Thursday, September 3, 2009

Quick Hits

- I'm saddened to see Charles Gibson announcing his retirement from ABC-News. Gibson took his approachable, likable style from Good Morning America to the ABC Nightly News and did a good job balancing the hard news piece of his job with the need to deliver news in a way that viewers could easily absorb. His interview with Sarah Palin brought criticism but was needed given the lack of access to the Vice Presidential candidate in the days leading up to and at the Republican Convention. Gibson, and his style of quality journalism, will be missed.

- Whatever happened to making license plates? Inmates in a Tampa, FL jail are growing peppers and then processing them into hot sauce. Bottles of the sauce sell for $7 with the profits going to maintaining the jail's greenhouse and supplies. The sauce from the jailhouse comes in three flavors: Original, Smoke...and "No Escape."

- As promised, here is the NFL Fantasy team I drafted last night--Running backs: Michael Turner, Brandon Jacobs, LenDale White, Cedric Benson and Sammie Morris; Wide receivers: Terrell Owens, Roy Williams, Anthony Gonzalez, Steve Breaston, Hakeem Nicks and Devone Bess; Quarterbacks: Tony Romo and Eli Manning; Kicker: Neil Rackers; and Defense/Special Teams: Philadelphia Eagles. Wish me luck...

- A Florida man has accused his cat of downloading child pornography onto his computer. The man was arrested for downloading over 1,000 illegal images but insists he had nothing to do with it. According to the perp, he downloads songs frequently, leaves the room for a moment, and comes back to find the cat up on the keyboard and his screen "full of strange material." The kitty accuser is being held on $250,000 bail--no word on the whereabouts of the cat or if charges will be filed against the feline.

- Chrysler is putting out feelers to agencies for creative ideas for fourth quarter 2009. Included in the mix is Crispin Porter & Bogusky, who recently lost the Volkswagen business.

- Want a good end-of-summer read? Try South of Broad, the new book from Pat Conroy. I'm not yet finished with the book but, like most Conroy novels, it's sucked me in and makes me once again want to visit Charleston. The book is Conroy's first new fiction work in 14 years.

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