My Pal Joey

Continuing with tradition, I’m writing something special today for one of my closest friend’s birthdays. Of all the days of the year, this is the one that always reminds me that I’m younger than he is. He’s been one of my most stalwart friends and at times my most implacable critic, as all friends of […]

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Going All Geek About It

Today, I learned that someone I work with has never seen Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. They’ve never even seen the original Star Wars “all the way through.” I suppose the real test of whether you’re a geek is how you react to that. My reaction was incredulity. I mean, I can understand […]

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Remembering Twin Peaks

Few shows have made as much an impression on me, or the television in general, as Twin Peaks. It made the roster of my Five Best Dramatic Shows, and with good reason. For the first season and a half, it was trailblazing television. It changed everything that was possible about television afterward, paving the way […]

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