Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go


Hero Worship

I can’t remember the last time I watched an awards show. Yet I cant’t get enough Golden Globes highlights — at least I can’t get enough Golden Globes highlights in which the host is Ricky Gervais. I think I have watched his monologue from Sunday’s 2020 ceremony five times already. Even better are the compilations, […]

‘This Is the Face of Hell, Lou’

November 14, 1985 was a school night, a Thursday, and so I probably was not awake when David Letterman less introduced Sam Kinison as issued a public service warning. Yet a recent viewing of this, Kinison’s network television debut — aroused as I was to find these few minutes following encounters with multiple recent cultural […]

Cold Calls

Impressions from my first visit to Acme comedy club: – Nice venue. We had good seats with a small table for drinks and there didn’t appear to be many bad ones. No bad seats, I mean — I can’t vouch for the drinks. Nice crowd on a Wednesday night. Strangely, it was sauna-warm in the […]



I’ll tell you what class is. When you step out of the shower to take a leak — that’s class. -Rodney Dangerfield