We just posted info about this new Korean joint, Dokebi, on 199 Grand Street, Williamsburg. Has anybody been? Post your reviews here.
Speaking of food, Cakehead.com has a revealing post about New York Magazine‘s trust-fund-only, “101 Best Restaurants” issue. Read it here. Somebody had to bitch about it. Thanks Cakehead.
The old David Letterman is back. Unlike all the other talking heads on talk television, he’s begun to actually speak his mind again, like he did early in his career. We started watching him again a couple of years ago and he just keeps getting better. Last night, he told Bill O’Reilly that “about 60 percent of what you say is crap.” Watch the Windows video here. Quicktime video here. O’Reilly was clearly fazed. And read some highlights below [via Newsbusters]. Go Dave!
Letterman: ‚”How can you possibly take exception with the motivation and the position of someone like Cindy Sheehan?”
O’Reilly: ‚”Because I think she’s run by far-left elements in this country. I feel bad for the woman.”
Letterman: ‚”Have you lost family members in armed conflict?”
O’Reilly: ‚”No, I have not.”
Letterman: “Well, then you can hardly speak for her, can you?”
Letterman: “Yeah, but I think there’s something, this fair and balanced. I’m not sure that it’s, I don’t think that you represent an objective viewpoint.”
Letterman: ‚”[w]hy are we there [Iraq] in the first place? [applause] The President himself, less than a month ago said we are there because of a mistake made in intelligence. Well, whose intelligence? It was just somebody just get off a bus and handed it to him?… I agree with you that we have to support the troops… However, however, that does not eliminate the legitimate speculation and concern and questioning of ‘Why the Hell are we there to begin with?'”
Evidently, he’s going to start dressing like Inspector Gadget and saying “go go gadget kickback,” to firm-up the evidence for his insanity plea. Read the story here.
JUAN WILLIAMS: I was listening to your Talking Points and there you are, threatening Bill Keller and Frank Rich and I thought: What are you gonna do to them if they engage in the politics of personal attack against the President?
O’REILLY: It’s a good question, Juan, and I don’t see it as a threat. I mean, I think you have to say to people, as we do with all our guests here, this is what’s likely to happen and, if they continue – those people continue – to attack people personally as Frank Rich does almost every week and Keller allows it, then we’ll just have to get into their lives.
We must admit, Keller does need a good ass-beating, albeit for completely different reasons than O’Reilly suggested. Given his silence on the wiretap debacle and his paper’s blind endorsement of the WMD “evidence” leading up to the war, Keller should be getting a check from the administration.