Happy New Years … From Spike and the Gang.
Pianist Billy Taylor, Jazz Ambassador And NPR... →
Humour Is A Serious Business
Here’s one for O’Henry fans. (Note: The following came to me anonymously and without attribution…) He grasped me firmly but gently just above my elbow and guided me into a room, his room. He quietly shut the door and we were alone. He approached me soundlessly, from behind, and spoke in a low, reassuring voice close to my ear. “Just relax.” Without warning he reached...
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
During Tonight's Lunar Eclipse, Moon Will Turn... →
We hesitate to ever recommend getting out of bed in the wee hours of a cold winter night to go outside and look up at the sky. But everything we hear and read about the total eclipse of the moon that’s going to be visible across all of North America starting around 1:30 a.m. ET (and lasting until about 5 a.m. ET) suggests it’s going to be one of those celestial events that are...
Holiday Toonz →
A Holiday Season (trick or) Treat: A dozen or so of the best (or worst) Songs ever. Enjoy!
What The Critics Don't Get About Tron : All Tech... →
“Tron isn’t just a movie. It’s a meme that a whole generation of geeks like me have been cherishing for nearly 30 years.”
So let me get this straight - Larry King is getting his 8th divorce, Elizabeth Taylor is possibly getting married for a 9th time, Britney Spears had a 55 hour marriage, Jesse James and Tiger Woods are screwing EVERYTHING… Yet the idea of same-sex marriage is going to destroy the institution of marriage? Really? Oh… And let us NOT forget that nearly everyone on the original Defense...
2010 (The App) →
RICHARD CURTIS VERSES THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY, 2010 ‘They tossed in every kind of crap and designated it an app.’ By Richard Curtis
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A bitter pill, a spare pet peeve, a couple of virulent viruses, a rancourous rage , a spiteful mischief, another vicious circle, a couple of vitriolic criticisms, a savage beast, a half dozen ferocious fears, a hate-filled Hattie [don’ ask], a venomous villain ,a couple of poison pens, a poisonous piety for which there is no antidote , several acrid smells, and a rather nasty headache. All...
The 10 Craziest Business Practices of the Book... →
“What” you’ll say. “That’s crazy.” No, that’s publishing.
The Nervous Breakdown: 12 Common Misperceptions... →
It's a wonderful Life:The Lost Ending →
We Lost 8 Million Jobs. Only 1 Million Came Back.... →
One step closer: State House and Senate approve... →
It’s one step closer, but it’s a welcome one.
Steve Martin Isn't Predictable Enough!: This Is... →