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Three Random Thoughts

Three Random Thoughts

When Michael Cohen reports to prison in March, I wonder if any of the other inmates will turn to him for legal advice. You know, the old Jailhouse Lawyer trope. Considering the reasons he's going into the slammer, that might not be the best idea. I have no data on how...

Movie Review: “The Favourite”

Movie Review: “The Favourite”

I'm a big fan of Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, who appeared separately in two of the movies that made my Best Of 2016 list ("Denial" and "La La Land," respectively). Now they're together in "The Favourite," as power-hungry rivals scheming, manipulating, and competing...

Have You Been Paying Attention?

Have You Been Paying Attention?

It's Friday, so it's once again time to see if you've followed the news this week, with my weekly topical trivia Harris Challenge category, Have You Been Paying Attention? See if you can earn enough points to get the bonus...

Will Durst’s Top 10 Stories Of 2018

Will Durst’s Top 10 Stories Of 2018

My friend, comedian Will Durst, looks back at the year that was... Sit the kids down. Let the dogs out. Prop the grandparents up. The nation’s patience has been richly rewarded, because the eagerly awaited list of the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2018 has been...

Just Kidding, JK!

Just Kidding, JK!

I'm not kidding. Today's Harris Challenge starts with trivia about people with the initials JK. Do you know enough to earn a bonus category? Click here to find...

Misheard Lyrics

Misheard Lyrics

You're sure you know the lyrics to a song you've heard and sung for years, only to find out suddenly that you had them wrong the whole time. That's all the preparation you'll need for today's first Harris Challenge trivia category, Misheard Lyrics. See how many you...

As Seen And Heard In LA

As Seen And Heard In LA

A few observations from my latest trip to Los Angeles, where I played poker, visited friends, and ate some good food: The hotel I stayed in was a few doors down from a cat cafe, where you pay $25 for the privilege of sitting on an area rug with stray cats and kittens...

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

‪I wonder what I searched for that caused an advertisement to pop up on my Facebook feed for Genital Gangrene Lawsuit Compensation. Hell, I didn’t even mention Trump today! BTW, it’s probably a good idea for you not to like this post or you’ll start seeing similar...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Patton Oswalt

Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt is a very funny guy and cinema buff who has hosted many awards shows, but considers himself out of the running to do the big one: I care about movies a lot. I'd love to host The Oscars. But I shouldn't host The Oscars. Not this year. Later, I hope. But...

NASA Disasters

NASA Disasters

Today's Harris Challenge starts with a trivia category about NASA Disasters. The agency has a damned good record over 60 years, but there have been a few times when brave women and men died while working to expand our knowledge of the universe. Take a minute to test...

Comedy Club Dogs

Comedy Club Dogs

I haven’t been to a comedy club in years. The standups I want to see (e.g. John Mulaney, Kathleen Madigan, Brian Regan, Paula Poundstone) have all graduated to playing bigger venues that don’t have a two-drink minimum. But on a recent road trip, I had an evening free...

Radio’s Missing Next Generation

Radio’s Missing Next Generation

This weekend marked 9 months since I did my final radio show. I'm asked on a regular basis whether I miss it, and the answer is still no. I'm enjoying the fact that I don't have to wake up every day and immediately feel the stress of coming up with enough topics and...