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Well, Let Me Say This About That

Well, Let Me Say This About That is an interesting twist on current events, as told by Dallas’ finest and funniest Craig McCartney.

Entendre, Double & Otherwise

Democrats negotiating with Republicans (sort of) on the hot topics of voting rights and infrastructure is pretty clearly an exercise in futility, and a foreseeable one at that.  We’ve been to this ball game before, and it’s increasingly clear that Chuck Schumer is no Mitch McConnell. Let’s put it in football terms, which is shaky ground for me but let’s […]

Common Ground

My deliberate avoidance of what passes as the latest in political news is proving to be a good deal easier than I thought it would be.   I gather that there’s yet another email story circulating, this time about the former president’s assistant and chief of staff pressuring the Department of Justice to investigate claims of voter fraud in last year’s […]

What’s My Addiction?

It is common wisdom that admitting one has a problem is the first step towards recovery, which I understand is a basic tenet of groups like Alcoholics Anonymous.  Well, I have a problem, an addiction if you will, and it has nothing to do with alcohol.  Nor does it have anything to do with sex or cocaine, naming just two […]

The Top & What’s Underneath

Sometimes a bit of random dialogue will jump out of a movie and stick with me for days.  I was watching Chaplin a few days ago, and the following snippet did just that. Chaplin: It’s a good country underneath, Doug. Fairbanks: No, it’s a good country on top.  Underneath—that’s what starts showing when we’re scared.   Well, which is it?  I’ve […]

Normal…Is That You?

It’s kind of fascinating to me that so many folks find it necessary to take a position on absolutely everything.  That sounds totally exhausting.  Who has the time or inclination to gather all the information and weigh opposing views in order to come to an informed opinion about everything that comes down the pike?  Of course, if one skips those […]

Mirror, Mirror In My Hand

For some of us slow learners, it takes the better part of a lifetime to understand why certain things are ever needed.  Even so, I can thing of a few that I still haven’t puzzled out. Take eyeshadow, for instance.  Whether one is buying at a drug store or a high-end department store, the precious powder in the desired shade […]

To Tell The Truth

I grew up loving game shows.  Being sick from school and having summer vacation meant getting to watch Concentration, You Don’t Say, and the often off-color wit of Paul Lynde, Charley Weaver, and Wally Cox on Hollywood Squares.   There was I’ve Got a Secret, sponsored by Winston cigarettes, where the likes of Garry Moore, Jayne Meadows, and Betsy Palmer (and […]

Close, But No Oscar

Over the years, I’ve noted that interest in the annual Oscar ceremony generally comes from just two sources.  First, when the marketing gets us into theaters to see a movie with a subject or stars that interests us and we end up liking it, we’re more inclined to root for the movie if it ends up with Oscar nominations.  Or, […]

On Account of Because

“The construction ‘on account of because’ outrages every grammatical law,” says Gary Cooper as Professor Potts in Ball of Fire.  But I understand why Barbara Stanwyck, as the whimsically named Sugarpuss O’Shea, needed that mouthful of words to explain that he was a “yum yum“ and that’s why she was “wacky” for him.  Sometimes stating the reason why we feel […]

The Way We Are

The Way We Were, movie and song, came out when I was in high school, and the thought of me as a teenager nostalgically mooning about when I wasn’t yet old enough to be excessively sentimental about anything amuses me today.   Now that I’m older, I can understand what the lyricist meant by “misty watercolor memories” as I try to […]