Who Controls the Schools?

As the mayor loses control of the city's schools, his old rival, the governor goes out of his way to help him regain it.  Meanwhile, a subway derailment could actually derail both the mayor and the governor as both have previously gone out of their way to blame each other for the subway's woes.  All the other candidates are sitting back and letting the political train wreck take center stage.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Julee Cruise, "Into the Night"

Into the night.  Away from the light.

A blast so bright.  A blast full of might. READ MORE

An Experiment Gone Wrong, the Twin Peaks Negative Social Networks

Twin Peaks negative relationships

Mr. C, Bob, and Chad continue to maintain the most intense negative relationships. READ MORE

Got a Light, the Twin Peaks Positive Social Networks

Twin Peaks positive relationships

The only major change since last week is that Bob has a new friend in the Woodsman. READ MORE

Stop It with the Hugs Already

"Social Q's" is Philip Galanes's advice column in the New York Times.  Every Tuesday in Anti-Social Q's, I will answer the same questions as "Social Q's," with a greater regard for the sad state of the human condition.

This week Philip deals with a variety of issues.  Someone does not want to read someone else's political views, some guy does not like hugs, a friend wants to loan a friend some money, and a woman wonders whether she should reach out to her in-laws.


Krzysztof Penderecki, "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima"

A blast.  A blast that lasts.

Sand is soon glassed.  Glassed, with all the thermonuclear power amassed. READ MORE

The Twin Peaks Power Rankings: Going Nuclear

Twin Peaks mushroom cloud

A limited cast this week but the forces of good maintain the top spots in the rankings.  Straight from the Stockingblue laboratories, here are this week's Twin Peaks power rankings for this week's episode. READ MORE

Egg Casserole for Breakfast

Crockpot Egg Casserole from Amber Pranger on Vimeo.

Eggs and milk.
Is it breakfast time?

Salt and pepper,
to season not spice. READ MORE

Back in New Mexico, the Twin Peaks Picture Book

Twin Peaks Mr. C and Ray
"Thanks for getting me out, Mr. C." READ MORE

More Good than Evil, the Twin Peaks Scatter Plot

Twin Peaks scatter plot

Yet more characters are added to the matrix. READ MORE

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