Posts in category "Pop Culture"

Oprah's Bread

“Weight Watchers stock soars 19.51 percent after Winfrey plugs carb-friendly program We all love bread — but Oprah Winfrey is the only one who can make $13.8 million in a day talking about it. On Tuesday, the new-ish Weight Watchers minority owner posted and pinned a tweet claiming that she’s lost 26 pounds on the... Read more »

In the A & E section of the Trib, does celebrity trump decency?

  In my eyes the Tribune’s slipped a notch; On its reputation there’s a blotch. I’m not perfectly chaste But it’s not in good taste To be showing Lamar touch his crotch.

Jeb and the selfie

  “Bush addressed the selfie question with the characteristic wonkishness that many of his supporters once thought would help him nab the GOP nomination. ‘It’s cooler to do it diagonally rather than straight up, remember that,” said Bush. “And it is better to do it higher than lower because you look skinnier.’” [msnbc.com/msnbc/jeb-bush-selfie]   How to... Read more »
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Steve Harvey's beauty of a blunder

  Steve Harvey was really amiss When he named the victorious Miss. On the live TV set He  was filled with regret And apologized for his reMiss.      

Why lawyers have bad street cred

  [The following verse owes its conception to "Hate Lawyers??? Don't worry it's getting harder to be one" which appeared today in Michael Helfand's "Chicago's Real Law Blog"]   It’s in Shakespeare: “Kill all lawyers” Like those infesting Courthouse foyers. Our hate for them may be prodigious Due to the fact they are litigious. Ambulance... Read more »

Playboy decides to leave something to the imagination

  “Playboy has decided to stop publishing images of nude women, ending the magazine’s 62-year practice that made it a cultural icon.”  [mashable.com]   So many years Playboy’s been viewed For women pictured in the nude. Movie starlets, campus cuties Frequently exposed their booties. Callow  youngsters came of age While ogling its stapled page. But... Read more »
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Why Spike didn't pass the smell test: a poem for the Weather Girl

  “It’s disappointing that it didn’t open because it’s really quite splendid,” said Chicago Botanic Garden conservation scientist Patrick Herendeen, who narrated the opening to the crowd. “They’re amazing plants. Their flowers are amazing and their odor is amazing. However, this is not unprecedented. It just didn’t perform as expected. But that’s just like our... Read more »

Some things just shouldn't go viral

I’m sick of those videos That always go viral. Of celebs who meltdown Of stunts Miley-Cyral. Of cheap sleazy outfits Cut low to look splashy in. Of outrageous conduct And all things Kardashian.      

A Liberal assessment of Donald Trump

  One of my frequent commenters, 4zen, wonders if I’m starting to like Donald Trump.  Bite my tongue. No question, he’s a B candidate.  As in B-movie. B as in brash, brazen, braggart, bumptious, bizarre, badass, bull-in-the-china-shop. And the ever-popular, bloviating. Did I leave any out? I like the sideshow he’s orchestrating. How not to... Read more »
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Tom Selleck quenches his thirst...illegally

  “TV star Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water amid California’s drought from a neighboring water district.“ [npr.org]   While in the drought most people schlepped, Sweat in the daylight,  when  they slept. The law conserving water kept, All bound by conscience. All, except Tom Selleck, wealthy aquaklept.*   *from the Greek “kleptein”... Read more »