Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Tom Snyder

In case you missed it, talk-show host Tom Snyder says he has been diagnosed with leukemia. You can find the details on his Web site, www.colortini.com.
I wasn't always a big Tom Snyder fan, especially in his later years on late-night TV, but there was a time when I happily gave up sleep to watch Tom and, say, Sterling Hayden just let it rip.
The Web site, by the way, is a handy place to find out not only what's going on with Snyder's health but what he's thinking about a variety of topics. Here's a recent sample:
''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 ...* 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.''
*Indicates a word that wouldn't go into a family newspaper, or in this blog.
As long as we're talking about celebrities online, you may also want to take a look at http://onceadored.blogspot.com . That's Rosie O'Donnell's blog, and written in a sort-of-poetic style.

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