| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
There are only a few true masterpieces that debuted in my lifetime: the '64 Mustang; Sandra Bullock's perfect chin; and "Caddyshack," whose director, Harold Ramis, passed the other day at age 69, too damn soon, as if only on life's 14th hole.
And yet 1,...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Two years ago in December, Visa, MasterCard and PayPal cut off all financial services to WikiLeaks. This left the controversial website blocked off from accepting online donations — a state of affairs that did not sit well with members of the...
| Dec 20, 2008
It's not even Christmas yet, and I've already gained 5 pounds, most of it on my face (see dotted sketch). Five pounds doesn't sound like a lot, unless it's all in your jowls. Besides, I have been gaining 5 pounds every Christmas for about 20 years now,...
| May 22, 2008
GRANDMA arrived the other day, with a suitcase the size of a Frigidaire. Took two grown men and a forklift to move it from the car to our guest quarters, which doubles as the little guy's bedroom. Come visit us and you're likely to have Spider-Man...
| Jun 19, 2012
Q: My whole family has tried to duplicate my grandma's pound cake recipe without any success. It tastes the same but doesn't rise and if becomes a really heavy dense cake. Any idea why the cake won't rise? I want to be able to figure this out and make...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:46 PM
If it is possible, President Obama has exceeded his previous record for economic nitwittery.
Taking a quick sampling of recent money headlines we find that the President wishes to raise the rate of dividend taxes to 44%; that the Gallup group is tracking...
| Feb 23, 2013
Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always — to quote Jack Nicholson — "bring out the devil in me."
Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:25 AM
A kind of schmaltzy poem is making the rounds on the Internet. In the voice of an old man in a nursing home, the character is speaking to nurses who see him as nothing more than the "Cranky Old Man" of the poem's title.
As he recalls his life —...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:31 PM
The potential perils of bringing a live tree into your home for the holidays are well documented in Chevy Chase's "Christmas Vacation."
The frustrations his character, Clark Greaseball — I mean Griswold — endured should be shared by no...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:35 PM
"Da Vinci's Demons" gets a green light at Starz...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Queen Latifah to get new talk show...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Will Ferrell to star in Spanish-language film "Casa de mi padre."...