Sunday, September 27, 2009

A note to our readers

Hey --

Another Sunday!!!

First, thanks to all those who worked on this edition:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.

And Dallas. We thank them all. We also thank Betty's kids and Isaiah for illustrations we used.

Now let's talk about the edition.

Truest statement of the week -- Bob Somerby was truest. We almost had a second one but C.I. nixed it. (It was something C.I. wrote.) That's two weeks in a row for Somerby.

Editorial: F**k that s**t -- We really thought we'd seen it all, seen the worst of it. Then we were sent the press release on Ocotber 5th and wondered do they think the Iraq War ended and US troops pulled out? Is that it?

TV: Cougar Town Roars -- Ava and C.I. doing it as only they can and were I (Jim) a TV critic who uses sexism and lies about shows with women to try to get them cancelled, I'd be scared to death right now because Ava and C.I. have really had it with those liars. This week was nice. In the future, the oink-oink sexist pigs better be ready for slaughter.

Roundtable -- Our e-mail roundtable. Trina participated in this and in the roundtable, by the way. We thank her for both.

Mr. Snackwell's Worst Dressed for the Week -- Last week's fashion feature was something we were pleased with. Then Ava and C.I. read it Monday and called from the road to ask, "No one noticed her bra? No one noticed that she's wearing an art studio drop cloth as a skirt?" That kind of hinted that we might have a follow up. And then? The White House pulled a little stunt on Friday. That sealed it. This will not be a weekly feature, but it will be a regular one.

TV: Racist and unfunny, today's SNL -- Ava and C.I. offer two TV pieces this week. This one they weren't keen on writing because they were tired but agreed to because they'd promised Betty they'd address it. It was almost their only article. You ended up with two because with the attacks on Cougar Town from 'critics' and the right-wing, they had to cover that. They do their own links in their articles (in all other pieces, Dallas hunts down the links) and they said they weren't in the mood to try and remember when they said this or said that. They suggest those who are doubters utilize Google and search key words. Ava and C.I. have covered the way Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are treated by SNL repeatedly. They've also documented the soft and fuzzy 'humor' aimed at Barack. My favorite part of the article revolves around Tina Fey's Emmy loss and I just wish they'd added, "Suck on it!"

Halloween (Jess) -- Jess kicks things off this week with this article. The plan is for Ty, Dona and me to write a Halloween piece in the lead up to the holiday. We'll each grab a week and do our solo piece about a Halloween or Halloween experience that stands out. Jess did a great job kicking things off.

Let him live it as a blonde -- Oh, Barry O, how you disappoint. This article explains why we will take on Michelle's 'fashion' regularly. Don't ever try to say that the photos we pay to have developed, the photos we pay the photographer to take of the president we pay the salary of and provide a home for, don't ever say those photos don't belong to We The People.

Jim's World -- I wrote this. Like Rebecca, I lost a grandparent over the summer. As a result, a lot of the things he used to say are coming back to me. I didn't want to offer a heavy piece on mourning or loss. Hopefully this is lighthearted enough to honor him because he had a great sense of humor and couldn't stand anyone taking anything too seriously. American Dad, season premiere tonight, don't forget.

Idiot of the Week -- Betty brought this to the table. Rachel Maddow thinks reporting takes on her place on her show? Idiot.

Highlights -- Mike, Elaine, Betty, Kat, Rebecca, Marcia, Ruth, Stan, Ann, Cedric and Wally wrote this and selected the highlights. We thank them for this.

And that's what we ended up with. See you next week.

-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.
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