An SNL Classic: “More cowbell”

This infamous sketch named "Recording Session" but more broadly known as "More Cowbell" aired in Saturday Night Live on April 8, 2000.  It is Will Ferrell at his best.  Some details on how the sketch came to be from Wikipedia: Will Ferrell's idea for the sketch came from hearing "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" over the […]

Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Discuss Immigration in 1980

A nuanced look at the economics, labor supply, and humanitarian aspect of United States immigration policy.  

Rankings “Sherlock” Episodes From Worst To Best

  SPOILER ALERT: There are lots of spoilers below.    11. Series 2, Episode 2 (2012) – "The Hounds of Baskerville" This episode just felt off right from the beginning. A manic Sherlock gets the episode off to a shaky start, then the story played out in an uneven way which eventually led to a mystery […]

Muhammad Ali’s “Black Superman” Song

Ali and The Beatles in 1964 (from WikiCommons) This song just pops in my head from time to time. It was released in 1975 and it never left my brain. Its catchy in some way. He was a magnetic personality and probably the greatest sports figure of all time. RIP champ! Here's a famous Ali […]

Natalie Portman’s Infamous SNL Rap Is Still Awesome

This originally aired in 2006 and I hadn't seen it in a long time. But after watching "Thor" again I decided to revisit it. This is the uncut version. OH MY! She's the best. Here's a link to the censored version on the NBC site. 

Prepare for Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones: Season 5’s Top 10 Scenes and Character Updates

When watching season 5 through again I was surprised to see just how strong it was. The first 4 scenes in the top 10 list below are amongst the best of the whole series, and are unforgettable for reasons different from the usual (a surprise death).   Overall, as we head into season 6 the show has […]

“We gotta take Fight Club up a notch.”

A line from the great Tyler Durden. And here's a preview of the movie just in case you were missing it.    

Classic 1980’s Music Videos, Part 1: So Much Fun

David Bowie and Mick Jagger in "Dancing in the Streets" I came across a couple of 1980's music videos on YouTube and realized there's a gold mine out there of stuff that is great to see again. And much of it is a ton of fun!  So… I've started collecting them and will do a few […]

The Top 40 Disaster Movies of All Time With Grades and Rank

Mt. Vesuvius erupting in "Pompeii" 2015 was a good year for disaster movies and after seeing a bunch of "Best Disaster" movie lists I decided to create my own. Shortly after starting the list I realized I needed to make some rules to clarify which movies qualified as disaster movies and come up with a grading system to sort […]

I Really Liked “Straight Outta Compton”

I first learned of N.W.A. when they showed up on "MTV Raps" one afternoon. They hit the scene like a gut punch. They held nothing back and created the original "Gangster Rap" controversy that went right up to the White House.  The movie they just put out "Straight Outta Compton" is a pasteurized look at their […]
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