- Charlie Sheen hits Chicago Sunday. I will report later on what this show was all about. See, I will go to many of these types of things so you do not have to waste your time.
- Be careful when slamming someone on a historic item in which they got wrong. Why? History is often filled with myth and embellishments. Certain things, however, are etched in stone, hopefully. When someone rips another for a historical fact, it usually bites them later and makes them sound a bit egotistical - - and arrogant.
- You could be very strict and note that Marietta Stow was the first female vice president candidate in 1884. Oh sure, women could not vote then and even before her, Virginia Woodhall ran for president. Her running mate was Frederick Douglas.
- There is a difference between white noise and wind mill noise. White noise is in your room and blocks out other noise.
- Nice stretch award goes to NPR for trying to link Scott Walker and the 1911 Triangle fire. And they wonder why some say cut the funding. Wow. Thanks to my friends at Newsbusters for fleshing that one out. More to come, I'm sure. This is an example of one side hating the other side so much, they will look for anything. Happens every single day my friends.
- Sure, that HBO miniseries on Dick Cheney will not be slanted at all, will it? Yet, nobody wanted anything to do with that Kennedy show. Hmmm.
- In an effort to ease up on the violence, the NFL has decided to become the FFL - - Flag Football League.
- Do not panic the public by telling them everything. It never ends.
1. "Diary of a Wimpy: Roderick Rules" - $23.7 million
2. "Sucker Punch" - $19 million
3. "Limitless" - $15 million
Source: Box Office Mojo
Notes: I usually write about those films that lose their legs in the second week so I guess I should note when they do not. “Limitless” and “The Lincoln Lawyer” held nicely the second weekend out. OK, let’s move on. “Sucker Punch” started off on the right “punch” on Friday then lost its lead. “Wimpy” came through in the end.
- Finally, warnings are now being issued for 3D. Too much of a good thing if you like 3D. It makes me sick and dizzy.
- Comedy Awards handed out over the weekend. David Letterman gets the Johnny Carson Award and he should have gotten Carson’s job when he retired.
- The anniversary of Three Mile Island could not have come up at a better time for some news folk. Go back and listen to the hype during coverage in 1979. Sound familiar?
- Elizabeth Taylor tribute. TCM special April 10.
- Census: Aurora passes Rockford as second biggest Illinois city.
- Perfect example of Friday dump: Couric out by June.
- Cat may leave Illinois. Quinn says no they won't.
- By the way, Gov. Quinn only won 3.9 percent of the counties in Illinois.
. Here's how it played out. Average of 25.6 million take in Libya speech (on eight networks). Last speech on 11 networks with almost 30 million. One network and Super Bowl, 111 million, Oscars, 35 million, on one network, etc. "American Idol" and "NCIS" are averaging over 20 million (on one network) this season. Note: This start time was 6:30 p.m. CST.
- Can we make politicians into part time workers? And let's stop passing laws for a while and get rid of many that have been on the books for so many years, they are now comical.
- Again, I ask, who are those rebels? Now, others are wondering, too. It's about time. Time to re-read that Bible. Rebels? James Dean, Marlon Brando, Elvis...uh, Bozo - - those are rebels.
- Did you hear crickets? Press reaction: Obama noted we would buy and drill in Brazil, but not here.