POTD: The Muppets Venture Outside

POTD: The Muppets Venture Outside

John Oliver was on Stephen Colbert’s show the other night, and the conversation turned to “The Muppets,” which Oliver is a huge fan of. In fact, he mentioned this footage from 1979, during preparation for making “The Muppet Movie,” the...
POTD: Tim Minchin

POTD: Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin is a brilliant singer/songwriter whose work I have been a fan of for at least a decade. It’s not easy remaining topical, funny, and entertaining while also not-so-subtly promoting skepticism and atheism, but Minchin pulls it off like a direct...
POTD: Amanda Gorman

POTD: Amanda Gorman

A star is born. For the Picture Of The Day, this is Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate (and first to hold that title), reciting her work “The Hills We Climb” at Joe Biden’s inauguration today. I won’t be surprised to hear that Lady...
The Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps

I’m sorry to hear that The Capitol Steps are another victim of COVID-19. No, not the stairs leading to the building that was attacked by Trumpist goons last week. These Capitol Steps are a theatrical troupe that’s been around for forty years, performing...
POTD: Dr. Rick’s Progressive Ads

POTD: Dr. Rick’s Progressive Ads

Kudos to the ad team at Arnold Worldwide Boston for creating the series of commercials for Progressive Insurance in which Dr. Rick gives adults simple, everyday life lessons to keep them from turning into their parents. I’ve seen the spots a lot during NFL...