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The [Thursday] Papers

Seth Meyers won the Internet on Wednesday - and it was very competitive:


By the time I got logged on and got the news it was too late to even try; all the best Rudy, Oprah and Lance Armstrong jokes were taken.

But . . .

I mean, really.


One problem, of course, is the media's penchant for myth-making. But real lives rarely conform to the neat arcs and outlines of novels and narratives - and they are far more interesting for it. (That was one of the much-ignored - and apparently little understood -lessons of Richard Ben Cramer's What It Takes, despite his repeated exhortations right there in the book.)


But I don't much feel like whinging about the media today. I'm going to another city council meeting shortly - I'm working on a new project, hence my presence at committee meetings that I've written about in recent days - and I can only take so much phoniness in a 24-hour period.

(To those aldermen who have received my interview requests: I don't [necessarily] mean you!)


Funny, I just included in a list of book ideas I sent to a colleague one called Culture of Deceit . . .


Speaking of phonies, please read Sandi Jackson's Disdainful Goodbye.


Speaking of heroes, please read Aaron Swartz Laid To Rest.


Heroes in a smaller but still important way: Windy City Rollers A Charity Case.

In Trestman I Trust
New Bears coach Marc Trestman comes from the same Minneapolis suburb - St. Louis Park - as Al Franken and the Coen brothers.

Trestman's father ran - maybe still runs - a music store there called Trestman's.

I remember Trestman as a University of Minnesota quarterback in the '70s.

Personally, I'd rather see Trestman coaching the Vikings. The Bears can take Leslie Frazier back.


Trestman has a website.

Nuts For America
Proposed for next White House petition: A graduated fee scale paid by citizens to kick the president, your congressmen, the governor, the mayor, your alderman and selected celebrities in the nuts. (We'll give all the women a pass.) All money to governmental treasuries. Deficits solved.


The Beachwood Tip Line: Don't futz.


Posted on January 17, 2013

MUSIC - Madonna vs. Moderna.
TV - Sundays With The Military-Industrial Complex.
POLITICS - Private Equity In The ER.
SPORTS - Suspicious Betting Trends In Soccer.

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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