Friday, August 16, 2019

Dad Talk

This is one of the themes of my life, as someone who was young when my father died. It has shaped and changed me more than anything else that ever happened to me. I'm obviously not alone...

42 Years Ago Today

And he was 42 years old at the time...

Free Kicks

Adam and Rick recap the first week of the Premier League season, including the shocking loss of Adam’s favorite team Chelsea. [Ep40]

We call it "Chelsea Lately"

Listen to it here.

Disney has five billion dollar movies

That is, they have had five movies that made a billion this year. That's a new record. The movie that took them over the top was Toy Story 4.

I saw that one. Disappointing. Not nearly at the level of the nearly perfect first three Toy Story movies. (Although my son, who saw it with me, disagrees. He's 16.)

(The other four billion dollar movies this year are Captain Marvel, Aladdin, Lion King, and Avengers: End Game)

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Today is the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. I think this was the music festival's finest moment...

Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

From Robert Feder's column this morning...

Jeff Joniak, sports director of Entercom all-news WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM and longtime radio voice of the Chicago Bears, will receive the Media Award from the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame September 25. Joniak will be one of 10 inductees at the 23rd annual fundraiser for local charities. Others include Harold Baines, Rick Sutcliffe, Mike Magee, Israel Idonije, Bryant Colby Young, Desmond Howard, Lou Holtz, Jim Phillips and Patrick Kane. Peggy Kusinski, sportscaster for NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, will emcee the event at Wintrust Arena.

Um...Lou Holtz and Desmond Howard? Really exanding the definition of Chicagoland, aren't we?

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

One for the ladies

I can relate...

All The Wrinkled Ladies from nicole carpenter on Vimeo.

CBS & Viacom

They are back together they were in my novel "$everance". From this morning's RAMP Newsletter...

After 13 years apart, CBS Corporation and Viacom announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to reunite in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company -- to be called ViacomCBS Inc., which will house CBS Television, CBS All Access, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and BET, as well as Paramount Pictures, the Paramount Network and other major media assets. Bob Bakish, President & Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, will become President & CEO of the combined company, while Joe Ianniello, President & Acting CEO of CBS, will become Chairman & CEO of CBS.

And yes, $everance really was written 13 years ago.

Lounging Rabbit

I don’t want to say that the rabbits in my yard are not afraid, but this one might as well be lounging in a hammock.

Please don't show this picture to my dog Ivy. She's not allowed in the front yard. The rabbit obviously knows this.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Remember this one?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Is this even human?

A human body shouldn't be able to do this...

Paul Simon & Bob Weir

An unusual pairing to say the least, even though they've known each other since 1967...

The Mooch turns on Trump

We started hearing little inklings of this when Minutia Men interviewed the Mooch. At that time, he was just gently chiding his friend. After the most recent racist rampage, Scaramucci was more direct in his criticism. Since then Trump has gone full out against Anthony, and now the circle is complete.

The Mooch: Republicans may need a new candidate for 2020.

This made me laugh