Pulling a Sick-In

Well, not really. I’ve got a moderate case of strep throat (coughing, congestion, general physical weakness) and it’s really disrupting my routines to the point that I’m not going to be posting on the site for the next few days or so. Gotta rest up and try to see when I can start posting on…

Ali Wong and the Anthem of the Lazy

I’m something of a feminist and so when I saw that Ali Wong’s stand up special on Netflix openly declared she was going to explain why feminism was “terrible”, I eye-rolled. Someone who has to make a big deal out of general ideological statements in their stand up special would probably come off to me…

Hannibal Buress Takes Edinburgh: An Anti-Work Review

I’m not a huge fan of Hannibal Buress and his comedy. He’s not bad by any means and I’ve enjoyed quite a few of his stand-up specials. But he’s never made me laugh hysterically either. Still, he’s a solid comedian and I’ve gotten plenty of laughs out of him. That isn’t the sort of review…

Charles Bukowski Writes a Letter to John Martin

  (Source) To his publisher, John Martin (of Black Sparrow Press)   8-12-86 Hello John: Thanks for the good letter. I don’t think it hurts, sometimes, to remember where you came from. You know the places where I came from. Even the people who try to write about that or make films about it, they…