First, a thank you and hello to all of the new visitors I’ve had this week. I’ve discovered that the secret to getting tons of traffic is to put “Matt Damon” and “SNL” in the headline.
Second, today is the 16th birthday of Professor Barnhardt’s Journal. It’s more of a blog now instead of the magazine-like format it used to have, with essays and interviews and fiction and theme issues. Here’s our very first issue, Why I Write, with essays from Roger Ebert, Lawrence Block, T.C. Boyle, John Scalzi, and others.
(And here’s more, from last year’s 15th anniversary post.)
Sometimes you’re surfing around and see something that just makes you say…”wow.” Here’s Rock Hudson and Bea Arthur singing a song about drugs. It’s from Arthur’s 1980 TV special.
Bruce Campbell is an old friend of Professor Barnhardt’s (I interviewed back him in 2003 and 2008), and while surfing around the web the other day I came across these local commercials he did back in the mid-80’s. That’s Ted Raimi in the first one.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a fun show. Just Jerry Seinfeld and a guest driving around in a car that Jerry says reminds him of the guest, and then they go and get coffee and talk. The new season (it’s now on Netflix) starts July 6, and one of the guests is Jerry Lewis.