Sunday, July 20, 2014

7-20-14 Perdido Street School Week

Perdido Street School:

You Could Do A Lot Worse
More paeans to James Garner and the character he created on screen for so many years.The Guardian: Through many films and two influential television series, Maverick and The Rockford Files, James Garner, who has died aged 86, developed a persona with a subtly different appeal. It began as original and accrued familiarity over the course of four decades: a coward who was the soul of honour, a hero

Another Banskter/Wall Street Mess
Gee, this story doesn't sound familiar at all:Rodney Durham stopped working in 1991, declared bankruptcy and lives on Social Security. Nonetheless, Wells Fargo lent him $15,197 to buy a used Mitsubishi sedan.“I am not sure how I got the loan,” Mr. Durham, age 60, said.Mr. Durham’s application said that he made $35,000 as a technician at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y., according to a copy of

Too Bad Bloomberg Didn't Run For President
From the NY Post:Georgina Bloomberg reveals she was relieved that her dad, Michael, didn’t make a run for president, “because it would have been so difficult on him,” she says. “I’ve seen the process of a campaign . . . I know how brutal it is.”If anybody could use a little brutality - in this case ego deflation - it's Michael "I Know Best About Everything!" Bloomberg.Nothing would have

James Garner
It has been announced that James Garner has died at the age of 86.Garner wrote one of my favorite pieces on actors and politics in 2011:James Garner's memoir "The Garner Files" was published today, and far from being a glossed over look at his career, it's very much matter of fact. Although he defends actors who express their political views, he is critical of those who run for office. &

7-19-14 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School WeekIndependent Democrat Jeff Klein Is Mobbed UpOld timey corruption, Carlo Gambino-style!Development–formerly known as Hutch Realty Partners–kicked in the five figures in June. The donation brings the real estate group’s total contribution to Mr. Klein’s operation to a whopping $93,850 since 2006.Two principals of the company, Michael Contillo and Jose