“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"
I write a quadmonthly (that’s once every four months) update that I call “Looking Forward.” It’s a status report of sorts, based upon the conceit that happiness can be achieved by looking forward to something. In my world, that something, largely, are entertainment choices. “Read. Play. Watch.” is our corporate mission statement (with “Listen” as […]Read more "10-List: First Seasons (Started Since October 2020)"
This list of Quentin Tarantino movies does not include his segment from Four Rooms, “The Man from Hollywood,” although it’s worth watching. Nor does it include whatever part of Sin City he directed. QT also directed an amateur short film that I’ve never seen (and has, reportedly, been partially lost) titled My Best Friend’s Birthday. […]Read more "10-List: Tarantino Films (Ranked)"
I try to spend as much time being smug, arrogant and self-congratulatory as I do being self-loathing, self-deprecating and self-effacing. Balance is key: the most important lesson learned from Mr. Miyagi. This post was inspired by that of another blogger, whose stuff I read here all the time. This person picked their ten favorite posts […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Favorite Posts 2020"
I recently finished watching every episode of the CW series Supernatural. I’ve gone on record as saying I’m not a fan of binge-watching television shows. Even when I’m watching a long-running television series such as The West Wing or Shameless, I prefer to watch no more than two episodes per week. Circumstances sometimes change those […]Read more "10-List: Essential Supernatural Episodes"
I know, some of this isn’t necessarily “wisdom” in the classic sense of the word. Some are just observations or wisecracks. Personally, wisdom is as scarce around my house these days as paper products during a pandemic. It’s estimated that 40,000 people a year die in US traffic fatalities. Here’s a stray thought you probably […]Read more "10-List: Another Serving of Quotidian Quotes (Firewater’s Everyday Wisdom)"
What follows is my list of favorite comic book superheroes. In no particular order: Batman (DC) — The Batman that I love isn’t necessarily the original Bob Kane (with Bill Finger) Batman or the 1966 Batman with his campiness and go-go vibe. Nor is it the Frank Miller “old man Batman.” It’s definitely something in-between. […]Read more "10-List: Favorite Superhero Comic Book Characters"
The first title for this post was “10-List: Essential Seinfeld Episodes.” But, that didn’t quite define this compiled list. They’re also not my ten “favorite” episodes. Well, not necessarily. Let me tell you why. As a ground rule for this list, I decided to do something different. There were nine seasons of Seinfeld (all of […]Read more "10-List: A Hearty Sampling of Seinfeld"
First, a couple of ground rules for this 10-List. The sitcoms appearing on the list may still be on-air with syndicated reruns, but can no longer be producing new episodes. Also, I need to have watched all of the existing episodes, or close enough to “all” as to make no difference. Another arbitrary rule: No […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s 10 Favorite Sitcoms"
More practical wisdom and/or observations for the list-minded web-surfer. Several of the people I’ve heard use the phrase “it’s time to fish or cut bait” have probably never fished or cut bait. Not even once. It’s only fair, I guess. I’ve never thought outside the box, shifted a paradigm or raised a bar. Not even […]Read more "10-List: Again, Quotidian Quotes (Firewater’s List of Everyday Wisdom)"