Sunday, June 21, 2009

Link Updates

I've just found (via and added Honolulu Agonizer (under Local and Hawaiian Culture) and Beard Revue (under Fashion and Appearances). Go to All Links in the sidebar.

24 June update: Paleo-Future ("a look into the future that never was") joins the other links in the Uncategorized section. The future is never quite as we predict it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bret Easton Ellis's Tweets

Oh my.

I've been unconvinced either to join or to follow Twitter, but for him I'll make an exception. Not to say I'll join or become a Twitter follower, but I'll tune in regularly.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Brace Yourselves

says this.


While much of the world will be roasting (he prefers the term "global heating"), there will be a few oases to weather out the storm, he says. Island nations, such as his own Britain as well as New Zealand, Ireland and Hawaii, will do fine thanks to the moderating effects of oceans and their rainstorms. Ditto for currently cold northern areas, including parts of Canada and Siberia, which will gain a more hospitable climate.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Hating on Conan: What's the Point?

James Wolcott says, "Conan O'Brien, who cares." But then he goes on and on: "[I]s there anything worth remembering from O'Brien's multiyear stint on Late Night?" If Triumph isn't memorable, who or what is?

Wolcott's ideal host may be Dick Cavett, but an entire generation watched Letterman (whom he grudgingly accepts), Leno, and Conan. Arsenio, too, but he's largely forgotten today. Twenty years ago, though, Arsenio was the hottest late-night host. (This graph offers more proof of Arsenio's stark rise and fall.) I watched Arsenio all the way through to his last show with James Brown.

Dennis Perrin explains to Conan fans who took offense to his previous post, that he really likes Conan but thinks he's in way over his head as the new Tonight host, and will have to water down his style even more. But he stands by his assertion that Jimmy Fallon's a mediocre host. (No kudos for having The Roots as his band?) As for me, I can't really say. And nobody mentions Carson Daly!

Link Updates

Click on All Links in the sidebar. Among the new links are Professor Zero and Dennis Perrin, whom I've been reading for a while. This is what finally made me decide to add him.

The closest local (i.e., Hawaii) blog to his is Andy Parx's Got Windmills.