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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Tom Snyder Gets Some Things Off His Chest

Tom Snyder has leukemia, but to read his blog post about it--Tom Snyder has a blog!--he's not too worried and expects that it will be treatable.

I really really like Tom Snyder a lot, and have always been a fan of his utterly sincere, guileless brand of broadcasting. I really hope he's going to be OK, and it saddens me to hear that he's not entirely well.

That having been said--Tom Snyder has a blog! And, in the same post wherein he announces the leukemia diagnosis--with the digital analogue of that goofy, lovable, lopsided grin of his--he proceeds to drop some mind-blowing, rapid-fire, Larry King-style science on your sorry ass. And it is beautiful:

Some quick thoughts. Despite what George W. says, the Social Security system is not in trouble and does not need fixing and the people are onto him. Tom Delay is a jerk. Hilary Clinton is already running for the Presidency for 2008. The Red Sox-Yankee rivalry is on the verge of getting out of hand. There was more fan interference at Fenway last night that nearly wound up in a brawl or a riot. Early morning network television is not news anymore--its a joke. I miss Dan Rather. And Tom Brokaw. And I pray in my own stupid way for Peter Jennings to get well soon. David Letterman's son is a very cute kid. But I'd like Dave to introduce us to his Mom. "Saturday Night Live" is not funny. HBO exists because people must have a place to say "fuck" on television as many times as they can. GM and Ford have lost the way when it comes to designing and building sexy cars that make us wanna buy them. There is no Iraqi oil money to pay for reconstruction. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice don't have a clue as to what is going on there. The worst Italian reastaurant in New York (if there is such a thing) is better than the best Italian restaurant in most other American cities. Books by celebrities about themselves bore me to tears. Its time for Emeril to pack it in. And Dr. Joyce Brothers. And Maury. And Regis. And Paul Harvey. Donald Trump spends a lot of time telling people how to get rich. But I haven't heard him mention how helpful it is to have a father who kicks in 45 million as seed money!
I acknowledge that there is a very real possibility that this is an elaborate hoax. But since Matt Drudge linked to it, I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.