Rocci Fisch

Random Thoughts

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 Rocci's unique humor.

  1. . . . To the music of Hal David (90) and Burt Bacharach (84).

  2. . . . The songwriting duo received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and were serenaded at the White House with performances in the East Room (taped May 9) by Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Diana Krall, Shelea, Rumer (who are they?), Michael Feinstein, Arturo Sandoval and actor/comedian Mike Myers of “Austin Powers” fame (Bacharach made cameo appearances in all three of the films).

  3. . . . Poorly picked from the talent pool.

  1. . . . That’s how German Chancellor Angela Merkel found herself at Camp David over the weekend (and on Monday in Chicago for a NATO summit with 60 mostly-men world leaders) for a meeting of G-8 leaders to talk about the intertwined economies of the U.S , France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia and the looming debt crisis.

  2. . . . She’s often the only woman in the room at all of those meetings she attends. Wonder if she’s lonely for female companionship.

  3. . . . She seems to be the only leader that President Obama kisses when they meet. All the others are handshakes, very hetero.

  1. JUST ASKING. Marco Rubio, the junior senator (R) from Florida . . . who died and made him king? He had an awful lot to say (on Fox News Sunday) about everything: politics, the election, Obama, the economy, voting blocks, etc.

  2. . . . Every interview somebody has with him is called an “exclusive,” a maximally overused term by the ever-intrusive media hounds.

  3. . . . Everybody’s courting him and flocking to his feet.

  1. . . . That’s what they’ve discovered on some of the red snapper off the Alabama coast in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report on the CBS Evening News last week by correspondent Elaine Quijano.
  2. . . . Wildlife experts down there say it’s the result of the BP oil spill from two years ago when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded.
  3. . . . It’s like a fungus infection that eats away at the flesh of the fish. It doesn’t look nice.
  1. . . . America’s Oldest [Living] Teenager” died Wednesdayin Santa Monica, Calif., of a heart attack at the age of 82.
  2. . . . CNN dragged Larry King out of the mothballs to talk about him. He remembers everybody.
  1. . . . 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.
  2. . . . It was a beautiful, sunny, chilly day and I felt like visiting my old stomping grounds.
  1. . . . That’s what most politicians do, if you ask me.

  2. . . . Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Obama, Biden, Clinton, who else?

  3. . . . They’ve all got an axe to grind.

  1. . . . 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)
  2. . . . Uh . . . I meant “Breaking Dawn,” sorry.
  1. … 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
  2. … The interview was a friendly chat like two girlfriends would have.
  3. … Like at a slumber party.
  4. … The questions were kind and considerate and the two spoke very personally.
  1. . . It’s the “latest” YouTube hit.

  2. . . . Who cares?

  3. . . . 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 (PhilippinesPaper’s website, which posted the “Dancing Queen Planet” video.