Last Week of October Continues

The annual viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” special tonight, plus a viewing of the more obscure “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown,” wherein Linus loses his lead in the class president election with his broadcasted belief in the Great Pumpkin (and Lucy learns that it’s very hard to be the campaign manager). Hat tip from Time’s tv critic James Poniewozik on the Peanuts specials (with a reference to Sisyphus!). I think I want to look for the most sincere pumpkin patch, now – but really, Linus, your idealism is killing me…

Goodbye to Geocities; an observation by Slate’s Farhad Manjoo on Geocities’ impact on fads in the Internet.

Interesting Angry Asian Man posts:

on the lack of diversity in Hollywood – that is, there is something of an increase on APA’s on tv, but there’s still some lacking on the big screen.

A photo opp of President Obama with the APA’s in his staff, in the Oval Office.

US Senator Daniel Inouye is now the third longest serving in the Senate; Angry Asian Man has some interesting links and observations.

The Mets fans’ dilemma, with the impending Yankees v. Phillies World Series: who to root for?

Hat tip to my brother about this: C. Montgomery Burns for (NYC) Mayor. Eeeexcellent… Actually: Hilarious!!! So, don’t forget to vote next week…

Last Week in October

Controversy in California: whether the Chinese American kids learn to write simplified Chinese characters or traditional characters – which has some political implications (complicated, when you consider the whole China v. Taiwan thing).

What Lawyers Can Learn from Sisyphus” – interesting article on how to persist in the face of difficulty. Then again, it’s not often that I see a reference to Sisyphus.

What a sad possible outcome about Amelia Earheart. Of course, crash landing on a coral reef would be a likelier outcome than, say, what Star Trek: Voyager once proposed had happened to her (kidnapped by aliens, of course).

Slate’s Ad Report Card column by Seth Stevenson analyzes tat Levi’s commercial, which has someone narrating a Walt Whitman poem amidst arty cinematography and – of course – people wearing Levi jeans.

Well, as seen in the video below, there was the weird thing at Grand Central, last year-ish, as a complement to the dancing at a Belgian train station.