Gettin' Winched

+Walter Winchell - bio

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

Hollywood is where they shoot too many pictures and not enough actors.

She's been on more laps than a napkin.

The same thing happened today that happened yesterday, only to different people.

Today's gossip is tomorrow's headline.

We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain.

+15 Terms Popularized by Walter Winchell

Yakuza Journo

Meet Jake Adelstein, a Jewish Reporter Who Thinks Like an Japanese Gangster
I was a very typical American when I started on this beat. I'd say I'd be somewhere and I wouldn't, I was late for appointments... To me those are typical American traits — sloppy, forgetful, doesn't honor their word, and doesn't remember the favors that have been done to them. Over time, I've learned that if you say to one of these people, yeah I'll call you, then you better call them. Every time you say you'll do something, you do it, and you build credibility with these people. I'm willing to accept their codes of behavior and live by them. [...]

Monk's Saviour

Baroness Kathleen Annie Pannonica Rothschild de Koenigswarter, aka "Nica"

+Monk and the Baroness: An Interview with Documentarian Hannah Rothschild
One of the most effective things done in the film was drawing the parallels between Nica's and Monk's lives before they met.
I wanted to try and work out what it was that attracted them to each other when they met. We all meet lots of people on a daily basis, and yet we don't always connect [in a deep way] with these people. The two of them clearly got on very very well. I decided to celebrate the similarities rather than the differences.

+The Bebop Baroness