Entries by Michael Foy

Shorts: Not just for Summer Anymore

With the summer season upon us, I sat primed at my keyboard to extol the virtues of cargo shorts and bucking fashion trends. I planned to write about how the shorts may not be in style, but I don’t care, because they are super practical. Has there ever been anything better or more practical to […]

Red Sox Century?

For the first two decades of the new century, the Boston Red Sox were far-and-away the dominant team in baseball. They won multiple World Series and seemed poised to continue their dominance well into the decade of the 20s. But that didn’t happen. What was at one time enthusiastic and committed ownership gave away to […]

A Letter to iPad Advertisers

Dear iPad Advertisers: I know that in this day and age, there is no more valuable currency than eyeballs on one’s product or service. I get it. What I don’t get is why you’d want to piss off the owners of those eyeballs. The other day, I had some time to kill, so I pulled […]

Two Sets of Rules – One for Women, One for Men

The other day, I had an astonishing vision. It was strikingly colorful and finely detailed. I saw a beautiful Japanese woman, clad in classical garb. Her allure was heightened, at least to this Westerner, because her lovely face wasn’t obscured with the Kabuki makeup favored by geishas and the hard-rock band KISS. She knelt down […]

UAPs: A Chilling Congressional Hearing

Do you know what UAPs are? The mystery of them is enough to warrant serious Congressional hearings — not just the manufactured ones designed for political posturing. This subject is that important. UAPs are Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. You may find other definitions too, like “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon” or “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomenon.” But basically we’re talking […]

Legacy Shave

Do you recognize these things? Ever heard of Legacy Shave? You may have seen your grandfather use them, if not your father. Instead of shaving cream that sprayed out of a can, they made their own: they put shaving soap in a cup, added water, and whipped it into a lather with a brush. Then […]

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 […]