Wednesday, December 03, 2008

More Bad Publishing News

It just keeps coming.

BLOODLETTING UPDATE: Simon & Schuster has fired 35 people.

My home state of Georgia persists in electing sleazy, dishonest demagogues rather than more honest men. For those who don't remember, in 2002 Chambliss defeated Democratic incumbent Max Cleland, a Vietnam veteran who lost three limbs after throwing himself on a grenade. Chambliss won by running ads that juxtaposed Cleland's face with images of Osama bin Laden and accused Cleland of being soft on terrorism and national defense.

Holiday Angst, Then and Now

You know how nowadays on Thanksgiving you turn on the TV and leave the Macy's parade playing in the background on mute without paying much attention to it because all the floats are silly and the balloons all look like Disney cartoons and besides you can't stand to look at or listen to Ryan Seacrest for more than a couple of seconds without feeling sad and desperate and altogether killing the festive mood? Well, back in the day, Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades used to be so much cooler.