Sunday, February 11, 2018

strange bedfellows

actor-activist (and definitely not a conservative) Tim Robbins, The New York Times, February 3:
"People losing their careers based on innuendo or accusation is troubling for me. There is a process for this: a legal system. Convicting someone on an accusation is really dangerous territory to be living in."

President Donald Trump, Twitter, February 10: 
"Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?"

Donald Trump at the Miss Universe pageant, Moscow, 2013

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"Oh, God! You Devil" ... is not the subject of this post, but the title of that 1984 sequel is entirely appropriate here.

A total of 666 IMDb users have given The Little Hours, an American comedy about naughty nuns in 14th-century Italy, an average rating of 6.6 (out of 10) as of 5:20 AM today, July 18, 2017. And because those nuns are naughty, the movie's critic-based Metascore of 69 is simply divine.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

click click click, glug glug glug

It was bound to happen: clickbait writers, stressed out by the sheer volume of headlines they're forced to crank out on a daily basis, began drinking at work, leading to head-scratchers like the one below.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Emoticon Formerly Known as Prince

Prince, who died April 21, at the age of 57, was an icon. But after he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in 1993, Prince also became an emoticon, at least in iTunes, where the symbol, when laid out horizontally, looks like this:


A sign o' the times, many of which had a terrific soundtrack thanks to Prince.

Rest in peace, Mayor Nelson. You were one of a kind.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Probably not as important as seeing a woman naked, if you were to ask a 15-year-old boy. Which is probably why 15-year-old boys aren't allowed to vote.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

a bird's-eye view of a small world after all

Earlier today I received an e-mail from Twitter with this subject heading: "Robert Cass, what's happening in the world?"

It's been said that Hollywood is like high school with money, but according to Twitter, the entire world is like high school. From now on, whenever I start to feel guilty that I don't know enough about the current situation in Syria, I'll just remind myself that Syria sits at one of the uncool tables in the cafetorium.