What’s on C-SPAN (1,2 & 3) today? CATO! Day-long discussion on the economy, politics, public policy, origins of government, and more.
http://www.c-span.org/ - scroll to the LIVE TV/RADIO, and click C-SPAN3 for live coverage.
Overheard on the SPAN. Overheard on the SPAN. Overheard on the SPAN.
Our prices are completely competitive, especially when you factor in the quality control and speed to market. American Apparel could start working on uniforms today and have them in London within 7 days. That’s what vertical integration is about.An American Apparel spokesperson • Making the bold claim that the company could redo the U.S. Olympic apparel with American-made goods and have them ready in time for the Olympics. The U.S. Olympic wear has gotten criticized in recent weeks for being made by American firm Ralph Lauren, but produced in China. Here’s the funny part (beyond the idea of Olympians in the kind of skeezy-looking spandex Dov Charney loves): Apparently, American Apparel is already in talks with Russia to make their uniforms for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Is it possible that, when the Sochi Olympics hit, Russia might be slightly more American in this one minorly significant way? Watch out, kids.
It was no different than any other wedding I’ve attended when you have two people who are in love with each other.Texas Rep. Al Green • On going to the wedding of Rep. Barney Frank and his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday. Current Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony, noting (jokingly) that the couple vowed to love one another through Republican and Democratic administrations alike. Though Frank is usually very media-friendly, the soon-to-retire congressman kept his wedding private. “We’re not doing any media today,” he told Reuters. Good for them!
Doing things this way means I”m making less than I would have made if I did a standard tour, using the usual very excellent but expensive ticketing service. In some cities I’ve had to play smaller venues and do more shows. But I like doing more shows and about a year ago I reached a place where I realized I am making enough money doing comedy so the next thing that interested me is bringing your price down. Either way, I still make a whole lot more than my grandfather who taught math and raised chickens in Michigan.Comedian Louis C.K. • Telling his fans about his unique touring plans — which involve him selling tickets on his site much the same way he sold his last comedy special online. The costs generally tacked onto the tickets are absorbed into the price, and he’ll be performing multiple nights at some venues to make up for some of the lower costs (still around $40/show), but the best part about the tickets is that if they find out the tickets are getting scalped and/or resold for a higher price, they’ll cancel the ticket and refund the original buyer. Take that, ticket brokers!