Wouldn’t it be nice if marital life could be summarized as neatly as financial news? It’s always amused me that financial reporters write as if all economic behavior can be reduced to a haiku-length recitation … Read moreConjugal Forecasting, or: If Marital Events Were Reported Like the Stock Market
When it comes to Jewish, Siri often lets me down I generally have a love affair with Siri. She – as available on my iPhone 5 – gets me. My dictation of emails, texts and … Read moreSiri Flunks Jewish
Greeting cards: Message quality varies with the cost When recently browsing the greeting cards rack, I discovered a disturbing trend: card prices continue to climb; and while cheap cards are available, the message quality varies … Read moreMother’s and Father’s Day Greeting Cards: Cost or Quality?
On the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s discovery of Relativity it is debunked. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s discovery of Relativity, it’s hard to recall the mixed greeting it received. True, … Read moreRelativity Disproved at Last!
Presenting a new screenplay for your consideration as the next hit TV show. By George R.R. Bizet (Screenplay Program Notes for Husbands Who Would Rather Be Home Watching Game of Thrones.) Act I: In a town … Read moreA Screenplay: “The Game of Carmen”
Bloated subtitles that over-promise and aggrandize the subject can get a bit annoying I appreciate that nonfiction publishers need to get more people out there buying books. But using bloated subtitles that over-promise and aggrandize … Read moreExcessive Subtitles: How the Current Trend of Overblown Subtitles Distorts the Truth But Could Lead to World Peace
SCIENCE FASTBREAKS: A Monthly Report on What’s New in Sci/Tech Last month our “Computer” column compared several new software programs that enable you to monitor your diet and help you lose weight (so-called “spreadsheets”), while … Read moreScience Fastbreaks
When you hear one of these lines in a Hollywood-produced piece, you know it ain’t going to work out well. Based on many years spent watching film and television, here are the top Hollywood TV/motion … Read moreTop Hollywood Death Sentences
Why going bald is a blessing Ever since I started to shed my hair in my twenties, friends and family have expressed sympathy for my balding pate and plight. So it’s time I set the … Read moreGo Bald Early and Often
Growing up with trite and mindless 1950s-style science fiction Star Trek, Terminator, X-Men… and today’s youth think they have it rough. Ha! They should try growing up with trite and mindless 1950s-style science fiction. Then … Read more1950s Science Flicktion, or The Creatures from Saran Rapp IV