Friday, March 18, 2005

Fernando Valenzuela rides my bus.

I have been looking forward to tonight. This is the first friday night that The Wife and I have been able to stay home and just relax. No errands to run or things to pick-up I get to veg out on my recliner and await the weekend. My brackets are all fucked up already buit it is still fun to be checking in on all the games. We had to run on an unexpected errand last night right in the middle of watching Heavenly Creatures the Peter Jackson film about an obsessive friendship in 1950's New Zealand. Strange, surreal, and interesting. Like I said I only watched half last night so I'll get back to that tomorrow. I have to watch that and I have to finish Cloud Atlas this weekend. I really took my time with MN&JS and so I really have to get back on the horse if I am going to read 50 this year. I have been wearing a whole into my copy of mos Def's New Danger. Surprisingly enough I recommend everything up there. Oh yeah and I watched FX's show the sheild for the first time this week and liked it so I have the first season dvd's on their way from Netflix. Hopefully they arrive tomorrow. It's the little things folks. These things matter and I just thought you all would like to know what I was watching, reading, and listening to.

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,

The New York Review of Books reviews the report filed by the investigation of CBS's handling of the RatherGate memos and tells us what we all already knew.

Lost in the commotion over the authenticity of the documents is that the underlying facts of Rather's 60 Minutes report are substantially true. Bush did not take the physical exam required of all pilots; his superiors gave him the benefit of any doubt; he did receive special treatment and Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Killian, Bush's commanding officer, was unhappy with the loss of ANG's investment in him when Bush informed Killian he was leaving for Alabama. Before the broadcast, Mary Mapes, the CBS producer of the program, confirmed the facts in the documents with retired Major General Bobby Hodges, who had been Killian's superior in the ANG. Later Hodges told the panel he did not think the documents were authentic, but did not disagree that the facts were substantially correct.

Thanks to BookDwarf for the link.