May I just say for the record that I don't give a good goddamn whether or not Comcast buys Disney? And may I also add that the Disney-Pixar split was absolutely meaningless to me? Why are these rearrangements of the deck chairs on the capitalist luxury liner inevitably on the front page of my morning paper? Is it for any reason other than primitive worship of our tribe's alpha males?
People complain about the lingering influence of the 1960s -- but potential megamergers are sexy again, Donald Trump has a hit TV series, luxury goods are selling like hotcakes again while the non-rich have to pinch pennies, and I have to ask: When the hell are the '80s going to be over?