Big Pharma is taking a brutal hit in the media. But that leaves the media territory wide open for research universities to show-case how their passionate but capitalistically detached scientists are working hard for us in their labs.
"The View" is unraveling like the story line in a Shakespearean comedy. Misunderstandings (think "Midsummer Night's Dream") keep happening because everyone is proceeding from a different set of assumptions. But, at "The View," unlike the lightness of an evening enjoying Shakespeare, the narrative has turned dark.
Now I know. My vow of poverty had nothing to do with material things. It was all about me. I could have skipped the whole vow-of-poverty way of describing what I was doing and just called it trying to stop the terror.
In blogging, you can never post too much. In her 2 years of blogging on Gawker.com, Jessica Coen created about 6000 posts. And, now, like former Wonkette.com star Ana Marie Cox, Coen got her ticket punched for an establishment gig. Cox went to Time.com and her posts appear in the print version of TIME. Coen is moving on up to be the deputy online editor at VANITY FAIR.
Money, tons of it, will be made on the Internet. And there are a lot of interesting assignments to be had. This is the new gold rush. The trick is, unlike the old- economy way to wealth, that we got to go prospect. There is no straight line from what can be gotten to how to get it. Fortunately, on my most recent prospecting trip, which I assumed was a deal that only needed to be closed, my Buddhism kicked in. Now, I can continue prospecting with the appropriate mindset and mine the best quality of gold nuggets.
It will take time but eventually everyone will know what some consumers of public-relations already know. And that is that communicating a message and getting action is a whole new ball game. The new barbarians in public-relations vendors are playing that new game. The old guard isn't and seems to have no intention of doing that for a long time.
No question, James Wood is a great actor. And even the excessive camera closeups in "Shark" of his determined/angry face can't take that away from him. Also, no question, a plot line involving a successful professional seeking something besides the usual things is compelling. For this we can almost forgive the over-abundance of female characters with high cheekbones and soulful eyes as well as the heavy doses of idealism among them. The only thing we might not be able to pass on was the Perry Mason moment on the stand when the detective admitted not only planting evidence but falling asleep on the job. Oh, one more thing: No, we also can't overlook the father's struggle to win back his estranged daughter.
Anna Nicole Smith, ultra hustler, is back. It's 3 weeks since her son died suddenly and she's managed to get legally hitched, so STAR reports. The groom is an attorney named Howard K. Stern and the supposed father of Anna Nicole's infant daughter, born a few days before the son died.
Tuesday in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, reporter Jared Sandberg made it official: Email ain't what it was; moreover, it ain't much of anything now. Want to get the attention of prospects, customers, clients? Better try something else. But, how many will?