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FBLA 20 Questions: Mike Winder

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As a Communications Specialist for the J. Paul Getty Trust, Mike Winder spreads the word on activities at Getty Center and the Getty Villa. He studied creative writing at UCLA, wrote for
Alternative and Los Angeles CityBeat, and now uses those creative talents to answer our inane questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? Every morning I read the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal cover to cover. Then I go back to bed.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? I tend to stumble over the word “nuclear” wherever it appears in print.

3. Which websites are on your favorites bookmarks? Well, Fishbowl LA goes without saying. I also love Slashdot Games, Engadget, and LAObserved.

4. Where do you get your car washed?The Sherman Oaks Car on Ventura Blvd. It’s conveniently located near my in-law’s house.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Kenneth. I just saw him last month. I’ve got a brand new filling with his name on it.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when? They’ll never die. Like any living, breathing, entity, they’ll just evolve over time. Unless you believe in Intelligent Design. In that case, they’ll die when Jesus returns.

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Lil’ Bush: Prepubescent Prez Part Of New Comedy Central Cartoon

Lil’ Bush, Comedy Central’s new animated series featuring lil’ versions of President Bush and his cabinet set to premiere next week, is notable for a few reasons: For one, it was originally developed as a series of “mobisodes” for the plummeting Amp’d Mobile, apparently making it the first show to transition from “mobisode” to TV series.

Two, Iggy Pop does the voice for “Lil’ Rummy,” with Dave Grohl, Frank Black of the Pixies, Jeff Tweedy from Wilco and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all slated to be guest voices in future episodes.

It’s also the second show of late to portray President Bush as prepubescent (an episode of MTV’s Human Giant included a skit called Lil 9/11, a mock film about the September 11th attacks featuring children playing the roles of George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden.)

In terms of a full-on series spoofing the President, though, Comedy Central has its own history against it: remember That’s My Bush? The Comedy Central “live action” sitcom — produced by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone — lasted just one season in 2001. “The cost per ratings point was just too expensive” at about $700,000 per episode, according to a Comedy Central spokeperson at the time of cancellation.

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