Mix & Match Monday: “But Look, I Made You Some Content”

I think in last week’s post, I made the comment that there was nothing good on Netflix right now. It turns out I was wrong. Bo Burnham’s new special “Inside” was highly-recommended by friends, co-workers and the podcasts I listen to. On Sunday night, I finally watched it and really enjoyed it. Along with Burnham’sContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: “But Look, I Made You Some Content””

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”

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?”

Turning into My Parents: Network Television

Welcome to “Turning into My Parents”. A series on how I’m slowly becoming more like the people who raised me. Since venturing out on my own, I’ve paid for cable or satellite television. For most of my 20s, I have gravitated toward cable channels like FX, FXX, AMC, Comedy Central and TBS. When I startedContinue reading “Turning into My Parents: Network Television”