Archive for June, 2017

My Thoughts on “Baby Driver”

My Thoughts on "Baby Driver"

I love that Edgar Wright made “Baby Driver,” the new car chase/heist/musical film that came out this week. It’s one of those movies where you know the director had a clear vision, and he had the drive, talent, and cast to make it happen. I’m fully confident that the result is what Wright wanted it […]


GLOW, Heroes, and Villains

GLOW, Heroes, and Villains

Netflix’s new series, GLOW, surprised me. I almost didn’t watch it (an odd thing to say less than a week after it was released, but somehow it’s true), but I like Alison Brie, and it looked like something different, something unique. GLOW is the story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. It’s a bit of […]


When in Doubt, Cats

When in Doubt, Cats

For some reason I haven’t had a lot of compelling topics to write about lately on this blog. Like, I’m watching GLOW right now on Netflix, and I’m really enjoying it, but I don’t have anything specific to say about it. I have 2 episodes left–maybe something will come to me. And I’m seeing Baby […]


Have You Watched “Get Out”?

Have You Watched "Get Out"?

This weekend I did something I rarely do: I watched a horror movie. Okay, technically the director of Get Out calls it a “social thriller,” which is accurate. But I think it’s fair to say that it’s also a horror movie–there’s a sense of dread and a few jump scares. I had heard great things […]


My Greatest Fears When Getting a Massage

My Greatest Fears When Getting a Massage

10 months ago, I had the painful experience of my life: A non-stop series of neck spasms that shot daggers through my body, rendering me immobile for hours. Fortunately, I healed, and the spasms haven’t returned. But recently I’ve noticed an increasing tightness in my neck, and I’m worried that the spasms may return. So […]


Have You Tried a Self-Pour Bar?

Have You Tried a Self-Pour Bar?

It’s a rare occasion that I go to a bar or brewery, but when I do, one of my favorite things is to try a flight of beer. I like to try a lot of different options in small doses. So when a few friends mentioned that they were going to check out a place […]


Daniel Day-Lewis Will Not Be Playing You in a Biopic

Daniel Day-Lewis Will Not Be Playing You in a Biopic

Perhaps you’ve played this game: You and your friends take turns saying which famous actor you’d like to represent you if a movie is ever made about your life. I’ve had this topic come up in conversation a few times over the years. Most people mention an actor who looks a little bit like them. […]


What Do You Eat to Honor Your Father?

What Do You Eat to Honor Your Father?

On Saturday, the day before Father’s Day, I received an e-mail from my father that really touched me. Among a few other things, the e-mail mentioned that he went to the grocery store. While I was there, he said, “I picked up a few things that reminded me of my father.” He attached this photo: […]


Have You Seen Oh, Hello?

Have You Seen Oh, Hello?

One of the biggest entertainment surprises for me in a long time is how much I enjoyed watching Oh, Hello. I laughed harder and more often than I have at any TV show or movie this year. Oh, Hello was a 2-man Broadway show spanning from 2016-2017 featuring young comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll […]


Have You Read “An Ember in the Ashes”?

Have You Read "An Ember in the Ashes"?

Even though I’m a 36 year-old man, I’m a sucker for great YA dystopian fiction. You know, Red Rising, The Hunger Games, etc. It’s a pretty short list, unfortunately. Just recently a friend introduced me to An Ember in the Ashes, and I fell hard for it. The writing is excellent, the story is gripping, the world […]


An Even Wider-Mouthed Beer Can?!

An Even Wider-Mouthed Beer Can?!

I can’t find the post, but years ago I wrote about what I consider to be one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind: the wide-mouth beer (or soda) can. By simply expanding the size of the hole, the can dispenses liquid in a faster and more delicious way. Surely, I thought, this […]


Have You Listened to S-Town?

Have You Listened to S-Town?

I listened to the most amazing podcast on the drive to and from West Virginia this past weekend. It’s called S-Town. Apparently S-Town was hugely popular when it was released a few months ago, but I didn’t hear about it until last week. It’s 7 episodes, each about an hour long, and it’s produced by […]


Oh, West Virginia

Oh, West Virginia

My parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary a few months ago. We decided to celebrate as a family by getting together in the mountains of West Virginia. That’s where I’ve been for the last few days. It was a lovely, relaxing vacation. We ate good food, lounged in the pool, barely escaped from an Escape […]


What’s Your Favorite Chrome Extension?

What's Your Favorite Chrome Extension?

Have you ever spent an hour crafting a beautiful comment on a blog, a Facebook post, or even an e-mail on a web app like gmail…and then you misclick and lose the whole thing? It’s the worst. Well, my friends, I have a solution for you that I should have shared years ago, but I’ve […]


Would You Eat This Strawberry?

Would You Eat This Strawberry?

Or perhaps another way to ask this would be, “Would you pay $40 for 1 pound of these strawberries?” That’s the cost of these beautiful white strawberries grown in Japan. They’re perfectly ripe; they’re just naturally engineered and cross-bred to be white instead of red. It sounds like they don’t taste all that different from […]


The Odd Reward System of Team Ninja Warrior

The Odd Reward System of Team Ninja Warrior

I love American Ninja Warrior and its various spinoffs, but I question the scoring system in Team Ninja Warrior (TNW). I might be missing something, so I’d like to hear your thoughts. Unlike ANW, TNW is comprised of a series of head-to-head races. Each team has 3 members, and they each take turns racing against […]


What’s Your Favorite Sports Final?

What's Your Favorite Sports Final?

I’m going to throw some 2016/2017 stats at you: NBA Finals (game 1): 20 million viewers World Series  (game 7): 40 million viewers Super Bowl: 114 million viewers UEFA Champions League Final: 350 million viewers I spent a few hours on Saturday afternoon watching the Champions League Final, the last game in a tournament that […]


What Did You Think of Wonder Woman?

What Did You Think of Wonder Woman?

Despite a disruptive and even scary viewing experience, I found Wonder Woman to be an excellent movie. I’ll get to the story in a moment, but first I want to focus on the movie itself. In my opinion, it will vie for the best DC movie ever, with The Dark Knight as the only other one coming […]


How Do You Use Rotten Tomatoes?

How Do You Use Rotten Tomatoes?

I think I may rely on Rotten Tomatoes too much. In case you don’t know what Rotten Tomatoes is, it’s a movie review consolidator. Basically, if 67 reviewers rate a movie highly and 33 reviewers give it a low rating, the Rotten Tomatoes score is 67%. I get the vast majority of my movie news […]