So Long, John, and Thanks for All the Quotes

The world is a little bit sadder now–filmmaking great John Hughes passed away at the age of 59. He hadn’t done a lot lately, so I’m afraid people may have forgotten just how significant this guy and his movies were. Website Big Hollywood calls him “The Frank Capra of Gen X,” and that sounds just about right. A couple of More …

Ryan v. Ventura: The 16th Anniversary

While I was away, I missed a very important anniversary: It’s been 16 years since Nolan Ryan took Robin Ventura to the woodshed: Baseball fights are often frowned upon, but this is just another small classic nuggett in baseball’s illustrious past. Why else would it be replayed constantly on the major sports outlets and talked about so fondly in baseball More …

It’s the Real Real Thing

Back from vacation, so let’s get down to the important issues: Is Coke really better in a glass bottle?  Popular Science says, maybe: Your best bet for getting Coke’s pure, unaltered taste is to drink it from a glass bottle, the most inert material it’s served in. Even that’s not a sure bet, though. Coca-Cola maintains strict uniformity in processes More …