a fishing expedition with a nasty dude in camelot

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BEING A CREATURE OF HABIT (well, sort of) (um, not that often, re­ally, but oc­ca­sion­ally), I turn first to tried and true Merriam-Webster when looking up de­f­i­n­i­tions for new (and some­times old) words and phrases. It’s still one of the best on­line dic­tio­nary re­sources, even if I do find more ap­pro­priate de­f­i­n­i­tions for my needs in other dic­tio­naries. READ MORE

laughing with alan watts and the wild hogs

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WHO RECOMMENDED “WILD HOGS”? This fur­sh­lug­giner film is poorly con­ceived and pre­dictably point­less! It’s a biker-comedy (?) with an im­pres­sive if motley cast. There are four male leads, two roles filled by a couple of se­rious ac­tors that I enjoy seeing in just about any­thing. Un­for­tu­nately, a pair of sup­pos­edly funny ac­tors that I rarely enjoy in any­thing oc­cu­pies the other two roles. READ MORE

on being eminently beddable (my crush on marisa tomei)

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FOLLOWING MY POST on being bul­lied for merely being be­lieved to be gay in high school with a nice bit of musing on at­trac­tive women seemed ap­pro­priate to reaf­firm my status as a het­ero­sexual of manly man. So, here I in­tro­duce the term Em­i­nently Bed­d­able (EB) and ex­plain its ori­gins and then very briefly dis­cuss a movie star who I be­lieve fits the de­scrip­tion per­fectly. READ MORE