“To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice.” — Desmond Tutu” —Kevin Powell: Why Are We Killing Troy Davis?
“There are so many websites online where former partners excoriate their exes that it defies my imagination. And I am not speaking of those videos or sites that simply “air the dirty laundry,” but rather those that are the equivalent of the hardcore porn of marital hatred.” —
“People still love ‘Annie Hall’. When’s the last time you heard someone say ‘my favorite movie is Shakespeare in Love’? Oh! ‘The Full Monty’. That was a great year.” —The Moviefone team having an in-depth discussion on award-winning movies. More developing.
“It’s simple, dignified, and pretty girls covered in oil will be sitting on you all day. It’s kind of like your life - except for the dignified part.” —
What did you think of the big reveal?
“Today, the 20th of September 2011, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles refused clemency to Troy Davis, giving the green light to his execution by lethal injection tomorrow, at 7pm. If Troy Davis’s execution is carried out, it will shame both Georgia, and the US justice system.” —
Have you been following this? What does it say about our justice system?
“I wanted to take the opportunity to clarify something regarding last night’s Emmy broadcast.” —
“In that moment I knew, without a quiver of equivocation, I was not keeping up with the Kardashians.” —
A funny essay about why we follow the celebrity hype.
“The revenue generated from college sports doesn’t sit in a cash piñata waiting to be whacked. All those millions of dollars from TV contracts and ticket sales help athletic departments balance their bottom line. At Ohio State, football net profit and “Buckeye Club” donations added up to $45 million. It’s a hefty chunk of change, but that only covers roughly a third of the University’s $126 million budget (you can find more OSU number crunching here). Fortunately, the athletic department has enough revenue from other sports and fundraising sources to operate in the black and kick in $1 million to the school’s library renovation.” —
To pay or not to pay? What do you think?
“Since it’s inception, CGI’s annual meeting has become the most effective philanthropic forum the world has ever had. They have brought together 150 current and former heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize laureates, hundreds of CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the best NGO’s and the worlds top media leaders.” —Trevor Neilson: The Clinton Global Initiative: Making Progress Where Others Have Failed