Category Archives: Home of the Bizarre Rant

A Satellite Show Thanksgiving

“You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road … Continue reading

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Politics on Paper: They’re Talking About Us

The following is an unedited screed from your humble Satellite Show administrator. It may not reflect the views of the rest of the staff or myself on any other day. Enjoy! Like the simulacrum of Ben Franklin in the delightful … Continue reading

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On Forced Narrative in Journalism

Something I’ve written about before and have been a long-time critic of is the problem of wine writers forcing a narrative or inducing a conflict where one does not exist in the wine world. Minor regulatory disputes become a massive … Continue reading

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“Just like Mr. Futterman said…”

Yesterday, Justin wrote about Gremlins 2. I did not know he was going to, but it fit right in to a bizarre convergence of circumstance. The original movie had been on my Netflix queue for several weeks, or at least long enough that … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Blast from the Past

Due to some pressing work and personal commitments, no new post this week. In the mean time, please enjoy this vintage F&WT from way back on March 22, 2012. Natural Wine, Noise Music & the Deliberately Obtuse Anyone involved in … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: On Ice Cubes

I was at Downtown LA’s neo-speakeasy The Varnish a few days ago and marveled at the impressive way in which this bar which, while admittedly making excellent cocktails, has come up with impressive ways to milk every last penny out … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Go Watch the Endeavor

As I write this, it’s Friday afternoon. My office shut down for an hour today, just so everyone could go up to the roof and watch the last flight of the Space Shuttle program. That statement is actually somewhat inaccurate. … Continue reading

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