Archive for July 2014
My wife, her mom, and I made a rare visit to a movie theater yesterday. The stars, I guess, must have been in perfect alignment . I did the usual groundwork, investigating the offerings at the local big-screen emporiums. My first choice, Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight”, wasn’t available at the usual places. ... Read more »
“I love a Hebrew National hot dog with an ice-cold Corona. No lime. If the phone rings, I can’t answer until I’m done.” [Maya Angelou] Some relish the legs of a frog With a chardonnay as a prologue. But Miss Angelou Liked a Mexican brew, Hold the lime, with a kosher hot dog.
Jimmy Stewart was one of our most beloved actors. He made close to 80 films. Many of them cinematic treasures. He was absolutely inimitable. Can you identify each of the following of his movies with its telltale scene? If you get them all, you deserve to be honorary president of the Jimmy Stewart Fan Club. ... Read more »
“If music be the food of love, play on,” wrote Shakespeare in “Twelfth Night”. The Bard probably knew from experience how passion is nourished by sweet sounds. Most lovers have a signature song that whenever it’s heard later in life will rekindle memories of the beginnings of their romance. Our song is “Misty”. The... Read more »
Today is National Hot Dog Day. Of this, Peter Bella, the Cooking Cop, reminds us on the ChicagoNow circuit. Peter reverentially says he’s going to celebrate the occasion by….drum roll please….eating a hot dog. I imagine somewhere on this day there will be or has already been a joyous Hot Dog Parade. With... Read more »
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is considered by many the greatest play ever written. Many of its lines have become embedded in the collective memory of readers around the world. It is no exaggeration to say that recognizing them is an indication of one’s cultural literacy. How well can you complete each of the following quotations culled... Read more »
Bruce Rauner says he wants to raise The FICA and Medicare taxes. Though he hasn’t paid either one these days As he counts what he saves and relaxes.
Rattling his sabers, McCain Is now itching to fight in Ukraine. He likes nothing more Than another bad war, Repetition of which is insane.
When it comes to food and drink, I’m basically a meat and potatoes guy. I rarely experiment on my palate. A given whenever I eat out is that I avoid the spicy food for the life of me. Literally. I suffer from severe allergies to hot peppers and all their derivatives. Once I got... Read more »
Medical Note: “Less than 1 percent of all heart attacks occur during sexual activity. The risk is as low for men who have suffered a heart attack as it is for those without heart disease.” [from the advice column of Dr. Anthony Komaroff] Having sharp pains in your chest? Refrain from sex in your... Read more »