Friday, April 22, 2016
Quick Hits -- Limited Ticket Nexus
(1) One hundred percent with Craig "Junior" Miller: The Chuck thread of "Better Call Saul" is a thrashing of a high order. Show screeches to a complete stop when Michael McKean appears on the screen, not necessarily because of Michael McKean himself, but because the thread is not interesting. The electromagnetic-sensitivity mental illness element is tacked on, gratuitous, and slows a slow story even more.
In fact . . . while I love both "Bad" and "Saul," those shows can both be very, very slow.
(2) I attended an employer-sponsored seminar on how an optimistic outlook can improve health. I noted that this popular notion got started with a famous journalist named Norman Cousins, who was diagnosed with a potentially fatal illness. He rented a bunch of Marx Brothers movies and other things he thought would make him laugh, locked himself up somewhere, and laughed himself back to health. I tried to remember details about this and when I looked it up, I found that the disease from which he suffered was:
(3) All hosts on all Ticket shows should immediately and permanently abandon all lines of diarrhea humor.