Cuppa Joe

Overheard.Cop one: Where do you park? Cop two: Over by Nathan's Cafe. Cop one: Nathan's. They have a good cuppa joe at Nathan's.Wow: "cuppa joe." Later they went and treated some wiseguys to a little chin music.

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Money Money Money

Editor, Seattle Times The other days I was flipping through my 744 cable stations trying to find some LA Law reruns, when I unfortunately stopped on one of those so-called "music television stations" where they were showing a clip from some "Rapping concert." In the clip there were three of these so-called "Rapsters" on stage and yelling "Money money money

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Overachiever

Last night I went to Greenlake to do a little running. I intended to jog one lap, 2.8 miles. After the first lap I felt pretty good. So I decided to do a second lap. After the second lap I still felt pretty good. So I decided to do a third lap. After the third lap I still felt pretty

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The Bad Review Revue

The Bad Review Revue[The Sweetest Thing] "The dumbest thing this side of a lobotomy." -- Robert Wilonsky, LOS ANGELES NEW TIMES [The Scorpion King] "As this chaotic barrage of muscle flexing, swordplay, fireballs, crude digital effects and comic-book quips hurls itself off the screen, it's like having several garbage cans clogged with stale pizza, lukewarm cola, soggy French fries and

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My Mother the Comedian

My mother phones me. "Matt," she says, "did you see they're making a Spider-man movie?" "Yeah, I think I heard about that," I reply. Actually, I've been following the progress of this movie since, like, 1986. "Well, when it comes out I want to go see it with you." Really? My mother's more of a "Runaway Bride" kinda gal, not

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Games: Interactive Fiction

[Games: Interactive Fiction] A while ago I briefly mentioned a neat little game called 9:05, and swore that I would "write more about interactive fiction later this week." And did I? Did i write more about later that week? No I did not. And while that may make me a filthy stinkin' liar, I am at least a filthy stinkin'

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Easy For You to Say

Some guy at a press conference asked Donald Rumsfeld if the US had goofed by not using ground troops at Tora Bora, thereby allowing bin Laden escape. Rumsfeld repliedMy view of the whole thing is that until the lessons learned are known and have been developed -- they're still being worked on -- I wouldn't be able to answer a

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