I was first introduced to Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in a wonderful little British television series called Spaced. I’m sure I watched it through Netflix, back when I was still receiving those silver discs in the mail rather than streaming everything I watch. The show originally aired on the UK’s Channel 4 between 1999 […]Read more "Truth Seekers: Season 1 (Amazon) — a review"
I am a Trekkie. Getting me to admit this fact when I was in my 20s—even my 30s—would have been like pulling teeth. And, not those easy teeth along the front that everyone can see when you have a huge cheese-eating grin, either. I’m talking about one of those back teeth that have roots which […]Read more "Star Trek: Discovery: Season 3 — a review"
I brazenly “borrowed” this one from one of my friends. You can read Maddalena’s responses here. I know you can read. But, only you know if you’re a Reader. We are a curious breed Do you have a certain place at home for reading? The short answer is “No.” I read in our home office, […]Read more "Firewater’s Reading Habits (a short questionnaire)"
I’ve owned other digital books. But, I believe this may be the first time I’ve ever owned professionally written fiction that exists only in digital form. I downloaded all six of these novella-length stories onto my Kindle Fire a while back. They were either free to me as an Amazon Prime member, or so cheap […]Read more "The “Nameless” Series, by Dean Koontz (digital collection) — a review"
Recap of my Season 1 review: I liked it a lot (and not just because of the Trek connection with Anson Mount and Colm Meaney). When I’ve read reviews for Hell on Wheels written by people who aren’t me, I see the series Deadwood referenced quite a bit. I haven’t watched that show yet, although […]Read more "Hell on Wheels: Season 2 — a review"
This post was inspired by the late journalist Sydney J. Harris who would occasionally write a column he called “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things,” in which he included bits of trivia that just didn’t fit into any other column he was writing. My wife and I were watching an old episode of […]Read more "More Music Facts Learned While Looking Up Other Things"
Some viewers hated Season 5 of The West Wing. Not me. It has been my least-favorite season of the series so far, but I gave it a report card grade of A-minus. That’s respectable. Certainly not hate. I think most of the critical backlash against the series was because of the departure of Aaron Sorkin. […]Read more "The West Wing: Season 6 — a review"
“Quotidian” is a fancy word that means “commonplace” or “everyday,” which is a little ironic. “Redux” is another fancy word that means “brought back” or “revived.” This 10-List is another collection of everyday wisdom (and a few wisecracks) from your ol’ pal Firewater, the wisest man in my home office. For a person who has […]Read more "10-List: Quotidian Quotes Redux"
Tonight, the Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, in Tampa, Florida, at 6:30 pm Eastern Time (which is 5:30 pm here in central Arkansas). I plan to watch it, even though I shouldn’t care about the outcome. With the pandemic, I’ve found it difficult to get interested in […]Read more "Super Bowl 2021: Who Cares?"
The second season of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys—based on the celebrated graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson—has made me thirsty (in the original sense of the word) for Fresca. It also made me wonder if Amazon and Coca-Cola weren’t somehow in collusion to drive up the sales of the carbonated grapefruit-based beverage […]Read more "The Boys: Season 2 (Amazon Prime) — a review"