Author Archives: Tom Garrett

Untimely Movie Review: How the West Was Won

As part of my flagging recommitment to this blog, I’ve dusted off my Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, which I purchased back in early 2014.  I fairly regularly provided reviews of the films in that collection, which I’ve gradually watched … Continue reading

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Father’s Day (Redux 2019)

As part of my now-annual Father’s Day tradition, I’m re-posting this 2016 podcast episode I recorded.  It details the story of my favorite Father’s Day of all time. Even if the Father’s Day theme doesn’t resonate for you, if you’re … Continue reading

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Bill Buckner Never Needed Redemption, But He Got It Anyway

There was a moment a few years ago on Curb Your Enthusiasm that caught me by surprise in a way that I’m not sure any other television show has. The season in question revolved around Larry’s misadventures in New York, … Continue reading

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Timely Movie Review: Avengers – Endgame

The culmination of a 22-film franchise, Avengers: Endgame represents one of the most ambitious projects in filmmaking history—if not the most ambitious. Providing a thorough synopsis of a complex, multifaceted, three-hour film is both overly cumbersome and unnecessary for a review like this … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
All of my student loans are paid in full as of this month.  Therefore, as a newly minted AMERICAN HERO, I thought I would share my wisdom with folks who haven’t yet crossed…

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Let’s All Make Fun of Tom’s Brackets (2019 Edition)

Having not watched a single complete college basketball game in all of 2019, I am hopelessly lost when it comes to March Madness.  Looking at my brackets from 2011, 2013, 2016, or 2017, one can see a clear and convincing … Continue reading

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How to Promote Political Content on Facebook in 251 Easy Steps

Aficionados of this blog (both of you) may recall that I published a piece on the Covington Catholic controversy back in January. Readers seemed to respond to the post, and, before I knew it, the piece had over 300 organic … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Ben-Hur

There’s a moment, about two hours into Ben-Hur, when Charlton Heston’s title character tells Esther “We stood here before,” to which she replies “a long while ago,” and Heston responds, “Four years ago,” at which point I replied, “Feels longer.” That’s the … Continue reading

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Have We Finally Lost It?

The first time I saw the snippet of the MAGA kid / Native American drummer video, my reaction was about the same as most other people’s. “What a jerk that kid is.” “Somebody needs to teach him a lesson.” “I … Continue reading

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Best of 2018

The end of each of the last few years has brought with it a lamentation that I don’t write as much for this blog as I once did.  Unsurprisingly, that trend has continued in 2018. Not to belabor the point, … Continue reading

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