Sunday Music: Barbecue Christmas (Emmet Otter Edition)

Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas was a staple of Christmas TV watching growing up.  We rewatched it the other night and I’ve had the songs stuck in my head ever since.  Here’s “Barbecue” - which maybe isn’t a Christmas song, but all I can do is smile when I hear it.  ps. if you haven't … Continue reading Sunday Music: Barbecue Christmas (Emmet Otter Edition)

Podcast Of The Week: Adam Sandler’s Gotham Awards Speech

Not a podcast, but 7 minutes of gold.* Here’s Adam Sandler giving an acceptance speech he claims his daughters wrote with his own editorializing mixed in. It has colorful language, and a truth or two about life, family, and success. *especially for 90s kids probably, but still pretty funny. https://youtu.be/CNtNzRbtkCg

Just Because You’re Young Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Wise (Fire From Kyla Scanlon)

Kyla Scanlon has quickly become one of my favorite economic thinkers. If you’re not following her across social media, she’s as funny as she is smart, and you’re missing out. One critique she gets that I can relate to (OK, that I used to be able to relate to more, at least I have a … Continue reading Just Because You’re Young Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Wise (Fire From Kyla Scanlon)

“We Game The Things We’ve Given Up On” – Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has been re-examing some of the ideas he popularized in his book Outliers. He took a visit to Adam Grant’s classroom at UPenn’s Wharton School to run an experiment:  Could a group of college seniors and recent graduates identify what shared but rarely discussed privilege they all had in common? I won’t spoil … Continue reading “We Game The Things We’ve Given Up On” – Gladwell

Podcast Of The Week: Kevin Smith on Clerks (And Star Wars Jokes)

Good Ones strikes again - this time with Kevin Smith walking us through his life and career across all 3 Clerks movies, focusing on the Star Wars jokes in each. Considering I’ve referenced the joke from the first Clerks multiple times (most recently here), let’s just say this hits close to my heart. If you’re … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Kevin Smith on Clerks (And Star Wars Jokes)

Sunday Music: Misty Mountain Hop

The first time I read Tolkein was in middle school. Maybe The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were a bit much for a 6th/7th grader, but I was hooked. Hard. It didn’t hurt to have the Led Zeppelin connection either - obviously, this wasn’t just for nerds.  The second time I read the … Continue reading Sunday Music: Misty Mountain Hop