Oscar Night

I couldn’t help but post some snarky live-tweets during Sunday night’s Oscars telecast, and I’ve compiled them all here.

Best Thing I Read This Week

Greg Bardsley explains why we should throw ticker tape parades for (and sing the praises of) scientists who worked on COVID-19 vaccines while the rest of us freaked out.

POTD: Letters Live

For the Picture Of The Day, here are Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Matt Berry, and Alan Carr reading some of the funniest entries from the annual Letters Live fundraiser.

In And Out Of Jeopardy

Since I’ve written about all the other “Jeopardy!” guest hosts, I suppose I should say something about the current clue-giving temp, Anderson Cooper.


A few of my thoughts on Derek Chauvin being found guilty for the murder of George Floyd.

Exiting Afghanistan

Some thoughts on President Biden’s announcement that the United States will withdraw all remaining troops from Afghanistan on September 11th.

Two Down, Two To Go

I am happy to say my wife and I have received our second coronavirus vaccinations, thus making us eligible to take part in America’s hot new conversational game: Are You Immune? Click to see how you can play!

Bring Back Panel Shows

To watch the latest in a famous UK documentary series, my wife signed up for a trial of streaming service BritBox, which led me to discover an art form that was once very popular on American primetime TV — and should be again.

Another Tivoli Take

As a followup to a piece I wrote Friday, here’s more on my love-hate relationship with the recently-sold Tivoli movie theater in St. Louis — and a couple of very basic reasons I don’t foresee returning to it anytime soon.

Three Random Food Thoughts

Quickies about supermarkets with olive bars, meals that are “made with love,” and a word that is never involved in food we prepare at home.

Three Documentaries You Might Not Know

If you’re looking for something to watch, here are three documentaries I’ve enjoyed recently, including some very funny women, a last bastion of a once-huge company, and how COVID-19 affected a cruise ship full of people.

Five Random Thoughts

Quickies on cancel culture, blanket pardons, subatomic particles, corporate politics, and the loss of a treasured St. Louis institution.

Movie Review: “Voyagers”

Here’s my review of a new sci-fi movie about a bunch of young people on a mission to colonize a new planet several decades from now — if they can just get there in one piece.