Monthly Archives: September 2010

2008 Redux – Dirty Sexy Politics

Dirty Sexy Politics by Meghan McCain

I just sailed through Dirty Sexy Politics, the campaign trail memoir by John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain. This quick read provides Meghan’s perspective on being a scrutinized “daughter of” a presidential candidate.  She shares her trials and tribulations fitting in (or not) to her dad’s campaign, as well as the Republican Party overall.

Regardless of your own political leanings, this is an insightful look into what happens on a major political campaign. Meghan gives her honest and emotional perspective of her dad’s loss, the impact of the Palins to the campaign, and the future of the GOP. Continue reading 2008 Redux – Dirty Sexy Politics

Shakira’s Waka Waka Success

Shakira made news yesterday that her song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup song — Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) — is the best-selling World Cup song ever! Not only that, but the official Waka Waka video received the 4th most YouTube views in history.  When you count the non-official videos, the total is a staggering 350 million views!  Nice job Shaki!

Check it out, then make sure you click for “more” because I have more to say on this subject:

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HBO’s Temple Grandin

 
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin in HBO’s biopic

I was inspired by Claire and Temple at the Emmys. As fortune had it, last night Temple Grandin was on HBO and it caught my boyfriend’s eye while flipping channels.  We watched it start to finish and finally turned off the TV around 1am.  (This in itself proves the movie is worth watching, as on a work night I rarely can keep my eyes open later than 11:30pm!) Continue reading HBO’s Temple Grandin