DC here I come

Posted by Paul Anderson | Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 10:24 PM

I debated it for weeks. And after seeing the price of air fare I found it difficult to justify it.

Then again seveal friends were going and I have friends in DC so…

Then one night recently I saw an air-fare deal that was tough to pass up.

So I’m off to DC for Inauguration Day in January, and I’ll be blogging and writing articles from the field.


Creepy viral marketing ploy, or what?

Posted by Paul Anderson | Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 7:57 PM


I wasn’t sure I heard him right at first.

Jim de Boom, who writes a weekly column on our service clubs, called with one of his tips — they usually pan out to be good news stories so I definitely pay attention when he calls. He was on the road, southbound on the 55. Moments ago, he said, he saw a life-size poster of JFK on a 55 pillar near the 73 flyover with what appeared to be bullet holes in it and maybe some sort of reference to President-elect Barack Obama.


The vocal minority

Posted by Paul Anderson | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:56 PM

Every time I hear about one of those Rolling Stone lists of “greatest” anything I usually snort, “Give me a break. Those decrepit old critics lost credibility years ago, even before they put the Backstreet Boys and the Olsen twins on the cover.”

Or as my friend Bobbo in the Fallen Stars puts it, the occasion arises when Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner thinks, “Slow newsweek, let’s roll out another one of those crappy-list issues.”

But you know what? We all debate them anyway. I can’t help it. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I am one of those geeks from “High Fidelity,” who makes list of virtually anything. I guess it’s a Gen X thing. And, hey, years ago I was a rock critic.


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