Really, does anybody need my opinion?  No, I would say not.  Being the only man in a house full of females has pushed my opinion into it’s proper tiny perspective.

That said, I like reviewing stuff.  I find it cathartic to categorize, and I feel a kinship to the writings of Roger Ebert.  Ebert has a way of looking at films that is at once consistent and amazingly off-kilter.  His writing style is sublime stream of consciousness and still has an order about it.

This is not a replication of his style.  I don’t think I could ever do that.  Instead, this is a way for me to pay tribute to the man by indicating his profession, often overlooked and degraded, is worthwhile.

What is someone trying to accomplish when they make a movie, an album, a book?  Is it an artistic expression, assembly line product or a lucky combination of art, relevance and watch-ability?  Why can something of questionable value become a classic, when something of noble intentions become a steaming pile?

My wife often gets annoyed when I mention how a song works well in a particular scene or not.  Why should this matter, she thinks?  It matters as a manner of respect for the work or an artificial commercial tag on to sell records.  Immediately I realize I am thinking way too much about this, for a typical schlub tax payer.  Or am I?  It’s my money, and more importantly (these days raising a family) my time.  Wanting it to be spent on a worthwhile gesture is important to me.  Is my way the only way?  No, but I think as a domesticated human American male, I am closer to the average viewer than I was before.  When I thought my opinion mattered.  Which it doesn’t.

Don’t let this stop you from reading.  Don’t let it stop you from commenting when you think my opinion stinks.  I love talking about this stuff, and I am wrong way more now than I was before I got married.

Thanks for reading,



  1. Hi!
    I had no idea you were interested in in reviewing and commenting on subjects. I for one found your opinions very interesting! Keep up the great work. Are you still at the old place? I look forward to reading more from you!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Sharon. I have a passion for writing and my wife got tired of being the only outlet for my opinions.

      I have been with the new place since 2005. I really enjoy it here and the benefits here were great until Obamacare was passed.

      Take care, and I really look forward to interacting with you, both on FB and here. Let me know when I am on the ball or off the mark.

  2. Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook
    group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content.
    Please let me know. Many thanks

    • Hi Doug,

      I most definitely have seen the movie. I thought it was great to see the old gang again and I look forward to writing a review of it as soon as I can. I have been wavering as to whether or not to wait until I caught up episode wise, but I think sooner is better.

      Thank you so much for reading!

  3. No coincidence that I named by blog after Ebert, too. I like what you said about him. I loved him, loved his writing. My mom gave me one of his books of compiled reviews for Christmas when I was a kid and it amde me want to be a writer.

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