was diagnosed with lung cancer. [AP]
"Almost 10 million Americans are already living with cancer, and I have a lot to learn from them," Jennings said. "And living is the key word."

So now every newsperson of my era has been affected -- Tom Brokaw (retired), Dan Rather (retired), Ted Koppel (will retire).

Actually are these guys the newspersons of my era or of my childhood and early adult stages? I hope I can toss them in under my era because I'd hate to be grouped in with the era that got their news from Crossfire, Scarborough Country and Hardball with Chris Matthews.

At least I still can turn to Jon Stewart for an honest outlook.


-- Really isn't much to add on my work situation. I've been in line for a promotion, a promotion I'm not sure if I want it. I have a feeling the extra hours will be brutal and I'll hate the job a month into it.

Already my editor is starting to act strange, sending me these crappy email forwards about having his back and what not. It's as if he's forecasting his future screwups and he'll need me to have his back...

See, I can already tell I'm not going to be the person he wants me to be. I'll have his back to an extent but I'm not part of the "program", people who do that lack integrity. He's already got an administrator who's part of the program and he wants to dump him.

This isn't going to last long...

Time to take a jog.

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Tom DeLay Needs a Time Out...

Enter The Caption Contest (#5)

Dead or Alive...

The Pain Is Over...

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The Power of the Plug...

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