Wednesday July 01, 2015
- On the 40th anniversary of the release of “Jaws,” The New Yorker gives us a three-year old look at Michael Sragow's take on “The Unnassuming Greatness of 'Jaws.'” It ain't new but it's good.
- Remember the cat who attacked the dog who was attacking the kid? The kid's name is Jeremy, his cat's name is Tara, and Tara just won the “Top Dog” award because no dog was cooler than she was. It's still one of my favorite YouTube moment. (At the same time, I wonder why they had so much footage of all this. Do they live in a maximum security building or something?)
- With the Obergefell ruling? Now all these servicemembers can marry. Support the troops, Fox News! (Ya bastards.)
- My friends say I've been crazy to worry, but we're nearly halfway through the season and the New York Yankees are poised to make the playoffs yet again.
- On the plus side? Those post-Robinson Cano signings.
- “You don't have an edge of hostility; you have a giant iceberg of smugness” — Bill Maher to Jerry Seinfeld in their “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” episode. I think this is one of the best conversations in the series, but with each episode I find myself liking Jerry Seinfeld less. When it started, I mostly liked him but the episodes kind of bored me; now the episodes don't bore me but I don't particularly like him. He was once everyman; now he's rich man. No wonder he's no longer funny.
- Joe Posnanski teaches his daughters how to play pinball. He also teaches us a bit of the history of pinball.
- Long read of the week: Connie Bruck on Dianne Feinsein's battle to stop the CIA from torturing in our name. Or are we just too scared of shadows to make them stop?