Turns of Phrase That Caught My Attention (Part 3)

Here are a few of the latest phrases or words I’ve encountered and found curious. This first one is probably not even true and is more likely the product of clever marketing. But, regardless, when I read it in a news feed, I laughed out loud. “Andrew Lloyd Webber was so ’emotionally damaged’ by the ‘Cats’ film, he had to… Continue reading

Turns of Phrase That Caught My Attention (part 2)

This is my second post in a series of unknown length. (I had never planned to make it a series of posts.) You can read the first list of four turns of phrase that caught my eye at this link. A reminder of what this post is (from the first post): On occasion I come across an expression that really… Continue reading

Turns of Phrase that Caught My Attention

On occasion I come across an expression that really catches my attention. Often, it’s a turn of phrase that, for whatever reason, makes me laugh. Sometimes it’s simply a word rarely used today. I’ve taken to jotting these down to share later. So, here is my latest collection. The Butterfly Speaks! From the Australian TV series, Please Like Me, some… Continue reading

The Grumpy Bernie Sanders Chic at the Inauguration (Update 3)

One of the delightful memes that was unexpectedly created from photos taken at President Biden and Vice President Harris’ inauguration is, of course, the Mittened Grumpy Bernie Sanders Chic photo. The photo-journalist who shot the original photograph shown below is Brendan Smialowshi. In the photo he is wearing a pair of mittens handmade1 and given to him two years ago… Continue reading

Chris Joss Rocks My Sonos & Spotify

Chris Joss (November. 2004) I have to say that I am rather shocked to realize that I have never blogged about Chris Joss! I accidentally discovered his music a few years ago when I was searching for Christopher Cross’s music in my iTunes library. I had not noticed that I was actually searching the iTunes Store and not my personal… Continue reading

Jackie Gleason’s Flying Saucer Is For Sale!

Remember Jackie Gleason (1916 – 1987: 71 years old)? According to Wikipedia, he was an “American comedian, actor, writer, composer and conductor.” I only vaguely remember him as a comedian with a very brash persona. Neatorama is reporting that, when I was 2 years old, Mr. Gleason built a house on 196 Furnace Dock Road, Cortland Manor, New York, that… Continue reading

Yay! Burger King Commercial Explains Net Neutrality

People are busy. Many haven’t even realized Trump’s FCC has already repealed net neutrality. And most people don’t even know what that means—YET! But guess, what? You soon will notice. You soon will care. You’re about to get ripped off even more by your big friends like Comcast. So Burger King created this really awesome commercial for the Whopper that… Continue reading

@Plotagraph: An Update on Their Pricing

Previously I wrote a blog post about 2 very cool software products: Cinemagraph and Plotagraph. In it, I bemoaned the unaffordability of both, and the expensive software rental model Plotagraph chose to use1. For the casual user, like myself, Plotagraph was just too expensive to rent for the few projects I would like to produce from time to time. Well,… Continue reading