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2008-10-09 21:00:27

By Bill Mann WHILE MOST OF YOU are at work during the day, I'm probably home, watching television. That's what we TV critics do, besides putting on weight (time to have my shower curtain let out again) and occasionally spending 24 hours a day in a bathrobe.

2008-10-02 21:00:14

By Medianotes/Bill Mann While watching Channel 7's "The View From The Bay" the other afternoon (waiting for "Oprah" to come on next), I kept remembering a phrase from the National Lampoon I swiped for my humor book about Canada: "The bland leading the bland." Every Canadian kitchen, the NatLamp also said, has an appliance - - called a blander.

2008-09-25 21:00:25

By Bill Mann While watching Channel 7's "The View From The Bay" the other afternoon (waiting for Oprah to come on next), I kept remembering a phrase from the National Lampoon I swiped for my humor book about Canada: "The bland leading the bland." Every Canadian kitchen, the NatLamp also said, has an appliance - - called a blander.

2008-09-11 21:00:17

By Bill Mann 'BAD QUESTIONS. Bad media. Bad." Down, boy. In case you missed it, that's an excerpt from Roger Simon's funny but serious piece posted on Politico.com from the GOP national convention. He was following up on VP nominee Sarah Palin's silly comments bashing the media.

2008-08-28 21:00:22

By Bill Mann EVER WONDER why Barack Obama and John McCain have remained close in the polls? I suspect national radio talk show host Thom Hartmann has nailed it.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.