Almost the (long) weekend...
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The 25-minute 1966 special, online at YouTube, any time you want to smile.
Or you can watch it by appointment, on ABC, Friday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m.
"Mr. President, these new lies go to the heart of what it is that you truly wish to preserve.
It is not our freedom, nor our country — your actions against the Constitution give irrefutable proof of that.
You want to preserve a political party's power. And obviously you'll sell this country out, to do it."
...the LA Times has a monetary value of $2.5 billion and "a balance-sheet-engorging 20% margin". So why does Wall Street hate it?
Simple: Because newspapers are a rusty industry. They have tail fins. They print lists of readers every day on the obituary page. Worse, as a class they are resolutely clueless about how to adapt to a world that is increasingly networked and self-informing. And Wall Street knows that.
So, to help the papers out (as I did for public radio on Tuesday), I immodestly offer ten hopefully helpful clues...
For the rest of us... Stinky feet, annoying noise top IgNobel prize list Reuters.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Research into stinky feet, a study on the sound of fingernails on a blackboard and a device that repels teen-agers with an annoying high-pitched hum on Thursday won IgNobel prizes -- the humorous counterpart to this week's Nobel prizes.
Hey, that last is the Teen Buzz Ringtone, the most-clicked-link ever from this blog.
Game-day dip: Spinach, Artichoke and Bacon Dip with Crispy Pitas.
If you don't like artichokes or bacon in spinach dips, some alternatives:
Also weird: The Executive Coloring Book, long out of print, lives on online.
Nonverbal game: Fungus