It has come to my attention that another Oscar night has come and gone. Whoops. Of the 60 or so movies nominated for awards this year I had seen exactly two: Blue Jasmine and The Great Gatsby. Whoops. Though completely unfamiliar with … Continue reading
Lousy Smarch weather.
February is the worst month of the year. It’s also the shortest. Sometimes things just work out.
I have now seen Season Two of House of Cards in its entirety, and I’m happy to say it lived up to its hype. Last year I called the show something along the lines of The West Wing… if it were written … Continue reading
Kudos to the folks at Oreo cookies for leading us, yet again, into the future of snack foods. In stores now is something called the “cookie dough Oreo,” a delight one wonders why it took until 2014 to develop. Well, … Continue reading
You can blame me for placing a jinx on the Orange of Syracuse this week, who lost their first game of the season Wednesday. A few weeks ago I ascribed their winning season to weakened competition from their new conference, … Continue reading
Last night I had a dream. It was the year 2084. And I was still playing gigs at nursing homes. As I proceeded through my usual set of Sinatra, etc. the residents kept shouting out for Katy Perry and Hannah … Continue reading
In the past week I have seen three political/historical movies of varying levels of “enjoyability.” Most interesting was how they did not at all match my expectations. I first viewed George Clooney’s new World War II vehicle, The Monuments Men. I … Continue reading
I’ve poked fun at global warming before but this one brings ridiculousness to an all-time high. Crikey!
For the past 15 years I’ve been studying and teaching political science, history, and economics, and until last week I had never heard the term “job lock.” I have heard nothing else in the time since. Not sure who dreamed … Continue reading