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Monthly Archives: November 2008

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11.24.08 My Top Ten RIGHT NOW

1. THEATER Farragut North The NY Times said this play was predictable but enjoyable. I agree with the latter, the former is a bunch of crap. While it didn’t exactly have me on the edge of my seat, thanks to a fantastic set of performances,

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Happy People Watch Less Television

Kill your TV before it kills you. According to the NY Times, happy people spend a lot of time socializing, reading newspapers, going to church, and doing a slew of other activities. But not watching a lot of TV. Analyzing massive sets of data accumulated

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Bike Hero, You’re Still My Hero

So apparently there was some controversy and feelings of betrayal swirling around this ridiculously amazing video, when it was discovered that it was actually created by a rich and powerful (and, one assumes, soulless) ad agency, and not in fact by a group of suburban

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Bounce to Road Show: A Rant and/or Review

Let me start off this rant/review by saying that I love Stephen Sondheim. I have followed him to the ends of the earth, or rather through many S/states, both literally and artistically. Each time I go to the theater for one of his shows it’s

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Obama the Celebrity

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are Unfortunately, I’m already dreading the next chapter for all the Obama supporters. A lot of them are going to keep obsessing. And it’s going to get on my nerves. (not that I haven’t

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Top Ten Most Irritating Phrases

Lifehacker recently pointed to two UK lists of the top ten most irritating (and clichéd) phrases in use today. But I feel like these lists are too UK-specific and also a bit too general. I feel like most of us buzzword-weary guys hear far more

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Movie reviews of movies I haven’t seen: Twilight

Oh the old “movie out of a book” thing! As far as I can divulge from internet gossip and TV trailers “Twilight” is “Buffy” if you were born in the early 1990s. Complete with blue undertones and hair that’s way longer than any you have