Some Fun Facts I Learned from Reading a Book about Netflix’s Culture

I am about halfway through a wonderful book: No Rules Rule: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, co-written by Reed Hastings, co-founder of Netflix, and Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD, one of the world' top business schools. The book offers insight into what is behind the wild success Netflix has had. I may offer … Continue reading Some Fun Facts I Learned from Reading a Book about Netflix’s Culture

The Top 10 Foreign Films and Series Being Watched By Americans on Netflix

Looking to add some international flare to your TV series and movie watching? Netflix has released its list of the top 10 films and series being watched by Americans on Netflix. Ellen Gamerman at the Wall Street Journal has shared that list, along with a brief synopsis of each. I feel it is my public … Continue reading The Top 10 Foreign Films and Series Being Watched By Americans on Netflix

This Is What Great TV Looks Like

One of my favorite televisions series of all time is The West Wing. The Writers Guild of America ranked it no. 10 in its "101 Best-Written TV Series" list. It has received praise from critics, political science professors, and former White House staffers and has been the subject of critical analysis. The West Wing received a multitude of accolades, including … Continue reading This Is What Great TV Looks Like

How Does He Do It?

I started reading Harlan Cohen’s most recent book, A Boy From the Woods, late Friday night, and I finished it this afternoon. The 384 pages (actually 624 pages since it was the large print edition) just flew right by. I didn’t want to stop reading it. This is not the first time this has happened … Continue reading How Does He Do It?

Stay-at-Home Movie Night: A Couple of Charmers from Ireland

With a critic's score of 100% and an audience score of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, how could we pass up a chance to watch The Young Offenders, set in Cork, Ireland. Here's a brief summary of the movie: Inspired by the true story of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a … Continue reading Stay-at-Home Movie Night: A Couple of Charmers from Ireland

I Don’t Know How I’ll Be Able to Find Time for Work When This Crisis Is Over I

I've written a post previously about my lack of productivity while I've been staying at home as a result of the impact covid-19 has had on the world. But then I started thinking about what it will be like when it is time to go back to work, and I just don't know how I'm … Continue reading I Don’t Know How I’ll Be Able to Find Time for Work When This Crisis Is Over I

My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive

These past 10 days have given me a glimpse of what my retirement might be like. Since I finished teaching my class the first week of March, I really have no teaching responsibilities right now, so my days are fairly wide open. And let's just say I have not made the best use of those … Continue reading My Retirement Is Not Looking Too Productive

And the Winner of the Emmy for Best Commercial Is….

Despite my fondness for commercials, I was not aware until yesterday that there is an Emmy award for the best commercial. So of course, I had to check them out. Here were the five finalists (two featuring Apple products): Behind The Mac - Make Something Wonderful - Macbook: Behind the Mac, people with passion are … Continue reading And the Winner of the Emmy for Best Commercial Is….

Music Monday – A Love Song from Adam Sandler to Chris Farley

I've always been a fan of Sandler's; Happy Gilmore is one of my favorite comedies of all time, and his recent Netflix special, 100% Fresh did not disappoint. It was one of the funniest comedy specials I have ever seen, up there with Sebastian Maniscalco's. (For a better review of the special than I could … Continue reading Music Monday – A Love Song from Adam Sandler to Chris Farley

Music Monday: Springsteen on Broadway, via Netflix

My wife and I finally got around to watching Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show that was released on Netflix on December 18. We would have loved to have seen it live, but the price and logistics made it difficult. From first line to last bow, the film includes the full length of Springsteen’s theatrical creation. Watching … Continue reading Music Monday: Springsteen on Broadway, via Netflix