Monthly Archives: July 2010

We’re Doomed (Again)

It was announced this week that a huge asteroid has a 1 in 1,000 chance of hitting the earth in 2182. The asteroid is over 600 yards wide and could destroy an entire city and cause devastation for hundreds of … Continue reading

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Time Magazine’s Cover

This week’s Time Magazine cover is drawing controversy over whether it is too disturbing for children. It featured a photo of an 18-year-old Afghan woman who had her nose and ears cut off because she fled her abusive in-laws. This … Continue reading

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Dora the Explorer and Diego Can Relax…For Now

It was news that must have had Joey Vento crying in his Cheese Whiz. Yesterday, a federal district court ruled that several key portions of Arizona’s pending immigration law was¬†unenforceable because¬†immigration matters are under sole federal jurisdiction. No doubt, this … Continue reading

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My Huffington Post Article

I wrote an article on Celebrity Journalism and Lindsay Lohan today in the Huffington Post. Here’s the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-atkins/why-the-media-will-always_b_662457.html

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No Calamari For You!

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took a break from criticizing the United States and Israel. He now has a new enemy: Paul the Octopus. In a speech yesterday, Ahmadinejad condemned the World Cup predicting octopus as being a symbol of Western … Continue reading

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Rape by Deception?

Last week, an Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian man to 18 months in jail for committing the crime of rape by deception. The man had posed as an Israeli in order to try to assimilate better into Israeli society. He … Continue reading

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Tax the Rich? You bet

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner went on the Sunday morning talk shows to explain the Obama Administration’s position that it would support repealing the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000 a year but would keep the tax cuts for … Continue reading

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Are Dog Shows Abusive?

As I was flipping around the TV channels yesterday, I came across The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge on ABC. It was sort of like a doggie Olympics, featuring obstacle courses, races, and a pool diving contest. It was kind of … Continue reading

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Sports teams using social media for promotion

There is an interesting article and panel discussion posted in SportsBusiness Journal regarding how sports teams are using social media like Twitter and Facebook to promote their teams.

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Nick Saban throws stones in glass houses

On Wednesday, University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban lashed out at sports agents during the SEC Media Day, alleging that they are like pimps, preying on college athletes. Granted, there is a big problem with agents enticing potential … Continue reading

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