Tim Schildberger

Depression a personal struggle that can be healed

It seems impossible to have depression and make people laugh.

Tim Schildberger I used to think suicide was a cowardly act, a gutless cop out. Then I was diagnosed with depression.

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Hollywood's night of nights - for terrible jokes and self-promotion

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Tim Schildberger IT'S TAKEN Los Angeles a long time to stop talking about the Oscars - on many levels. First, the obvious post-game commentary - what did you think of the host, the actual show and how many people...

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Let's have an anthem we can rejoice in

Tim Schildberger There's a disease spreading throughout the US. I'm calling it ''anthemitis''.

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Gridiron's grand final grips US as millions settle in front of TV

Tim Schildberger IT'S THE biggest holiday weekend in the US. Not Thanksgiving or Christmas - I'm talking about the Super Bowl.

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Try luring tourists to Australia with the fair dinkum truth

Tim Schildberger Dear Tourism Australia, You suck. You need to hear this from a loyal expatriate Australian, forced to sit through your embarrassing attempts to entice foreigners to visit.

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Even Californians can't escape winter's chilly, virus-filled grip

Tim Schildberger It's been really cold here in Los Angeles lately. What's cold in LA you ask? This week, downtown LA had a minimum of 34F

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Sporting 'heroes', driven into the Hall of Shame, spurred on by drugs

Tim Schildberger I BELIEVE in the sports hero. Which is why news this week featuring people who have done their best to crush my naive notion has left me annoyed, angry and a tiny bit hopeful.

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Here's wishing Hef much happiness, but as for Kim and Kanye ...

Tim Schildberger I could talk something depressing. But it's the new year and there is something much more important to discuss. Hugh Hefner's marriage.

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Americans have come a long way but violence still a trigger response

Tim Schildberger I'm scratching my head, and fearing for the future of this once proud nation.

Never more connected, and humanity's chance to grow it (or blow it)

Tim Schildberger BIG WEEK for me - my little company I run with my brother launched an iPhone app game. Yes, I'm more than just a weekend columnist, writer of TV and film scripts, and occasional tennis player.

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Parents stop children squabbling near a cliff, what about politicians?

Protestors call for an increase of taxes on the wealthy and voice opposition to cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Tim Schildberger America is still recovering from a long, exhausting election campaign filled with childish arguing from both sides.

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No crazier place in the world than the great US of A in the Cold War

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Tim Schildberger YOU may think the US is a crazy place - but the truth is it was way crazier in the 1950s and '60s. As proof, I give you Project A119 - a top secret 1959 plan to blow up the moon.

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Urban jungle that teems with animal attractions

Tim Schildberger Every time I welcome a first-time visitor to Los Angeles, I always feel the need to defend this city - not from a housing, business, lack of murderous rampages kinda way - but from a nature...

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Putting the 'fun' in funeral ... with a shotgun and a dirty needle

Tim Schildberger Here's a question I know you've often asked - what's an innovative, fun way to deal with the ashes of a dead loved one?

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Before a US winter, Halloween makes sense after all

Tim Schildberger HALLOWEEN has arrived - meaning another year has begun the descent into history.

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Romney in a binder over getting equal treatment for women

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney kisses a baby at a campaign rally in Chesapeake, Virginia, October 17, 2012.  REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)

Tim Schildberger BINDERS full of women. Misogynist. It's been a busy time for the discussion about the role of women in the work place, and general society.

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No matter who wins, devastating gun laws will remain the same

Ruger Handgun Pistol .22.

Tim Schildberger WE'RE ENTERING the final turn in the US presidential election race - thank goodness. Only one more month of this barrage of scary imagery, statistically incorrect allegations, and mind-boggling...

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Avoid 'Carmageddon' and embrace rail transport

Cars pass under the remaining half of the Mulholland Drive bridge as the 405 freeway reopens ahead of schedule following the partial demolition of the bridge in Los Angeles, California July 17, 2011. Construction work along a closed Los Angeles freeway was finished sooner than expected on Sunday and officials said they would reopen the road later in the day, bringing an early end to the city's much-hyped

Tim Schildberger AS CANBERRANS wrap their heads around another attempt to get light rail built in their city, Westside Los Angeles is enjoying ''Carmageddon 2''. We love sequels.

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Forgotten people struggle in the land of plenty

A homeless woman begs for money in Detroit, Michigan.

Tim Schildberger THERE were startling statistics out of the US Census Bureau during the week, yet they received little coverage.

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God did not rain blessings down on Republicans

Tim Schildberger SOME PEOPLE believe God himself (or herself) has blessed the United States. Many of those people got a shock during the week.