| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:17 AM
(First, I’d like to apologize for not writing a blog last week. My DirectTV messed up in the last 10 minutes of the episode and when I called around, it seemed to have happened to a lot of people. Not sure about you, but I missed an entire song...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:31 AM
"Saturday Night Live" skewered Jos. A. Bank this weekend, suggesting that the Carroll County-based company's suits are a cheap alternative to paper towels.
"I spend a lot of my time cleaning up messes, so I need something that's absorbent and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"One, two, three, FOUR!"
Never has a foreign invasion of a country's culture been announced in such a way. But so it was when American disc jockeys began playing the B-side of a 45 rpm record by a popular British rock 'n' roll quartet in January 1964....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:35 PM
By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91.
But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Critics said Saturday that the latest problem to hit Maryland's online health exchange — an incorrect help-line number that directed hundreds of callers to a Seattle-based pottery business — was another symptom of the poorly operating website....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
For Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler to liken Obamacare's implementation to "a 'Saturday Night Live' skit," as The Washington Post quoted him as saying, shows a disturbing pattern. Maybe he should have considered attending a meeting of the Health...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:07 AM
The six guys who make up the Baltimore-based comedy troupe Color Me Funny have a pretty simple goal in life. They never want to hear the following crack ever again:
"The best and worst compliment you can get is that you're the funniest person In...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The world's best banjo player of the past year lives in a log cabin about 40 miles from Baltimore.
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, 55-year-old Mike Munford sat on a couch in his living room in Glen Rock, Pa. He held his favorite banjo, a Gibson five-...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Just a quick reminder: Actor Edward Norton, who grew up in Columbia, will host "Saturday Night Live" tonight at 11:30 on NBC. Janelle Monae is the musical guest. He's had "SNL" cameos before, but this is Norton's first time hosting the long-running sketch...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
One of the very best parts of the Miley Cyrus-hosted "Saturday Night Live" on October 5 was a music video. A parody of Miley's "We Can't Stop," "We Did Stop (The Government)" pokes fun at the government shutdown while holding true to the style and tone of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:57 AM
"When witches don't fight, we burn." -- Fiona Goode
If Bill Hader's Stefon from "Saturday Night Live" were to explain the season premiere of "American Horror Story," it might go something like this:
"New Orleans' hottest club is 'Coven'. It has...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:14 AM
For years, William Shatner wanted no part of the convention scene, had no desire to appear in front of the Trekkies, fanboys and obsessive sci-fi geeks who all craved a piece of Capt. James Tiberius Kirk.
"That's very true," says Shatner, whose stance...