Plague Diary 7: 7 Sick, 7 Vomitous

Did I do that right? I don’t really watch the Fast & Furious movies. Anyway, we decided to go out to eat and maybe sit on a patio for a nice brunch on Sunday since everything is opening… Read More

Plague Diary 6: The Enplaguening

We’re about to get our asses handed to us by the virus. The protests against police brutality that have been necessarily sweeping the nation have had the unintended consequence of taking the attention off of the pandemic. With… Read More

Plague Diary 5

I’m not religious and I don’t believe in God, but I did just read an article that uses direct quotes from Revelations to prove Donald Trump is the Anti-Christ. And I’m here for it. Three short years ago… Read More

The Voice of the Unheard

The difference between today and 1967 when the Kern Commission found that cops intentionally sparked conflict in protests to both discredit the protesters and give themselves a chance for a baby’s day out of ultra-violence is that today… Read More

Top 10 Methodology

Mike and I are putting together our lists of the top ten SF movies before Star Wars (so nothing after 1976). My first concern when we came up with this idea was how I would find nine movies… Read More

Plague Diary 4

This being allergy season is complicating things in lockdown. Every sneeze, cough, and headache sparks a moment of wondering, “Is this it? Did I touch the wrong thing? Did that cyclist with no mask infect me?” Besides wondering… Read More

Listicuffs

I had this idea once to take all my favorite fight scenes and edit them together into one sizzle reel I could watch when I wasn’t in the mood for a whole story, but still wanted to enjoy… Read More

Just Plain Fun

One of the things I loved about the late Roger Ebert was that, unlike most critics, he seemed to understand movies are a kind of Swiss Army Knife of media. They serve many purposes. Art, Education, Business and… Read More

Plague Diary 3

When I started this diary, I intended to make a short note every day to keep track of what it was like during America’s first pandemic in a hundred years. I didn’t take into account the drab blur… Read More

I’ve done the math and this is what’s coming: