Picture Of The Day: WeWork Street

Co-working spaces have become big business in the last few years. In some cities, WeWork owns more office real estate than any other company, with facilities full of start-up employees, gig economy workers, and more. So, the Improv Everywhere crew decided to test a...

As I Tweeted

The Jim Acosta/White House press pass story is too insider-ish for most Americans to care about, but I predict that, in light of CNN's lawsuit, he'll get his access back -- then Trump will never call on him again at a press...

Movie Review: “Little Woods”

"Little Woods" is a movie that IMDb describes as "a modern Western," but it's not. When I hear "Western," I think cowboys, horses, a black-hat villain, a white-hat sheriff, a posse, a saloon, a gunfight, etc. "Little Woods" has none of that. It takes place in a...

Social Security Frustration

Earlier this year, I wrote a piece about the frustration of dealing with large bureaucracies on behalf of my mother, who is in a memory care facility and can't handle any of the aspects of her financial life. Here's what I wrote about one of those agencies: Yesterday,...

Picture Of The Day: Nina Conti

This is a clip of ventriloquist Nina Conti, who strapped a Vent-Mask to the face of an audience member she pulled onstage. The Vent-Mask was invented by Joel Hodgson, the guy behind "Mystery Science Theater 3000," who did it in his act in a Minneapolis comedy club in...

Movie Review: “Swimming With Men”

I became a fan of Rob Brydon after seeing him doing dueling Michael Caine impressions with Steve Coogan in "The Trip" and its two sequels. Now Brydon is at the center of an ensemble in "Swimming With Men." He plays Eric, a CPA who is extremely bored with his life at a...

Movie Review: “Bathtubs Over Broadway”

At the St. Louis International Film Festival this weekend, I saw a wonderful documentary called "Bathtubs Over Broadway." It's about Steve Young, who was a writer for David Letterman's shows for more than 20 years. One of the bits he created was Dave's Record...

Little-Known Ballot Issues

In addition to the various politicians hoping to win the election today, there are also state and local constitutional amendments, referenda, propositions, and other ballot issues to consider. Here are ten you probably haven't heard about -- because I made them up:...

She Has Better Kidneys

Last week, Simone Biles competed in a gymnastics championship and won several events -- all while suffering from a kidney stone. That's nothing short of stunning. I say that as someone who once had a kidney stone, which was so debilitating I couldn't have done a...

Daylight Whining Time followup

As a followup to my piece yesterday about people who whine every time we begin or end daylight saving time, Bob Robinson emails: From January 1985 until March 1988 I lived in Minot, ND. It was my last assignment in the Air Force. About 90 miles south of Minot are...

Nothing Matters Except Your Vote

Last week, President Obama made an appearance at a rally for Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor of Florida, and Senator Bill Nelson, the only Democrat serving in statewide office there. During the speech, Obama said two things that caught my attention. The...

Daylight Whining Time

There are people who complain every time we switch from standard time to daylight saving time (or vice versa), whining about the change affecting their sleep pattern. I'm sorry, I don't get it. I'll grant you that I don't have a regular sleep pattern, and never have....

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Andy Greene of Rolling Stone fact-checked the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" and found several things it got wrong. Among them: The group never split up. The movie veers the furthest from reality in the build-up to their 1985 performance at Live Aid. There’s a dramatic...

Movie Review: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Stop me if you've seen this before: the story of a guy plucked from obscurity whose talent helps make a band a huge hit, then because of drugs and booze and bad advice and ego, the group gets torn apart, only to be put back together again for a glorious finale. If you...

Movie Review: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

I'm not a fan of most Melissa McCarthy movies. Like Will Ferrell's work, much of it doesn't appeal to me. However, I really liked it when Ferrell went the dramatic route in "Stranger Than Fiction" (review here), which is on my Movies You Might Not Know list. In fact,...