Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

The Mysteries of Laura…

I understand NBC felt the need to cancel Dracula because I was the only one watching it, and the network needs at least twice those numbers to remain competitive against Netflix originals. But what I can’t comprehend is how NBC finds room on its schedule for nonsense like the new Debra Messing series The Mysteries of Laura.

This looks like the type of series written by a Soviet-era nuclear-control computer after someone spilled coffee on it. In theory, it has everything: Police procedural, wisecracking New York City detective, single mom more or less, generic Negro. But in practice, it has Debra Messing.

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Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Pop Life



North Carolina Primary…

Clay Aiken’s opponent in the Democratic primary just died in his home.

A North Carolina textile entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken has died.

The president of the company founded by 71-year-old Keith Crisco says Crisco died at home on Monday after an accident. AEC Narrow Fabrics President Robert Lawson says Crisco’s son notified company employees of the death.

Aiken was ahead by just 400 votes. If he holds on to that lead — I haven’t read anything that states whether Crisco’s death definitively hands the race to Aiken, the American Idol runner-up will face Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers in November. Ellmers rode the Tea Party wave in 2010. It’s uncertain at this point if she has staying power.

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Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Political Theatre


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More things I’ll never understand…

NFL player Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on TV and this greatly upset football fans who prefer to see grown men savagely pummel each other into unconsciousness because that is perfectly natural and totally not abnormal.


Reading these Facebook comments, it’s hard to not suspect it’s an Onion parody. A man actually posted, “I don’t have a problem with them being gay but I don’t need it shoved in my face.”

It’s a kiss — a G-rated expression of affection. If that makes you physically ill, you should seek professional help.

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Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Social Commentary