Whose Line is it Anyway? (season 14)

Posted on October 3rd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “500 points for coming up with the phrase ‘Buddy the stress relieving iguana.’” Whose Line is it Anyway? season 14, aired in 2018 Wayne, Colin, and Ryan are joined by such luminaries as Greg Proops, Jeff Davis, Gary Anthony Williams, Jonathan Mangum, Keegan Michael-Key, Heather Anne Campbell, Brad Sherwood, and Chip Esden. They play […]

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 5)

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “One empty paper bag… One empty magic gesture.” Penn & Teller: Fool Us season 5, aired in 2018 Card tricks, mentalism, beer glasses appearing out of thin air. A levitating table, a machine that prints and unprints money, and blocks that float in mid air. And Penn and Teller giving us their brand of […]

Elementary (season 6)

Posted on September 29th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “It made me realize that grudges are pointless, and that people who hold them are petty and small minded. I am neither of those things.” Elementary season 6, aired in 2018 Sherlock finds out what’s been causing his memory loss and hallucinations — he’s suffering from post-concussion syndrome. His doctor is giving him a […]

Star Trek: Enterprise (season 1)

Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You have yet to embrace either patience or logic. You remain impulsive carnivores.” Star Trek: Enterprise season 1, aired in 2001-02 It’s been 100 years since Vulcans landed on Earth. Now Earth is heading out to the stars, with a ship called Enterprise that can go warp 4.5. Captain Archer reluctantly takes a Vulcan […]

Nova

Posted on September 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{3/5} “Whenever I’ve experienced a re-run, they’ve cut out the actual death. But five billion-odd were subjected to all the emotions of a man, about to be sworn in as Secretary of the Pleiades, suddenly attacked by a madman and killed.” Nova by Samuel R. Delany, published in 1968 Lorq von Ray hires a crew […]

The silver lining of Donald Trump

Posted on September 19th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s a video from the New York Times YouTube channel. Many horrible things have happened because of Trump, but what’s also happened is that people are more engaged in democracy and have contributed more money to progressive organizations. Trump Is Making America Great Again. Just Not the Way He Thinks. | NYT – Opinion

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Posted on September 19th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “This is the best life I could ever have possibly chosen, Captain. This is what I joined Starfleet for — to see the galaxy, to go where no one’s gone before. I’ve tasted the fruits of planets I couldn’t have even dreamed of, seen places and people no human may ever see again.” (from […]

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Posted on September 16th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I hate to pull the my-past-is-a-sad-story card, but listen: I am the end product of a few very stupid, well-intentioned people who thought it would be a great idea to redefine Humanity. It didn’t start with much. A tweak here, a splice there. But things escalated, as they always do, until it became something […]

The Light of Other Days

Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It was telling that these images, which would have been shockingly revealing just a few months ago, now blared multicolored in the middle of the afternoon from stands in the main street of this Mormon community, unregarded by almost everyone, young and old, children and churchgoers alike.” The Light of Other Days by Arthur […]

The Humans

Posted on September 9th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Humans, as a rule, don’t like mad people unless they are good at painting, and only then once they are dead. But the definition of mad, on Earth, seems to be very unclear and inconsistent. What is perfectly sane in one era turns out to be insane in another.” The Humans by Matt Haig, […]