I've been reading a lot of old Harold Ramis interviews in the past couple weeks, and I keep coming back to this interview he did with Tad Friend in the New Yorker in 2004. He touches upon his relationship with Bill Murray, the process of rewriting, and his ideas about comedy. I love this part though, where he talks to his son, who is anxious about being late for school: READ MORE
Welp, the town elders from Footloose have finally won. READ MORE
Good morning! Remember yesterday when Bieber's video deposition felt like a gift from the Universe for your sleep deprivation? But then you woke up this morning, and found out Barack Obama appeared on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and it's so funny and they are bro'ing out in the best possible way and Obama has awesome comic timing and you can't wait till he's done being President so he can hang with Brian Williams doing cameos on SNL and get in with that Jon Hamm and Tina Fey crowd? I know it's all scripted but let's all enjoy this for now, before all the think-pieces come out.
“Any variation on what I did and how my relationship was had to be good, because no outcome could be worse,” he said. Another time, he said, “You can’t get any more evil,” and added, “How much do I beat up on myself about the fact that he’s my son? A lot.”
Andrew Solomon interviewed Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza in this week's New Yorker. They touch upon Adam Lanza's childhood, Asperger's diagnosis, and his relationship with Nancy, his ex-wife and Adam's mother. It is a heartbreaking and fascinating read.
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin came up with the concept of Daylight Savings Time when he was semi-kidding? According to David Prerau, aka the world's foremost authority on Daylight Savings Time in National Geographic: READ MORE
The first time I met my best friend Dee I remember thinking to myself, “She will be mine. Oh yes. She will be mine.” I usually like to, as the men of my generation say, “just see what happens and let things evolve organically” in terms of my female friendships, but there was something about Dee that made me think to myself, “Let’s do this, Markowitz. This needs to happen.” READ MORE
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Studies Say the Sound of a Woman’s Voice, Especially When Discussing her Feelings, Career, or Taste in Music, Lowers the Potency in Sperm CountREAD MORE