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deep qt dossier 109: The Swingin' Totalitarian: Vladimir Lenin Sings!
July 1, 2013: Think totalitarians are dull boys (and girls) who wear matchey matchey duds, never quaff cocktails or croon torch tunes in the wee small hours? If so, you're wrong. No need for shame though. I thought the same. Until I found a copy of "The Swingin' Totalitarian: Vladimir Lenin Sings!" in a box of old records at a junk store.....



deep qt dossier 108: The Soul of Shozo Shimamoto: Gutai, Mail Art, Collaboration with Nature
March 24, 2013: On January 25th, three days after his 85th birthday, legendary artist Shozo Shimamoto died of heart failure. A memorial event titled Shozo-ism was held at Hotel Novotel Koshien, Osaka West in Japan on March 13th. Another memorial is ongoing. Quoting Shozo's first son, Takashi Shimamoto "please visit Shozo's soul, he would be so excited to see you."....



deep qt dossier 107: Now Running 4 President: The Year of Living Idiotically
May 18, 2012: I loathe presidential election years. Let me count the ways.......



deep qt favorite dishes: When Hitchens Met Clinton/Oh What a Lovely War!
May 2, 2012: Farewell Christopher Hitchens. Gone, not forgotten. When Hitchens circa 1999 dissected Bill (and Hillary) Clinton in No One Left to Lie To, it was CSI with razor wit and moral scalpel. In light of Hitchens' death, No One Left has been reissued. Silver lining to a cloud!....



deep qt dossier 106: Big Catholic Boo 4 Obama, Bah 4 Limbaugh the Lesser
March 9, 2012: I rarely come on all Catholic. But.......



deep qt early spring roll: Mortgage Settlement Madness!
February 27, 2012: Five mega lenders cough up $25 billion via the national mortgage servicer settlement. Victims of foreclosure abuses will be made whole. Not. State pols will plug budget holes. Yes! Attorney generals do best of all. Oh-- see their new power tool.....



deep qt dossier 105: Parker's Chill, Cuomo's Crony Capitalism Fever
February 13, 2012: OMG Albany! The seat of state government. Where pulp fiction and pols meet and marry. Governor Andrew Cuomo has a public-private honeymoon plan. The scent of sweet infrastructure deals makes corporate suitors swoon. Even cynical New Yorkers hear bells. The church (or is it a casino?) of Crony Capitalism is open for biz. Scrawled on the wall, this slogan: remember HUD and HVCC.....



deep qt dossier 104: Like Mao Said, Real Estate isn't a Dinner Party
December 19, 2011: On December 21st, the National Association of Realtors will gift the nation with the true number of existing home sales between 2007 and 2010. Despite the forced write down, the NAR has reasons to be cheerful Not being based in the Peoples Republic of China tops the list. In China, disappointed bubble buyers are storming the gates of real estate heaven-- trashing sales offices and demanding deep discounts.......



deep qt dossier 103: Turkey Day at Target: Jim Johnson Carves, Consumers Gobble and Run
November 23, 2011: Will the chief execs and board members of Target Corp. be watching- and wagering on-- consumers racing through the aisles of Target on Black Thanksgiving? A fly on the wall says "yes!" While consumers gobble & run, Target board member Jim Johnson, head of Fannie Mae in its salad days, will be carving the bird just as skillfully as he eviscerated congressional regulators.......



deep qt Popcorn Ball 2: Update: Gingrich bumps Corzine as Batman's Two-Face!
November 17, 2011: It takes a lot to shock Hollywood. But the news that Newt Gingrich has bumped Jon Corzine as supervillain Two-Face in the next Batman is making jaws drop in Dream City.......



deep qt Popcorn Ball: Corzine to play Two-Face in new Batman!
November 6, 2011: This just in from Hollywood-- Jon Corzine, who until about a week ago was Top Dog in the tanking Wall Street unreality series "My Own Private MF Global" has been cast as supervillain Two-Face in the next Batman opus.......



deep qt dossier 102: Cambodia's Curse, Mexico's Manana, Reckless Endangerment Stateside
August 5, 2011: Summer reading circa 2011: "Cambodia's Curse" by Joel Brinkley, "Manana Forever?" by Jorge Castaneda, and "Reckless Endangerment" by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. The first two a trip to strangely familiar flailing states, the last a crime procedural about our very own real estate bubble. Got justice? Hey-- who needs a cow when the milk is so cheap!....



deep qt breakfast of chimpanzees: Albany's Historic Student Ghetto: Kegs N Eggs Mark the Spot
March 31, 2011: On March 12th drunken students rioted in the Albany, New York neighborhood known as the student ghetto. After prepping for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade with Kegs N Eggs house parties, crowds spewed out onto the frosty streets for a trash fest. YouTube took it viral.......



deep qt dossier 100: Gaming the Game: Baba, Elvis, and the NBA Betting Scandal
March 20, 2011: Sean Patrick Griffin's new book "Gaming the Game" won't make ex NBA referee Tim Donaghy happy. In 2008, Donaghy (aka Elvis to his cohorts) was convicted of feeding pro gambler Jimmy "Baba" Battista picks on NBA games. Elvis claims Baba made him do it. Griffin says no way.......



deep qt double fry daddy: Left, Right, Third Party in Sight?
March 2, 2011: Big government and big finance pumped the housing bubble. Then came the bust. After years of investigations, Republicans and Democrats can't agree on who-done-it. No prime movers of subprime sleaze, political enablers, or Wall Street sludge jugglers have been prosecuted. However, we will be able to hang some teachers and sanitation workers out to dry. In our state capitalist times, Joe and Joan Average are increasingly on their....