Amy’s Final Jeopardy

Amy’s Final Jeopardy

My thoughts after seeing “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider’s 40-game streak come to an end tonight — with Ken Jennings ratcheting up the tension like a great sportscaster.

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

Quickies about the cooling of the Earth’s core, movies that are “period pieces,” tractor-trailer drivers, and cracking the emoji code.

Schrödinger’s Jeopardy

Schrödinger’s Jeopardy

I love this quote from Claire McNear’s piece on how the show’s champions have to keep their success a secret for months until their episodes air.

A Sequel We Don’t Need

A Sequel We Don’t Need

I read that HBO Max is going ahead with a sequel to the 1983 classic, “A Christmas Story.” Here’s why that’s an update we don’t need.

“Jeopardy!” Then Vs. Now

“Jeopardy!” Then Vs. Now

As Amy Schneider continue to rack up victories on “Jeopardy!” I answer some complaints about the show and compare surviving such a long streak to winning the World Series Of Poker.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

ESPN already stretched the definition of sports to televise cornhole matches, but an air guitar contest? I guess they figure they had to put *something* on against an NFL playoff game, and couldn’t get the rights to the US Bong Cleaning Finals.

Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

Here are some of my thoughts and memories of Louie Anderson, one of the best comedians of his generation, who died this week at 68 after a battle with cancer.

Too Much Even For Mel

Too Much Even For Mel

Here are some scenes that were shot for the Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder 1974 classic “Young Frankenstein,” but didn’t make it into the final cut — probably because they aren’t even the least bit amusing.

Ping-Pong Gone

Ping-Pong Gone

My wife and I have been cleaning out a lot of stuff from our basement recently, and one of the items that had to go was our ping-pong table, which has me feeling nostalgic for the game.

TV Review: “After Life”

TV Review: “After Life”

I’ve just binge-watched the third season of Ricky Gervais’ Netflix series. Some might call it a cringe comedy, but I found it remarkably romantic and truly poignant at times. Here’s my review.

Bad Radio Promotion

Bad Radio Promotion

Yesterday, I heard a promo for a radio station giveaway that had me shaking my head because it went against everything on-air contests should be about.