Let the purges begin!

All week we’ve heard calls for the head of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for not being tougher on wife beater Ray Rice. Aside from the lame excuse that he hadn’t seen the full video of Rice, I don’t blame Goodell that much. (The Obama administration...

From the Department of Cliches

…comes the one favored by those caught misbehaving: “I’m not perfect.” That’s like saying you’re not 80 feet tall and immortal. No one is. But there is a range of imperfection, say from Charlie Brown to Charles Manson. Comedian...

Booby Traps

The Private Snafu cartoons were produced by Frank Capra (“It’s a Wonderful Life”) as his contribution to the war effort in 1943. They were an engaging way to teach soldiers important, often lifesaving information. For those who don’t know,...

How movies can warp the mind

From a reminiscence by a coworker of Tom Sherak, who died this week. Tom would always take the opportunity to teach me life lessons — most of which centered upon “family” and “loyalty” as portrayed in his favorite films, “The Godfather” and...