Category Archives: Hero Worship

UPDATED: Some Thoughts on D-Day

So much planning and collaborating went into D-Day, it sort of boggles my mind that we (the allies) could pull it off. Thousands of details, the failure of any single one could have doomed the entire operation, and yet somehow, … Continue reading

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Librarians Rule

Hey guys, you know how the other day we were talking about Librarians being our badass heroes? Seattle Public Library is offering a class, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Fake News Survival Guide: Resources & Tips For … Continue reading

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Saturday Palate Cleanser

OK, this isn’t exactly a cat-attack video, or a saintly Golden Retriever being saintly, or even a bird being a jerk (and birds are jerks), but it should make every reader of this blog happy: Coming to the Sundance Film … Continue reading

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Mel Brooks talks about Young Frankenstein

I sat down with the team at 20th Century Fox’s new podcast @ScreenDivePod to talk about the making of Young Frankenstein! #ScreenDive — Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) November 17, 2018 This is such a great podcast, I thought everyone … Continue reading

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Midday Palate Cleanser

A museum in Japan spends most of its day refusing entry to 2 cats trying to get in @bijutsu1 — Rajiv (@jiffington) November 13, 2018 “I understand that there is Sushi Exhibit.”  

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I’m Saying A Little Prayer for Aretha

The Queen of Soul is reportedly in hospice, and I am very sad. Franklin has been a constant in my musical life; she was ever-present on the radio growing up, and almost always on the stereo at home. I cannot … Continue reading

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Dr Howard Dean is in, you guys!

The dems need organization and focus on the young. Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again. — Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) November 10, 2016 And now is when you start pressuring all the Dim … Continue reading

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RIP, Muhammad Ali

Giants once walked amongst us, and few will ever be greater than Muhammad Ali. Dave Zirin writes about Muhammad Ali often, and his Muhammad Ali Handbook is pretty terrific stuff. He really was a champion in every sense of the … Continue reading

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Fatherly Advice

I’ve noted on several occasions that my family did not participate in Hallmark Holidays; Mom was resolute about Mothers Day (“So what about the other 364 days of the year?”) and Dad was not sentimental nor much aware of Fathers … Continue reading

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RIP Beau Biden, 1969 – 2015

From President Obama: “Michelle and I are grieving tonight. Beau Biden was a friend of ours. His beloved family – Hallie, Natalie, and Hunter – are friends of ours. And Joe and Jill Biden are as good as friends get. … Continue reading

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