POTD: Carl Reiner’s Final Performance

POTD: Carl Reiner’s Final Performance

Here’s something so special I wish I could embed it — Carl Reiner’s final performance. It’s part of a fan-film version of “The Princess Bride” that Jason Reitman has done with dozens of celebrities for the Quibi streaming service...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Thomas L. Friedman says Biden should refuse to debate Trump unless two conditions are met: 1) the latter must release his tax returns for 2016-18, as the former has; and 2) there should be a real-time fact-checking team that, 10 minutes before the scheduled conclusion...
Still Not In It Together

Still Not In It Together

I have written several pieces based on the notion that, when it comes to COVID-19, we are not all in this together (here’s one, here’s another, and here’s yet another). They are mostly stories about people who reject information that doesn’t...
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.” It was later resurrected by the full Python crew, but this was the original....
No One Ever Said That

No One Ever Said That

Here are ten food-related things no one has ever said: Now, kids, don’t fill up on borscht! You know, Ted, you don’t buy hotdogs, you rent them. This floss is so delicious, I might have to have seconds. You know what this needs? More parsley! I’d like to wash...