I enjoyed the first season of Apple TV’s “The Morning Show,” but its second lost me about four episodes in. It has turned into a bad soap opera, full of characters no one can root for, with a penchant for replaying last year’s headlines that doesn’t work as a concept any better now than it did on Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom.” Now, having given up on “The Morning Show” and Jon Stewart’s new show, I sure hope Apple TV hurries up the next season of “Ted Lasso” and “For All Mankind,” or I’ll have no reason to keep paying for the streaming service.

Few things make me laugh more in sports than when an NFL quarterback changes the play at the line of scrimmage, only to hand it off to the running back, who promptly gets stuffed for a loss by the defensive line.

I’d sure like to find whoever is in current possession of my “permanent record” that was held over the heads of all students in my elementary school.

Last year’s hit Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” has inspired a new board game. Wait, isn’t there already a board game called “chess”? Next you’ll tell me they’re making one based on the movie “Clue.”