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You Paid Billions For What?

Some thoughts on the sale of Yahoo and AOL, two once-dominant internet services that now don’t seem worth the billions a private equity firm paid for them.

Too Loyal For His Own Good

There’s a reason I never filled my office at the radio stations I worked for with personal items, family photos, or elaborate adornments of any kind. That’s why I shook my head in disbelief when I saw this photo. Let me explain.

Bill Gates in an “Arthur” Reboot

When I heard that Bill and Melinda Gates were divorcing, my mind fast-forwarded to the next woman Bill has a relationship with — and this classic scene from the 1981 movie “Arthur.”

Movie Review: “The Virtuoso”

My review of a new movie which wastes the talents of Anthony Hopkins and others in telling a story about a professional assassin sent on a mysterious assignment. This one’s headed for my Worst Of 2021 list.

Movie Review: “Without Remorse”

My review of a new movie (streaming on Prime Video) starring Michael B. Jordan as John Kelly, a Navy SEAL drawn into a revenge story tinged with political intrigue, based on a book by Tom Clancy.

Movie Review: “Limbo”

My review of a new movie about refugees from Syria and elsewhere who remain stuck on a small Scottish island while awaiting a decision on their asylum applications.

Hay! No Fever!

I suffered from crippling hay fever every spring for decades, unable to go outside or keep the windows open — until this year. As I explain in this piece, I don’t know what’s different, but I’m sure happy it is!

Mini-Review: “Ted Lasso”

I don’t know why I didn’t latch on to Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” when it was first released several months ago, but I just caught up with the first season and was pleasantly surprised. 

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.

Guilty

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