R.I.P. — Jonathan Demme

Damn. Granted, Jonathan Demme not cranking out greatness like he did in his 80s and 90s heyday, but still sad times when someone passes away. Far too many favorites from his music video and movies — Stop Making Sense, Married to the Mob, Philadelphia to name a few — but Something Wild ranks at the […]

R.I.P. -- Don Rickles

Saddened beyond words hearing the loss of, in my book, stand-up comedy’s finest. Not only did Don Rickles rank as my #1 Hollywood encounter, being called a hockey puck by THE man while I literally fell out of my chair during his unloading rapid-fire politically incorrect insults back in my Disney days, but his was […]

RIP – Chuck Berry

Talkin' Baseball (Thank God It's the '70s)

25 years ago today, The Simpsons aired the ringers-laden softball-themed “Homer at the Bat” episode, featuring Ken Griffey Jr., Ozzie Smith, Don Mattingly, and more MLB stars. Combine that with recently unearthing the below lyrics during packing for my move to Arizona, and, voila, any excuse to resuscitate a mention of Looking for Oscar, […]

Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)

Tom Petty deservedly honored this past weekend at the MusiCares pre-Grammys weekend show. Millions-mile-long list of acts paying tribute to a man who’s carved out an even millions-more-miles-deep catalog over five decades. As a lifelong fan over all those years, very cool seeing not only a wide variety of genres representin’, but a multi-generational vibe […]

... and Justice for All?

[Please note this post, while linking to John Ziegler’s latest column in LawNewz.com and his “The World According to Zig” podcast, does not have anything to do with Jerry Sandusky. The parallels are astounding, but not Penn State-related at all.]

If only more (alleged) reporters had a modicum of John Ziegler’s and Ralph Cipriano’s […]

From The Trailer Park: National Treasure (Hulu)

“It’s a witch-hunt!”

From the Trailer Park: Dunkirk (Trailer Trailer)

From the Trailer Park: War for the Planet of the Apes

Hell, yes! That is all.

I love you all ... even you

Lunch-time stream-of-conscience’ing …

Dear Democrats, you lost. As Barack Obama noted to John McCain and Republicans still resistant to his 2008 victory, just deal with it. By “deal,” though, that doesn’t mean staging national protests which disrupt your neighbors, your fellow citizens from both sides of the aisle, as they move on with life. […]