A Song For Valentine’s Day

A Song For Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day, let’s watch the four Marx Brothers sing “Everyone Says I Love You.” The object of their affection is the same woman — except for Harpo.

Michael Mann Wins One

Michael Mann Wins One

Michael Mann is one of the world’s leading climate researchers, which made him the target of vicious attacks from right-wingers — until he sued them and won. Here’s my conversation with him.

Super Bowl Thoughts

Super Bowl Thoughts

Thoughts on last night’s Super Bowl, including the pass play no one can ever stop, the commercials, the halftime show, and why it was so hard for MAGA Morons to watch.

Suncoast

Suncoast

If you enjoy reading my scathing reviews of very bad movies, you’ll like this look at “Suncoast,” which wastes the talents of Laura Linney, Nico Parker, and Woody Harrelson.

A Too-Common Math Complaint

A Too-Common Math Complaint

Like many other adults, my daughter often says she’s not good at math. I know that’s not true — but here’s why she says it.

Sickening TV

Sickening TV

What do the late Michael Jackson and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” co-star Cheryl Hines have in common? Let me explain.

Turn The Lights Back Off!

Turn The Lights Back Off!

Watching Billy Joel perform his new song at the Grammys was painful — not because of the tune, which was fine, but because of the way it was broadcast. Allow me to elucidate.

The Greatest Night In Pop

The Greatest Night In Pop

The Netflix documentary about the making of “We Are The World” deserves a place in the pantheon of great music movies. Here’s a review and my memories of hearing the song for the first time.

Colin Cowherd Gets It Right

Colin Cowherd Gets It Right

I was going to write about the idiocy of MAGA Morons complaining about Taylor Swift being shown on TV broadcasts of KC Chiefs games, but Colin Cowherd said everything I would have. Watch him here.

I’m Just Asking

I’m Just Asking

How’s that supposed boycott of the NFL by right-wing wackos working out? Here’s a graphic that offers an answer.

Jon Stewart’s Return

Jon Stewart’s Return

Some thoughts on Jon Stewart’s upcoming return to “The Daily Show” and what impact it may have on the presidential election.

Betting And Punting

Betting And Punting

Watching the AFC and NFC Championship games yesterday, I was reminded of this story from 20 years ago in Vegas, when one of my bets on a game came down to a very weird situation.

Franken and Downey

Franken and Downey

After listening to Al Franken talking on his podcast with fellow former “Saturday Night Live” writer Jim Downey, I remembered loving a classic skit the latter appeared in. I’ve embedded both the conversation and the sketch here.

In A Medical Building?

In A Medical Building?

As I pushed through the revolving door at the entrance, I was hit smack in the face by the unmistakable aroma of bacon — in a medical building! Here’s the story.

Norman Jewison

Norman Jewison

I was saddened to hear of the death of Norman Jewison this week at age 97, which has me thinking about the amazing films he directed, including these.