January 29, 2007

Sure Loser

My newest AmSpec column is going to look pretty silly if Mike Huckabee is our next president, isn't it?

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January 24, 2007

Give It a Chance

My reaction to the State of the Union address is in my latest AmSpec column.

Posted by John Tabin at 01:52 AM | Comments (0)

January 23, 2007

Tom Christ

If Jesus couldn't convince us he was the Messiah, it's a safe bet that the Jews are overwhelmingly unimpressed with the latest pretender.

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January 15, 2007

Golden Globes

My predictions:

Best Picture, Drama - The Departed
Best Picture, Comedy/Musical - Borat
Best TV Series, Drama - Heroes
Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical - The Office

Best Actor, Movies, Drama - Forest Whitaker
Best Actor, Movies, Comedy/Musical - Everyone's expecting it to be Sacha Baron Cohen, but I'll go out on limb and predict an Aaron Eckert upset.
Best Actor, TV, Drama - Hugh Laurie
Best Actor, TV, Comedy/Musical - Jason Lee

Best Actress, Movies, Drama - Helen Mirren
Best Actress, Movies, Comedy/Musical - Meryl Streep
Best Actress, TV, Drama - Patricia Arquette
Best Actress, TV, Comedy/Musical - America Ferrera

Best Supporting Actor, Movies - Jack Nicholson
Best Supporting Actress, Movies - Jennifer Hudson
Best Supporting Actor, TV - Jeremy Piven
Best Supporting Actress, TV - Elizabeth Perkins

Best Director - Martin Scorsese
Best Screenplay - The Departed (William Monahan)

UPDATE: Here are the winners. If I'm counting right, I went a whopping 7-11.

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January 11, 2007

Surge In General

My reaction to Bush's speech is today's AmSpec column.

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January 06, 2007

Fat Dogs and Owners Who Can't Say "No"

Obesity is a problem for people because appetite and metabolism don't always match. But domesticated animals don't control their own food supply: If you want your dog to lose weight, you can just feed him less. What exactly is the point of an anti-obesity drug for dogs? Are there people who find their dogs to be such persuasive beggers that they can't stand to not let the animals gorge themselves, and would rather spend money on a drug to reduce fat absorbtion?

Gatsby says: "Suckers!"

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January 03, 2007

Who Knows?

As promised, my AmSpec column today riffs on other people's predictions while laying out unlikely (but possible!) scenarios for 2007.

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January 02, 2007


Q. Hey, John, don't you usually have a column about now that takes a meta approach to the whole New Year's prediction thing?

A. Cough cough cough cough cough. A hellish upper respiratory infection put me out of commission for the whole long weekend. I'm not fully recovered, but I'm no longer sleeping 20 hours a day, so the New Year's column will come tomorrow.

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