Joseph Logan Diffie, December 28, 1958 – March 29, 2020
It always seemed to me that Joe Diffie was an unfairly unsung part of the country music resurgence of the mid 1990s. Thinking back to that time, I cannot recall another country artist that had as many hits while maintaining such consistently clever lyrics and remarkable musicianship. And yet he has gone relatively uncelebrated. This, in my opinion, is his finest recording, and I hope that he gains in death the acclaim he should have had in life.
David Michael Schramm, August 14, 1946 – March 28, 2020
Not sure how I missed this one, but even though he wasn’t known for sci-fi or fantasy, I thought his passing was worth noting here. Not only was Schramm a fellow Kentuckian, but our own Dan was a huge Wings fan back in the day. We would all meet in his dorm room every evening before dinner to watch Dan’s obligatory back to back episodes. It wasn’t long before he had made fans of the rest of us, and heading to Dan’s room in time to watch Wings became a daily ritual.
Click the pic to read Schramm’s costar Tim Daly tell the story of the day he saw Schramm live on stage and realized he had been starring alongside a hidden comic genius.
We are spoiled here in the Greater Cincinnati area by a number of game/comic stores, but not all places are so lucky. I’ve been to lots of places with none, and it SUCKS. So in order to make sure our favorite places survive the pandemic, I came up with one of those amazing, Earth shattering ideas for which I am known and loved. Almost all of these places have a random dice bowl; if you are who I think you are, then you know what I’m talking about. Call the place, tell them you just want to help out during this pandemic, and tell them you want $20 (or whatever you can afford) in random dice for pickup. I just tried this and I got 35 dice. At this particular comic shop they are 65¢ each, which would be almost $25 after tax. I got $25 in dice for $20, and the shop made a fast, effortless sale without paying for shipping. That’s a win/win, and it keeps our local business alive. Tomorrow is Saturday. Call them. Show up. Empty their dice inventory. Mobilize and save our favorite places. Trust me on this, you’ll regret it if they’re gone.
Welcome, once again my friends, to The Great British Baking Show: Walton Edition! This week our intrepid bakers shake off the winter chill and celebrate the return of sunny weather with Spring Bake Week!
Welcome, dudes and dudettes, to a totally triumphant episode of The Great British Baking Show: Walton Edition! Five score and, like, some extra amount of days ago, our intrepid bakers were brought forth upon a most excellent culinary adventure to produce their finest tributes to everyone’s favorite Wyld Stallyn. Now, without further ado, we give you Keanu Reeves Week! Let’s feast!