Wednesday, November 02, 2005

2006 Silver Bullets

Hey let me tell you, there’s nothing I enjoy more than a good attack. Give me time and an ear, and I’ll tell you exactly what’s wrong with just about anything you could name.

But lately I’ve noticed a trend:

CNN’s Anderson Cooper getting applause for finally doing his job and attacking the Bush administration for it’s terrible inaction during Hurricane Katrina.

Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher is better than ever this season. Proving that getting booted from broadcast was the best thing that ever happened to this guy, his political and cultural attacks are funnier, smarter, and truthier than ever.

Good Night, and Good Luck bookended the movie with a speech, in which Edward R. Murrow’s attacked Americans for having been made complacent by TV. And yes, as the movie none too subtly points out, 50 years later, that same attack rings true.

Well . . . I’m happy to see the media's finally coming out of its post 9-11 daze. I look forward to watching Bill Maher every week. That David Strathairn should at least get an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Murrow.

But I can’t help but feel that there’s something missing…

You see, I’m missing in the current American dialogue what I’m missing in the Democratic Party.


About four or five years ago, before Esquire, my favorite men’s magazine, sold it’s soul to the Maxim devil, they did a themed new year’s Silver Bullet issue. Basically they put forth articles, interviews, essays, and quotes about how to solve current problems.

And right now I’m thinking that’s an idea good enough to steal.

So with that in mind, I’ve decided to launch a new blog called 2006 Silver Bullets.

The goal of the blog is to come up with 2006 solutions to problems big and small by December 31, 2006.

So if you have a solution to anything, and you want to put it out there, please go to the 2006 Silver Bullets and find out how to get it posted.

If you have a blog, and you have readers who might have solutions, please post a link to 2006 Silver Bullets in your links section.

And then we’ll see how it all turns out.

But dudes, today I feel like the beginning of a movie you know nothing about, but like within the first five minutes. Way optimistic about all the good stuff to come.

1 comment:

sallie said...

love it love it love it. i'll have to think for a bit before i contribute...

oh yeah, and btw, i give up... procrastination is too evil. check out my blog.