Obama looking for a job at ESPN?

The president filled in for a bit as a college basketball play by play announcer… and when he’s done being the leader of the free world he might just have a future at it.

He also gave some funny political observations — about his ease in “going to the right” even though he’s a left hander, and just when he might want to become a sports announcer: “Could be in three years or seven…”

The president’s Q & A

It was porn for political junkies — for nearly and hour and a half President Obama stood in the lion’s den and answered questions head on from Republicans from their Retreat in Baltimore.

So much for the whole “Obama can’t talk without a teleprompter” thing.

Some GOP aides have reportedly said that it was a mistake to televise it, and 20 minutes before it was over, one of the news networks, the one favored by conservatives, cut away.

Darth Vader is Luke’s father

Steve is an imaging and production deity at Dial. In his well-appointed studio, he’s got a nice plasma HD TV on which he plays the movie channels all day. Sound down, of course, because he’s producing bits of audio gold.

Every day, at least once or twice, I walk down to his studio to shoot the breeze, er, I mean brainstorm upcoming imaging pieces for the format I program.

So I’m standing there and looking up at his TV, on which is playing a movie I’ve been waiting to see for about a year now. I won’t tell you what the name of it is, but it’s a much celebrated flick that got lots of critical acclaim and was near the top of movies I had to make sure I saw. I had scrupulously avoided knowing anything about it so I could experience the film on its own terms. I’d heard there was something of a surprise ending, so I didn’t want to spoil it for myself.

And as I look up, totally oblivious, the main character is killed.



Steve looks up. “Oh yeah, CLASSIC movie! Have you seen it?”

My blood is slowly beginning to boil. Veins I haven’t used in years are throbbing.

“No. Hadn’t. Seen. It. Yet.”

“Oh dude!” Steve says, “Great flick! And what an ending! First time I saw it totally didn’t see THAT coming! Wow, what a shock ending!”

“Yeah,” I snarl through grinding teeth. “Yeah. I. Bet. It. Is.”

Oh, by the way, Steve’s body won’t be discovered for a few weeks.

Vatican slams Avatar

I guess I’ll have to go see Avatar again. The Vatican has slammed it – condemning it because it shows a fictional group of alien natives in the future worshipping nature, and gosh, we can’t have fictional future aliens not being good Catholics, I guess.