WHAT MAKES HOLLYWOOD AGENTS TICK? EZEKIEL EMANUEL DISHES ON RAHM, ARI EMANUEL’S UPBRINGING & HUMOR IN NEW MEMOIR 2013
“Ari really could not help but be annoying,” Ezekiel writes. To provoke their father, he would scan the menu at every restaurant to identify the most expensive things and order them all, a habit Ezekiel attributes to his dyslexia. “He had trouble reading menus, and he found it easier just to look for the higher prices, which he anticipated were associated with the better dishes… As Ari grew older [he] learned the ﬁne art of persistent and intentional irritation.”
–what makes persistent agents tick?
words: Ezekiel Emanuel (more…)
endurance. it is no accident that so many women are intelligent. women bring a special capability. good endurance. women easily multi-task between discipline. patient vigilance, can withstand blazing heat, pro-activeness and long-term focus, attributes that are often less developed among 18- or 19-year-old males.
–Chicago fantasizes as to why young Israeli girls can be kinda hot.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.1.13~
Sports News: The Bulls beat the Knicks 110-106 in MSG in a game that was full on. ESPN SC brings news on at the pic.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
In case you missed them… here’s HReporter‘s list of rule breakers entertainers of 2012.
One star moved from Chicago to Santa Barbara in the pack. Click on link to see who it was.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
Jews don’t celebrate Christmas. In fact if you live in the USA at Christmas time, the Jewish community can even get really aggressive when it comes to supporting non-Jewish people having a fun Christmas celebration.
American Jews take holidays as the US does and also Jewish holidays too. Believe me, Jews in the USA do worship freely too. Good on them! :)
At the same time, most non-Jewish people don’t know much about Hannukah, one of the many Jewish holiday celebrations.
The New York Times Hilary Leila Krieger is the Washington bureau chief for The Jerusalem Post. Hilary zooms the USA in on The True Meaning of Hannukah. Here’s what she wrote:
Guest Commentary: When my brother was in kindergarten, where he was the only Jewish student, a parent organizing enrichment activities asked my mother to tell the class the story of Hanukkah. My mother obligingly brought in a picture book and began to read about foreign conquerors who were not letting Jews in ancient Israel worship freely, even defiling their temple, until a scrappy group led by the Maccabee family overthrew one of the most powerful armies in the world and won their liberty.
The woman was horrified.
The Hanukkah story, she interrupted, was not about war. It was about the miracle of an oil lamp that burned for eight days without replenishing. She urged my mother to close the book. My mother refused. (more…)
Chicago agriculture in drought is a challenge. Photo: Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Crest Hill, The Chicago Tribune.
USA Hard News:
Chicago Tribune also zooms in on Charles Koch–Read on.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.12.12~
It was the show of 2012.
Presdient Barack Obama: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. (Sustained cheers, applause.)
Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.
It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.
It is Malia & Sasha‘s big bird moment… each. The girls of USA’s First Family check in at no.1.–NJ.com.
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
10. Noah Green
My pick: Rachel Hunter being an egg :)
Photo caption: US President Barack Obama accompanied by (from L-R ) First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia appears on stage on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. Photo: AFP’s Jewel Samad.
New Zealand broadcaster Mark Sainsbury interviews The US ambassador to New Zealand David Huebner at Chicago bar in Welington, on the election result and what it could mean for New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.11.12~
MAORI NEWS: USA ELECTION DAY CHICAGO, HOUSING ISSUES NZ, A YOUNG MAORI GENIUS, NGAPUHI’S BOARD, ALLOWING MAORI TO BE MAORI IN NZ’S PARLIAMENT
Some Maori News:
USA Elections: Tens of millions of Americans voted to decide whether to re-elect democratic president Barack Obama or hand the job to republican Mitt Romney. Shane Taurima reported from Obama HQ in Chicago.
Housing issues prompt hikoi to Parliament: A community group from Maraenui and other small communities affected by the Government’s social housing policy have marched on Parliament today. They say the policy has caused overcrowding while state houses are being sold off. (more…)
CHICAGO’S TORICA WEBB IN CHICAGO LOVES MAORI CULTURE & IS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN EDUCATOR WITH NEW ZEALAND CONNECTIONS
Te Karere News reported today: Nearly 17 months of campaigning and $6 billion dollars later, the presidential race comes down to the final day.
Shane Taurima reports from Obama’s headquarters in Chicago where he talks to Torica Webb, an Associate Professor of Education who supports Barack Obama. Webb lived in New Zealand for more than a year and spent a lot of time with Māori. She says African Americans could learn a lot from us.
What I think: Native American-Indians are very present in parts of the USA. African-Americans can learn a lot from all New Zealanders as well as Native American Indians too. Torica’s knowledge comes from an Awareness of Native American culture and New Zealand culture and Maori culture when she speaks. A very cross-cultural educator. Good to see.
All of New Zealand has already learned so much from African American culture. We have Michelle Obama to thank for being USA’ first black FLOTUS. We also have some of the USA’s brightest stars over the years as leaders we’ve been privy to in media.
When I was 7 my dad brought Larry Allen from the USA and his family to NZ to spend time with Maori in New Zealand. We all learned so much from Larry and his family. A dynamic dude from North Carolina. He was only 22 at the time. A man who was bold, confident and very wise beyond his years. (more…)
Yet, America can’t go pretending China is ‘the enemy’ of foreign policy as it often does, unless more jobs are created in the USA and green energy is introduced into the USA’s economic mix more to show American financial independance from true creativity of sustainable job growth.
At a trilllion dollar deficit each year over the last four years, American-made (hopefully) chopsticks for the Oval Office’s staff lunches is looking more like the trend from America and for most average American families.
Most Americans have to live on the cheap, (gas and electricity is so expensive and all!) so Chinese food gives a view of an affordable diet in the USA.
Maybe America can even eat their Pizza Hutt or Dominos pepperoni pizza (or choritzo polish pizza of Wisconsin), with chopsticks too instead of getting one’s Americano mits greasy over one’s dinner’s dairy products? Geez! :)
We have lots of pine trees in New Zealand on our arable lands. Shall we send the USA some?
I am referring to (of course): China calls on U.S., Japan to sort their economy’s current structure.
And also, the fun, light-hearted Obama-Romney press of – Pizza Hutt eats humble pie after debate PR stunt – with the funny Paul Ryan politico-bio reference from Obama-Romney on pizza choices.–USA Today. The truth is, Hawaiian pizza is big in the USA. Standard fare.
In NZ we’re kinda being fed Jake Tapper ABC Obama-Romney news on TV. All very serious, full of middle class, good American peoples moaning their soda-pop slurpy-sipping, faces off in tougher times. The look is what Obama-Romney have to put up with being the wealthy’s buffer between rich and poor. A tough gig to do to cam, yet both do it so well.
Photos AP – Australia.Au.news.
Hollywood humor via comedy movie history: Jackie Chan and Chris Rock do a bar scene fight, Rush Hour movie scenes. Too freaking funny!
Meanwhile Chan is doing so well in China, he’s doing some good: Superstar Jackie Chan donates film to Olympic stadium, Beijing China. Chris is on twitter. Rock’s last tweet: “Funny people hanging out“.
Fun humor from US entertainers, as in … Ya’ll have a lovely day. :)
Indeed, China and the USA are integrating more and more, without letting on too much that it is happening to other trading nations. And pizza exports into China would be huge if US even knew how to create again. NZ has got the best cheese if the USA wants to provide the grain for a China pizza roll out. It would be a total blitz – a good story.
~Photo DIYT. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.10.12~
What is the Obama Romney campaign trail up to?
PBS Kids Shows TV vs Wall Street: Or, Kids vs Wall Street. The Daily Beast writes Obama News – “With a withering new campaign ad, Obama’s team is suggesting that Romney kowtows to vultures of Wall Street while showing contempt for cuddly creatures of Sesame Street.
While claiming that he was a rather big fan of Big Bird, Romney nevertheless told PBS employee Lehrer that neither he nor the giant bird was worthy of a government handout. Speaking to a crowd in Iowa, and to big cheers from the gathered faithful, Romney declared, “You have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird. I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs.”
Barack and Mitt had their first public debate in Denver.
View the full show, here.
Jobs and future fuel supplies the big two topics on the agenda. (more…)
EDUCATION – ENCOURAGING INQUISITIVE, REFLECTIVE, CARING, ETHICAL & CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO’S LAB SCHOOLS OBJECTIVE FOR TEACHING CHILDREN
Rahm Emauel‘s three children attend the University of Chicago’s Lab Schools. The innovative schools offer ”rich academic and extracurricular offerings, a distinct approach to education, a diverse student body, and a unique relationship to the University of Chicago.” 200 faculty members work with 1800 children to raise student achievement in the classroom.
Laboratory Schools’ students are consistently challenged to: “develop the skills necessary to be inquisitive, reflective, caring, ethical, and contributing citizens to the community. Right on!
Source: The Weekly Standard. Photo: Rahm with Leah and Zach Emanuel. A Todd Heisler photo 2008, The New York Times.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.12~
"Cupid, draw back your bow ... "
–Sam Cooke lyrics.
Once upon a time I took pleasure in playing a good cupid role in Hollywood. It was about the art of invisibility.
I was really good at introducing new couples to one another. Most times without them really knowing. (more…)
EDUCATION & BRAIN SCIENCE KHAN ACADEMY, A MADONNA HAL DAVID TRIBUTE & INDIA-USA NEWS BITES – 3rd SEPTEMBER 2012
Education & Brain Science: (CBS News) Sal Khan is a math, science, and history teacher to millions of students, yet none have ever seen his face. Khan is the voice and brains behind Khan Academy, a free online tutoring site that may have gotten your kid out of an algebra bind with its educational how-to videos. Now Khan Academy is going global. Backed by Google, Gates, and other Internet powerhouses, Sal Khan wants to change education worldwide, and his approach is already being tested in some American schools. More@CBS Brain School TV.
USA News Links:
Storm Watch Louisiana: Isaac Leaves Entire Neighborhoods Underwater – Yahoo! News
Missouri to Ohio say thanks for the rain.
Harrisburg Illinois: Post tornado – Recovery’s face
Public Demonstration News: Letting off steam in Charlotte
Jay-Z is still on getting kids interested in politics duties. (New Zealand should have done same job, last election too!).
Foreign Policy: Biden says Romney out of touch on Foreign Policy. (Look, he knows where Alaska and Russia are!).
Athletic fibbing admissions: Ryan says he misstated marathon claim
Obama‘s comic Western quips: Obama laughs off Eastwood jibes
CNN Sports: LIVE: Action from London Paralympics.
Showbiz Hollywood: Stars pay tribute to ‘Raindrops’ writer
LA gets poetical: City to get a poet laureate
Myths-Busting Biz Opinion: ‘Maximizing shareholder value’ is ill-conceived concept
Financial Firms: Come under fire for tax strategy
Mormons-Masons, Masons-Mormons: Doing business the Mormon way. Lol!
US Environment Watch: Can a supervolcano at Yellowstone threaten Earth?
CNN discovers YouTube’s Moodwall: EmotionTubeTV
Movie Marketing: Tom Hanks talks Cloud Atlas
College Football: Plaschke: USC looks good; allegations sound bad
Whiffy Jiffy Stuff: Celebrity fragrances
Airline Upgrades: Rosenthal: A la carte airlines boost profits
Hollywood Royalty expands: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome a baby boy
TechWallStWatch: Apple junkies rejoice: New iPhone announced.
Rahm Emanuel‘s new Deputy Mayor says “I’m not Polyanna” Lol!
Hollywood History Reflections: So who was Abraham Al Jaffe? Henry Fonda‘s hero.
Ode to Joy: Random acts of culture - South Beach Miami gets festive.
Men’s Tennis: Roddick, Djokovic advance at the U.S. Open.
April Henry is a singer-songwriter of Chicago. Henry features in Chicago Street Style forum.
The things American tech billionaires do to get a larger share of India’s growing tech market! Education is a brills strategy to do this.
Sports Photo: Noavk Djokovic, who finished with 13 aces, needed only 1 hour, 37 minutes to earn the win over Julien Benneteau in the US Open. More at Sports Illustrated.
Music: Hal David tribute. Madonna‘s vintage Rain song – vocals only.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.9.12~
JOURNALIST BARBARA DREAVER & US SECRETARY OF STATE, HILLARY CLINTON TURN ON A NEWS SHOW, SOUTH PACIFIC 1st SEPTEMBER 2012
Barbara Dreaver is a journalist who works all year round in often sweltering tropical heat to report on breaking news stories in the South Pacific region. A mediator of Pacific Peoples realities in her news coverage, Dreaver is a gem.
U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton is a leader the world respects for her experience, wisdom, servant hearted ability to travel the globe and apply the long hours to making a difference in the world. Clinton represents with a spirit of wisdom based on empathy, a skilled team that keeps her up to speed with accurate facts processing. Combined with a honed sense of fair, she is America’s best on display in a foreign ambassador’s role. Love her!
I also appreciated what Vice Foreign Minister of China Cui Tiankai had to say, when he refuted the scare mongering talk of China wanting more influence than America can negotiate with the South Pacific in equal trade deal partnerships.
Tiankai said “China is interested in sustainable development of countries in the South Pacific region.” He also confirmed China has no “military designs for Fiji” thus assuaging the rumor mill that has dominated much of talks in Rarotonga this August 2012′s Pacific Forum.
Back to the ladies, in the news story of the evening that celebrates two hard working women, who slog it out all year round that we must doff our hats to.
So, what does happens when you combine Dreaver and Clinton together in one press conference? Magic in Rarotonga on the South Pacific’s sustainable and secure future. Greg Boyed and Bernadine Oliver Kirby present Dreaver’s story. Watch. :)
For contrast too, ABC Net Australia also has audio of Clinton’s words.
Photo 3: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, waves with Cook Island’s PM Henry Puna, New Zealand’s PM John Key and other Pacific Forum leaders while posing for the group photo during the Pacific Island Forum Post-Forum Dialogue in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Photo: Jim Watson, Pool / AP: Stamford Advocate.
In reality in order for the South Pacific to win. It needs a blend of China, Japan, USA, Russian investment, maybe even UK-Germany too and even Saudi Arabia as well. If those six strands of direct foreign investment were seen more of in the South Pacific, we’d be rocking! :)
[Thanks for the news. Go ladies & Pacific Forum ambassadors of the world! Woot!].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.9.12~
Now screening at Pickwick’s Movie Theater, 5 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Chicago Illinois are the films:
Hope Springs, Bourne Legacy The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Premium Rush (Ride Like Hell). Writer director: David Koepp.
[Photo: Pickwick movie theater, Art Deco movie theater treasure building: StudioBrian].
Janet Jackson and family rocked out to Gary Indiana, to remember what would have been music star Michael Jackson‘s 54th B’day. Living in LA when MJ died was one of the surrealist moments in life. Los Angeles played his music non-stop for a week or more. It was MJ boom box car wars in drive time – where USA’s hits are decided first, nationwide and are boomed out to the world from LA.
On the sides of LA’s most prominent buildings, biz owners projected images of the late King of Pop dancing his dance moves that had changed music entertainment worldwide. Jackson had also invented music awards shows template of entertainers and also music tours technology too. He did so much.
When LA turned on an MJ show across the cityscape, in that moment, you really knew LA had a King. It was spontaneous, no one had orchestrated the show. Yet a city who entertained just knew what to do. Totally surreal. He was for the people and of the people and the people responded back that week.
At the time, MJ’s absence swung to popstar Rihanna‘s rising star. LA clubs interspersed MJ hits with Riri’s and so a foreigner of the USA’s star was sealed in Rihanna’s legacy to LA too who was also following in the footsteps of Janet. It wasn’t acknowledged by all in the USA at the time, however there was no star greater than Michael Jackson in the USA until he died. (more…)
"Fill up my cup, mazel tov"--Yiddish song lyrics
Alright, it’s the photo rugby football fans and rugby league fans have all been waiting to see on the website, Mr Sonny Bill Williams of The Chiefs, modelling rugby football’s latest silver trophy.
Photo caption: Liam Messam & Sonny Bill Williams (R) of New Zealand’s All Blacks celebrating after beating Australia’s Wallabies’ in their Bledisloe Cup rugby union test match in Auckland August 25, 2012. Photo: Nigel Marple for Getty Images, courtesy of Yahoo Sports.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.8.12~
Space NASA headlines: NASA’s Neil Armstrong has died. Of course, Hollywood reacts. And, NASA is stretching it: Curiosity photos show Mars teeming with ‘UFOs’.Vintage NASA Photos 1969: Apollo 11 crew & Chicago.
Obama-Romney news: Box Office: Anti-Obama Documentary Movie hits #4 at the movies, friday. Perhaps this shows it’s quite en vogue to be anti-leaders as inequality is so high. Leaders continue to protect a extreme minority of rich people’s interests, hence a backlash. Poor Obama. Harsh: Obama: Mitt Has ‘Extreme Positions’. Humor 1: Romney To Hometown Crowd: ‘No One Has Asked To See My Birth Certificate’. Humor 2: 70% of president’s 19 million Twitter followers fake. Well, how else do social media companies get so wealthy so quickly? Government contracts, of course.
Consumer Watch: Watch your wallet: Food prices on the rise [Video]
More USA news:
Biz: China is not the enemy of the US but a Siamese twin: Chinese companies plowing money into U.S. assets.
Basketball: UCLA wins first basketball exhibition in China
Enviro Policy Beef Ups: New York’s City Council Adds Climate Change Panels.
Hollywood News: Tony Scott Laid to Rest in Los Angeles.
Expanding actors: Stellan Skarsgard, 61, Welcomes Baby Number 8
Escape: Oregon still has water and forest everyone. Woot!
Books: Academic Battleground
Quirky Musicians News: Bjork Pussy Riot T-Shirts campaign for censored Russian teens.
Hot models NYC – Selita Ebanks
Miami Herald on Venezuela: Refinery blast kills 39 in Venezuela, dozens hurt.
Canada Watch: The Fracking Truth About Canada.
Florida Storm watch: Hurricane Isaac may buffet S. Florida
Tech Scores: Apple pockets a cool $1 billion – money for jam
Talk Show satire: VIDEO: Jon Stewart on Rick Sanchez
Football, Miami: UM football’s Mike James.
Model Citizen: Alek Wek’s Personal Journey.
How Yiddish are you? news: American Jews and Israeli Jews.
New Music Artists: VIDEO: ‘American Idol’s’ Phillip Phillips Debuts Original Song
~Photos: Matt Drudge. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.8.12~
Not a cloud in the sky, in the dinghy, tide high, on a great day. Cotton wool in my ears to protect from the spray, what more could you want of a lagoon or a bay? Eye settle on confident sea of a great day.
Photograph: Still from Perfectly Frank (1998), an award-winning film by Bruce Sheridan about New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.8.12~
Here we go – how science is helping the justice system: DNA Evidence Frees Man Jailed for 32 Years.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoablog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.7.12~