The AV Club keeps manning that bulkwark.

Posted October 1, 2009 by Dewb
Categories: Television, Writing

From the AVC review of the new Nick Hornby novel: (emphasis mine)

Hornby’s dealt with relationships unraveling against a backdrop of cultural obsession before…. they separately arrive at a reckoning where cultural curiosity forms only a partial bulwark against death.

From the AVC review of the latest episode of Glee:

Nobody’s with the people they wish they were with (like Peanuts!). Life is constantly shitting on all of them (like Peanuts!). And every small moment of happiness is ultimately so tiny that it only carries over for a few minutes after (like Peanuts!).

It may only be a partial one, but dangit, they’re gonna keep at it, and so am I.


You can’t trust animals.

Posted June 4, 2009 by Dewb
Categories: Animals

Duck fakes distress to lead kayaker into trap.

Also, the alligators look pretty innocent here, but I suspect they had something to do with the sign.


Posted April 16, 2009 by Dewb
Categories: Internet dependency, Uncategorized


A brief survey of dancing cops in pop music.

Posted October 14, 2008 by Dewb
Categories: Crime, Music, Police

2008: (at 1:03)

1996: (at 3:35)

1983: (at 1:50 and 2:50)

1967: (at 1:03)

I’m sure there are some classics I’ve missed. Any suggestions?

And no, I’m not talking about this:

RIP David Foster Wallace.

Posted September 13, 2008 by Dewb
Categories: David Foster Wallace, Footnotes, Suicide, Uncategorized, Writing

I hope this is a fitting tribute:
Michael is in shock[1] over the news[2] about David Foster Wallace[3].

Two-sentence review of Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Posted August 28, 2008 by Dewb
Categories: Movies, Travel

[the film ends]

Kim: I want to go to Barcelona!
Me: I want to go paint!

In my defense, Bruce Campbell does not hang out in my studio.

Posted August 1, 2008 by Dewb
Categories: Burn Notice, Music

What I intended to do with my free time this week: Work on my recording of “Fresh Born” (see

What I actually did with my free time this week: Watched season 1 of Burn Notice.