Monthly Archives: December 2010

Exercise Works, Even If You Can’t Keep it Up

I’ve weigh-lifted off-and-on for the past ten years, and something I’ve always noticed is that it takes intensive effort to increase strength and fitness, but much less to sustain it. This Times article corroborates: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/29/phys-ed-if-you-are-fit-you-can-take-it-easy/ One thing I’d add: even … Continue reading

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Getting Serious with the Daily Show

Am I wrong to get nervous whenever Jon Stewart gets praise for something that isn’t comedy-related? I think an Emmy for the Daily Show would be justified for every year since 1999, but when the New York Times runs a … Continue reading

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Dumb but Good Television: The Beverly Hillbillies

                 “One joke, nine years,” is how one critic summed up The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS, 1962-1971) when the sitcom ended its run. I doubt anyone involved with the show would have argued the point. The joke is that the Clampetts are ignorant … Continue reading

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