July 17th, 2009

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Oneshot: Bad Idea

I swear my plotbunny held a gun to my head to make me write it.    Be warned.  Snark that drifts into sarcasm.  Pink, if you don't remember, is my plotbunny who drinks the Sake of Illumination constantly, and eats popcorn from a never emptying bowl of popcorn and thinks she's some sort of movie director. 
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KK with Kanji

The passing of an icon...

Walter Cronkite, who personified television journalism for more than a generation as anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News," has died Friday night in his New York home following a long illness, surrounded by family. He was 92.

Known for his steady and straightforward delivery, his trim moustache, and his iconic sign-off line -"That’s the way it is" - Cronkite dominated the television news industry during one of the most volatile periods of American history. He broke the news of the Kennedy assassination, reported extensively on Vietnam and Civil Rights and Watergate, and seemed to be the very embodiment of TV journalism.

"Cronkite came to be the sort of personification of his era," veteran PBS Correspondent Robert McNeil once said. "He became kind of the media figure of his time. Very few people in history, except maybe political and military leaders, are the embodiment of their time, and Cronkite seemed to be."

More here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/17/eveningnews/main5170556.shtml