Rocci Fisch watches what's out there and has a lot to say about it. "Random Thoughts" is a quick-read, running commentary column which features his observations about the news, pop culture and the media, zested up with a unique sense of humor.
May 8, 2012
Cultural curmudgeon Rocci Fisch watches what's out there and has a lot to say about it.
April 23, 2012
Rocci discusses 'fin rot' in the gulf, The Band's Levon Helm, Gov. Chris Christie at a Bruce Springsteen concert, Dick Clark, American Idol judges, space shuttle Discovery, Roger Ailes, photoshopping thinness, political hip-hop and more. Read the rants.
April 19, 2012
. . . “America’s Oldest [Living] Teenager” died Wednesdayin Santa Monica, Calif., of a heart attack at the age of 82. . . . CNN dragged Larry King out of the mothballs to talk about him. He remembers everybody. . . . Clark got the “teenager” moniker because of his perpetually youthful appearance (not sure who exactly penned the nickname). He later copyrighted it.
April 12, 2012
. . . While I was visiting family last weekend for Easter I took a ride through my old neighborhood, the second one I lived in after we moved from downtown ( Front St./ St. John’s St.) to a new place outside of the town of Havre de Grace, Md. . . . It was a beautiful, sunny, chilly day and I felt like visiting my old stomping grounds. . . . Turning off Rt. 155 I headed down Tydings Rd., to take a look at our first house (a Cape Codder), which was on the corner, intersecting Chapel Rd. (Our actual address was Chapel Rd., RFD 2 (Rural Free Delivery), as our mail service was called back then for places outside of town. . . . A young man (24 years old, he later told me) was outside our old house doing yard work, weeding out azaleas and trimming bushes.
April 4, 2012
. . . That’s what most politicians do, if you ask me. . . . Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Obama, Biden, Clinton, who else? . . . They’ve all got an axe to grind. . . . “Like a dull knife . . . just ain’t cuttin’ . . . Just talkin’ loud . . . and sayin’ nothing,” as James Brown (along with Bobby Brown) would sing in Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing (1972, on Polydor Records).
March 29, 2012
. . . That’s what Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) says to his new wife, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) in the very short (15 seconds worth) movie trailer for the next installment of “The Twilight” Saga: “Breaking Wind Part 2.” (Opens Friday, Nov. 16)
November 28, 2011
A woman doing her cardio on a treadmill exercise machine at a Planet Fitness gym “looked like she was gliding on ice,” claimed the Manila (Philippines) Paper’s website, which posted the “Dancing Queen Planet” video.
March 9, 2012
Jimmy Ellis , lead singer of the Trammps , a premier R&B/disco vocal/instrumental group produced by the Baker-Harris-Young team in Philadelphia , died Thursday of Alzheimer’s disease.
January 17, 2012
- … That’s what Gayle King and Michelle Obama seemed like last week while the first lady was being interviewed by new ‘CBS This Morning” show anchor King.
- … The interview was a friendly chat like two girlfriends would have.
- … L