The Emmys, Mad Men, Glee, And Me

Aug 29

The Emmys, Mad Men, Glee, And Me

OMG, last night DVR stopped being my BFF and had me saying WTF! After watching the Emmys for an hour, we decided to record the rest and switch to Masterpiece Theatre, because Inspector Lewis is rather cool in his own curmudgeonly way, and there are no commercials on PBS. Okay, no problem. Lewis first, Emmys later. We’d skip the commercials and cut off the...

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The Poop

Aug 23

The Poop

There are some things I will not discuss in this blog: religion, politics, chin hairs. But there is something I must talk to you about today: poop. There are, of course, words describing this substance that are far less cute, but I’m taking my cue from Oprah (a girl could do worse) and sticking with the P word. For now. For years, filmmakers have found it...

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FREE Advice For Freshmen

Aug 15

FREE Advice For Freshmen

Do you get those emails whose main function is to remind you how old you’re getting – and how young the rest of the world is? The latest one, at least, had interesting information to process, assuming that any of us above the Age of Consent are still able to process information. It was about Freshmen  —  the kids who are starting college this Fall....

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Superman: Cool or Cruel?

Aug 08

Superman: Cool or Cruel?

This is the kind of story that makes you feel good to be alive. Or slit your wrists. A family in the south had fallen on hard times. They were out of work, out of money, but — hold on to your Kryptonite — not out of luck. As they were cleaning out the attic, because the house they had owned for 60 years was now in foreclosure, they came across a pile of old comics....

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Is Facebook Dead?

Aug 01

Is Facebook Dead?

Or is it just that some people ON Facebook are dead? No, really. As Facebook gets older, so do its users: people over 65 are joining at a greater rate than any other age group. And some of these people, poor dears, pass on. No, they haven’t switched to MySpace. They’ve gone to the Great Internet In the Sky. But here on Planet Earth, dearly departed...

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