: Mel Karmazin is the new CEO of Sirius, landing there with main man Howard.
: Fred Wilson’s take here. Mine later.
Howard in orbit
: Curbed has coverage of Howard Stern handing out Sirius radios in Union Square today. I happened by afterwards. There’s little sadder in the world than the leftovers of a Stern crowd.
It’s (not) beginning to sound a lot like Christmas
: Our South Orange blogger at NJ.com writes about the school’s decision to ban music that could be considered religious in any form. My church‘s choir director (who suffers my bad bass) used to be the choir director there and the truth is that thanks to decisions like this all across America, churches are getting the use of music that schools can’t ever think of singing again.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
: So I’m thinking about buying a big, honking flat-screen TV so I can corrupt my morals yet more. Was debating between LCD and Plasma. David Pogue in The Times says go for the LCD. What do you say?
: We’re in a sorry state of forever saying we’re sorry. And I’m sick of it.
Alessandra Stanley in the NY Times today is sick of the sorrys on TV: sorry for the Desperate Housewives promo, sorry for cutting off CSI, sorry for Janet Jackson, sorry for bad words in Saving Private Ryan. Enough.
Mark Cuban says saying sorry should be the new business model: TV is making money out of apologizing… and getting tons of attention for it.
What we should be doing is turning to the people who expect us to say sorry — the prigs and prudes and religious nutjobs and Michael Powell — and say: Sorry for what? Huh? I’m sorry you don’t like what I like; I’m sorry I’m not sorry; but I’m not.