Category Archives: Stage and Screen

Betting on Wrestling

Sports betting has taken off in my part of the world. It seems you can bet on almost any pro sport you want. So far there have been no betting scandals in the professional leagues that I am aware of. … Continue reading

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Decreasing Audiences

The Ellen Show started with a smaller audience than they needed to. Indeed Ellen used to do things with the Riff Raff Room which collected some of the excess people who wanted to see her show. I kind of wondered … Continue reading

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Slapped Into Last Week

You’ve all seen the slap by now, the one Chris Rock didn’t think was coming or else he would have ducked. But what you didn’t see was what happened to Chris. The slap was so hard it knocked Chris into … Continue reading

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Well Trained Caterpillars

Lately I’ve been aware of what I think of as “actor eyebrows”. These are usually longer brows than most, a bit thicker, but most importantly the owner has such complete control over them that they can bend into strange and … Continue reading

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Reffing a Movie

A tall man in a suit was trying to get into a the movie theatre ahead of me. He had a coupon and was insisting it had no expiry date on it. Nevertheless, the ticket counter staff wouldn’t accept it. … Continue reading

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The Vilest Thing You Can Say On American Television

Last week, Jamie Dornan was on the Ellen show. They showed pictures of him, maybe at home in Ireland? He was in shorts and went into the water of the ocean. They said this was around Christmas. So presumably the … Continue reading

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Minority Marketing

Now that ads increasingly have minorities in them, marketers are taking advantage of some of the qualities that these minorities bring. Those ads for teeth whitening products now almost exclusively include those with darker skin. Why do these companies do … Continue reading

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Fun With the Fine Arts

The fine arts are fun. Ask anybody (except those who bleed, perspire or cry for their art!). Just look at some of the words used to describe the fine arts. We’ll start off with music. Music is fun! Just look … Continue reading

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Frank Bombs

Lately frank bombs have been going off. You know, like the ones in the Wizard of Oz. When the scarecrow is told by the wizard that he had a brain all along, the tin man had a heart and the … Continue reading

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My -er- Someone’s Utah Monolith

In a very remote part of Utah, people using a helicopter found a 3.5 meter tall, triangular metal monolith. I am hoping they go back so we can find better observations about this mysterious artifact. Firstly I would like to … Continue reading

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