In the latest episode of the Substandard (tell your friends, leave a review!), we discuss Stephen King’s It, which was a demon at the box office, slashing its way to more than $117 million over the weekend.
Yesterday it was reported that actor Frank Vincent died following complications in surgery. According to TMZ, Vincent had suffered a heart attack last week. He was 78.
This morning on NBC’s Today Show, cohost Savannah Guthrie asked former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, “And if we put all those factors that you just laid out in a pie chart, what’s the biggest cause of your loss?” Clinton cited the reopening of the Comey investigation, interference by the Russians, misogyny, and endemic sexism among other factors.
Seventy-five years ago this month, the German Army finally reached the Volga River. But the Russians had a last line of defense—the city of Stalingrad. And they would fight to the last man.
On this latest episode of the Substandard (subscribe, leave a review!), we discuss the 40th anniversary of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
The BBC (via the Washington Times) reports that efforts to rename a walking path in Salzburg after Maria Von Trapp have failed.
In this episode we devoted an inordinate amount of time to a discussion about the Classic Rock genre. Can certain songs from the 1990s now be counted as Classic Rock?
With so much happening in the news today, it’s no wonder the media missed this minor development. The Instagram account of Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, is back up and she’s posting.
Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal featured a review of The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek.
Last year, McDonald’s test-marketed a Big Mac in Ohio. The special sauce was blended with sriracha, that now-ubiquitous condiment consisting primarily of red chili paste and vinegar, whose origins have been traced to Thailand (specifically the subdistrict of Sriracha in Chonburi Province).