Ongoing Thread: Senator Al Franken Scandal

Thursday morning, KABC news anchor Leanne Tweeden published an account in which she testified that Senator Al Franken, previously a Saturday Night Live comedian, inappropriately groped her. She also provided photographic evidence of the incident. Below is an ongoing update of the situation.   If Franken practices his politics in his personal life, and genuinely … More Ongoing Thread: Senator Al Franken Scandal

The Inevitable

Okay, so I got fired. Yes, technically a resignation. But I did not expect to be done as soon as I was. They took my building pass and everything with two hours left to go in the workday. So. Fired. Unemployed. At nearly 30 years old. I mean, some of us saw this coming, right?

Arrival: A Good Movie That Makes Me Miss Independence Day

Spoiler-Free Section. Here’s the main adjective I would use to describe Arrival: Heavy. IS IT “GOOD?” Yes. How much $$ is it worth? – $8 movie ticket. What’s good about it? – Linguistics are cool. What about the acting? – Amy Adams carries this movie on her back and does it well. Jeremy Renner and … More Arrival: A Good Movie That Makes Me Miss Independence Day

Sure. Why not?

This is Phil – the Pill – updating from one of the meeting rooms at the office. (It’s weird, it’s “the office” when it’s the whole part of the building your company owns, but it’s never “my office.” “My office” would imply I have my own personal space to make these calls or whatever, but … More Sure. Why not?

Brooklyn: A Non-Review. Plus, Phil Drives Distractedly

I woke up reasonably early in the morning. It wasn’t three or four in the morning. That was the Last Phil, the Nocturnal Phil. The one who couldn’t sleep in past sunrise for fear that he’d missed his work shift. But, this was still early by many people’s standards. I decided I was in the … More Brooklyn: A Non-Review. Plus, Phil Drives Distractedly