Another classic from Airplane!

18 April 2014 ·

Where Does the Fool in April Fools’ Come From?

The origins of April Fools’ Day are uncertain, but one theory is that it began in 1582, when France adopted the Gregorian calendar. Before this time, New Year’s Day fell on March 25 rather than January 1. Those who continued to celebrate the old New Year at the beginning of April were called “fools” by their early adopting contemporaries. — Dictionary.com

1 April 2014 ·

David Brenner, Master of Observational Humor, Dies at 78

Early in his career, Mr. Brenner seemed to many like a throwback to an older, safer brand of comedy. Other comedians were gleefully challenging taboos, but his routines were free of profanity and focused not on sex, drugs or race, but on the annoying little details of everyday life — in his words, “the dumb things that we say and do.”

17 March 2014 ·

A classic scene from Airplane!.

15 March 2014 ·

WSJ: Spring Training: Why Arizona Beats Florida

"To measure the difference in convenience, The Wall Street Journal conducted an experiment: How many Cactus League games could one writer catch a glimpse of in the time it took another simply to drive between two random Grapefruit League sites?"

12 March 2014 ·

Detroit put up some brand new Shinola street clocks — and they were immediately tagged

And the fact that Detroit isn’t fazed by it is the best part of it all.

— Esquire.com

10 March 2014 ·

Barely Keeping Up in TV’s New Golden Age

"I was never one of those snobby people who would claim to not own a television when the subject came up, but I was generally more a reader than a watcher. That was before the explosion in quality television tipped me over into a viewing frenzy.

Something tangible, and technical, is at work. The addition of ancillary devices onto what had been a dumb box has made us the programming masters of our own universes. Including the cable box — with its video on demand and digital video recorder — and Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku, Wii and Xbox, that universe is constantly expanding. Time-shifting allows not just greater flexibility, but increased consumption. According to Nielsen, Americans watched almost 15 hours of time-shifted television a month in 2013, two more hours a month than the year before.” — David Carr

9 March 2014 ·

Inexplicable.

Inexplicable.

19 February 2014 ·

January recap.

1 February 2014 ·

Conference Calls in Real Life

25 January 2014 ·

rollingstone:

The most awesomely retro moments in Grammy history.

rollingstone:

The most awesomely retro moments in Grammy history.

25 January 2014 ·

Are The Winter Olympics Actually Totally BS?

From Esquire.com

25 January 2014 ·

A tempting purchase.

A tempting purchase.

17 January 2014 ·

wired:

The new LEGO Simpsons set looks awesome.

Want.

wired:

The new LEGO Simpsons set looks awesome.

Want.

9 January 2014 ·

Going Paperless: A Primer to Going Paperless in 2014 | Jamie Todd Rubin

It’s worth a shot.

8 January 2014 ·

About Me

Upbeat guy from Detroit now settled in the Southwest.