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Are you stuck in a DIY rut? Are you ready to get your DIY on America?
Have you lost your grip on DIY? Is your day more digital than dirty?
Are you ready to do it in America again? To be pugnaciously pragmatic to build beautiful things?
The zombies from inside your digital screen aren’t really coming and we’ve got a country to fix, friends. So grab your tools and pick up the pieces before you become a real zombie.
And do it now, because we’re making it happen on MyFixitUpLife.
We’re finding out about a new trash bag from Gorilla Glue that stands on its own; no trash can required. We’re talking about Mark’s favorite new product from O’Keefe’s that keeps him working even when Mother Nature throws her worst.
Producer Scott Brun talks about the ‘I Want That!’ show on DIY Network, and how the viewers are helping decide what’s on the show. Theresa’s favorite DIY-girl-crush DIY Network host Kayleen McCabe talks her favorite new finds from the aisles of the National Hardware Show. And we check in with inventor Karina Rabin from HangoMatic to talk about the how-and-why of her invention.
The National Hardware Show is an amazing place to find innovations from big and small companies, and we’re talking about them on this episode of MyFixitUpLife. And you’ll be even more ready to get your DIY on.
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A preliminary report of the U.S. Government Accountability Office or(GAO)audit of ACORN has found no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing on the part of ACORN. Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now CEO Bertha Lewis in a March press release said "Vindication Doesn't Pay the Bills".
Should the members of Congress who forced the shut down of an organization that served the community admirably be censored for their actions? Should James O'Keefe and his co-conspirators face criminal penalties? Should media outlets who reported allegations against ACORN and distributed O'Keefe's doctored video footage be fined by the FCC for violating the public trust on public airwaves.
Tonight we have an EXCLUSIVE interview with Retracto, the Correction Alpaca. We will talk about our new favorite contributor to Big Journalism as well as James O'Keefe's statement. Two Hollywood Chat Packers will be calling in with special announcements and analysis. All this and more plus the moderately disturbing Hollywood Chat Pack.
Tonight is a night of mysteries. We'll talk about the mystery of James O'Keefe's arrest and the assuming affidavit. We'll also discuss the mystery of Ellie Light and his/her/their mysterious notes. All that and more plus your calls and the mysteriously alluring "Hollywood Chat Pack."
Michael O'Keefe, as an actor, has garnered both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. He's appeared in the films Michael Clayton, Frozen River, The Pledge, Ironweed, The Great Santini and Caddyshack.
Television audiences will remember him as "Fred" on Roseanne. Other TV appearances also include The West Wing, Law and Order, House M.D., The Closer and Brothers and Sisters.
He's appeared on Broadway in Reckless, Side Man, The Fifth of July and Mass Appeal, for which he received a Theater World Award.
As a writer his lyrics were in the Grammy winning song, “Longing in their Hearts”, which was composed and sung by Bonnie Raitt. He's also written with Irish singer songwriter Paul Brady and numerous other composers.
His writing has appeared in BOMB, Lake Affect and Chaparral. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College.
Currently, Michael has authored a book of poetry “Swimming From Under My Father” of which the American Poet and editor Ed Ochester says “Michael O'Keefe's poems are agreeably cosmopolitan and witty, and his voice is authentic/contemporary. I'm particularly impressed by a sequence of father poems which is both unusual in its compositional strategies and very moving.” Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com