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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Fox "News" Spin Cycle ► Episode 26

Bizarro is owned by CD Comics
For all the attention given to other news stories this week, Fox "News" could have just as easily re-branded itself "The Benghazi/Petraeus Terrific Hour," although that doesn't sound as officially deceptive as "Fair and Balanced." 

However, the Fox "News" Brain Room interns spent most of the week trying to come up with a Grand Unifying Conspiracy Theory [G.U.C.T.], which would link the attack on Benghazi with David Petraeus' infidelity, while folding in the Elmo sex scandal and ending, finally, with the bankruptcy at Hostess due to rapacious unionism. However, by week's end, a G.U.C.T. seems to have eluded them. Let's get right to the low-lights.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nostalgia Ain't What It Used To Be ► Steamboat Willie

Dateline November 18, 1928 - Mickey Mouse appears in "Steamboat Willie," the first all-singing, all-talking, all-musical cartoon.

What made "Steamboat Willie" such a revelation to movie-goers in 1928 was that the cartoon was entirely synchronized with the music and sound effects. While we take that entirely for granted today, this was a giant advance in the technology of the day. Walt Disney's tour de force came less than a year after the release of "The Jazz Singer," the first full-length "talkie."

The technological advances of The Jazz Singer and Steamboat Willie helped put a nail in the coffin of the Silent Movie Era. In the case of Steamboat Willie, this is ironic because it was paying homage to the classic Buster Keaton silent film "Steamboat Bill, Jr." Within a decade silent movies were as dead as wax cylinders.

It cost Walt Disney $4,986 to produce Steamboat Willie.

Judge Not 5 ► The Book Promotion Edition

Judge Nap 4 prominently featured 'above the fold'
on the "Lost Liberty & Freedom Today" e-zine
I am both amazed and gratified at how quickly the Judge Not series is growing in popularity. I picked up a number of new visitors this week in particular, after Judge Not 4 was featured on "Lost Liberty & Freedom Today," an e-zine that seems to exist only to lionize Judge Andrew Napolitano. I couldn't be more proud