Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

Racist graffiti was found in the boys bathroom at Parkway Central High School (which my daughter attended) in the St. Louis suburbs. In response, the administrators said all the expected things and sent notes home to parents, while a thousand of the school’s...
Movie Review: “Dear Evan Hansen”

Movie Review: “Dear Evan Hansen”

Lies, lies, lies, lies. If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s the danger of spouting falsehoods. They have not only infected our political discourse to an even greater extent, but they have slowed the march towards herd immunity during a pandemic...
Numble

Numble

When I was about 10 years old, the board game company Selchow and Righter came out with a new product called Numble. It looked like Scrabble, but instead of letters, the tiles had numbers on them. At that age, I loved arithmetic and was quite good at calculating...
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. I’ve been a longtime fan of Maron’s, from his podcast to his TV show to his film roles, but it’s his standup that continues to impress me most....
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

With 23 wins and prize money of $825,801, Matt Amodio is proving that having an extremely wide knowledge base is vital to success on “Jeopardy!” — but only if you can beat the other contestants when it comes to clicking your “signaling...
Petition Grievances

Petition Grievances

The other night, I happened upon some 18-year-old YouTube celebrity on Jimmy Fallon’s show. I have no idea who she is, or even what her name is, because I’m not in her target demographic. I have nothing against her, but I was surprised to hear Fallon say...