In my 25 years in the arts a sub-project has been to cultivate a network of Dartmouth alums in those fields. As distinct from the previous efforts to do so in journalism parentheses Paul Gigot, Budd Schulberg or advertising – – check the eggs he can Roman Chuck Thegze Ken Roman. The list includes: Aisha Tyler, Eric Lindley, Fred Haas, Pat Burtis, Joel Newton, Echo Brown, Ramona Falls — that’s a band.
When I caught up to Jen 10 years ago, she was a comedian and hosted a spelling bee and used to box, and debate. She wrote something memorable about controlling the micro market for hamburgers with an invisible hand.
Now that I have reactivated my mailing list I’m getting blasts from the past and it seems her new thing is a conference built around “bullish”or “bullishness”. I looked it up and the attributes of that animal as an adjective date to 1582 whereas as a positive force or heading towards improvement or with confidence dates back to 1862 although I didn’t figure out why .
Anyways good luck to Jen. Or as they say in the Carmen movie with black people, keep swinging until the bell rings
(The quirky headline or nut graph or Nidus, is that nowadays there are all these schemes for making upscale hamburgers, for example not using meat or using fresh meat, and the idea that I guess we could be eating ground up Bull as much is ground up cow. Unless we are Hindus.
I wonder if there are a bunch of cows who even in their own language – tone variances on what we hear as “moo” —are chanting or singing “juice will not replace us” meaning extracts from the vegetable named beet and its seems stem cell derived non-meat thingy I think.
Jen’s bullish conference has every excuse the expression “manifest destiny “and that it spans are cotton in Brooklyn to Palm Springs.
This post today despite the fact I was trying to focus on my upcoming concert, Dayna Stephens, and then I realized that at my age I am not very funny. In that as I explained previously when I was 30 there was no one funny over 50. And therefore there is no one under 30 who thinks I’m funny.
Or as someone very famous who eats a lot of hamburgers says “everyone should be calm and safe“.