One of my favorite Edward Herrmann performances is in one of my favorite – and one of the most underrated – baseball movies: Soul of the Game, a made-for-HBO film about the integration of the major leagues, with Blair Underwood as Jackie Robinson, Mykelti Williamson as Josh Gibson, an amazing turn by Delroy Lindo as the great Satchel Paige, and a brilliant Hermann as Branch Rickey. 




Orson Welles for Paul Masson wine, 1980

Goes very well with Mrs. Paul’s Fish Sticks, I understand…

Especially IN July. 



Casey Wilson gave us her time and her writing abilities because a lot of what the character of Noelle has to do exists in these silent flashbacks where we see this relationship that’s cultivated between Amy and Noelle. A lot of times we’d just bring Casey in and we’d say, ‘Ok you guys are having chardonnay fueled girl time in the afternoon and you’re discussing Amy’s sex life,’ and we’d roll and they would just go on these four and five minute terrors where they would talk and talk and talk. It was incredibly sort of Oprah-like; it was extremely heartfelt. Casey Wilson is one of the funniest people that you could ever watch, I mean, we would be in stitches. We’d have the sound completely turned down. I didn’t even know what was being said in the next room because I was just looking at her face and the stuff that they would get into and how it would make Rosamund cry, and how Casey would react to that, and when she would reach to get her a tissue or reach to refill her wine glass. It’s a kind of supreme physical comedy that is a rare thing. – David Fincher


Betcha those subway doors are responsible for the lopping off of many hands.

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When we moved to Vancouver Island, friends introduced us to the Newfie New Year’s Eve party which consists of five easy steps. 1. Gather at a central location (usually a friend’s house) at 5 pm, 2. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails at 5:15 pm, 3. Dine at 6 pm, 4. Toasts, hugs, kisses, cheers, general hooting and hollering at 7:30 pm. 5. Be home tucked safely in bed by 9 pm. Why the festivities at 7:30 pm? Why, because it’s midnight in Newfoundland. !!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Newfie New Year’s Eve by Darlene Jones on ReadWave

When their time is right, great ideas emerge simultaneously in multiple places.



Who hates the miners? Thatcher. Who else? The police, the public and the tabloid press! That sound familiar?

I’m Your Wingman? Reddit AMA thingamabob for The Witches of Echo Park!

I’m Your Wingman? Reddit AMA thingamabob for The Witches of Echo Park!