Monthly Archives: August 2018

Entry 793: Women’s Work

I’ve done Labor Day posts before, but this year, with the #metoo and Time’s Up movements going on, I thought I’d do much more work than I usually do for this blog and put together a photo history of women … Continue reading

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Entry 792: Phony Funnies

I would like to take a moment to stop a new type of entertainment in its tracks. And, no, I’m not talking about harmonica playing on commuter trains. First some background: We live in the suburbs. The area has dozens … Continue reading

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Entry 791: Highlight Reel

If everyone had a lifetime sports highlight reel, you could probably play mine during the commercial break of someone else’s. There would be five plays on it: 1. About 1962, Queens, NY. I’m eight years old, playing center field on … Continue reading

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Entry 790: My Best Friend, Rob Schneider

I hope you won’t think that I’m a name-dropper, but Rob Schneider is a good friend of mine. Yes, that Rob Schneider. The guy who sat next to the copy machine on Saturday Night Live in one of the show’s … Continue reading

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Entry 789: The Latest Space News

So a funny thing happened on Cassini’s way to crashing into Saturn. Two quick things about that opening sentence: first, I don’t know why NASA named an unmanned spacecraft after a 1960’s fashion designer. Second, I’m pretty sure Cassini was … Continue reading

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Entry 788: Trump the Coin

So I was reading the New York Post the other day, as I do every day, because I enjoy how the paper demonstrates its journalistic integrity in each issue by displaying large photographs of models in bikinis next to articles … Continue reading

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Entry 787: Proud Grumps

I thought I’d bring my regular readers up to date on my granddaughter’s accomplishments. Sydney turned 11 yesterday, and I’m sorry to say that she is not yet reading on a first grade level, and she has not taken up … Continue reading

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Entry 786: Star Trek: Geriatric

Star Date Somethng Something: CBS has announced that Sir Patrick Stewart will return to his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series that will air only on CBS All-Access, a streaming network so named because it … Continue reading

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Entry 785: You Dirty Rats

The headline was “Chicago Named The ‘Rat Capital’ Of The U.S., Study Says.” The study showed that Chicago received over 50,000 rat complaints last year, far more than any other city. New York, the place you’d expect to lead the … Continue reading

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Entry 784: Millennials, the Next Generation

Recently, my wife threw a Sip & See party for our two month old granddaughter Sydney. In case you’re not familiar with this type of celebration, it’s when a large group of women gather to drink Bloody Marys and pass … Continue reading

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