Tag Archives: NPR

My twenty questions about @serial

This post contains spoilers so if you aren’t listening to Serial now, but might, stop reading!

It was @courtyforrest who first told me about Serial, the podcast presently sweeping the world. Courtney has made me aware of other good stuff in the past so I tuned in soon after.

I forget what I was doing while simultaneously listening to Serial Episode 1 in which host Sarah Koenig lays out both what Serial will be and the details of a closed case in Baltimore County involving the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee.

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Thumbprint portraits, the art of persuasion and other cool things

I love these Thumbprint Portraits by Cheryl Sorg. Understandably, they are an investment–she puts so much into each one. Her Etsy shop has other, less dear pieces of artwork for sale.

Photo via Cheryl Sorg

On persuasion (via NPR)

Suburban Sweetheart understands me.

My friend Diandra suggests: Be Amazing.

Ann Curry: Oy Vey

Y’all know how I feel about Ann Curry (blergh) and I adore @nymag so I’m not sure how I missed this bit from January 8 until last week.

My favorite excerpt:

If the show’s audience doesn’t gravitate to Ann Curry soon, could NBC buck its own succession plan, much as it did with Conan and Jay Leno, and have Savannah Guthrie replace Ann? She’s got that girl-next-door quality, and Ann can sometimes come off as disingenuous in interviews. And I don’t see a situation where they could remove Ann and keep her at the network (she wouldn’t be happy staying on as a special correspondent, and she is no longer hosting Dateline). There would be nowhere else for her to go. Unfortunately, that’s the way those things play out.

And this Joel McHale-hosted clip shows the only reason I’m happy Ann was made anchor: so I don’t have to hear her awkwardly transition into the news.

For your entertainment:

  • Google search results for Ann Curry dislike
  • A blog called “I Hate Ann Curry” which hasn’t been updated since 2006. I suspect the blogger’s head exploded from Ann Curry mishaps like this and this.
  • Ew. Not my idea but instead one of Google’s suggested searches.

I previously threatened to switch from the Today Show to Good Morning America, but GMA has its own issues.

If Today doesn’t dump Ann, I’ll have to seriously consider quitting morning TV for NPR. It might help me get to the office on time too.