Even More Las Vegas Stories

Even More Las Vegas Stories

I’m back from another trip to Las Vegas where, late one night, I saw a guy balancing chips vertically on a poker table. I’ve tried this a few times while bored, but have only managed to get one chip to stand up. It’s tough because the game is still...
Then Who Should Run, Maureen?

Then Who Should Run, Maureen?

Maureen Dowd wrote a piece a few days ago about why Joe Biden should not run for re-election in 2024. This, after a string of very good news the president has had in the last couple of weeks, including last week convincing Joe Manchin and Kristen Sinema to sign on to...
Stupid Don’t Get Tired

Stupid Don’t Get Tired

Alonzo Bodden is another one of the veteran comics who should have graduated from the clubs a while ago. He might not be able to fill arenas a la Kevin Hart or Ricky Gervais, but he could certainly do small theaters that seat a thousand. His being a semi-regular on...
MYMNK: “The Duke”

MYMNK: “The Duke”

I tend to like movies about eccentric Brits. The most recent example was just six weeks ago, when I wrote about “The Phantom Of The Open,” starring Mark Rylance as an Englishman who managed to enter the British Open golf tournament — despite never...
Four Random Thoughts

Four Random Thoughts

I enjoyed Ethan Hawke’s six-part HBO Max documentary about Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, “The Last Movie Stars.” The device of using contemporary stars to read transcripts of interviews the duo gave a biographer was ingenious, particularly the...
Vin Scully

Vin Scully

Upon hearing of the death of broadcasting legend Vin Scully at 94, I’ve re-posted this piece I wrote about him in 2013… Vin Scully announced yesterday that he’ll return as the broadcaster for the Dodgers next year — for his 65th season. No...