Tuesday, July 17 2012
They protest the funerals of American soldiers, they protest the funerals of gays and lesbians. But that’s not enough…
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have been called to picket actor Sage Stallone’s funeral on account of his “adulterous dad,” Sylvester Stallone.
After it was anno…
Tuesday, July 03 2012
Questions for the 'God Particle'
5 Questions for the Higgs Boson Particle
An Exclusive Interview
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – The Higgs boson particle has been everywhere these days – on TV, in newspapers and magazines, courtside at the NBA Finals with Kanye West. We caught up with him as he took a breather for the 4th…
Monday, July 02 2012
Fourth of July Message From NRDC
From the Natural Resources Defense Council:
July 2, 2012
Getting ready for the 4th of July? Before you head to the grocery store to shop for the big barbeque, there’s something you should know: 51.8% of tested chicken breasts at grocery stores are contaminated with antibiotic-resistant E.co…
Friday, June 22 2012
A New List
When things get a bit grim on this website, it’s usually time to lighten up with a new “list”.
But when it comes to movie comedies, the list poses something of a dilemma. There is a real difference between “best” and “funniest”.
Do you look for the big laughs or for the best films? Some very …
Thursday, June 07 2012
Ray Bradbury R.I.P.
At the suggestion of another blogger, I’m posting an exchange yesterday between myself and Lee Pfeiffer, editor of Cinema Retro concerning the death at 91 of Ray Bradbury:
6/6/12 11:55 am
Ray Bradbury was a very kind and generous man, generous with him time, generous with his advice…
Tuesday, June 05 2012
A New 'Best' List
We had some fun a while ago with the ‘Best TV series’ list, which morphed into westerns and science fiction.
Well, while watching a movie on HBO this weekend, I got to thinking about the ‘Best Baseball Movies’. Oddly enough, there are only about a half-dozen films that immediately come to mind…
Friday, May 25 2012
A Change Of Pace For The Weekend
The Writers Guild of America has sent ballots to all its members to nominate the best-written television shows of all time. Although they are looking for the 101 best, individual members can only list our “Top 20”.
I’ve already put my list together and it’s a lot more than twenty and I’ve undo…
Wednesday, April 11 2012
The Big Warm
From the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been so warm in the United States this year, especially in March, that national records weren’t just broken, they were deep-fried.
Temperatures in the lower 48 states were 8.6 degrees above normal for March and 6 degrees higher than average …
Saturday, March 31 2012
April the First
Sunday, March 25 2012
And Speaking of Hate Crimes…
A story from the San Diego area that’s gotten very little attention locally, a 32-year-old Iraqi woman who was found severely beaten next to a threatening note saying “go back to your country, you terrorist” died on Saturday (3-24).
Shaima Alawadi’s 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious …