Saturday, August 06, 2005

The "Hung" Sucks

That, at least, is the opinion of the Angry Twins with regard to William Hung, the popular American Idol reject who lacks any discernable level of singing talent, but who has nevertheless been cashing in quite nicely on it.

Certainly, the fact that William Hung the singer has any level of widespread affirmative popularity is an indictment on what we collectively think is entertainment. As an individual, though, I can't really find fault with the Hung for doing what he's doing. After all, someone is willing to pay to hear his crappy voice, and he gets to meet hot chicks.
Congats to Me!

Assuming all the financial stuff goes off without a hitch, I have just become the proud new owner of a 25 year old two bedroom/two and a half bathroom townhome that I can barely afford. (Believe it or not, not all lawyers are wealthy).

There was a little haggling over the location of an existing water heater, but a fairly reasonable compromise was reached. However, I'm still going to look into whether the water heater might be regarded, from a property value standpoint, as a defect due to the very fact that it is not in a location that compiles with local building code regulations. (The placement of the water heater was probably done several years before the enactment of the regulation in question, therefore making it exempt from enforcement). I doubt I'll find anything helpful, but at least I will have the satisfaction of knowing that I've exhausted all possible options in getting out of having to pay for something that, in my opinion, I really shouldn't have to pay (i.e., the cost of moving the water heater).

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Ideology Above Professionalism and Decency

Is there nothing The New Yuck Times won't do to prevent the high profile appointment or election of a person it politically disagrees with?

The NEW YORK TIMES is looking into the adoption records of the children of Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate the status of adoption records of Judge Roberts’ two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals.

Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants.

Both children were adopted from Latin America.

A TIMES insider claims the look into the adoption papers are part of the paper's "standard background check."