• movie,  placeless,  reviews

    “News is the first rough draft of history”

    I went to see The Post on Friday with Ben.  I have a lot of feelings about it. It’s a wonderfully made movie.  I mean, obviously.  You don’t pick Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, Bradley Whitford and Bob Odenkirk just to make a funny little romp that goes nowhere and does nothing.  I don’t really feel like a person qualified to discuss the virtue of Spielberg’s cinematography choices, and that doesn’t really interest me too much either.  Like I said, it was a movie wonderfully made, and my tastes are such that that’s enough for me. The story is what interests me.  The story they chose to tell it, the way they…

  • fun facts,  placeless

    The History of #Hashtag

    If you’re like me, up until a few years ago, when someone said the word “hash” to you, your brain would autocomplete by adding the word “brown” after it.  And if you’re like me, you would inevitably start to salivate and search the surrounding area for said potatoey goodness.  (Side note: what is it about potatoes that makes them delicious in every cooked form?  But alas, this is a history lesson, not a science lesson, and, coincidentally, it has nothing to do with potatoes.) Of course now things are a bit different.  Intelligent people do still crave fried potatoes of course, but the word “hash” is more frequently followed by…