Frank B.

Frank B.

Arrested Development – season 4

(What better place to post this than saltinwound.com!) I watched the first episode the other day – the “Michael” episode – and I’m a bit disappointed so far, but for reasons that don’t seem to align with any of the commenters out there (not funny enough, too few character interactions, too many in-jokes on the […]

The Memory Hole (part 3)

The Memory Hole (part 3)

I got Larry Marshall right as well. As I remembered, he was both the Eagles kick and punt returner – a bit unusual, as teams usually use two different players for these roles. He served this role for four seasons (1974-1977). According to pro-football-reference.com, he ranks #58 all-time for combined return yardage, though never scored […]

The Memory Hole (part 2)

The Memory Hole (part 2)

Well, contrary to what neuroscience was leading me to expect, nearly all of my details check out. The main one that did not was my age – I figured I was 6, but actually I was just a few weeks shy of turning 8, so this hardly counts as one of my earliest memories. I […]

The Memory Hole

One time when I was in graduate school, a few of us students were sitting around the lounge talking about our earliest memories. A lurking professor, overhearing our conversation, observed that our recollections were dubious, at best. What we were more likely remembering were repeated stories or photographs or home movies – and not even […]

Expect the unexpected

Today, on a financial form, I was asked to estimate my unexpected expenses for 2011. Acceptable categories included funerals, natural disasters, and legal proceedings.

Hipness is relative

Hipness is relative

from the Fort Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel: Hip new movie house adds social hub to FAU Once known for its placid nightlife, Florida Atlantic University is giving students and the community a reason to be on campus after dark.

Crime and Incident Report

When I was in college, the best part of the student newspaper was the crime and incident report. 20 years later, the tradition lives on. Here is an item from today’s The Miami Student (Oxford, Ohio): Officials find male with head injury At around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Oxford Police Department (OPD) officers were dispatched to […]