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2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 7/31/2012

August 2, 2012 by

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Today’s Observations I didn’t remember too much of the Today Show on 7/31, but I did catch bits of Brian Williams’ program discussing some athletes. He said “the focus is in the pool”, that it was a “signature event.”  In my head, I was thinking that it was the only reason “the focus” was in the […]

2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 7/26/2012

July 29, 2012 by

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Today’s Observations: Woke up late today.  Caught only snippets of the Today Show, and the rest I caught up with on the Internet. I watched them interview members of the Women’s and Men’s Water Polo team. Watching the Women’s and Men’s Water Polo team:  It brought on this thought:  I wonder why there’s no such […]

Critical Thoughts on the Racial Composition of Some Popular TV, Movies, Radio in LA

June 27, 2012 by

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As I’ve spent more time with my girlfriend the past few months, I’ve been re-immersed back into popular TV and radio. On the radio, its been 102.7 KIIS-FM and the ever-ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest in the mornings. NBC has been the main supplier of my popular TV consumption.  I watch the local news sometimes. Of the […]

Best of the Jeremy Lin Media

March 7, 2012 by

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Courtesy of this message board, mostly. The phenomena that is Lin-Sanity is cooling down a little. Probably because there’s only one basketball to go around on his team, the Knicks.  He’s playing with talented players who need the ball to be effective.  I like Carmelo Anthony, I like Amar’e Stoudemire and their own stories, but […]

Things Have to Become Horrible Before Molds Are Broken

February 15, 2012 by

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No choice. There was no choice but… Barack Obama. There was no choice but… Jeremy Lin. I remember an Onion Article titled “Nation Finally Shitty Enough to Make Social Progress” at around the time Barack Obama was elected.  The Onion is a satirical publication, but sometimes there’s a lot of truth in what they write. […]

Decision-making, Categorization, and Jobs

January 28, 2012 by

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Sheena Iyengar. Hopefully some day that’s a name that doesn’t need much explaining in the same way I don’t need to explain Michael Jordan or Albert Einstein. But if you don’t know her, she’s a social psychology professor at Columbia University. And she’s Indian. And she’s blind. She was speaking in promotion of her book […]

The Big Bang Theory and the Emotional and Relationship Life of Raj

January 20, 2012 by

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Big Bang Theory is drawing me back to TV, or at least some semblance of a TV-watching routine, something I haven’t had since late night with Conan back in the high school days. Love the humor, love that they’re at Cal Tech, love that they make tons of LA-Pasadena references. The show’s powered by some […]