Occasional Montaigne: a quotation from the Essays of the writer whose irreverent disposition is part of why I started writing in the first place. For those of you unfamiliar with Michel de Montaigne, he was basically the David Foster Wallace of Renaissance-era France.
Connography: some short-ish film reviews dedicated to the fascinating career of Sean Connery. Why? Because he made an array of mediocre and wonderfully terrible films when he wasn’t protecting the Empire’s interests from S.P.E.C.T.R.E or lecturing Harrison Ford on the ethics of shooting people in the face. And yes, before you ask, one of the first posts in this series will be addressing the movie Zardoz, because honestly how can you not. For the most part, though, this will focus on some lesser-known entries from the 1960’s and 1970’s where Connery had either top billing or an important secondary role.
When I finish with Connery, I have plans to move on to some other figures. Up next is Elliott Gould.
Game of the Week: dedicated to my favorite thing on YouTube right now – random old regular season baseball games of no significance whatsoever. These won’t be write-ups of the games themselves, but rather commentaries on the quality of play and the broadcast style, sightings of young players before they became stars and over the hill veterans, analyses of commercials, and other oddities. Get ready for plenty of Cubs-Braves games from 1981.