Went to sleep last night -- plenty early, too; whatever had me dizzy the other day hasn't relented much -- with a great idea for a blog post. Sure wish I could remember what it was. I hate it when that happens.
My right knee started acting up yesterday afternoon, almost too painful to bear weight. That's probably from the up-and-down temperature and barometric pressure of the last several days. Headaches and possibly even dizziness likewise. I hate it when that happens.
Why is it that Brian Williams lying and getting caught out is so totally unexpected -- and why has no one anywhere in the Big Media (and most of the small fry) mentioned Dan Rather's pants-on-fire fall from grace?* The media have the memory of mayflies. "Dan who?" I hate it when that happens.
And, lookie! Europe -- well, Eastern Europe -- is closer to war than ever! I hate it when that happens. Not as much as Germany's Chancellor does, though; she has apparently sat down with maps and worked out that if you displace the epicenter eastward, today's Germany is in about the same spot as 1940's France. Ooopsie. A fresh World War for a fresh century? I'd hate it if that happened.
* "No one likes to see a run like this end on such a bad note,' says NBC Nightly News
anchor Brian Williams. 'But somewhere in Pennsylvania a father of four
with 19 years under his belt came home after getting his notice at the
factory today, and he would give anything for one week of Dan's
compensation. Dan would be the first to counsel massive amounts of
perspective on this story.'" Peter Johnson, Media Mix, USA Today, 20 June 2006
4 weeks ago