Thursday, February 10, 2011

Craig's Lust

Oh, Craig's List. My favorite story of yesterday/today--which Pat noted on "In the Papers" has actually played itself out quite quickly--is the one about upstate Congressman Christopher Lee, who sent a shirtless photo of himself to some gal he met on Craig's List (Lee is very married). Tthe photo makes me think of that disgusting commercial that frequently runs on NY1 (the ad is some supplement for older dudes) showing disturbingly buff 50- and 60-somethings bragging about their ripped bods and hanging out with way younger chicks. It makes me gag pretty much every time.

Also on in the papers-Chritsine Quinn has never been inside a Wal Mart. That actually takes some doing. I wish I could say the same! Maybe she just really, really never leaves NYC.

Elsewhere on NY1 this morning: I am not normally the biggest fan of Neil Rosen--I think he's frequently too soft on mediocre movies--but I enjoyed his scathing review of "Just Go with It," Jennifer Aniston's latest atrocity. He variously described it as "awful," "pathetic," "embarrassing" and "excruciating", practically yelled at Jennifer Aniston to stop doing these movies and concluded that he couldn't wait for it to end. But how do you really feel, Neil?

And finally--yesterday I got a very nice tweet from none other than Jamie Shupak saying she liked the idea of a NY1 and thanking me for the mentions--"the nice ones, anyway." I went back and read what I'd written and realized it was rather mixed and not altogether flattering. Needless to say, I'm slightly embarrassed! I often write without thinking that anyone is ever going to read this, let alone the people I'm writing about, though I do try to keep the tone of this thing light and make it clear that I am generally writing from the perspective of a fan. I don't want to be a serially vicious anonymous blogger. So if I've hurt anyone's feelings, I apologize. That said, I will still poke fun on occasion. Who can resist roasting the likes of Dan Eaton and George Whipple?*

*I'm sure both are very nice people.


  1. I have totally turned the corner on Jamie Shupak. I like her and think she's really good at her job. And she looked adorably like Snow White this morning in her cap sleeves.

    I can't say the same for Neil Rosen who is the hackiest hack who ever hacked. He could be the kindest, most generous human being alive but he is awful at his job. It's actually shocking he hated "Just Go With It" because he's frequently into sucky things and a hater of wordy indies.
    He's like a curmudgeony Jackie Harvey.

    George Whipple is fun and charismatic! Rosen makes me hate NY1 whenever he is on. The end.

  2. Beth H., agree on Jamie Shupak. It helped to find out in real life that she is a nice person, of course. But yeah, Neil--I was surprised he hated that movie too. I've never agreed with him on a movie review, pretty much ever. Also, when he didn't put "Black Swan" and some other major movie (maybe The Social Network? I can't remember) on his year-end list, I had to shake my head in disbelief.

    Fun fact about George Whipple: He used to be a corporate lawyer!