Archives: May 2009
Ted Soqui captured some lovely images from yesterday’s protest in West Hollywood of the California Supreme Courts decision to uphold Proposition 8. The rally for marriage equality attracted such celebrities as Drew Barrymore, George Takai, Kathy Griffin and mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. More photos from the event can be viewed in a slideshow on the LA Weekly website.
The whole idea of the newspaper industry covering the story about psychiatrists discussing re-classifying bitterness as a mental illness is our happy thought of the day.
Revenge is not a treatment.
Embittered people are typically good people who have worked hard at something important, such as a job, relationship or activity, Linden says. When something unexpectedly awful happens — they don’t get the promotion, their spouse files for divorce or they fail to make the Olympic team — a profound sense of injustice overtakes them. Instead of dealing with the loss with the help of family and friends, they cannot let go of the feeling of being victimized. Almost immediately after the traumatic event, they become angry, pessimistic, aggressive, hopeless haters.
Sounds like every journo cocktail party we’ve ‘covered’ this past year.
The L.A. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hosting a mixer tonight at the legendary Redwood Bar and Grill. Come to mingle with journalists, stay for the blues-inspired hip-hop-rock of Sista Otis. The details from the SPJ website:
Take a trip back to Ice-Age Los Angeles at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mammoth Mixer on Wednesday, May 27! Our guest will be John M. Harris, chief curator of the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. He’ll be talking about the huge cache of fossils found near the museum that includes a nearly intact skeleton of a Columbian mammoth known as “Zed.”
WHAT: SPJ-LA’s May Mixer
WHO: Our guest will be John M. Harris, chief curator of the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27
WHERE: We’ll meet in the back room at the Redwood Bar and Grill, 316 W. 2nd Street in downtown L.A; 213-680-2600. Street and lot parking is available in the area. The bar is close to the Civic Center Red Line Metro stop.
COST: It’s free fun for all! (You’ll have to buy your own drinks. Happy hour ends at 7 p.m. so get your drinks early!)
We really hate using or other people using ‘WTF’. But WTF?!
Speaking yesterday at The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams told the audience, “there will be a moment when you can fill out a form or something and give us money.” From the Associated Press:
Williams and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone mentioned possible revenue-generators, including a service that would authenticate the source of information. For example, Dunkin’ Donuts could pay to make sure that impostors don’t send messages under its name.
Still, after nearly one hour of questions from journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher and from the audience, the co-founders gave no clear picture of Twitter’s business model. Stone demurred when asked what would be the company’s key revenue driver in two years.
Williams said he wasn’t opposed to banner advertising but was unenthusiastic.
“I think it’s probably the least interesting thing we could do,” he said.
New York can keep her. We have so many kind of bitchy, willfully ignorant, pretty chicks here we can spare one.
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The Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt is the new Snuggie!