As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

After years of inundating consumers with 20% off coupons, Bed Bath & Beyond has announced it will close 1/5 of its stores. Who knew fractions could be ironic?

Still Not In It Together

Still Not In It Together

Here’s another in my series of pieces on how, when it comes to the coronavirus, we are not all in it together, thanks to the deniers, liars, and other covidiots.

POTD: The Four Yorkshiremen

POTD: The Four Yorkshiremen

For the Picture Of The Day, here’s a pre-Monty Python sketch that John Cleese and Graham Chapman did with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, from “At Last The 1948 Show.” I just hope kids today can watch this and understand how rough life used to be.

A Political Fact

A Political Fact

Over the weekend, a celebrity (who would love me to mention his name) announced he is running for president. It is nothing more than a publicity stunt, but here’s a fact you can append to any stories on this subject.

MYMNK: “Hopscotch”

MYMNK: “Hopscotch”

I have just re-watched one of my all-time favorites, the 1980 spy comedy, “Hopscotch,” and am finally giving it a spot on my Movies You Might Not Know list. Here’s why.

POTD: Inside A Hospital COVID-19 Unit

POTD: Inside A Hospital COVID-19 Unit

Next time someone tries to tell you some nonsense about COVID-19 being a hoax, or the threat being over, or not needing to wear a mask in public, show them up-close in-hospital reports from CNN’s Miguel Marquez like this one.

POTD: Seth Explains It Again

POTD: Seth Explains It Again

When my brother Seth ran the US Labor Department, he became very good at analyzing the jobs and unemployment numbers that came in from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here he is on MSNBC with another great analogy for the state of our economy after the BLS released its June jobs report this morning.

What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching

Here are reviews of five things I’ve watched lately, including a stage bio of Ann Richards, a new standup special from Greg Warren, a documentary about The Band, a Lily Tomlin/Julia Garner drama, and a movie about a voyeur with Asperger syndrome.