Maybe the Weekly’s food reviewers should make a point of reading the Weekly’s news stories. Part of what you pay for an entrée at One Pico goes toward fighting the right of workers to earn a decent wage.
1) He left out the part where Bush said (as he says in every speech he makes), “We are the greatest nation in the world” ad nauseam. This at the Olympics, the one place where nations can show good sportsmanship.
2) NBC’s figure-skating commentator Sandra Bezic couldn’t shut up about how wonderful the Canadian pair were; I personally preferred the Russians.
3) When the Russians complained about the judging being unfair in a few events, I happened to agree with them, but that’s beside the point. It was childish of NBC’s commentators to make fun of them. Didn’t the U.S. and Canada complain for days on end about the pair-skating competition?
4) One disagreement: I used to love watching Jim McKay when he was the lead commentator on the Olympics. Coverage was terrific then. But I’m in total agreement with finding Bob Costas’ drivel extremely annoying. I wish he’d disappear . . . forever.
Re: last week’s book page. Reviewer R.U. Sirius’ book The Revolution: Quotations From Revolution Party Chairman R.U. Sirius was published in June 2000 by Feral House, which also published Extreme Islam, one of the books reviewed. Also, due to an editorial oversight, in Judith Lewis’ interview with Lupe Ontiveros, the name of Chuck & Buck’s director, Miguel Arteta, was misspelled throughout.