Tag: news

McBREAKFAST

Risë Birnbaum   Everyone likes breakfast.  Hey, if I could eat pancakes dripping in syrup every day for the rest of my life, I’d be one happy camper.  And that’s what McDonald’s is banking on.     Starting October, the fast food chain best known for its Big Mac, is rolling out an all-day breakfast menu to over 14,000 spots… Read more →

RUFFLED FEATHERS

Who wudda thunk it?  That Big Bird would become a political hot potato in the home stretch of presidential election season?  Only in America could that big, feathery, loveable symbol of childhood get caught in the crossfire. There’s no debating it, ever since Big Bird was named as a target for cost-cutting by Romney last week, the yellow guy has… Read more →

Ruffled Feathers

Who wudda thunk it?  That Big Bird would become a political hot potato in the home stretch of presidential election season?  Only in America could that big, feathery, loveable symbol of childhood get caught in the crossfire. There’s no debating it, ever since Big Bird was named as a target for cost-cutting by Romney last week, the yellow guy has… Read more →

RIDE SALLY RIDE

Sally had the ride of her life.  The first woman in space went where no woman had gone before. Sally Ride died this week of pancreatic cancer.  Too young. What a trailblazer – a woman growing up in the 50s and 60s to become a scientist, space traveler and, as the world has just learned, a lesbian. So now pundits… Read more →

The Heat Wave is Worth Talking About

It’s too damn hot. I’ve lived in DC since 1984 so I’m used to swamp-like weather in the summer, but this has been one blistering month even by DC standards.  And it’s the warmest January-June stretch ever recorded.  Ouch! So, naturally the storms, power outages and chill-seeking are all making headlines.  Add in some flash floods and chunky hailstones and… Read more →

The death of privacy

Whitney Houston. Amy Winehouse. Michael Jackson. Xanax. Alcohol. Propofol. Valley of the Dolls. This is what we remember about these famous singers – their causes of death. And it’s not entirely our fault that we suddenly link these talented artists with the substances that killed them. It’s all over the papers, on Twitter, Facebook and countless other social media websites.… Read more →

Netflix F*x Up

What were they thinking? First Netflix hikes prices for DVD mail-outs and online streaming a few months back, then they decide to apologize by video. In the PR world a sincere apology by a CEO is usually a good move, but this one bombed. Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings started out his blog apology by saying “I messed up.”… Read more →