Sunday, August 10, 2008

Really Rick Sanchez?

Some people, love him, others hate him. Me? I'm on the fence. Photo from

On the weekends, I usually have CNN on in the background but lately, one journalist has had me sitting up and taking notice: No, it's not Anderson Cooper but it's Rick Sanchez. He's brash and some may find him boorish but I like his style.

He's been running these reports called the League of First Time Voters which he talks to people who are just deciding to vote for the first time. Today he had journalists from the Unity 08 convention (unfortunatly we have NO idea who these people were or how they were selected) and they pretty much said next to nothing about how they were voting or why they were voting.

Oh and if you're interested, Sanchez is on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace (for real!)

Another legend gone: Issac Hayes is dead

It makes me sad to annouce that Issac Hayes, (Shaft, Chef) is gone. Cycle images.

Today the second job kept me pretty busy and so I didn't have time today to really watch the news. I had the Olympics on in the background and so imagine my shock when I heard that Issac Hayes had died.

The irony, Bernie Mac and Issac had JUST finished this movie which is scheduled to be released later on this year.

Again, both will be missed.

America: Bernie Mac is dead

Gone too soon. Photo by Getty images.

Saturday brought some sad news. Bernie Mac died at the 50 years old! I wasn't a fan but loved the first couple of seasons of "The Bernie Mac Show." I loved the way he addressed the camera with "America, blah, blah blah...." and it was so entertaining.

The show used to be in syndication and I caught a few episodes but it was never appointment TV. He's going to live a hole that can never be filled.

Going for the Gold!

I love the Olympics. I could care less about the sports but to see the best competing in different events excites me. Screen shots from

The Olympics started on Friday and we sat and watched the Opening Ceremonies with our jaws hanging open. It was simply one of the most amazing sights we've ever seen. From synchronized drummers, to people floating through the air to people lighting up and dancers forming characters on one of the largest pieces of papers known to man.

It was amazing, breathtaking and awe-inspiring all at the same time it wasn't until the Parade of Athletes until I became bored. History is going to show that this probably was one of the best opening ceremonies ever.