There Is A Righteous Rage

November 7, 2006

Killer staged her ‘suicide’[FURLed copy]

Diego Pillco, a 19-year-old illegal immigrant who had been renovating the apartment below Shelly’s office, told cops in a chilling confession that he was afraid of getting arrested and deported, sources said.

So he followed the 40-year-old married mom of a toddler into her apartment and knocked her unconscious, sources said.

Pillco told police he panicked and staged a suicide – using a bedsheet to string up the petite actress by her neck from a shower curtain rod, sources said.

What Sent Nixon Down The Road Of Madness

November 7, 2006

Democratic Faces That Could Launch Thousands of Votes [FURLed copy]

Attractive politicians have an edge over not-so-attractive ones. The phenomenon is resonating especially this year. By a combination of luck and design, Democrats seem to be fielding an uncommonly high number of uncommonly good-looking candidates.

Let’s go into the Wayback Machine, Sherman…

The Great Debates marked television’s grand entrance into presidential politics. They afforded the first real opportunity for voters to see their candidates in competition, and the visual contrast was dramatic. In August, Nixon had seriously injured his knee and spent two weeks in the hospital. By the time of the first debate he was still twenty pounds underweight, his pallor still poor. He arrived at the debate in an ill-fitting shirt, and refused make-up to improve his color and lighten his perpetual “5:00 o’clock shadow.” Kennedy, by contrast, had spent early September campaigning in California. He was tan and confident and well-rested. “I had never seen him looking so fit,” Nixon later wrote.

Nixon, solemn, sober, reflective, intelligent Nixon, who had devoted his life to public service.

Given the finger and booted into the Rubber Room due to the Hollywoodization of Leadership.

And this is only being discovered — or revealed — now?

Samsung, You Slay Me!

November 7, 2006

Oh, major tech lust cramps, when I look at this!

Engadget: Samsung’s SPH-P9000 Deluxe MITs: Windows XP at 75 MPH.

Anyone coming to New York City (and who isn’t?) has to make the pilgrimage to the Samsung Experience. Amazing stuff.