Robert J. Elisberg
- Los Angeles, California,
- December 31
- Robert J. Elisberg has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post since 2006. His writing has appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, and Los Angeles Magazine, and served on the editorial board for the Writers Guild of America. He has contributed political writing to the anthology, "Clued in on Politics," 3rd edition (CQ Press).
Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University and received his MFA from UCLA, where he was twice awarded the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. Most recently, he wrote the comedy-adventure screenplay, “The Wild Roses,” for Callahan Filmworks, and had published his comic novella, "A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge."
MY RECENT POSTS
- Sometimes, You Don't Let
Sleeping Columns Lie
November 27, 2013 10:54AM
- Saying You’re So Sarah is No
November 26, 2013 10:35AM
- Ann Coulter is One Big Joke!
July 30, 2013 12:08PM
- What Braun Can Do for You
July 23, 2013 10:38AM
- Catherine the Great
July 18, 2013 10:05AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks for the comments.
As for finding Ms. Palin, she
the governor of one
November 27, 2013 10:51AM
- “> When you write that
61% of the 47% (and how did
get that figure,
April 18, 2013 03:49PM
- “> Spin all you want.
First of all Romney's comment
was talking about
April 18, 2013 03:47PM
- “Thanks for the notes.
And yes, even I am amazed by
March 19, 2013 10:33AM
- “Thanks. It's one of my
favorite "Hollywood stories"
March 06, 2013 01:13PM
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If the maniacal zoo every year of the Consumer Electronics Show
in Las Vegas is Disneyland for Adults, then IFA Berlin is Christmas
(Except for the Stille Nacht part. There is nothing even remotely silent here…)
IFA Berlin is basically the European version of CES. O… Read full post »
There’s an old joke about a hurricane approaching a town. As the flood starts to rise, the police chief drives by a man’s house and tells him to get in the car and evacuate. “No,” the man says, “God is good, I have faith, God will take care of me. … Read full post »
Republican Party leaders are shocked – shocked, I say! – that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) said something reprehensible about women and rape. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is shocked. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, is shocked. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)… Read full post »
As I mentioned back in May, I just happen to have this love of power charging devices. There's something about their design and functionality (and often compact portability) that appeals to me. I can't explain it, and I think it wise that I don't try to. Anyway, I noted that I… Read full post »
For the past couple of weeks, I've been visiting my dad at his
independent living residence. The youngest person there is
about 85. Okay, in fairness, there may have been some
whippersnappers in their mid-70s, but it would have been impolite
Let's just say that Mitt Romney's nomina… Read full post »
A few months back, I wrote that there are two traditional, companion conservative strategies for decades. One has been to take your opponent's best feature and try to turn it into a negative for them, while co-opting it as a positive for you. (I learned this years ago when a far-rig… Read full post »
Every once in a while, I dive in and do a brief round-up of one of my favorite kind of accessories, USB Flash drives. As time as passed, these little suckers have grown from a nice, odd convenience to something that can border on a computer in your pocket (if you… Read full post »
One of the problems with growing up is that eventually you reach the point in life where the clods you grew up with are now in charge. When you’re a kid, you don’t think twice about who the pilot is flying the airplane. But one day, you realize that the child… Read full post »
First there was the congressman who disrupted the State of the
Union Address, yelling at the President of the United States, "You
Then there was the governor aggressively jabbing a finger at the President of the United States in a public meeting.
Now, last week, an accredited reporter interrupted… Read full post »
Once upon a time, a television was a huge box with a little black-and-white screen that the family huddled around. Forget color, forget widescreen HD, forget home theaters, it's just a different universe today. Not only can you watch television on your home computer, blending the two tech… Read full post »
In a stunning rebuke, Alan Simpson, former Republican senator of
Wyoming, has spoken out dramatically against his Republican Party,
blasting the GOP for its egregious tactics of recent years.
Mr. Simpson, who loves calling out "bullshit" as Speaker of the Truth, recently served as co-chair of P… Read full post »
Yesterday, I was reading an article on the Writers Guild website about a new web series that had just premiered on the Yahoo! Comedy Channel. This sounded intriguing so I checked it out. I ended up watching all three of the first 9-minute episodes that have been posted thus far, and… Read full post »
I have this bizarre fascination with portable charging. I can't quite explain it. In part, it's because the world of technology has expanded so massively that the need to recharge when on the road has expanded with it. But also, maybe even more, what I love is that portable charging… Read full post »
In some corners of the world, the word "soon" is instead a tour
This is a tale of perseverance and taking control of one's life. It's a look behind those so-glamorous curtains of Hollywood and New York book publishing, where the way the real world works is totally different from… Read full post »
[Yes, it's that day again. This is the annual reprint
of a column originally written in 2009. Some stories simply
demand repeating. Or better put, demand not being
forgotten. This is one of them.]
April 27, 2009
Oh, Say Can You Sing? A National An… Read full post »
It's not the biggest secret in the tech world that tablets and their e-cousins, eBook readers, have exploded onto the market. It's hard not to have been inundated reading about them. We've reviewed a couple of the more popular eBook readers here in the past, but these month tablets take t… Read full post »
May God love and protect the tone-deaf and clueless.
The Republican world was all a-twitter Tuesday with a story on the far-right website, Daily Caller. It quoted President Barack Obama's autobiography about his stepfather having served him dog meat when he was nine in Indonesia. The artic… Read full post »
Last Tuesday, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke
to an audience at Duke University about "that immigrant culture
that has renewed us ... has been at the core of our
strength," And then she plaintively wondered to the crowd, "I
don't know when immigrants became the enemy."
Oooh!&nbs… Read full post »
Last week, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) called President Barack
Using Twitter he wrote, "Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law."
Now, first of all, I think if you're going to go… Read full post »
The invention of screenwriting software was one of the great Eureka moments for writers. (This is a group, by the way, that includes not only professional writers, but also the hugely-growing world of hopeful college screenwriters and even huger world of would-be closet screenwriters with their… Read full post »
Two weeks ago, the "Personhood Act" passed the Oklahoma
Senate. Passage by persons in the state's
Republican-controlled House is expected, and the bill should be
signed into law by Oklahoma's Republican-controlled governor, Mary
Fallin, a person.
The bill will give personhood status to gametes f… Read full post »
The “forces of the secular left,” Newt Gingrich told
churchgoers on Sunday, “will regard what I am saying as a
Oh, tosh. I went to a club meeting of the secular left, and no one there even remotely thought what Newt Gingrich said about religion was ho… Read full post »
Too often in today’s politics, walls are raised which keep sides from acknowledging truly notable efforts of those who differ with them. Yet it’s important to recognize the efforts of a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, Bob Morris, who understands that the o… Read full post »
Humorist Pat Buchanan has been providing laughs by the barrels the past week.
He hasn’t always made everyone laugh. Mind you, that’s not because some liberals might think he is a racist, anti-Semitic homophobe. No, no, conservatives close to Mr. Buchanan have acknowled… Read full post »
Back in 1992, when Bill Clinton was running for president, his
campaign manager James Carville famously coined the phrase, "It's
the economy, stupid." Only one thing matters. Only one
thing should be talked about.
If ever a presidential election since the Great Depression should talk abou… Read full post »