Florida Poker Man

The plexiglass is up but face masks are not required at this Florida poker room. Here is why I will not be joining this herd.

As I Tweeted

Last night, I came upon one of my guilty pleasures, “In Like Flint,” the second silly James Coburn spy story (1967). Besides Lee J. Cobb, I’d forgotten its cast included Yvonne Craig as a Russian ballerina and Herb Edelman (complete with bushy fake eyebrows) as the Soviet premier!

But Wait, There’s More

As we continue trying out new TV shows in the hope of finding something bingeable, we came upon “Defending Jacob” on Apple TV+, but though we enjoyed it, we encountered a slight problem.

POTD: Johnny Carson on 60 Minutes

For the Picture Of The Day, on the 28th anniversary of Johnny Carson’s final “Tonight Show,” let’s look back at the time he allowed Mike Wallace to profile him for “60 Minutes” in 1979.

As I Tweeted

It’s extremely improbable that there’s a parallel universe where positive is negative, left is right, and time runs backwards. But if there is, in that universe, every movie is “Memento.” Except “Memento.”

Movie Review: “The Assistant”

My review of “The Assistant,” starring Julia Garner as recent college graduate working for a powerful movie executive everyone in the office fears, including the young women he takes advantage of sexually.

It Still Won’t Work

Stop doing this on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. Otherwise, you’re just playing into Trump’s tiny hands.

Mid-Air Relief Problems

Some thoughts after reading a piece about the problems airlines will have rebounding from the losses caused by COVID-19, including what to do about passengers who need to use the bathrooms.

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything

My review of a new Netflix special from the comedian, who has the ability to see the silliness in small things and expand on it, turning it into an extended riff, using just the right words and timing. 

Not So Hairy

My musings on barbers, beards, baldness, and more.

Best Thing I’ve Heard Today

Many of us have re-posted content after the death of a famous person we’d interviewed, but this is different. The first few minutes of this “WTF” podcast, in which Marc Maron weeps as he describes his last moments with his love Lynn Shelton, are simply heartbreaking.

POTD: The Goodbye Girl Reunion

Today’s Picture Of The Day is an episode of “Stars In The House” reuniting the original cast of the 1977 Neil Simon movie “The Goodbye Girl” — Marsha Mason, Richard Dreyfuss, and Quinn Cummings.

Four Movie Mini-Reviews

With theaters closed and no big-screen movies to review, here are mini-reviews of four titles available on the small screen, where both you and Paul Manafort can find them. Unfortunately, only one of them rates high enough to earn my recommendation.

What I’m Watching

Here are mini-reviews of two streaming TV shows I have binge-watched recently — the first season of “Upload” and the second season of “Dead To Me.”

Movie Review: “Uncut Gems”

Despite my dislike for pretty much everything he’s done, I finally got around to watching Adam Sandler in the indie drama “Uncut Gems.” Here is my review.