Yes, It Is Rocket Science

I know I’ve been writing quite a bit about space lately, but there are two more things I have to mention in regards to spacecraft launching and returning.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Somehow, Dave Barry managed to get a credential that allowed him into Super Bowl Media Day, or whatever they’re calling it now.

Mars One, Earth Zero

I was one of many in the media who fell for — and thus helped promote — the Mars One story, which was supposedly going to send humans on a one-way trip to the red planet. Here is my apology.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

If you don’t want Facebook knowing every site you visit online — data it uses to target you with ads — read this article and then click the direct link to get to the FB page that allows you to make it stop.

Mini-Review: “Marriage Story”

Here are a few thoughts on Noah Baumbach’s latest movie (starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver), which I finally got around to this weekend.

The Results Are In

For years, I’ve been conducting a science experiment in our kitchen and can now announce the results, which will easily pass any peer-review standards, I’m sure.

Quit Doggin’ Me

After her dog jumped on my chest and nuzzled my crotch, the woman asked, “Rocky! What’s wrong with you?” Here’s why even I (a non-dog-lover) know that’s a stupid question.

Armed And Ridiculous

Think this might change the minds of the heavily armed idiotic white men who marched yesterday after being fooled into believing their gun rights are under threat?

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

My onetime colleague JC Corcoran posted an emotional and honest rant about the latest round of radio industry layoffs, in which a thousand people nationwide were pink-slipped recently by one corporate mega-owner.

Another Podcast Alert

Here’s the second of two podcasts I did this week with Tom, Kevin, and Joe on Reel Spoilers. This time, we went in depth on Sam Mendes’ World War I movie, “1917.”

The Watchmaker’s Four

Although it’s been more than a decade since I wore one on my wrist, when I encountered a guy who sells very upscale watches, I had to ask him about this anomaly I’ve seen on some of them.