Archive for the 'Pop Culture' Category


Maybe the pendulum has swung too far. Data is ruining baseball. Turns out it’s best to only let starting pitchers go five or six innings. And have fielders adjust position based on the batter’s entire history of plate appearances. And since the pitchers are speeding the ball at 100 MPH consistently, the batters are employing […]

1971-Episode One I’ve been thinking I was born at the wrong time. Now I’m not so sure. On one hand I was born at exactly the right time, I was 10 when the Beatles broke, I was there for the British Invasion, I saw the whole movie, many of my contemporaries were not, if you were […]

Rock Me On The Water

“Rock Me on the Water: 1974 – The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics”: At first I loved this book. Then it depressed me. Ronald Brownstein posits that 1974 was the apotheosis in entertainment and it all emanated from Los Angeles. This is patently untrue. I hate when writers come up […]

Tower Of Babel Society

“Elon Musk is being brought in to save SNL’s sagging ratings. He could sink the show in other ways. – In the entertainment and business worlds, there is an argument in favor of the unorthodox host — as well as plenty of warnings”: Trump united us. Elon Musk is crazy, unsocialized like many scientists. He’s […]