Welcome back, ladies and geraniums. As always, I am, sadly, not Cookie Monster, but Mr. Greene. However, me happy to take up linguistic quirks of beloved Monster-American if commentariat feel that needed. So, that said, shall we survey what you … Continue reading 1967 Snubby Awards: The Voting!
That header image is from the last time the World Trade Center was lit up for nighttime, at 6:00 AM EST on the morning of September 11, 2001. The sun hadn’t even come up yet, but it looked to be … Continue reading This Day Thread Takes A Pause 17 Years’ Worth
You do not need to adjust your computer settings — this is not Cookie Monster! No; this is Mr. Greene — that long-time commenter with the inexplicable “Asian Daniel Craig” avatar who invariably upvotes everybody’s comments overnight in a given … Continue reading The Snubby Awards: 1968 Results/1967 Voting!
As you probably (hopefully) know by now, I’ll be taking over the running of our weekly Snubby Awards from our esteemed Cookie Monster starting next week. But I’d like your feedback. So, please — offer up category suggestions and what … Continue reading The September 1st Night Thread Wants YOUR Input on the Snubbies!
I was going to do a post about an Underground-related san-serif font, but then this sad news hit today and I just had to do it on this, instead. 🙁 Stefán Karl Stefánsson, the wonderful Icelandic actor who played the … Continue reading This Night Thread Remembers Stefán Karl Stefánsson
…yes, you read that title correctly. In the summer of 1897, Sweden’s premier balloonist, S. A. Andrée, accompanied by Knut Frænkel, an amateur meteorologist, and Nils Strindberg (first cousin once removed of August Strindberg), a keen photographer, set out on … Continue reading The Night Thread Regales with an 1897 Balloonist’s Attempt to Conquer the Arctic
A more beautiful image for a summer’s night I could not think of; it’s from my favorite Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. This portion of the film, this shot, was filmed on a small beach at the private … Continue reading The Night Thread Has All The Time in the World, Just For Love
You can hear them sigh and wish to die, You can see them wink the other eye, At the man who thought July 4th was to-moooooooo-rrow! Stay hydrated, everyone. Continue reading The July 4th Night Thread Declares, With an Independent Air
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Continue reading The July 4th Day Thread Reads the Declaration of Independence
…because one without the other is like Day… without Night. A toast… to a dear friend of film, and a man who loved Carnosaur. Begin the beguine. Continue reading The Gene Siskel Night Thread
Once again, Happy Fathers’ Day… night, to you all. I’m wishing a lot of love to everyone here. A peaceful night, and a good Monday. Please stay safe. The night is dark… but full of warmth and love. Continue reading THE FATHERS’ NIGHT THREAD
To all our American Avocadoans — especially those who have offspring themselves — I want to wish a warm and Happy Fathers’ Day. To those who are not American, who don’t have a father, or whose father may be otherwise … Continue reading THE FATHERS’ DAY THREAD
On this day, in 1949, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was first published by Secker & Warburg. You decide whether this is a doubleplusgood or doubleplusungood thing to commemorate. Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you, and you sold me… Continue reading The Nineteen Eighty-Four Day Thread
…our mother should have chosen a less-reliable banker. What would we liked to have been? Everything Trump hates. Go; choose your own adventure. Continue reading The Day Thread Uses Money to Buy Things
This publishing is to serve as a discussion point for my surprise new favourite programme on BBC America, Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and showrun by the enormously talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge. If you’ve seen this show, and … Continue reading The “KILLING EVE” Spoiler-Filled Discussion Thread!
…and that’d end our trip real quick, wouldn’t it? What’s that flashing? Continue reading The Day Thread Bounces Too Close to a Supernova
Hey, everyone. Since the news was revealed that one of our number going all the way back to the Mothership, Mr. Brulio2145, has terminal cancer, I’ve had him weighing heavily on my mind, especially when I looked over his old … Continue reading The Night Thread Pays Tribute to Brulio2145
EVERY LITTLE THREAD I POST NEVER SEEMS ENOUGH FOR MOST YOU DON’T WANT TO READ THIS, AGAIN, BUT I’M NOT LIKE THEM YOU SEE, WHEN YOU FINALLY END APRIL’S LAST NIGHT, GUESS WHAT? IT’S MAY. Continue reading THE MAY-DAY THREAD!
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