On this edition of the Squeaky Wheel, the GMC Special Feature that allows me to grumble about whatever is currently bugging me, we’re going to tackle the question of why they keep trying to speed up the game of baseball. You can’t help but see it discussed everywhere these days, and you might think it’s … More Squeaky Wheel Says: Leave Baseball Alone!
The subject of the latest installment of the Squeaky Wheel is going to seem like a relatively minor thing for me to be grumbling about, but it directly relates to a pet peeve of mine, one that’s shared by most veterans of my former industry. My sore spot was poked when I spotted a recent … More Squeaky Wheel Says: Once A Boxman Always A Boxman
Welcome to the birth of a new Special Feature! Since I’ve already said that the reconstituted GMC isn’t going to depend too heavily on the old Special Features I thought I’d fudge a little by adding a new one, and what better time to do it than the start of a new year? Also, since … More Say Hello To The Squeaky Wheel
Today I thought I’d once again indulge one of my pet peeves, the ridiculous amounts paid in auction for works of art. But this time I’m just doing it with a slideshow, because I covered my feelings on this subject in a previous piece titled Call Me A Barbarian. Just like that one, today’s effort … More The Barbarian Is Back
I’m sorry. Call me a barbarian. Tell me I’m crude and have no sense of the finer things in life. Question my intelligence if you must, but I have to confess to something. I don’t get modern art. It’s an opinion I’ve held for a long time and I know I’m not the first person … More Call Me A Barbarian
At the risk of sounding like the Grinch – and not for the first time, I might add – I have to admit that I’ve often had mixed feelings about holiday music. I didn’t always have a problem with it. While I was growing up, the sound of Christmas music coming from the radio or … More The Grinch Takes On Holiday Music
I’m not sure if there’s such a thing as an Independence Day Grinch, but I’m very close to being one. The 4th of July is a holiday that in its simplest form is meant to celebrate the historical aspects of independence, but like most holidays it has evolved into something else. For some, it’s all … More The Grinch Makes A Rare Summer Appearance
It has always tickled me to observe how my mind reacts when I hear a piece of music, because it seldom takes a predictable route. At first I might be just enjoying the music while thinking about the performer or possibly the song itself, but then inevitably my thoughts drift into distant territory Here’s an … More The Grass Is Not Always Greener