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This American Life ” – On Re-purposing Our Monuments of Shame

There was a great story on NPR’s “This American Life” this week.  Back in 1999, on an annual list of 354 U.S. & Canada Cities, Kankakee, Illinois was voted the worst – number 354. The criterion included crime rate per capita, climate, unemployment rate, etc. When the list came out, David Letterman (a nearby Indiana […]

Busted Up Michael Richards Learning to Work Selflessly

I recently highlighted Jerry Seinfeld’s relatively new online show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and I promised to follow-up with a post dedicated to the episode featuring Michael Richards, who played Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld. This episode stands out above the rest for me so far because of a poignant moment toward the end in […]

“I Too Am Irritated”: Some Insights from Jerry Seinfeld and His New Show

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Jerry Seinfeld wrote an insightful piece on his new award-winning online talk show—Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. If you’re not familiar with the show, I’m not too surprised. As Seinfeld says in EW, “Our initial philosophy was to counter-promote [the show] when it came out. We didn’t even tell anybody […]

Hurricanes Aren’t Funny

Odds are, most of our readership won’t be browsing this till next week, thanks to Hurricane/Blizzard Sandy. This post is coming to you from wintery West Virginia, about an hour’s drive from that twenty-six inch snowfall you’ve been hearing about on the news. And not only is your power out, your heat not working, and […]

Dylan In The 80s – Jokerman

Just came across this slightly out-of-sync video of Dylan doing “Jokerman” on Letterman in 1983. Definitely one of my favorite songs about Jesus, by Dylan or anyone. And although this version leaves out the final three verses, it also removes the 80s drum production that marred the original, seriously upping the rock power. I’d love to find out if they ever recorded this arrangement. You can read the lyrics here.