Ryan Hamilton doesn’t cuss

I must have listened to Ryan Hamilton's new stand-up special Happy Face four times, before it hit me - "I don't think I've heard this guy cuss." I started looking for it, and sure enough, Hamilton is that rare bird in post-Eddie Murphy culture - a non-dirty comedian.  He doesn't talk about sex either.  He …

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Kids and Horror Stories: Hook ’em Early

Someone replied to my post about the 4 Horror Movies that Truly Scared Me that he took his son to see Event Horizon when the son was eight.  Interesting parenting choice ... My family went to see Jurrasic Park in theaters, and I didn't make it through the scene where Genarro is eaten by the T. Rex. https://youtu.be/VMzfrod7hcE

The Saddest Emoji

A client contacted me the other day explaining that her credit was bad and she had recently been denied on an application.  She included this emoji after the admission. I nearly burst into tears.  Not just your average frowny-face, the hung head and slack eyelids communicate equal levels of shame and despair. I have issues. …

Oscar Wilde, the Bible, and some Oscar-Winning Boobs

One of the most memorable plays I saw in my time as a quasi-regular Broadway attendee was a production of "Salomé" by Oscar Wilde.  Directed by Oscar-winner Estelle Parsons, it starred Oscar-winner Al Pacino as Herod; Oscar-winner Dianne Weist as Herodias; Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei as Salomé; and Oscar-nominee David Straithairn as John the Baptist. This …