I was going to let this go, but it’s never really my nature to let anything go, so I won’t.
Idiot Chris Wallace has apologized to Kelly Clarkson about the comments he made concerning her weight gain. Oh, what a big man he is.
If I haven’t done it already, let me go on record as to how I feel about Chris Wallace.
I can’t stand him.
Mike Wallace, Chris’s father, was one of television’s finest journalists ever. Chris Wallace, Mike’s son, is a hack. Therefore, he actually does belong on Fox news.
Chris Wallace, you’re an embarrassment to your father. You’re probably an embarrassment to your mother too.
OK. I think I’m done now.
(Image of idiot Chris Wallace from mediaite.com)
“Mad Men” will start airing its final seven shows on April 5th and while I, for the most part, have truly enjoyed watching this well written and well-acted show, I kind of sense it’s running out of gas and it’s time for it to stop. I’m thinking creator Matthew Weiner feels this way too. It was his decision to end the series.
I will miss “Man Men” and I’m gonna miss Sally Draper or the young actress who plays her, Kiernan Shipka, a bunch. We’ve watched her grow up on this show and she has turned into a very good actress. I’m looking forward to see what she does next.
Matthew Weiner invited Kiernan and a writer for The New York Times to lunch some days back and Matthew and Kiernan sat down for an interview. It’s pretty interesting. You can click here to read it.
(Image from giphy.com)
Today is the “official” release date of my fifth book, “Mishmash.” I know you all are pretty damn excited about this as I am, but I’m still on my first cup of coffee, so let’s keep that excitement to a minimum—OK?
What we have here is a 232 page book and 60 stories. Some are fiction, some are real and some are a little bit of both. Some are long and some are short. Some you’ve read in CityBeat or other publications and some you haven’t read at all. This’s why I’m calling the book “Mishmash.”
The stories in this collection were written between the years 2009 and 2014. A friend of mine told me it’s a little bit like emptying a filing cabinet and maybe that’s true, but it wouldn’t normally take a person two plus years to do that. I really tried to tie these stories together in a way that makes sense.
The deal I have with Amazon is they have exclusive rights to the book for eight weeks. Then, it will be available everywhere else—so if you’re thinking you can just pick it up at the library, you’ll have to wait for a couple months.
I’ll be doing at least one book signing sometime this spring or summer. A lot of the stories in “Mishmash” take place where I live—Covington, Kentucky—so I’m thinking it would make sense to do it there. Maybe down at the corner of happy and healthy (Walgreens/Covington)? I hope I’m kidding.
I always feel funny about shameless self-promotion but you do what you have to do. I don’t think I ever beat anybody over the head with it. Having said that, you can click here to order my book.
I’ll be back here on the blog Wednesday—April Fools’ Day. It will be early in the morning and just like today; I’ll still be drinking my first cup of coffee. Excitement, once again, and fooling around will be kept at a minimum.
(Image from Amazon)
In a recent interview with Esquire, Chelsea Handler says Bill Cosby tried to “cosby” her about 10 years ago. You can click here to read more about this.
So now, we have a new word, a new term in our pop culture. In other words, we’ve got ourselves a new verb.
If someone attempts to “cosby” you, that means someone has tried to drug you and then rape you. I guess I don’t really need to spell it out, but I just did.
I still think it’s a shame Cosby’s career has to end this way—and yes, I continue to think his career is over—but then again, you reap what you sow
(Image of Chelsea Handler from gipy.com)
I now live in the state of Kentucky, so I support the Kentucky Wildcats. Having said that, I don’t care all that much for basketball but I never say that too loud over here.
I will say this pretty loud. Let Ashley Judd enjoy her basketball team, the Kentucky Wildcats, in peace. She’s pretty fed up with all those abusive tweets she’s been getting on Twitter and she’s researching legal action. I say good for her.
Like Judd, I detest bullying of any kind and that includes social media bullying. Right here, at this little old blog, attempts have been made to leave mean comments to me and to some of the readers here who make comments. You probably haven’t noticed them very much, because I take them down. I mean, I let things go to a certain level—but if a person starts to get out of hand, their comments get deleted.
I will sometimes take a step beyond this. If a person continues to be a bully and/or continues to be mean, that person will be banned from the blog—or at the least the computer they are using will be banned, and that’s forever. Yes, I have that power if you can call it that. The way I look at it is life is too short to constantly be reading somebody’s meanness, so I don’t.
Of course, most of you who read this blog are polite and courteous and I try to thank you for that by keeping the bullies out of here.
Let’s all play nice. Go Ashley Judd and go Wildcats.
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I promise I won’t write any more about the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese recall. Well, that is after I put up this post.
When I was down at the corner of happy and healthy yesterday afternoon (Walgreens/Covington), I noticed they had boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on sale—99 cents per box. This led me to have a little fun with the cashier. I was having fun, but maybe she wasn’t.
Me: “I see you got Kraft Macaroni & Cheese on sale.”
Cashier: “Oh, I don’t know. Let me check the flyer.”
Me: “You know, Kraft has just recalled over 6 million boxes of that stuff.”
Cashier: “No, I didn’t know.”
Me: “Is that why it’s on sale? Are you trying to get rid of it so you don’t have to send the boxes back?”
Cashier: “Why, no. I don’t—”
Me: “Some of those boxes you have on sale may contain metal shavings”
Me: “Really. I guess Walgreens is thinking there is no additional charge for the extra ingredient. In fact you’re giving us a discount!”
Cashier: Blank stare.
All right—I had tortured the cashier long enough. I left the store.
On the way home, I thought maybe I should have told the cashier that Walgreens should know that selling Kraft Mac & Cheese with metal shavings in it isn’t happy and isn’t healthy, but I didn’t feel like going back to the store.
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The film doesn’t have distribution yet, but Sally Field takes the lead in the movie, “Hello, My Name is Doris.”
Sally hasn’t had a lead in a film for nearly a decade. The Huffington Post did a pretty good story about this and you can click here to read it.
Of course Sally is 68-years-old now—probably harder to get leads in films when you’re older. Well, there’s no probably to it. More like definitely.
I’ve always had a crush on Sally Field. Find distribution for this movie soon, you filmmakers you. I’m anxious to see it.
(Image from gihy.com)