Archive for September 2017

Thank you Eric Barry, you reminded me of the good things about my city

While I was at Foster Beach the other day enjoying the waning days of summer, my thoughts drifted to, of all things and people, Eric Barry. You may have heard of him; he’s the self-styled “comedian” and writer who authored a “goodbye letter” to Chicago in Huffington Post that went viral, except not in the... Read more »

What new Fox Sports analyst Michael Vick really did

Fox Sports announced August 27 that it has hired former NFL quarterback Michael Vick as a studio analyst for its NFL Kickoff program that immediately precedes NFL Sunday on the Fox network. The news release announcing the hire was hilarious in the way it avoided the elephant in the room; namely, Vick’s 2007 felony conviction... Read more »

Gone With the Wind, banned in Memphis, actually indicts the Confederacy

The Orpheum Theater in Memphis has cancelled its traditional annual screening of “Gone With the Wind,” apparently in response to the anti-all-things-Confederate sentiment that’s seizing the nation. As a longtime fan of both the film and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel on which it is based, this saddened me. Having read the book something like five... Read more »
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