Short but sweet. It is hereby resolved that, for the year that is known as 2020, I will write for at least 20 minutes for each of 20 days out of every month. I may even invent my own calendar so 2020 can have 20 months in it. This will be tricky, and will probably […]

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Glowing Monkey Junk Sconce

We live in a world where you can buy this for $450. Sometimes I feel like there’s no point in even trying to write a blog anymore. Then I see an add on the internet that is clearly targeted to someone very weird and I realize this old blogotrope is doing something after all. I’m […]

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Last Christmas

If you want to get kicked in the gut by a holiday themed Romantic Comedy, this one will do it. It’s Paul Feig and Emma Thompson’s weird, dark George Michael joke. It’s set in December 2017. Listen to the song. Check the George Michael wikipedia page for the dates. Do the math. Recoil in horror. […]

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The Dark Forest

I’ve been reading this Chinese science fiction trilogy by Cixin Liu, as one does, and I’ve just finished the second book. Let me tell you, this author really knows how compose 500 pages of increasing nihilistic hopelessness and then, bam! Hope for the world is restored! But not in a forced, contrived way. I could […]

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The Dead Don’t Die

If you only see one zombie movie in your lifetime… well, I don’t know what to tell you… But if you only see three zombie movies, make sure one of them is Jim Jarmush’s The Dead Don’t Die. There are so many reasons I loved this movie. Among them, not the top reason, but way […]

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Superhero Movie

So many super heros… so many. Spoiler alert! There are toooo many super heroes in this movie. In other news, I heard that the DragonThrones show is dumb now. And they drink Starbucks in olden dragon times. Sounds about right to me.

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Russian Doll

So, Netflix is raising their rates next month. And the question that’s on everyone’s mind is what show should I absolutely binge before I cancel my account? Two words: Russian Doll. That’s the only Netflix show you need to watch. The rest of them can take a flying leap. Hulu’s so much cheaper, and watching […]

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Floss with no Petroleum Guilt!

Honestly, I’m horrified by the amount of plastic in the ocean. I feel like it’s a moral imperative that we cut way back on the single use plastics we clutter the world with. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure a lot of my past dental problems had a lot to do with that five […]

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Another Day, Another V.P.

A few days ago I wrote about a fun little bromantic detective novel featuring Joe Biden. It’s only fitting I follow it up with the new film, Vice, where, in a bizarre echo of American Hustle, Christian Bale puts on a lot of weight to play opposite Amy Adams. I’d really hate to be Christian […]

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Uncle Joe, Private Citizen, P.I.

I was stuck at McCarren airport on a three hour layover when I spotted this soft-boiled detective novel. When they say you can’t judge a book by its cover, I want you to take a good look at the piece of design perfection this illustration is. It’s shear beauty and elegance belies a book that […]

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