Category Archives: Glenn Beck

Expecting Robespierre Any Minute Now

It’s always fun to tweak the News Guy in Atlanta. He was part of the original team Ted Turner assembled to create CNN back in 1980 – pretty impressive – but he was also there when these guys came up … Continue reading

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The End of the Fifteen Minutes

Sixteen years of living here on Laurel Avenue in Hollywood and you do get used to the obscure. Down on the corner, at Sunset Boulevard, there’s the small shopping center with the five-screen multiplex, the Crunch Gym, the Starbucks and … Continue reading

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Say Anything

You really shouldn’t say whatever comes to mind. Of course you have the right to do that – it’s a free country. But anyone older than five knows it’s usually best to consider how others will react to your remarks. … Continue reading

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The Imperative: Stop Making Sense

Some days are stranger than others. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 was one of those, as there was that call everyone was talking about, that turned out to be just what it seemed: Here’s something for your “can this possibly be … Continue reading

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Team Politics

It’s not just having lived in Los Angeles for thirty years, and the last fourteen of those in Hollywood – this can be a silly place, from the Chinese Theater to Venice Beach and on out to Paradise Cove where … Continue reading

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The McPherson Strut

The general idea seems to be that you study history so you don’t get blindsided. High school kids will whine that history is so boring – and maybe it is. But high school kids live in the immediate now, where … Continue reading

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New Subsets of Strange

Admittedly Southern California is a strange place, but the San Fernando Valley is even stranger – a special subset of strange. Some know it from the movie filmed at the old Sherman Oaks Galleria – Fast Times at Ridgemont High. … Continue reading

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