Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Challenge of the Post-9/11 World: Deterrence

The challenge of the Post-9/11 World for America is summed up in one word. Deterrence. America got to 9/11 by bits and pieces, all the way back to Richard Nixon’s decision not to retaliate for the Cold River assassination U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in 9/11, fear, jihad, more, politics, terrorism | 23 Comments

Time-Warner Takes Control of DC Comics: Hollywood’s Comic Book Gamble

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily has reported that Time-Warner has taken direct control of DC Comics, with the aim of using DC Comics characters throughout Time-Warner’s media empire: in video games, movies, and television. The new President of DC Entertainment, … Continue reading

Posted in comic books, culture, men, more, movies, television, women | 16 Comments

Paging Dr. Dalrymple

In my post, The UK’s Cultural Collapse I noted the appalling pictures taken by Polish Photographer Maciej Dakowitz in the capital of Wales, Cardiff, over a four year period, every Friday and Saturday night. His Website has more pictures. But … Continue reading

Posted in culture, dalrymple, depravity, more, sadness, uk, us | 19 Comments

The UK’s Cultural Collapse

Once upon a time, the works of William Hogarth characterized the English people. Works such as Gin Lane were not very exaggerated depictions of the general debauched and drunken state of the English people. For a short time, the Victorian … Continue reading

Posted in collapse, culture, heroes, middle class, more, uk, villains | 30 Comments

Media’s Collapsing Advertising Rates Everywhere (but the Internet)

Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on the collapsing advertising rates for radio networks prompting the highly leveraged radio nets to ask lenders for renegotiated covenants (since the radio networks are unable to maintain cash levels). Clear Channel, … Continue reading

Posted in advertisting, culture, internet, more, newspapers, radio, television | 5 Comments

Disney Buys Marvel: Superheros and Where the Boys Aren’t

Disney, desperate for growth in entertainment, has made a deal with $4 billion to buy Marvel Entertainment. As detailed by Deadline Hollywood Daily there are many entanglements to the deal, including Marvel’s licensing deals with Hasbro (which makes Marvel Comics … Continue reading

Posted in boys, disney, gay, girls, marvel, more, television | 16 Comments

Cougar Town

Cougars are in the news! No, not the big cats native to North America, a few of whom, pressed by habitat shrinkage and loss of prey, have attacked (and partially eaten) Orange County bicyclists. Nope, it’s the other kind of … Continue reading

Posted in cougars, culture, men, more, SWPL, television, women | 22 Comments