Entries by Michael Foy

Assassins for a Good Viewing Experience?

I recently took my wife up on her suggestion to watch The Crown. And I have to say that I exhibited much more patience than she would have had for any of my viewing suggestions.   Several episodes into the The Crown and I’m thinking this is deadly dull. When will it pick up? Surely, […]

Should I Answer My Phone?

Recently I became aware of a societal sea change on phone etiquette. It became obvious as I was watching Jeopardy! Have you seen the show lately? Since the start of the newest TV season, they’ve been rolling out tournaments instead of following their normal format. In these so-called Second Chance tournaments, former contestants who didn’t […]

A Review of Apple TV’s Foundation Series

One of my favorite books is the original Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov. I was over the Moon when I heard that Apple TV was adapting it for streaming. I was so excited that I sprang for a subscription. That may not sound like a big deal until you understand that I come from a […]

Cleaning Gutters: Slightly better than a Colonoscopy

I keep seeing ads on my iPad and phone for services to clean gutters. Here’s why that’s ironic — and maddening. In this modern age, when the digital ad gurus know more about us than we know about ourselves, what possesses them to try to sell me on the services mentioned above? When I was […]

I’ve Achieved Acceptance: the Patriots Suck

On January 4, 2020, the New England Patriots lost a wild-card playoff game to the Tennessee Titans. There had been rumors throughout the season that it might be Tom Brady’s last hurrah as a Patriot. If so, it would be the first time in 20 years that the Pats would be without him. Inconceivable! The […]

How’s My Driving?

In Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls there’s a scene where Ace is driving a Jeep through a land teeming with wildebeests. He’s being violently jostled as he negotiates the rugged terrain. But as the camera pulls out, we see that his passenger is comfortably stationary. As the camera pulls out further, we see that they’re […]

Which is Your Star Trek Generation?

In a YouTube interview, Jonathan Frakes (who played Lieutenant Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation) stated that the cast of that show had supplanted the cast of the original Star Trek series as the recognized guardians of the Star Trek legacy. Blasphemy! The original series (TOS) ran from 1966 to 1969. The Next Generation […]

Dental Insurance

Advanced warning: The following plunges the reader into the world of Dental Insurance. It isn’t for the faint of heart. That tooth’s got to come out. Ever hear your dentist utter that phrase? Yikes! I say that not because of any physical pain that you may be in for, but for the financial pain. In […]

Trip Computer Cluster****

On the bottom of the speedometer on a Nissan Murano SUV, there’s a digital display called the trip computer. As you can guess, it lists things such as mileage, fuel economy, time since last set, and even temperature. You toggle through those options. My wife and I have Muranos. One day she came home and […]