Monday, December 4, 2017

MIKE DOONESBURY LED THE WAKE:  Yet another case of premorse.  John Anderson, dead at 95.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE: If ever I had a case of premorse, today's the day.

Jim Nabors, dead at age 87.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ZIP CODE, FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA:  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  And remember that while killing your guests is not necessarily a deal breaker, you should still call the Butterball Hotline to make sure you're cooking things right..

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TREBEK'S PRISONER'S DILEMMA:  It's time for Final Jeopardy!.  Player A and B each have $12,300; Player C has $1000.  The Final Jeopardy! category is one not obviously within your intellectual bailiwick (Asian Geography). What do you wager  as A/B, or C?

How did it play out?  Roll tape!

Monday, October 2, 2017

RAISED ON PROMISES:  As of the moment I'm writing this, it is unclear if Tom Petty has passed away or is in the most critical of conditions; regardless, it feels like a moment to slide the keys back into the blog-ignition in case anyone has something to say worth more than 140 characters.

I will say that after the 2015 revelation regarding Petty's past heroin addiction, I assumed he'd die younger than most, but still never quite this soon. Shit. Craig, remember this concert senior year?

Thursday, August 24, 2017

THE BATTLE FOR THE HULK HANDS:  We have one vacancy in the ALOTT5MA FFL, now entering its 9th season.  Drafting Monday night at 9pm EDT, 12-team auction format, non-PPR.  If you're interested, holler.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

GET ON YOUR FEET ALL NIGHT LONG:  It was only six years ago when I started lamenting about the virtual absence of Latino winners of the Kennedy Center Honors for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Excellence, asking "Do we need to wait 20-30 years for Gloria Estefan and John Leguizamo to win?"

So it's nice to note that Gloria Estefan is indeed one of this year's honorees, along with Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, dancer Carmen de Lavallade, and holy shit how the hell has Norman Lear not won this before?

LL is the first hip-hop artist to be so honored -- I think that gives a lot of weight to his acting/hosting endeavors, because I can't otherwise conceive of a reason for his going in before Run-DMC.  (Oh, wait: his show's on CBS. Nevermind.)

As for Lear: holy fucking shit, what were they waiting for?