John Stewart & Stephen Colbert: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Daily Show’s Beginnings

An interesting interview took place between Stephen Colbert (interviewer), and John Stewart (interviewee), last Friday night at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. I think Colbert does these interviews in Montclair fairly regularly, but this was the first time he worked with Stewart on the project. The two basically sat telling stories about their [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that my shoulders ache all the time. I confess that it seems to be worse in the winter than the summer. I tell myself it has something to do with how much I run but have no idea if running could cause shoulder pain, and I think I’m only telling myself that to [Read More…]

Now I Have This Song Stuck in my Head (Thank you very much Jimmy Fallon)

This is one of the more creative videos I’ve seen this year. Jimmy Fallon takes it upon himself to help prove definitively 2) that Mariah Carey doesn’t need auto-tune (and if my voice sounded that good I’d never stop singing), and 2) that he has no rhythm. Holy cow. Anyway, watch and enjoy and maybe [Read More…]

The Hipsters Talk about Their Favorite Music – You are Not Cool Enough For This Conversation

A little Friday Funny from the ever-hilarious Harvard Sailing Team. [Read more…]

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers 2012 – Christmas Gifts for the Reader in Your Life

If you are buying a gift for a book lover this year I have some ideas. The obvious ideas – e-readers and such – I won’t bother with because you know all about them. But, there are also a lot of readers who have a very specialized set of needs when it comes to book [Read More…]

The Fix’s List of Best Presidential Biographies

The Fix‘s Chris Natalie Jennings and Sean Sullivan made a call to readers to submit their favorite presidential biography. Then they compiled a list containing the best one or two biographies on all 43 U.S. presidents. How fun would it be to start with Washington and read one biography on each president through Obama? I think [Read More…]

Can Texas Secede from the Union? A Creative Way to Answer

If Texas split into 5 smaller states they would be named: North Texas, South Texas, East Texas, West Texas, and Austin. That is so true! This is a great 3 minute video explaining why Texas can’t secede from the union. I love how they play up the Texas / California rivalry; California’s hideous flag, Texas’s [Read More…]

Everyone I Know is in Pain: This Means You…

One of the occupational hazards of ministry is the increased exposure to other people’s pain. Not that ministry is any more painful than any other profession, but like an x-ray tech is exposed to more radiation than normal, ministry exposes one to a lot of pain. If I’ve learned anything in the past 23 years of [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am bothered by the inclusion of pedestrian tweets and Facebook status updates in the category of “news.” Those things might be news coming from a public figure or an expert, but when the anchor says, “John from Hiawatha says…” it feels out of place to me; forced; as though they are [Read More…]

Nate Silver Goes Off on Politico – The Best Post-Election Interview I’ve Heard Comes From ESPN

I’ve never even heard of the BS Report with Bill Simmons from ESPN radio. I have no idea how he got Nate Silver to open up like he did (they are both sports numbers guys and talk like they are friends), but this interview was amazing. For one thing, Silver went off about Politico, (without [Read More…]