Executive Speech Writing: Corporate, Celebrity, Fundraisers

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Cops (the Good Guys), Mugging, Muggy Weather & Gossip

What a month! Little laptop trouble kept me from going online as much as I would like. It is just as well. I got some exercise. Seems everyone is going out for a walk or a run.

Sales have gone in and around. The humid weather is scaring away the weekday tourists, but the gossip of the day crowd is on top of it.

A friend was almost mugged until one of Chicago's Finest stepped out of a coffee shop unexpectedly. Nothing like a cop to scare off the baddies.

I caught a few movies. Saw Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille. Impressive.

I, myself, someone who sells newspapers, bought a newspaper while passing by the Olgivie Train Station. To think all the years I have been hawking, I have never met this guy. Could be a turf thing. I'm rarely where he is and probably vice versa. Anyway, I was off one day last week, thought I would see how the White Sox were doing. You've seen him, on the east side, just where you would enter the station's lower level? He never talks. Just grunts and nods. If you buy from him, when you plop down your two quarters, let him know he's been blogged.

The News
Conrad Black was found guilty.

Even though few think Barry Bonds is innocent, he's getting the Sammy Sosa treatment.

Lindsay Lohan is busted for coke possession.

Nicole Richie is busted for being stupid.

Britney Spears' bodyguards take on photographers.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Google, Michael Moore, Coffee

It feels like fall today. Coffee always tastes better in the brisk morning. Today's coffee is Columbian, with sugar and cream.

The News
The New York Times has blogged about Google's Lauren Turner choosing to post her own opinion.

It is nice to see that Google's not such an institution that it forces all employees to think uniformally.

How refreshing that free speech still exists, even in corporate America.

Michael Moore is making his money while making a point. Is it a surprise that Lauren Turner wants to spout her thoughts?

Let freedom ring. As Michael Moore himself has said, America is the best country in the world, and his and Turner's freedom of speech is evidence of this.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Capt. America is Buried, Conrad Black Lives

Marvel Comics / APWhen I mentioned Capt. America was dead, an outpouring of interest came on this little blog. Now that he's being buried, does the nation care? They seemed to care then, but now?

I'm heading to the Taste of Chicago. If you see me, I'm there to eat. No paper selling today.

The News
Barry Bonds is trying to beat Hank Aaron's homerun record.

Scum Conrad Black's jury is thinking.

No other real news, not in Chicago. Not today.

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