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Standing Meetings

Standing Meetings

Thirty years ago, when I did mornings at WCXR/Washington, my contract was up for renewal. The ratings were really good, and I was feeling cocky, so among my demands was that whenever I had to attend a meeting with the PD or GM, we all had to stand up. They thought I...

Way More Than Two Wrongs

Way More Than Two Wrongs

The latest argument from Trump acolytes is, "So what if Russia interfered in our presidential election? The US has done the same thing in lots of other countries." Yes, that's true, and there are many examples: In the early 1970s, Nixon's administration helped Augusto...

Most Disgusting Poker Story

Most Disgusting Poker Story

I'm happy whenever there's table talk at a poker table, unless it's about politics or religion, which devolve too quickly into heated disagreements and an ugly tone. Otherwise, the topics can vary widely, from a sporting event on a nearby TV to a recent road trip to...

Movie Review: “Skyscraper”

Movie Review: “Skyscraper”

I have a soft spot for 1970s disaster movies. Some of them were really entertaining, like "The Poseidon Adventure," "The Towering Inferno," and "Airport." Some of them were horrible, like "Meteor," "Earthquake," and the "Airport" sequels. That's why I wanted to see...

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

I sure hope the undercover cop Stormy Daniels let grope her in an Ohio strip club didn't grab her by the, oh, never mind. What a valuable use of law enforcement's...

Tennis Radio

Tennis Radio

If you're a regular reader of this site, you know we're a little tennis-crazy in my house. My wife and I used to play several times a week, and our daughter played on the varsity team in high school. We've all put our rackets away over the last few years, but our love...

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

The heat and humidity make my garage so incredibly hot it could be called Satan's Room -- except that title was already taken by the office of one of my...

Well, I’ve Told This Story Before

Well, I’ve Told This Story Before

I have mentioned that I'm a fan of the Sundance Channel's "Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter," with Lacey Rose asking questions of a roundtable of television actors or Stephen Galloway doing the same with a roundtable of movie actors. I also enjoy listening to...

Pooling Around

Pooling Around

I was at the pool recently when I overheard this query: "That is a great swimsuit! Where did you get it?" Guess which gender the questioner was? That's right! Female. And it was followed by a 20-minute conversation on the topic of swimwear. In the history of humanity,...

The United States vs. Breastfeeding

The United States vs. Breastfeeding

Your government has come out in opposition to breast-feeding. From the NY Times: A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United...

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

Starbucks has announced it will stop handing out plastic straws in 2020. That's a good move, but why will it take two years? Starbucks outlets can't possibly have 18 months worth of plastic straw inventory, can they? How about, "When we run out of our current supply,...

Worth A Link

Worth A Link

This story about Walmart patenting autonomous robot bees reminds me of one of the best "Black Mirror" episodes, the finale of season three, entitled "Hated In The...