Thursday, September 27, 2012

At a Total Loss

I've spent most of my day working my ass off. I don't get paid much for the amount of work I put in, it's frustrating and I'm quite exhausted. (Apologies for my time away of late) So when I arrived at my humble abode tonight I had every intention to sit and type. I wanted to write tonight about education in America, about television and writing Asian-American characters; I wanted to write about affirmative action and white privilege, about the election and being a part of the "other" 47%. Alas, tonight I won't write about any of those things. Instead, I'm stuck on music. Music that inspires, challenges and in a way haunts me at this moment.

I say haunt because when you listen to an album sometimes you come to a realization that you've yet to reach your potential. It challenges you because when you hear its intricacies you cringe at the thought of what more you could be doing at this very instant. You hear every note, the subtlest tones and each has an uncanny ability to inspire. I'm at a "Total Loss."

How to Dress Well - Total Loss

Listen. This is the kind of album that makes me want to create.

I will try to write tonight. I will try to be this good at what I do daily, but it's unequivocally clear, I've got work to do.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

It's been an odd and busy week already. I've started Insanity again, my hip seems healed enough and although I'm not going full 100% it feels good to be back at it. The weather has cooled off this week as well. I miss Fall in Virginia, but I can't really complain about beach living. Speaking of beach living we visited Manhattan Beach the other day and kind of fell in love. Now just to convince all of friends to rent a home with us for the summer...

Here are your highlights:

Syria, it's out of control

Houses by freeways are bad for kids

Obama still has his support

NFC East rookies among the league's best

Deep deep Bonddad thoughts on the election



Monday, September 24, 2012

Ninja Thought

They'll try till they die to be "balanced"

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Get Your Dunkin Monday

Well I'm back! After a much needed vacation, the lady and I safely returned to Santa Monica. It was a great week. We started in Temecula, headed to Stone Brewing Company, then stayed in La Jolla for the rest of the week. We even got to hop in a kayak and tour the coastline of La Jolla. I'm a bit tanner, a bit chubbier and so much happier. It was just what the doctor ordered. Now it's back to the grind and making it in Hollywood.

Here are your highlights:

Vote These Bastards Out

CEOs are overpaid and it's hurting average workers

Redskins lose again, one thing is clear RG3 can't do it alone

Kick-Ass 2, the revival of Jim Carrey?

Romney rigging the game

Not good signs on the economic front, maybe we should elect a Congress that does something...


Friday, September 14, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Friday

We start vacation on Monday, I'll be off the grid for a week. Random postings to ensue!

Here are your highlights:

Why everyone is excited about QE3

The Chicago teachers strikes continues


This is a much needed comedic switch, SNL gets new Obama

What's middle income? I'll give you a hint NOT $200,000 a year


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Thursday

I slept maybe three hours last night. I think this might be the beginning of my very own fight club.

Here are your highlights:

Hillary Clinton on the Middle East embassy attacks and the film

Yup, this election cycle has been depressing

More about RG3

No soda for you NYC

Romney "Wrong Time to Go Bold"

Fed to make a QE3 move


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

Lots of people getting hidden on Facebook today. If I read one more comment asking for war in Libya or Egypt, or asking for some kind of retaliation I might just throw my Timeline through the friggin wall. Have we learned nothing from 9/11 or did we forget? Or do we all now think the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were all because of 9/11? Don't answer that, I might get depressed. Instead I'll listen to happy songs.

Here are your highlights:

Romney's classless response to the Attack on the Libyan Embassy

A double downgrade?

The IPhone 5 revealed

Don't tell anyone, but Obamacare is already working


It's time to start watching the predictions closely, Five Thirty Eight

Marc Ambinder on Libya


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

I've already said my piece about 9-11 many of times. As I get older though, I've become less jaded and more disappointed. There'll be tons of tributes on tv, celebrities and news anchors recalling what they went through and felt, there'll be divisive rhetoric from the right-wing and people justifying two wars without mentioning one was completely unrelated. We're no more united today than we were back then. So yeah, I'm disappointed. This election gives us a chance to start making more things right. Hopefully, we do.

Here are your highlights:

Biden makes a classic visit to PA. firefighters

Chicago schools, the struggles in the system

Animated GIFs tell the story of the Fed and the jobs crisis

Reminder: We're but small specs in the sky

Power Rankings, the Skins make a big jump


Monday, September 10, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Monday

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS! What can I say that hasn't already been said? I was lucky enough to catch most of the first half at Joxers Daly's in Culver City. It is a full on Redskins haven there and it was like being at home. RGIII was so poised, so accurate, so bad-ass, that it's hard not to fully buy into the hype. The kid crushed it in his debut and the team had an entirely different swagger. It'll be interesting to see how this season plays out, how the team will handle adversity and what won't RGIII accomplish. As of right now, I'm riding high with Redskins pride. It's the dawn of a new era. HTTR!

Here are your highlights:

At this point, it should be expected the GOP won't change a bit if Obama is reelected

The Company Romney Keeps

Ladies: Wine purses...

First Listen: Grizzly Bear

Rahm Emanuel still a colossal prick, support the Chicago Teacher Union

The negative bounce for Romney, a first

Welcome back to the blogosphere Marc Ambinder. He'll be writing for the Week at his new home called "The Compass."


Friday, September 7, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Friday

A small quake late last night spooked me. I was deep in a writing session, headphones on, (working on a new project) and the initial shake was bigger than what I've felt thus far. Normally quakes build and then shake, this started with a shake. I thought it was someone coming up from behind me at first. Luckily, it was just an earthquake. I'm working all weekend, so you folks enjoy yourselves.

Here are your highlights:

Song Premiere: the Calm Blue Sea "Mary Ann Nichols"

Unemployment by the numbers, not what we'd like to hear. Maybe we should elect a guy who ships jobs overseas, wants to give tax cuts to the rich and love offshore accounts...

Fight Night Saturday: Chad Dawson moves down in weight to fight the champ Andre Ward

AAPI representation at the DNC

It's been one year since Obama asked for more jobs bills, the GOP nothing

Are you ready for some football?! Hail to the Redskins!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ninja Thought

The John Lewis Tour

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Get Your Dunkin Thursday

I have a meeting in an hour. Gotta go gets ready!

Here are your highlights:

Romney & GOP Pull of Penn & Michigan...either they know something we don't or they are folding awfully soon.

Might be the biggest fail of the year, Facebook doing worse than Twitter in ad sales

Gabby Giffords to lead pledge

Make your horse into a DRAGON! 

The disgusting GOP pundit reaction to Sandra Fluke's speech

Desktop Wallpapers for your puter


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

I doubt know about you the tone at the DNC is much different than that of the RNC. It seems the DNC actually likes their candidate. Gov. Deval Patrick owned the night with an amazing speech, someone get him a PR person stat. Me, I'm just waiting for Clint Eastwood to crash the DNC with Chuck Norris with chairs above their heads like a WWE match.

Here are your highlights:

The speeches from the DNC, starring a very classy Michelle Obama

Coming to Cali, driverless cars

Reminder: Repealing Obamacare would take health care away from people

New Eats in Santa Monica

Meet Virginia, a third party of crazy

Monsanto versus nature, Nature will always find a way to win


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Get Your Dunkin Tuesday

I've been battling an eye twitch. From my studies, it's most likely due to two things 1) stress and 2) sleep deprivation. It's been bothering me now for over a week...I correct that statement it's been annoying the hell out of me for over a week. If anyone has any remedies other than the obvious SLEEP YOU MORON, let me know. I hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day. We went to Malibu Wines overlooking the hills and mountains of Malibu. It was definitely an experience to remember, we even checked out the Biggest Loser Ranch sort of, we took a poke about. Today is my last day off before another weekend in retail madness.

Here are your highlights:

No Scribbling on the Etch-a-Sketch

On Labor Day thank the Unions

Eric Cantor tweets the new GOP line on Labor Day "thanks employers!" Yeah they don't get it.

Ugliest Face Contest!

"Suppose your house is on fire..."