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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Random Thoughts

I love the fact that misogynist Bill O'Reilly was brought down by women, including Emily Steel, the NY Times reporter who broke the story of the secret Fox News settlements with several former employees he sexually harassed. She's the one he threatened in 2015 when she reported on lies he told about reporting during the Falklands war, telling her, "I am coming after you with everything I have. You can take it as a threat." Gee, all she had to use was real reporting and actual evidence.

With so much news about North Korea recently, it's a good time to go back and listen to my interview with Wendy Simmons about her book, "My Holiday In North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place On Earth." Remarkable stories.

Not being a comic book guy, I have no idea who most the characters in the Marvel universe are, but I'm happy to see that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck -- who wrote and directed my major motion picture debut in "Mississippi Grind" -- have been chosen to direct "Captain Marvel," starring Brie Larson. They'd better hurry. It already has a scheduled release date of March 8, 2019.

No, Trekkies, members of the Enterprise crew who wear red shirts are not the most likely to die. James Grime did the math.

If you're not watching "Brockmire" on IFC, you're missing terrific chemistry between Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet. It's also Azaria's best non-"Simpsons" work since "The Birdcage."

The Alex Jones child custody trial in Austin sounds absolutely wild, particularly the part where he claimed that his memory loss -- such as not being able to remember the names of his own children -- was caused by eating chili.