Archive for November, 2008
On behalf of the So-So’s, I’d like to congratulate Danny and Giselle on the birth of baby Lovewright– Joaquin Francisco Reyes!
You can check out all the baby bloggage on the brand new Lovewright Co. website (so eloquently built by Danny himself) and check out the new seasons and where to pick it up (since SO many of you all wonder where to pick up LWR **pssst– click on Fast Eddie’s you HOMO)
Earth to the not-exactly-Big 3 CEOs: When you fly to Washington to beg for an industry bailout, do yourselves a favor and leave the corporate jet at home. ABC News has thrown Rick Wagoner, Alan Mulally and Bob Nardelli directly under the bus, reporting that each exercised costly private jet perks for their joint appearance before Congress instead of setting an example by flying commercial.
In his taped report, ABC’s Brian Ross points out that Wagoner’s round-trip on the company G4 cost approximately $20,000. A first class, round-trip commercial ticket from Detroit would have instead cost around $900 (multiplied by however many people Rick had in his entourage). Ross questioned Wagoner about his using the jet as he was leaving the hearing. The GM CEO replied that it was used only for “urgent situations.” Alan Mulally also flew private, presumably on the same Ford-owned jet that ferries him and his wife home to Seattle on the weekends. No details were given on Nardelli’s travel specifics, other than that he too arrived on a private jet.
We understand that these are perks many CEOs enjoy, but when you’re about to stick your hand out for billions of dollars, it might help to suck it up and slum it in First Class like the rest of us. Oh, wait. Of course, the first class cabin on a Northwest Airlines jet isn’t as optimal for perfecting your presentation as a private, flying boardroom. On the other hand, a commercial flight would let the three CEOs all fly together so they can get their sob stories straight. Hang on to your wallets, everyone.
Japanese photographer Naito Keisuke.
be warned, his website features nekkid ladies.
I’ve linked some Misfits, and some Iron Maiden earlier this year, and today feel compelled to include some post rock. Not quiet Hardcore, way to progressive and violent at times to be easy listening, and certainly not emo… Post rock bands got some exposure thanks to Texas natives Explosions In The Sky with their score to the movie “Friday Night Lights.”
Sharing the label that produces their music is two bands from Japan I love. Mono, an eerie and haunting set of songs and like Explosions without lyrics. Labelmates Envy have been playing in my iTunes a little more often though. Quiet like being alone in the forest one minute then slowly building to a crushing scream in Japanese that I can listen to all day long. Give them a listen.