"I know there is a fair amount of coverage of the work of a few knuckleheads on Broad Street, and it is certainly unfortunate. But it would be unfair if the handywork of a few jackasses was the main story told from Broad Street last night, because I saw something quite different. I saw fathers telling their young sons to never forget this moment, old couples holding hands, drummers playing the buckets, madmen dancing around fireworks. Daredevils climbed to the tops of poles and swung from the trees. Reams of paper fell from the apartments and offices above. Bottles shattered. Strangers hugged. A chubby man covered from head to toe in green spandex jumped on top of a bus stop. Somewhere in the distance a bass drum pounded incessantly. There were cheers and screams and tears. It was a beautiful chaos, a glorious communal madness, a dance party at the asylum. For a few moments, we were just crazy enough to not see each other as rich or poor, black or white, young or old. For a brief period of time, we were simply Philadelphians. We were on top of the world. And the view was spectacular."
“Whoopi, please. You know 99% of those death threats comes from 4 bitches whose names rhyme with Shoopi, Roy, Herry and Darbara.”—dListed, after Whoopi mentioned that Elizabeth Hasselbeck receives more death threats than any other host on the View.
The part that sucks is that she believes a lot of it.
Can this be true?
From Sunday’s Televised “Meet the Press” Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag. Obama Explains National Anthem Stance Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain why he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played. The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171… During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, “Stand and Face It” Senator Obama Live on Sunday states, “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. ‘There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.”We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine”. WHAAAAAAAT !!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right. This could possibly be our next President. I, for one, am speechless. Dale Lindsborg, Washington Post
My boss stole my ringtone and it’s really starting to get to me. She has her phone on the loudest setting, gets roughly 5 calls every afternoon from her kids, and apparently keeps the phone hidden from herself in her office because it takes her two full ring cycles to answer it every time. I used to absolutely love the sound of my phone, but now it makes me angry and seems like the most obnoxious choice. Sad. Guess I’ll have to go buy a ringtone like all the kids. Yikes.
We don’t know if he rappelled down the side of the New York Hilton or got dropped off by a spaceship, but Tom Cruise’s surprise appearance at the infernally long Friars Club roast of Matt Lauer this afternoon may have been his finest performance since convincing us to sit through Vanilla Sky.
“Over the phone I heard that angry sigh. People who know Matt know that angry sigh. Matt says, when people come on my show, you think I want to hear about their dopey movies? Tom, don’t be glib. Come on, man, you’re in love. It’s inspiring. Talk about that, okay? Go crazy, man. Trust me, people will love you for it.”
But deep down, Cruise admitted, he was jealous of Lauer. “See,” he said, “I have a hectic life jumping from international movie sets to amazing parties, never knowing what thrills the next day will bring. But you, on the other hand, I mean, you found happiness doing the same thing every day, never wondering how your life will change. Just sitting on a couch, interviewing the car from Knight Rider or making five-minute radish puffs with Rachael Ray.”
Cruise ended with a toast: “To our friend who we wake up to every morning only because we had the channel on NBC before we fell asleep.” He then told Lauer, “Lose my number, you glib putz.” And then signed off by finally saying, “Cruise out!” which was kind of unspeakably awesome. Lauer jumped up to the mike: “Tom, can you stay? We can get a booster seat.”