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2012 Summer Olympics Coverage Journal – 7/31/2012

August 2, 2012 by


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]