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Tempus FugitI can't find it now -- maybe it was on Facebook? -- but I remember talking not long ago* with Denise Sawicki about time, and how it feels like the years are flying by faster and faster as I get older. A year feels like a week sometimes. Go »
Shaking Down the Family TreeRecent past - I’d ask my grandparents why they sent my dad to live with his aunts and uncles and grandmother. It’s a family mystery. Further past - I’d ask my my family from the 1800s why they moved to the cities and what they hoped to have happen in Go »
Decidedly UndecidedI'm in a similar boat. As an independent, I cannot vote in Florida primaries, so my opinion won't matter until long after the race is down to one Democrat against Trump against various minor third parties. And I'm used to disdaining my own state's politic Go »
Office HoursI'll be on Funeratic for the next four hours at least. I'm not going to say this every week, but it's the first week and I'm excited to try this. Challenge me to a concert and I'll (probably) accep Go »
Happy Birthday, Scott!One of the pleasures of Celebrity Goo Game is that when I discover weird celebrity trivia like that, I can often use it as inspiration for goos. I read somewhere that the high-pitched singer in the Diet Dr Pepper commercials was named Justin Guarini, and Go »
What's on the Ol' Boob Tube?Good Omens is one of Kelly's favorite books, so we had to watch the 6-episode Amazon TV series as soon as it came out. It's clever and witty and pleasantly weird, with a good number of cel Go »
Endgame of ThronesBest show endings I can think of: The Shield (the best) The Americans (close second) The Wire Crazy Ex Girlfriend Parks and Rec Breaking Bad The Sopranos Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (the last shot is perfect) Mary Tyler Moore Mad Men 30 Rock Ba Go »
The Best Movie YearI could swear that we discussed this already, but I can't find it in TC's archives for the life of me, so maybe not. What year was the best ever for movies? I have long been partial to 1999, but I figured that's just because it was a pivotal year in Go »
Knocksknowledge of grammar easily distinguishes the difference of "Look ahead in the road" from "Look, a head in the road". Knowledge of grammar was moot in Myrna's case as the amount of blood pooling from her severed head made the difference irrelevant. Go »
Dem-ographicsIs anyone else utterly sick of talk about the demographics of Democratic candidates this year? I don't care whether Elizabeth Warren is a woman or a man, or whether Cory Booker is black or white, or whether Joe Biden is old or young, or whether Pete Bu Go »
Our Lady of ParisI was quite disturbed reading about it yesterday and watching clips. It's such an important building to France and to all of civilization. I know it's just a building, but its seeming loss hurt in the way that the death of a beloved public figure couldn't Go »
Tiger's TriumphI can't help but be reminded of another comeback after many years. :-) Tiger so dominated the sport of golf that when he fell, it seemed catastrophic. His medical problems, his personal problems, Go »
What Makes a Movie?This is awesome - the FTC has a nice reply for Spielberg:https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/2/18292773/netflix-oscars-justice-department-warning-steven-spielberg-eligibility-antitrust-law Go »
Driving Mr. GreenI haven't seen Green Book, so I can't say from my own experience. I will see it someday, regardless of the controversy. Just because the movie is problematic and clueless in its choices about race does not mean that it is entirely without merit. Go »
Harry Potter and the Definitive EndingAlso: I'm well aware that this is all easy for me to say because I'm not a particular fan of Harry Potter. The movies and theme parks were fun, but I don't follow the series closely and I have no interest in any further expansions. If it was a series that Go »
Oscars 2019I had not noticed that diversity in Best Director, but you're right; good point. And that's good and healthy for the industry, I think. Part of the reason that Green Book flew under the radar for Best Picture had to be the lack of a correspond Go »
Hemming HistoryFor what it's worth, I didn't have a problem with you saying that. He deserves scorn for owning slaves and for raping them. But he also deserves some degree of reverence for his contributions to modern democracy. Go »
Groundhog DayYeah, I can't imagine a day so "perfect" that I wouldn't eventually get tired of the repetition. But if I was not aware of the repetition, and I was enjoying the day anew each time, I can think of a number of candidates, from happy times in my youth to my Go »
Things I Do Not Understand After Trying to Eat Light at a Mexican Restaurant TonightI think most Americans DON'T eat 2000 calories a day, judging from the obesity epidemic in this country. :-( The waitress was not busy. Several times I saw her across the room doing what looked like idle chatting with other staff, playing with her fing Go »
Last RightsGood! I'm not the only one who thinks that's crazy. :-) I guess the rationale is that multiple people might want the last piece, so if anyone must be deprived of it, at least we're all equally deprived of it? Go »
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