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Super Bowl LV

Insipid, boring, and stupid pretty much sums up the event. The game was boring (Big blowout for Tampa Bay), half-time was insipid (The Weeknd), and the commercials were stupid. There was only one commercial, for […]

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Doctor Zhivago

In the scene when the doctor returns from stealing wood from the fence and Yevgraf (Alec Guinness) snaps his fingers which causes the mob to magically dissipate from the apartment, my wife said, “Ooooooh. He […]

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On 2020…

Never make Father Time say “Hold my beer” while he attempts some new move that will really put him in the record books. James Lileks, Star-Tribune, 2021-01-04

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Words of the year – 2020

Not “word” of the year this year, but “words.” This list was posted in the 2020-12-25/28 issue of Time. My favorite was Blursday which pretty much sums up 2020 for me and I first heard […]

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Cottage Industry

The $400 clue in the category, “The Second Millennium” on Jeopardy! yesterday, 2020-12-03, was: “Before the Industrial Revolution, people worked from home in what’s called this kind of house industry.” The COVID-19 pandemic is really making WFH […]