End Of Life Red Tape

End Of Life Red Tape

My mother died last year, but it’s taken me until now to untangle the red tape of her financial matters. Based on that experience, here are my suggestions so you can avoid the quagmire with your parents when the time comes.

POTD: Penn & Teller At Google

POTD: Penn & Teller At Google

Picture Of The Day: Five years ago this month, while Penn & Teller were doing a limited run on Broadway, they stopped by Google’s New York office to have a chat onstage about their origin stories, their TV shows, and their documentary, “Tim’s Vermeer.”

Fawlty Logic, Mr. Cleese

Fawlty Logic, Mr. Cleese

A recent tweet from John Cleese reminded me of an incident on my radio show 20 years ago involving NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Smith. Here’s the story, and why both of them were wrong.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Because of all the press coverage and speculation, my wife has asked me to announce that she will not be Joe Biden’s running mate. He’ll have to pick another Harris. In a related story, after weeks of soul-searching, I have decided to not play football for any college this fall.

POTD: Technology Is Hard

POTD: Technology Is Hard

For the Picture Of The Day, watch two 17-year-old try to figure out how to use a rotary phone, then ask yourself what technology from your parents’ era would have stumped you?

Movie Review: “Driveways”

Movie Review: “Driveways”

Here’s my review of a sweet, but sad, story that marked the final film performance by the great Brian Dennehy, who died in April at 81.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

If you’re looking for a used motorcycle, just wait a couple of weeks, and there will be plenty available from the tens of thousands of bikers who went to Sturgis this weekend and didn’t wear a mask.

About That Fox Ratings Story

About That Fox Ratings Story

In which I offer some perspective on a story about Fox News Channel supposedly having more viewers in primetime than any other TV channel, and offer some facts the author conveniently ignored.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

TV critic Alan Sepinwall has come to the same conclusion I did — that at a time when voices speaking out against police brutality and racism have taken on a new prominence in America, myriad cop shows of the past have become problematic.

What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching

Reviews of three things I missed when they were originally released, but am happy to have caught up with recently: the movie “American Woman,” the series “Halt and Catch Fire,” and the documentary “Speed Cubers.”