Saturday, January 17, 2009

Short Takes

Cease Fire? — Israeli cabinet ready to go for it.

Closed Circuit — Circuit City closing all its stores. Now would be a good time to buy that HD TV you’ve been thinking about.

Sink Out — Florida CFO Alex Sink won’t run for the Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez, but a lot of other Democrats are lining to say they will.

Andrew Wyeth – 1917-2009 — “Wyeth gave America a prim and flinty view of Puritan rectitude, starchily sentimental, through parched gray and brown pictures of spooky frame houses, desiccated fields, deserted beaches, circling buzzards and craggy-faced New Englanders. A virtual Rorschach test for American culture during the better part of the last century, Wyeth split public opinion as vigorously as, and probably even more so than, any other American painter including the other modern Andy, Warhol, whose milieu was as urban as Wyeth’s was rural.”

Still Cold and Snowy Up North.

Revisionist History of the Day — Fox News reporter says Bush “inherited 9/11.”

Saturday Morning Cartoon: The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.