Monday, June 18, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Al Bundy Barack Obama ad

I was reading up on actor Ed O'Neill on Wikipedia when I found out about this ad.


And then I found these...


What a dud


Average flag color by latitude


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Demolishing a 747

Nearest American cities to Eastern Hemisphere


Trump salutes North Korean general




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The movie trailer Trump showed Kim in Singapore

As soon as they met, Trump showed this to Kim on his iPad. Is life real?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Friday, June 08, 2018

RIP Anthony Bourdain


This is a hard one to accept. At 61, Bourdain hung himself in a hotel room in France. He was there shooting his CNN show Parts Unknown. His good friend Eric Ripert found his body.

Back in 2002, his first TV show, A Cook's Tour, stoked my desire to travel to exotic yet mundane places, to meet people who didn't look like me, and to try every morsel of food, at least once. His ability to transform overnight from a working stiff to celebrity writer played a part in influencing me to start this blog. He has without a doubt been a net positive in the lives of millions.

But in the end, he was haunted by demons. We all have demons, but some are much more menacing than others. My wife went to one of his book signings and reported back that Bourdain was painfully shy and thoroughly uncomfortable with his fame.

I started watching his latest episode earlier this week. It was set in Hong Kong and was directed by his girlfriend, Asia Argento. She is also haunted by demons. In the beginning of the show, Bourdain, during a montage of jarring shots of frenetic cityscapes, espoused his love for Asia. Of his love of being IN Asia. I got really uncomfortable and felt sympathy for his ex-wife and young daughter. I was even a bit disgusted. The gut feeling was so visceral, I felt like I may not be able to watch another episode of his show again. So I deleted the episode at the 14 minute mark. I didn't tell anybody because I thought I was overreacting and misreading the whole situation.

In the end, it did not matter what I thought or how I judged. Bourdain was an extraordinarily talented and genuine human being who made our lives better. He will be missed.