Monthly Archives: July 2013

Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: The Boys of Summer

When I hear “The Boys of Summer,” I think of my first paying newspaper job at the Pasadena Star-News, just a few days after graduating from high school in June 1991. I made five bucks an hour trying to organize … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Sunrise … Theodore Roosevelt Island … ducks. Truman hears Otis Redding on mornings like this.

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Monday Pick-Me-Up: The Final Countdown … and Da Bulls

Feeling a little slow, kids? Here’s a little pick-me-up, courtesy of Europe… Reminds me of the ’90s era Chicago Bulls being introduced at the United Center. “… And the captain, number 24 … Bill Cartwright!” It’s funny how close Michael … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Newsroom

(A stressed out executive producer stares at a bank of TV screens. Clocks on an adjacent wall show the local times for Beijing, Washington, Moscow and Boonville – all the important cities). As the seconds tick closer to 7 o’clock, … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Sunglasses at Night

This week, it was either Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” (we’ll be enjoying a heat index of 105 degrees Fahrenheit in the Washington, D.C. area Wednesday) or Corey Hart’s one-hit wonder. Truman advised we take advantage of this photo. I do what my … Continue reading

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Nancy Grace Waits for Next Trial

Now that the George Zimmerman trial is over, Nancy Grace of HLN (the darker donkey on the left) patiently waits with other TV pundits for the next trial of the century.

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Marine JAG: Scope of Sex Assault Problem Exaggerated

Only Nixon could have visited Mao (oy-y-y) in China. Only Reagan could have told Gorbachev to “tear down this wall” in Berlin. And only a woman military lawyer could say the scope of the sexual assault problem in the U.S. … Continue reading

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