Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

Quickies about racist graffiti in a high school, a site for anyone into COVID schadenfreude, how the media should treat Trump’s latest lawsuit, the return of “The Amazing Race,” and The Cowardice Of Conservative Talk Radio.

Movie Review: “Dear Evan Hansen”

Movie Review: “Dear Evan Hansen”

My review of the movie version of the Broadway hit, starring its Tony-winning star, but lacking any sense of fun. I also take on the controversy about an actor in his late twenties playing a high schooler.

Numble

Numble

My memories of an obscure arithmetic-based board game I loved as a ten year old and recently found after all these years so I could introduce it to my daughter.

Marc Maron Returns

Marc Maron Returns

We went to see Marc Maron in his return to Helium Comedy Club this weekend and were not disappointed. Here’s my mini-review.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

I feel badly for the “Jeopardy!” contestants being mowed down by Matt Amodio, who’s now won 23 games in a row. Claire McNear interviewed him, as well as some of his victims, for this new piece I recommend for all fans of the show.

Petition Grievances

Petition Grievances

What does a popular 18-year-old YouTube personality have to do with last week’s recall election in California? It comes down to one word: petitions. Let me explain.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

A scientist is raising $15 million in private funding to bring back the long-extinct wooly mammoth in Siberia. Meanwhile, somewhere in Hollywood, a screenwriter is trying to get a meeting with Steven Spielberg so he can pitch his brilliant idea for an eighth “Jurassic Park” movie.

More Alaska Stories

More Alaska Stories

Is it cold on a glacier? Did you see moose? Does Alaska have worker shortages, too? My recent post about our trip to Alaska engendered quite a few questions from readers, so here are some answers.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Breaking News: every single talk radio host who recommended their listeners get vaccinated against COVID is still alive.

You Bet Your Leno

You Bet Your Leno

Jay Leno’s new version of “You Bet Your Life” is so bad it reminds me of another disaster he starred in 35 years ago — which his manager threw me out of. Here’s the story.

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

Quickies about modern-day “deplorables,” a legislator who can’t get to work, the ineffectiveness of plastic barriers, and being in a masked minority.