Thursday, March 19, 2009

Linda Kilcrease and AIG

Linda Kilcrease was my manager when we worked together at AIG in the late 1980s in New Hampshire. In the early 1990s, she testified before Congress about the outsourcing of IT jobs by AIG management, and of the dangers laying in wait for the American middle-class. She was way ahead of her time, since many of the benefits of eliminating jobs in the US just went into the obscene bonuses reaped by the AIG corporate henchmen.

Linda Kilcrease, I remember you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


What monstrosities would walk the streets were some people's faces as unfinished as their minds. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Right America: Feeling Wronged

I'm watching this film and, after 8 years of Bush and Cheney, it is hard to stomach the vile rhetoric and falsehoods that masquerade for patriotism in this underhanded assault at anything centric in America. Oh the vile left-wing media, keep saying it, somewhere poorly educated people believe it. What is Fox, the paragon of honor and virtue? What a gauntlet they present to pure and even presentation of the news. That will be the day. How quickly they forget what the Republican Party did to McCain in 2000, to one of their honored own, a war hero.

This film even has Arnold in it, and what a mess he has made out of California.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Jonas Brothers

I am looking at an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times for the new Jonas Brothers 3-D movie. The central image of the ad features the 3 brothers close on stage. The singer holds the mike ala Rod Stewart. To the right on the image is a guitar playing Jonas brother, curly hair, head back, caught stepping out in a moment of musical joy Angus Young-like. To the left of the image is another guitar playing Jonas brother, head farther back, legs spread, caught in a moment of pure Rock and Roll orgasm.

Underneath the image is the Walt Disney logo.

If only the logo police or reality enforcers could come and beat the tar and snot out of these three posers and usurpers for what they are so desperately trying to do: achieve legitimacy on the back of all of those that have come before, even though they profess to disagree with the stereotype. What a charade.

I condemn the American Idol mentality that makes this type of nothing band so trendy and current, and the Jonas Brothers themselves for being hollow shells of something they know not, only the management company knows for sure.

From archetype to cliche.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


How embarrassing and empty is TMZ? Its nice of Fox to prop it up in the evening between the 'Simpsons' and 'Malcolm in the Middle'. What is it with the host, Harvey Levin, writing notes in grease pencil on the plexi-glass as if he is Charlie Watts jotting down the set list of the Stones for the eager road crew? What a shallow vehicle.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The World is in alignment here in Little Tokyo

My wife went out for a walk today; it was a sunny afternoon in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. When she came back she told me, "The boys are out in force today, sitting around on the benches and ogling and hitting on the girls."

Thank our lucky stars! The World is alignment here in Little Tokyo.