Catching Fire, the second movie in the Hunger Games series, is rocking the box office as expected, bringing in something like eighteen quidzillion dollars in just a few weeks. To put that into perspective, the federal government, even on a slow day, spends that much money in about eighteen seconds. And Katniss thought her Capitol […]
When last we met, we were in another universe, and Joe was deep into a hard-hitting interview with The Hobbit, while the Joe-ma-Tron was being washed and waxed and having its power source (three AAA batteries) replaced. The J-m-T is a green/hybrid vehicle, so it can also run on a watch spring if the batteries […]
The movie version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit had a huge opening weekend. The Peter Jackson prequel to The Lord of the Rings earned about 85 million dollars in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, The Hobbit earned 223 million dollars in its first weekend, which is roughly the value of the gold and jewels of Smaug’s […]
In a previous web toot, I talked about using the Joe-ma-Tron. (See “Fouled Out,” October 10, 2012.) The Joe-Ma-Tron allows me to go wherever and whenever I want, and see anything, whether it actually happened or not. I described it as “the patented, exclusive Joe-ma-Tron. The Joe-ma-Tron is a combination time machine, teleporter, dream extractor, […]
Welcome to my second web toot! Baseball is a beautiful sport. America’s premier contribution to the sporting world has elegant rules, eye-pleasing playing fields, and a leisurely pace punctuated with exclamation points of excitement. I love baseball’s history, I love its pageantry, I love everything about it.