So Busby’s Chair, aka the Chair of Death: If you sit in Busby’s Chair, you die. Of course everyone dies eventually, so that’s a real fail-safe of a legend, isn’t it?
If you have small children, or if you remember being one, then you know that stacking things is a very big deal for a surprisingly significant portion of early childhood. As a kid, I was obsessed with Shel Silverstein’s drawing of pancakes from Where the Sidewalk Ends, and even as an adult I can’t stop […]
So the US is out of the Paris Climate Agreement. That is disappointing. I was really looking forward to my children and grandchildren being able to breath. Want some putrid icing on that fetid cake? How about legally killing entire herds of wild horses? There will be no more wild horses under Trump’s newest horrible budget. That’s […]
1. Matthew McConaughey: Episode 141 (Season 5, Episode 12) 2. Daniel Dae Kim: Episode 169 (Season 6, Episode 5) 3. ??? Link to Matthew McConaughey’s segment here but fyi I think this particular unsolved mystery is really kind of disturbing even when delivered via a cheesy reenactment starring the “alright alright alright” guy from Dazed and Confused. It is […]
Does listening to the news these days make you feel like you are living in the first chapter of a dystopian sci-fi novel? And even worse, it is a really bad one that is working with a selection of only approximately four tired adjectives? Well, a playlist like this might help you to pretend, briefly, that […]
1. Robinson Crusoe on Mars, 1964, dir. Byron Haskin 2. ??? I think that is a misplaced modifier in my list title, but I can’t think of a way to reword it that isn’t super awkward. Adaptations set in space of eighteenth century novels? That sounds bad. I think it is probably obvious that I […]
For many Americans spring break begins tomorrow. Maybe you have a nice cruise planned. If so, I do not recommend reading these particular essays.
1. “A Lamp in the Window,” Truman Capote