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Dear Mr. TB, an Open Letter to Andrew Speaker

By Glenn T, published on Aug 9, 2007

Dear Andrew, I am sorry that it took a so-called "international crisis" of which you were the centerpiece to finally inspire me to get this onto paper.

I meant to thank you so much sooner. And unfortunately, I am reduced to writing you this way. The maelstrom that has surrounded you of late has prevented me from using any conventional means of contact, as you have most certainly disabled the same for the safety of you and your family. I would have done the same. I am quite certain that comparatively few people in this world know you as I do, even though you were only briefly a... (more)

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Transformers - The Review

By Glenn T, published on Jul 21, 2007

I may have been the last person in my particular demographic to see the latest Transformers movie. Which is not to say that I didn’t want to see it earlier than I did, but every time I got to the vicinity of the theater and saw the line of people an hour before the listed showtime waiting to get go inside I became a little daunted at the idea of braving that mass of perpetually buzzing humanity whose prinicipal characteristic appeared to be the accompaniment of each party by at least one obscenely loud and mannerless young child. I love a large crowd in a movie theater as much as the next... (more)

Tags: los angeles, harry potter, simpsons, movie

Illinois Penal Code Section 17.2 - Creative Writing

By Glenn T, published on Apr 27, 2007

I'm a registered Republican. I was born and raised in "red" states. I was in the military for a decade. I mostly think that the American Civil Liberties Union is an organization filled with people who need a haircut and a "real job." I'm a corporate attorney, for goodness' sake. I'm not constantly on the lookout for the Thought Police, and I don't think we're a nation on the brink. I have spent the last week reading editorials and op-eds about our overreaction to the Virginia Tech shootings. (Note: I did not call it the "Virginia Tech Massacre" – we're about 10 years of genocide short... (more)

Tags: myspace, police, shooting, sex

Don't cry for me Brangelina...

By Glenn T, published on Feb 8, 2007

The first lady of our bastard celebrity media nation has died today... apparently from a lethal dose of methadone and antidepressants on the floor of a room at the Hard Rock Hotel, and was there any other way for her to go? It's a death nearly as fitting as an aging, drug-addicted Elvis on the toilet seat, if not nearly as culturally significant. For those of us only marginally exposed to the celebrity culture - e.g. seeing it on the magazine covers when we're getting our pre-packaged salads and pop-tarts rung up at Ralph's, you may wonder, just who was Anna Nicole Smith, and why was she famous... (more)

Tags: anna nicole smith, sex

Collective Stupidity (Part 1 - The Rant)

By Glenn T, published on Feb 5, 2007

I’d like to think I’m not an angry person by nature, but my behavior in traffic may indicate otherwise. Okay, so I’m a road-rager… but, wait, before you run for cover let me couch that admission in the following facts: 1. I don’t carry a weapon; 2. I like my car enough (read as I still owe enough on it) to not want to put it in any unnecessary peril; 3. I’m almost always in too much of hurry to do anything save obscene gestures – and that’s only when I get really, really angry. So with that being said, let me also say that the traffic situation in Los Angeles really needs its... (more)

Tags: los angeles, traffic, santa monica

Lessons Learned on a Vacation from Hell

By Glenn T, published on Dec 20, 2006

It is an odd thing to take your first vacation at thirty two years of age. It begs the disposition that one is a workaholic, which would be a gross misstatement. Vacations, and the need to take them, like many things, are institutionalized into people. It would be more correct to say that I was raised by workaholics – and unknowingly adopted one of their worst habits, independent of any strong compulsion therefor. Vacations, I am told, are an opportunity to relax, and this fact led to me to the realization that my failure to take a vacation up until this point of my life is not simply a... (more)

Tags: paris hilton, los angeles

The First Five Minutes...

By Glenn T, published on Nov 27, 2006

I like watching videos on the internet at work. There. I said it. And for the record, I don't mean the streaming videos from news sites. No, I mean, the horrifying raw footage found at YouTube - which I can now substitute for sitting in front on my TiVo and watching those ridiculously hosted X-TREME VIDEO shows that seem to have all landed on Spike TV. For whatever it’s worth, “viral media” is here to stay. Camera and video cell phones, digital cameras and camcorders have gone from luxury items to staples of the middle-class and moderately tech-savvy, and there may never again be an... (more)

Tags: los angeles, police, shooting

Motley Who?

By Glenn T, published on Nov 10, 2006

Although far be it from me to be a concert snob, let me just tell you, you haven't been to the Hollywood Bowl until you've sat up close and personal. My first show at the "Bowl" was Dave Matthews a few months ago - and not even the contact high I got from the copious amounts of weed being smoked in my vicinity could salvage the fact that the seats at the back of the Bowl, if you'll excuse the term, suck. But Tuesday night, I was close enough to Aerosmith and Motley Crue to read their tattoos (see picture), and I have to say that it was one of the best concert experiences of my life. That... (more)

Tags: music, motley crue, aerosmith

Private Heroes

By Glenn T, published on Nov 6, 2006

Game 5 of the 1997 and Game 3 of the 2006 Clippers regular season have almost nothing in common. Well, actually they have nothing in common for everyone, save me. And truth be told, the connection is tenuous and mostly born of my delusions of granduer, so if that sort of thing seems more self-aggrandizing than poetic to you, you'd best stop reading here - which is not to say that I've nothing more than an anecdote and a poorly-contemplated similie to provide... I think there's something here - but as writing is as much catharsis as it is attempting to be entertainment for the reader - you're... (more)

Tags: basketball

Red, White & New

By Glenn T, published on Nov 2, 2006

Pre-season. Just the mention of the word usually brings a collective groan to the minds of sports fans everywhere. Like a TGI Friday's appetizer with only 5 cheese sticks, it's not only disappointing, it leaves you even hungrier than you were before. Talk of the preseason fills our hearts with dread: of obligatory attendance to earn one's status as a "true fan", of watching back-up players trying clumsily to make the roster, and of a half-filled arenas or stadiums of only mildly amused patrons. The NBA's preseason is no exception. In a sport with so few players on each team, and even fewer... (more)

Tags: los angeles, nba, music

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