Letters: FEMA Blasted, Lasusa Links, NY Times Editorial Touted, Peterman Writes Vanity Fair, Dan Grobstein File
This just in: FEMA blasted for 'news' conference
Tom Lasusa surfs the web so you don't have to: Some Pre-Halloween Fun in honor of next Wednesday. Happy Halloween Everyone!! From 1979: The Halloween that Almost Wasn't starring Judd Hirsch and Mariette Hartely… p1…P2…p3 (it's Disco Dracula at the end that makes it all the worthwhile)…A Happy Tree Friends Halloween… Daddy, little girl and her 'friend' play hide and seek… Rowan Atkinson's Devil Welcomes You to Hell… Most Haunted Cemetary in the world… Ghosts, Spirits, and Demons -- 'caught on tape'… Build the Ultimate Werewolf Costume… Ghost-Hunter: NYC Has Most Haunted Places… When Cute Animals Go BAD (Freaky Photoshop Fun)… The History of Halloween… A Repost of some of my favorite Halloween-esque Poems… Ghost stories for Halloween… The Legend of the Jack-o-Lantern.
Tom thinks we should all read this NY Times editorial. I agree: Another $200 Billion
My friend and regular contributor, Kent Peterman, wrote this letter to Vanity Fair:
I read with interest James Wolcott's extremely thorough, pompous, and overblown study of the twist. When I danced "the Twist" in college I never dreamed it was the advent of a new society. I think that Mr. Wolcott reads to much into it. He makes "The Twist" more powerful than it was. It was a fun dance. Let us live with that memory. After all sometimes: "...a kiss is just a kiss, a smile is just a smile..." Oh good lord, now Mr. Wolcott will undoubtedly dissect "As Time Goes By" and add social relevance to it. In the immortal words of the Beatles...Let it be, Mr. Wolcott, let it be.
Dan Grobstein File
- Global warming much?
- Right Wing Smear Machine (links to The Nation's original article)
- It's OK if you're a Republican
- From the LA Times: Cut Taxes, Who Needs Services (a cautionary tale of fire preparedness)
- New Yorker on political dynasties. This makes me feel a little better. he doesn't mention that there's been a Bush or a Dole on every Republican ticket since 1976.