They Get Like That

Back before the ugly truth came out, Louis C.K. had a great bit about aging that’s started to resonate more and more with me as I hurtle ever closer to oblivion:

Some things that are now just “like that” for me:

  • Socks or slippers are now essential (otherwise my feet become blocks of ice)

  • Morning coffee isn’t just a suggestion

  • Evening coffee is out (unless I’m up for an all-night ceiling staring party)

  • My patented terrible desk posture has real, non-thrilling effects later in the day

  • Reading glasses are no longer optional

  • Forgetting my sunglasses makes me feel like a vampire stepping into daylight

  • Eating garbage actually affects me (especially non-diet soda, which has become my Kryptonite)

  • I can’t just eat snacks throughout the day without it taking a dire toll on my waistline

  • 10pm hits like a ton of bricks

  • I can hardly ever sleep in past 5:30 or 6:00am now, which is “neat”

Here’s to inevitable declines! 🥂

Best of 2020

Man, what a year to try and pick out “best” stuff, especially on the movies side (though we still have Wonder Woman 1984 coming on Christmas Day!).

That said, here are my favorites from the year. The TV list is twice as long, because 2020…




Holiday/Pandemic Fuel

I post a lot (too much 🙄) about my email newsletter, but that’s only because I’m having a great time writing it, and love that people seem to be into it.

If you haven’t already subscribed, and are looking for a steady source of content to fill the void that is December 2020, I invite you to sign up! It’s free to get one issue/week, or (through the end of the year) just $18 for a full year of three issues/week. 🤯

You never shut up about it, but what does the newsletter cover?

I generally share a featured post from this site, along with links, tweets and videos about (for the most part) technology, entertainment, politics, ’80s/’90s nostalgia and American evangelical heartbreak.

What’s in each of the three weekly issues?

The Sunday and Wednesday issues have different content but follow the same format (usually with a newer featured blog post on Sunday and one from the archives on Wednesday), and the Friday issue (called “Weekend Watches”) provides viewing recommendations. 📺

People are also saying that subscribers are more respected by their friends, more feared by their enemies and last longer in bed. 🤷

Alright, I’m convinced, where do I sign up?

👉 Right here, sweet friend.