Archive for September 6th, 2007

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RIP Luciano Pavarotti

September 6, 2007

As you might have seen in the news, one of the famous “3 Tenors”, Luciano Pavarotti, has passed away.  Now, I’m not going to sit here and say that I’m a huge opera fan, but I’ll never forget the amazing final act performance he delivered at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Torino last year.  It actually brought a tear to my eye (no kidding).

Following the performance, host Bob Costas described Pavarotti’s finale by saying he “brought the house down”.

Indeed.

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The Dreaded Blog Of Blasphemy

September 6, 2007

It seems that I’ve done something that has caused me to fall out of favor a bit with my pals on LGF.  I have apparently made the mistake of posting a comment on a long-running anti-LGF site called LGF Watch.  The lizard outrage is best summarized by my buddy Sharmuta:

Has anyone ever told you that actions speak louder than words?
Has it occured to you how your actions might look to others here at LGF?
But most importantly, do you even care?

Honestly- you’ve made it impossible for me in the future to ask people here to give you an argument instead of snarky comments. The stalker blog? Even I have limits.

Nevermind the fact that the comment itself wasn’t directed at LGF or any of it’s members, or the fact that it was a comment that I would have made on LGF or anywhere else, or the fact that it was just one post out of thousands of comments I’ve left on probably hundreds of blogs (left, right, and center).  You see, the simple act of posting a brief opinion in the comments section of the “stalker blog” alone has been considered to be “beyond the pale“.

Dear lizards-  For the record, I make no apologies.  I view the blogosphere as one big forum.  If I have something to say, I really don’t think I need to worry that much about where I’m saying it.  I use the same nic everywhere, so I feel I should be judged not on the color of the blog but on the content of the comments that I’m posting.

By the way, someone is going to have to explain to me what it is they do over at LGF Watch that qualifies as stalking. To me, a stalker is someone who physically follows you home and peeks through your window.  After all, there’s a website out there called “Olbermann Watch“.  Is that blogger stalking Keith Olbermann?

Also, if their definition of stalking describes nothing more than an obsessive scrutiny of a specific blog’s posts and comments, and mocking a blogger and his/her commentors on a regular basis and over an extended period…they might want to take a look in the mirror.

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A Great Debate In New Hampshire

September 6, 2007

I’ll have to give kudos to Fox and the GOP candidates tonight.  This debate was the best I’ve seen yet.  The previous engagements on both sides were more like talking point exchanges that an actual debate.  For a moment this evening, I’ll admit that I got goosebumps while watching Paul and Huckabee going back and forth.  We definately need more of this in the future.  Even if I disagree with the positions being taken here, it was refreshing to see the passion and poise coming from these candidates.  The Dems should take note.


(h/t Hot Air)