Posted at 12:31 PM on January 6, 2009
by Sanden Totten
Maybe in all the holiday excitement (or in your rum and egg-nog induced haze) you forgot to tune into NPR last week. I certainly did. But oh did I miss out. Fortunately some one sent me a link to what may be the best holiday special since Star Wars.
The one really grating thing about the special though is the constant laugh track provided by Click and Clack. It's like their studio ventilation system is 50% nitrous oxide. They laugh at the sound of their own laughter. What's with that guys? But overall, it's worth a listen.
Posted at 4:18 PM on January 6, 2009
by Jeff Horwich
Gupta for Surgeon General...or so says the Washington Post.
It's a bold move, and maybe a worthy precedent. Here are some other ideas for remaining Obama administration posts:
Jack Bauer: National Intelligence Director
Ryan Seacrest: Director of the NEA
Sam Waterston: Solicitor General
Sergeant Slaughter: Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Sharon Osborne: Secretary of American Talent (new cabinet post)
In all truth, he's probably as well qualified as anyone for what is largely a P.R. job. And he's a legit neurosurgeon, apparently.
But it's still funny. And it might be a little tougher to make the jump to public figure after CNN has given him the Anderson-Cooper-treatment. (Gupta image from CNN - I added the seal.)
Any other ideas for folks who could make the leap from the small screen to the halls of actual power?