Daily Archives: August 2, 2010
Mitch Miller, the be-Vandycked former Columbia Records executive, oboe player and possible inventor of the greatest hits album and an early version of karaoke died this weekend in New York City at the age of 99. [NPR]
It was half a century ago that we all sang along with Mitch on television… it was fun and it got us up and singing in our living rooms. Mitch died yesterday in Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital.
Re: terrorism and our response to it…
“This double game goes back to 9/11. That terrorist attack was basically planned, executed and funded by radical Pakistanis and Saudis. And we responded by invading Iraq and Afghanistan. Why? The short answer is because Pakistan has nukes that we fear and Saudi Arabia has oil that we crave.”
– Thomas Friedman to Fareed Zakaria on CNN