Mix & Match Monday: Woops! Forgot Last Week

Well, I broke a rule I set for myself. I missed doing a blog post last Monday. It was part laziness and the other part exhaustion from a different work schedule. It was also the day of my birthday, so I get a pass, right? Right? Anyway…Here’s your Mix & Match Monday: Week of JuneContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Woops! Forgot Last Week”

Mix & Match Monday: Start to Summer?

The unofficial start to summer is here and for most of the holiday weekend in Ohio, it has not felt that way. After it felt like summer most of the previous week, a cold front had temperatures in the 50s and clouds Saturday, which made it feel like a day in which you go toContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Start to Summer?”

Mix & Match Monday: Maybe This Will Catch On?

Introducing “Mix & Match Monday”: random observations and a look ahead at the week coming up because you never know what’s gonna blindside us these days. Well, it is the week before Memorial Day weekend. When I was a kid, the upcoming weekend was the signal that school was going to be winding down withinContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Maybe This Will Catch On?”

“Veep’s” Uncle Jeff: Icing on the Insult Cake

It’s weird how “Veep” was a fictional portrayal of politics in Washington D.C. and after 2016 in the real political world, it seemed to become more of a documentary, but that’s not what this post is about. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer and everyone else in the cast was just marvelous, especially with the amazing, grotesqueContinue reading ““Veep’s” Uncle Jeff: Icing on the Insult Cake”

“Booksmart” Reminds Me How Long It’s Been Since “Superbad” Became my “Coming-of-Age” Movie

If you were lucky enough to be a senior in high school when a film like The Breakfast Club or American Pie came out, it’s a special moment. Each speaks to that specific era of high schoolers. It’s the one everyone quotes or talks about and if you haven’t seen it, it’s almost like you’reContinue reading ““Booksmart” Reminds Me How Long It’s Been Since “Superbad” Became my “Coming-of-Age” Movie”

Just How Many John Mulaney “SNL” Sketches Got Rejected?

John Mulaney might be the best standup, writer and actor I’ve stumbled upon in the last five years. I first saw Mulaney in his standup special New in Town and then went back and heard his “Salt and Pepper Diner” bit from 2008, which only made me like him more. His other specials The ComebackContinue reading “Just How Many John Mulaney “SNL” Sketches Got Rejected?”

We Need Satire Now More Than Ever

Political and religious satire are two shining examples of our right to freedom of speech in this country. Political satire is one that has existed for a long time in this country. Saturday Night Live has taken the lead since it first hit the air in 1975. Chevy Chase was a clumsy Gerald Ford, DanContinue reading “We Need Satire Now More Than Ever”