I am barfblog, barfblog is me.
So you get this mess, and can always opt out.
Chapman and I have been talking about creativity lately, and how to get better at it.
It may not be apparent, but for 20 years now, we always try to get better.
He quoted me Neil Young this morning, who said in 1974, “’Heart of Gold’ put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride, but I saw more interesting people there.”
I said the the same thing to Bill Leiss when he wanted to rehash a book: been there, done that, you’re boring.
Well done Ben.
Discovering, by Robert Scott Root-Bernstein, a prof type at the University of Michigan, was one of the most influential books I read. So much so that I had him come to the University of Waterloo when I hosted the annual meeting of the Canadian Science writer types in 1992.
Whether I’ve done journalism or science (and I still get cited every day, sorta proud of that, even with my diminished mind), or just writing to keep the cobwebs out of my brain, it’s all about asking questions that others haven’t, and then telling a good story.
Barry is probably the best new show on TV (after John Oliver).
Who knew Bill Hadler had it in him?
An Oklahoma dude who wowed audiences with his Stefon character on Saturday Night Live, who knew he could come up with Barry, a deep, disturbing and funny role that he writes, stars in and directs (committees are overrated).
But what this food safety nerd got in episode 4 of the second season was not the tension between the actors, but the A restaurant inspection grade in Los Angeles.
I love public disclosure.