Four Random Thoughts

Four Random Thoughts

My thoughts about Ivanka and Jared’s lawsuit threat, Pence’s staff testing positive for Covid-19, how the disgusting part about the Giuliani segment of “Borat 2” is NOT the hand down his pants, and some good news in this election season.

POTD: Jerry Jeff Walker

POTD: Jerry Jeff Walker

Singer/songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker died Friday at 78, so the Picture Of The Day is a clip of him singing his most famous tune, which became a hit for both the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Sammy Davis Jr.

POTD: Add It To The List

POTD: Add It To The List

Picture Of The Day: Ever have someone strongly recommend something they’ve just watched that they’re sure you would like and insist that you add it to your queue? As Julie Nolke demonstrates, you’re not alone.

Double Your Sorkin

Double Your Sorkin

Here are my reviews of two recent Aaron Sorkin projects that are worth your time — the “West Wing” reunion special (now streaming on HBO Max) and “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” (now streaming on Netflix).

Movie Review: “Synchronic”

Movie Review: “Synchronic”

Here’s my review of a sci-fi horror movie about a designer drug that causes havoc in the lives of those who take it, starring one of the “Avengers” and Mister “Fifty Shades.”

Remembering Randi

Remembering Randi

I don’t have a lot of people I call a hero, but James “The Amazing” Randi certainly qualified. He was also a friend, a frequent radio guest, and a relentless promoter of rational thinking. Here are a few of my memories of him upon his death this week.

No New iPhone For Me

No New iPhone For Me

I upgraded my iPhone to the newest model every two years for a long time. But after seeing what iPhone 12 has to offer, I’m gonna stick with what I have. Here’s why.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Tom Downey explains how, if they take control of both houses of Congress and the White House in this election, Democrats can help restore democracy by revamping Congress — and thus the Electoral College — without having to amend the Constitution.

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

…about Trump vs. Fauci, muted debate microphones, who should play Jeffrey Toobin on “SNL,” the oxymoronic “in-person absentee voting,” an alternative to Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, and a flashback to a 1986 movie with a remarkable supporting cast.

Bad Biden

Bad Biden

Here’s why Lorne Michaels made a mistake bringing in Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden in the cold open political sketches on “Saturday Night Live.”

“Jeopardy” Gets It Right

“Jeopardy” Gets It Right

The correct response is, “How do you produce a new season of one of TV’s most popular game shows in the midst of a pandemic with a host who’s fighting pancreatic cancer?”

“Soul” Crushing

“Soul” Crushing

Having seen — and enjoyed — almost every big screen movie Pixar has produced, I was disappointed to hear that its newest project, “Soul,” will not make its debut in theaters next year. Here’s why.