It’s on YouTube, for now.
You know, I enjoy laughing about Nancy Reagan’s being crazy as much as anyone, but it sure seemed odd to see Barack Obama crack a joke at her expense in his first presser as president-elect. That can’t be the way to build a broad coalition with people of all backgrounds, which was a recurring theme on the campaign trail. Having to apologize shortly thereafter shows his advisers realize he was off base. I’d rather Obama spend his political capital on getting his agenda passed rather than on nonsense like this.
Chinese Democracy is now listenable at YouTube, album out November 23.
…we can always settle the presidential election with a dance off.
Bono looked a lot younger back in 1982, but the lyrics are timeless:
And so we are told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s day
Kevin Garnett’s arrival in Boston brings to mind his classic ESPN the Magazine commercial with Stephon Marbury.
Meanwhile, Bob Ryan offers an important reality check.
Did I miss the memo in which David Stern proclaimed that in the 2007-08 season the NBA will be a three-on-three competition?
It is a little disconcerting that the Celtics gave up half the roster in the trade for Garnett and that they now have to sign a bunch of D-league players to fill out the roster. But at least there’s finally some buzz around the team, so I guess that’s for the good. Whether they can really contend, who knows — relying on three 30-plus guys to play big minutes is risky, and injuries could easily sink them.