• Come for the Transformers references, stay for the Lisa Loeb references.

  • You got the touch. You got the power… YEAH

    Stan Bush, “The Touch”. From Transformers: The Movie

  • Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

  • I distinctly remember a game of telephone at middle school nerd camp where a camp counselor started with the phrase: “it’s so cold in here, my nipples are so hard they can cut glass.”

    We young teens were disgusted and delighted.

  • “What does God want with a starship?”

  • As a child the movie creature I found most frightening was the troll from Earnest Scared Stupid. It turned kids into dolls!

  • “Me? Raising a kid? I don’t even like kids. They’re always sticky like they’ve got jam on their hands. Even if there’s no jam in the house, somehow, they’ve always got jam on their hands! I’m not the right guy to deal with that. I have no patience for jam hands”—Luke Danes.

  • If you have to ask, you’re streets behind.

  • Saying what you mean is often seen as mean but yet we generally return to the mean.

  • Josh: We might get Marky Mark to plant a celebrity tree.

    Cher: Oh how fabulous. Getting Marky Mark to take time from his busy pants dropping schedule to plant trees.

  • Sometimes I just put a single house key in the watch pocket of my jeans and go walk around my city with no wallet and no phone.

  • The new Sam and Ross Like Things is up! Now with a correct url! www.samandrosslikethings.com/podcast/2…

  • Jenny Odell’s XOXO Talk on How to Do Nothing. Worth a watch and the book is worth a read.


  • 2019 Proof Set arrived! The back of the Sacagawea is particularly awesome with Mary Golda Ross and a Two Body Problem equation.

  • I’m chaperoning at a viewing of The Addams Family. If there’s not a new song by Hammer, I’m going to be disappointed.

  • Because of Die Hard, I can never remember what country Stockholm is the capital of.

  • ‪In the latest DadZone for Richmond Family Magazine I write about raising my kids in a racist world.‬

    ‪Pick up a hard copy in town, or read it now here: richmondfamilymagazine.com/article/t…

  • Happy Sam’s Birthday Month!

  • A pious raptor

  • So new Maroon 5 song = Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Check.

  • “In short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”— A Tale of Two Cities

  • My almost-teenager knows how to hit me where it hurts: “Dad, the only good R.E.M. song is ‘Shiny Happy People’”

  • I still get chills whenever I hear Alan Rickman say “…and Tubular Bells” music.apple.com/us/album/…

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