“A new iPhone accessory will help you take selfies with your cat—it’s called divorce and it retails for half your money.” —David Spade, Lights Out S1E12, 8/15/2019. youtu.be/KQtWfWiy4…
R.I.P. Peter Fonda. Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ Actor and Screenwriter, Is Dead at 79
“The war in Afghanistan has become America’s longest war not because U.S. security interests necessitate it, nor because the battlefield realities are insurmountable, but because of inertia.“ Overcoming Inertia: Why It’s Time to End the War in Afghanistan
“In any other business, hard work is something to behold. Why not in film performance?” Nicolas Cage on his legacy, his philosophy of acting and his metaphorical — and literal — search for the Holy Grail.
“The data on bananas causing suicide is about as conclusive,” said Dr. Ferguson. “Literally. The numbers work out about the same.” Politicians Again Blame Video Games for Shootings, Despite Evidence
Working a little in my home office this morning and just got a phone call—I don’t think I’ve ever before had a phone call ring simultaneously on my iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini. Wow!
Surprise: A viral study is junk science. No, 13 Reasons Why Is Not Making Tons of Teens Commit Suicide “Unfortunately, the study is bunk. […] The problems are myriad.”
“I’d tell you to go to hell, but I never want to see you again.” — Mack “Uncle Mac” Johnson, speaking to a preacher as he’s throwing the preacher out of his whorehouse, Mad Men, S6E13, “In Care Of” (June 23, 2013). #MadMen #TVquotes
Just re-watching The Post (2017), and I keep feeling like I’m watching Tom Hanks guest hosting Mr. Show with Bob and David!
“Karate! Karate-karate! Regular punch! Just kidding, that was karate…” —DJ Slizzard (a.k.a. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne), Party Monster: Scratching the Surface(2018) #MovieQuotes
“For me, it turned out that without Facebook, there wasn’t much I really missed out on — except targeted ads.”. Hear, hear. I quit Facebook about 3 months before the NY Times’ personal tech columnist and don’t miss it one bit.
“What I can tell you is this: this is not Stu’s first marriage. There was a whore in Las Vegas a couple of years ago…” —Alan, The Hangover Part II (2011) #MovieQuotes
R.I.P. Albert Finney. Albert Finney, five-time Oscar nominee, dead at 82
“Alright, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?”
“I’m Penn Jillette, and along with all the Moxie Games event organizers, hosts and commentators, we thank you for watching. This has been a Moxie Games production: the worldwide leader in… this type of stuff.” The Moxie Games on ESPN
Ok, so 3 days in and I can see that I’ll soon be acclimated to the Touch Bar, I love—LOVE—being able to unlock my MacBook Pro with Touch ID or my Apple Watch, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to the butterfly keyboard…Ugh!
Popular Science: “Your super liberal and super conservative relatives might all have one thing in common.” People with extreme political views have trouble thinking about their own thinking.
“Getting fired for ethics violations in the Trump administration is like being fired from the Rockettes for kicking.” Stephen Colbert, Late Show monologue, Monday, December 17, 2018.
“WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a tense meeting on Monday, leading Cabinet members warned Donald J. Trump that shutting down the federal government would make it exponentially harder for them to steal from.” Cabinet Warns Trump That Shutting Down Government Would Make It Harder to Steal From
CBS Sunday Morning: “Of all the letters to Santa, it’s this one about Santa that stands out. You probably know it, printed in the New York Sun in 1897” — “Yes, Virginia”: The story behind the letter about Santa Claus