Duly noted but perhaps a little dully
This week has been exciting, driven, bandwidth consuming.
my client Lightworks Enterprises launch their first internet
have been challenged in juggling all the details of doing
the first time and have had very little time to study what
happening in the media. What I did get came in short bursts
when I was
on-line or on the subway, reading A.M. or METRO, two small
devised specifically for straphangers and distributed at virtually
every subway entrance in New York.
In this blurry week which has been a wonderful bit of mad,
this is what
Hillary Clinton took top honors in New Hampshire and some
she pulled the trick by allowing her Margaret Thatcher/Iron
of façade crack just a little a quaver in the
voice, a misting of her
eyes and many people saw a human being behind the political
And Obama did well enough that he is still in the race and
what happens with this one, someone is going to be the first
woman nominated for the presidency; first African-American
for major office [unless, of course, Edwards does an upset].
I remember this week asking a friend who covers politics
profession why it was that everyone spoke of Obama as African-American
when he is actually mixed race; his mother is white, his father
and he is definitely mixed race and I think the face of the
The melting pot of America is mixing together not just different
nationalities, it is mixing together the races, blending us
into what I
think will be the world in the future. This reporters
America isnt ready yet to handle mixed race in a political
The most bizarre thing I remember from this week was a picture
of a pig
that glowed in the dark. I am not kidding. Through cloning,
a breed of pig emerging that will glow in the dark and, for
reason; this was really good news as it was another step in
pigs to give humans replacement organs. Which means that someday
will have cocktail conversation that goes something like this:
so much better now that I have my new pig kidney, heart, whatever.
President Bush made it to the Mid-East before I knew hed
country. Now everyone is parsing his thoughts about Mid-East
while I think: damn, why didnt he do this right after
United Arab Emirates gave him a pendant that has been described
most bling thing of any bling things rubies, diamonds,
enameled American flag. Wonder how the Smithsonian is going
Britney keeps imploding and there is no amount of work, avoiding
media, whatever, that will keep this fact away from the American
public. Its everywhere. Gag me with a spoon, as my students
Steroids are moving from sports to general entertainment.
Seems a very
tony New York gym has been offering a number of celebrities
anti-aging program which includes steroids and growth hormones.
you know forty is the new thirty, fifty is the new forty and
the new fifty, especially if chemically enhanced.
Kenyan violence continues. Bombs keep going off in Iraq.
is rocky. New Orleans is still a mess [excuse me: who is in
In other words, while I wasnt looking, the world kept
on going. Right
now there are standards: Britney, Iraq, Afghanistan, Election
politics and all the ordinary wonderful things that go on,
what it is. It is the intensity of all of it that seems to
ratcheted up as technology makes us more immediately closer
aware of everything that is happening minute by minute, even
arent necessarily looking to be kept up to date. Information