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“ You maintain that the pelvis photo was the work of an extremely literal prankster. You told Wolf Blitzer, “when you’re named Weiner, it kind of goes with the territory.” Your honesty and openness has not gone ignored by other Weiners. Your comment “about how [your] last name invites this kind of thing is making me a little nervous,” Rachel Weiner of The Washington Post wrote on Twitter yesterday afternoon. The Huffington Post’s David Weiner bravely revealed that Weiner jokes “made me who I am.””
New FOX Reality Show Like Old PBS Reality Show, Only MOAR XTREEEME. FOX has hired the Keno twins from “Antiques Roadshow” for their new show ”Buried Treasure,” in which the two men travel around and find objects of hidden value in American homes. Every time I watch one of these shows, I presume there’s something in my basement that’s secretly worth $5 million. Then I rummage around and find old Triscuit boxes. These people are toying with my dreams.
Fined Dining. Last night, Sarah Palin and Donald Trump dined at Famiglia Pizza in Times Square, because apparently the wait at Sbarro’s up the street was too long. Above is the latest inspection information for the fine dining establishment—a C. While the whole letter grade process might be sort of bogus, it still takes a lot to get a C. But are live roaches (as seen in the restaurant’s September inspection) the norm in Real America?
“ The macho maids dutifully swept the litter off Strauss-Kahn’s sidewalk, polished his windows and took out his garbage — looking about as alluring as your average building super.”
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is hanging in TriBeCa, serving out his house arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a maid in a hotel. The notorious womanizer now seems to be taking extra precautions with his cleaning staff, by hiring only male housekeepers (The Post described them as “blue-collar dudes who look like plumbers.”)
“ In the morning he would read the Bible with another coach. Then, in the afternoon, he would go out and cheat kids who had probably saved up money from mowing lawns to buy those raffle tickets. That’s Jim Tressel.”
The House That “You Betcha” Built. Here’s a photo of the $1.695 million home reportedly purchased by Sarah Palin and her family in Arizona. No word on when Joe McGinniss is buying the ranch next door, but I suspect that will happen shortly. Click through for more pics.
“ Permanent exhibits on slavery would be snug between two sacred white memorials to founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson — both slaveholders. Awkward!”
That’s the Root’s Natalie Hopkinson on the National Museum of African American History and Culture integrating “Washington, D.C.’s whitest address.” Earlier this month, Virginia Rep. Jim Moran protested federal support for ethnic museums, calling them un-American. Moran implied that white people might not go to a black museum. Such a position overlooks the fact that the National Museum of African Art already pulls in a racially diverse crowd.
“ It’s not just disaffected Newsweek vets doing the grumbling, either. The novelist Tobias Wolff was asked to write a story for the magazine. But Brown published a similar piece by Jonathan Chait instead and offered to run Wolff’s online. “I wouldn’t have worked so long and hard on something” for it to run only on The Daily Beast, says Wolff.”
As you can see from this Adweek article about Newsweek’s harried editorial practices, it’s rather easy to rattle writers who feel that having their article printed lends their words more authority than when it’s thrown up online to the same audience. If writers love anything more than money, it’s prestige, baby.