The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Why WESTWORLD blows our mind—and what may happen next

DR. FORD walks through a glass door to a dark room. A machine is half-finished with a new host while BERNARD sits motionless in a chair. There’s a dark shape … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mini documentary: The football coach who never punts

This is a beautiful little documentary, a 10-minute masterpiece of editing. Click on the photo to watch it on fivethirtyeight’s site. Makes you want more, right? No CGI, no Hollywood … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ariana Grande blows up Saturday Night Live

There are stretches of time where Saturday Night Live forgets the funny. And there are guest stars who fail to shine, or twinkle before they explode like a supernova the moment … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Epic Announcer Man does the classic Seahawks-Packers game

Is it the Best NFL Game of All Time? I’d say so. There might be games where teams came back from a more lopsided score. But not when the stakes … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Two-point conversion: Hawktown Funk plus Bad Lip Reading NFL 2015

How bad is Seahawks fever right now? Crazy bad. Turn on the radio or pick up a newspaper and it’s all Seahawks, all the time. My wife steals the sports … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

BatKam, the Seahawks’ Dark Knight–plus the secret to football’s power

As I live in the Land of the Twelves, the heroics of BatKam are well known to me and my neighbors, and woe unto the wide receiver, running back or … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why TOO MANY COOKS blew up the interwebs

  There is no shortage of funny or strange videos on the Series of Tubes, and it takes no great talent to find them. HOWEVER: It takes some talent to … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 1 Comment