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Posted on February 5 at 5:06 p.m.
DJ, you missed the fun of the evening - the little dog was harmless and the audience loved him. (He belongs to a stagehand and normally stays quietly backstage but this time, decided to take a little jaunt across the stage in front of the curtain). The award recipients were engaging, charming and talented and the program moved along nicely. Of course it would have been nice to have all 7 in attendance but Roger and the Festival have no control and these things happen. The comments directed at Jared Leto struck me as rude and out of place, but he handled it with aplomb, inviting them to continue the discussion afterward and a civil and amicable conversation did in fact take place later. All in all, a nice event as it is every year.
On SBIFF 2014: Diminished Crew of Virtuosos
Posted on August 5 at 9:01 p.m.
Congratulations Brier - just checked the Aug 5 edition online and YOU WON!
On Brier Random's <em>New Yorker</em> Moment
Posted on August 5 at 6:02 a.m.
Thanks Matt - interesting article and somehow a relief to learn there are 6,000 - 10,000 people entering the New Yorker cartoon caption contest each week and that my never having won doesn't necessarily mean my captions just aren't very good.
Posted on June 5 at 5:07 p.m.
The scum of the earth - preying on people who have already suffered devastating losses.
On Authorities Arrest Woman Accused of Defrauding Fire Victims
Posted on January 4 at 12:19 a.m.
Very good article - much better than the previous piece about Brundage a couple of months ago which fawned over him without delving into some of his despicable behavior, particularly at and before the '36 Olympics.
On He Demanded Olympics Purity, but Not His Own
Posted on September 30 at 8:17 a.m.
Does anyone know whether McCaw has finally paid Jerry Roberts the monies she was ordered to pay - I believe it was almost $1million and represented his legal fees and expenses in the arbitration. The abitrator's decision awarding those fees was upheld by several different courts, but I have yet to hear whether the publishing company finally paid up.
On NLRB Rules Against <em>News-Press</em> Again
Posted on September 26 at 4:44 a.m.
Brundage's shameful actions in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, only hinted at here, should never be forgotten. On the eve of the 4x100m relay, American sprinters Sam Stoller and Marty Glickman, the only two Jews on the U.S. Olympic team, were pulled from the 4 × 100m relay team because Brundage did not want to further embarass Adolf Hitler, after Jesse Owens had won three gold medals, by having two Jewish athletes win gold medals. Owens objected to no avail to this transparently anti-semitic action and spoke out about it over the years.
Brundage was an enthusiastic supporter of Hitler’s regime and denied that the Nazis followed anti-Semitic policies. He and the assistant Olympic track coach Dean Cromwell from USC were members of America First, an isolationist political movement in the US that was largely sympathetic to Hitler and the Nazis.
On Avery Brundage
Posted on May 20 at 8:37 a.m.
What a sorry bunch.
On Crucial District, Clear Choices
Posted on May 18 at 3:19 a.m.
What about Y?
On Endorsements: June 2012
Posted on May 9 at 11:54 a.m.
Monuments need not be "monumental" in size - the eternal flame at the John F. Kennedy's gravesite is small but powerful. The proposed sculpture will divide and crowd the open space in front the airport. In addition to its enormous cost, I don't find it aesthetically appealing in the least and I agree with many of the observations made here. No one expects everyone to agree on it, but there is nothing wrong with people weighing in on it - if enough people really don't want or like it, maybe it should be reconsidered - not clear to me who has ultimate authority over the matter.
On Angel Wings at the Airport
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