Albany poet Mars Hill reads his poem “Rediscovery” written in honor of President-elect Barack Obama. (Paul Grondahl / Times Union)
New York Times: Although some criticized parts of his later work as too contentious, Mr. Carlin defended the material, insisting that his comedy had always been driven by an intolerance for the shortcomings of humanity and society. “Scratch any cynic,” he said, “and you’ll find a disappointed idealist.” Still, when pushed to explain the pessimism […]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irk3_p15RJY] Does it make you sad? Get sadder at BeforetheMusicDies.com. Cuz guess what? It’s already dead.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOr6lhldOS8] James passes the torch to Michael and Prince. Circa 1982.
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) playfully pretends to box against Muhammad Ali, who responds by circling his finger to indicate the president is crazy to offer a fight, after Bush presented Ali with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington November 9, 2005. […]
Paperwork? Several states ready and willing to send National Guard troops to the rescue in New Orleans didn’t get the go-ahead until days after the storm struck — a delay nearly certain to be investigated by Congress. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson offered Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco help from his state’s National Guard last Sunday, […]