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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?

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

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”

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: 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

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.

As I Tweeted

No matter what your cause is, if you tweet “Everyone should read this!” and attach a graphic of some text-heavy document with a tiny font that looks like an online eye test, be assured that no one will read it.

Worst Bonnie & Clyde Reboot Ever

My thoughts on husband-and-wife lawyers Mark and Pat McCloskey, who stood outside their million-dollar mansion in St. Louis pointing guns (he had a rifle, she had a handgun) as peaceful protestors marched by on Sunday.

Five Random Thoughts

Thoughts on five news items that caught my eye this weekend, including a new name for a state, a new job title for busboys, a new paranormal challenge, and more.