Thursday, January 20, 2005

Lileks in the Washington Post!

I picked up Regrettable Food sometime ago. I don't know how else to describe it but that it's made just about everyone who's picked it up nearly wet themselves. Am really looking forward to Interior Desecrations.

While you're at it, take a look at today's Bleat.
Among other things, he tackles revitalizing the evening news format as we know it today:

...Attempting to revitalize the institution of the Evening Sermon is akin to rethinking ocean liner travel at the dawn of the jet age. Scrap ‘em. Put your news division to work on a 24-7 product I can run in a small window on my laptop, fire every reporter who is incapable of ending a story without some glum portentious warning, and get the hell out of Washington. Declare “Des Moines” day for no particular reason and report the hell out of urban Iowa; it’ll certainly be more interesting than another round of Senatorial posturing. Have an internet channel that consists of nothing but a guy walking around New York interviewing people. Have another channel devoted to South American news broadcasts. Aim it all at the internet. Get over yourselves and the Hudson river, and maybe you’ll be a brand again.

Also - a most likely spot-on prediction on the fate of our once subversive music.

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