The Late Tomsoni

Legendary magician Johnny Thompson died this weekend. Even if you don’t know his name, you know plenty of performers who were influenced by him, and you may have seen Penn & Teller recreating this classic routine on “Fool Us.”

Mad About This

My thoughts on the reboot of the Helen Hunt/Paul Reiser sitcom, “Mad About You,” coming soon to a channel you never heard of that you probably don’t get.

Movie Review: “Captain Marvel”

Here’s my review of “Captain Marvel,” the first MCU movie about the origin story of a female superhero (directed by the couple that once put me in a major motion picture!).

Movie Review: “Triple Frontier”

My review of “Triple Frontier,” which is part war movie, part heist movie, starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal.

Pop Goes The King

I haven’t yet seen the four-hour documentary HBO will air tonight and tomorrow about 2 men who say Michael Jackson abused them when they were boys, but I’ll bet it burns up social media — and causes radio stations to consider dropping his music altogether.

Gaga Explains

My thoughts on Lady Gaga’s response to social media posts about her Oscar highlight, singing “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper, and why he deserves even more credit than he’s being given.

As I Tweeted

I’m not 100% sure what “high crimes and misdemeanors” means, but I think it was the reason Tommy Chong went to jail in 2003.

Blue Collar Laziness

Stories from a couple of friends who are contractors — and having trouble finding new employees — led me to write this piece, which has an ironic ending.

John Oliver Takes On Psychic Mediums

If you’re a regular reader of this site — or if you listened to my radio show — you know how much I detest the frauds who call themselves psychics. That’s why I was happy to see John Oliver take on those lowlifes during his HBO show Sunday night.

My Oscars Tweets

If you missed my snarky remarks about the Oscars on Twitter and Facebook, here they are, all in one place!

Those Damned Oscars

Some thoughts on the 2019 Academy Awards, which will air Sunday night on ABC without a host — and why that’s a good thing.