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NewFish contains my commentary and random thoughts about music, counter-culture, technology, faith, wretched excess, art, questionable government, and the ultimate interconnectivity of all things.
NewFish: Providing mediocre blogging since 2005!
- New Photograph Series – “Winter Oceans”
- From the 35mm vault
- The St. Valentine of Valentine’s Day never existed
- The Curtain is Falling on Conservative Talk-Radio
- New Series: Windows and Walls of Québec
- Find the Place You Love. Then Move There.
- RIP: Tony Rice (1951-2020)
- Alexa, Hypnotize Me
- When QAnon Came to Canada
- Project Northmoor
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Category Archives: Nostalgia
Amid America’s golden age of cheese, there are hundreds of varieties of fine fromages handcrafted by more than 900 artisan and specialty cheesemakers in the US. Let’s be clear: this article is not about those fine artisanal cheeses. No, this … Continue reading
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe I’ve been looking forward to seeing this first installment in the Narnia Chronicles (which is being released by Disney tomorrow here in Montréal) — in much the same way as I would look forward … Continue reading
Print your own Monopoly money Hasbro has downloadable PDFs of spare Monopoly money for you to print and cut out. No more buying commercial spare Monopoly bucks at the game-store. Now It will be much easier for me to cheat … Continue reading
Back to the ’70s: GM hot on custom vans Now that SUVs are getting less popular, maybe we’ll all love vans again. By Peter Valdes-Dapena | CNN/Money Remember when vans were cool? No, not minivans. Those were never cool. I … Continue reading
I’m grown accustomed to holding my breath while running the gauntlet of sad, coughing (and usually damp) smokers just outside the ubiquitous office entrance, although this has always left me wondering why anyone still smokes, or why kids take up … Continue reading
Wizard of Oz Museum shows it’s about more than just Munchkins Carl Manning | National Post WAMEGO, Kan. (AP) – Those who think that The Wizard of Oz is the story of a Kansas farm girl singing about rainbows and … Continue reading
By M.P. DUNLEAVEY | New York TimesI AM the proud owner of a five-year-old cellphone that I’ve nicknamed Sparky. He’s a hulking vintage Samsung, and when I pull him out of my bag, people tend to gawk. “Oh, my God,” … Continue reading
The current owners of National Lampoon have partnered with Art Clokey Productions to recraft the original Gumby TV series into an “edgy, irreverent” reinvention, called Gumby: The Lost Tapes. Lampoon will create and produce all-new dialog (and in some cases … Continue reading
ACME is a worldwide leader of many manufactured goods. From its humble beginnings providing corks and flypaper to bug collectors (“Buddy’s Bug Hunt/1935“) to its heyday in the American Southwest supplying a certain coyote, from Ultimatum Dispatchers to Batman … Continue reading
I never know who I’m going to meet next — and I’ve learned (the hard way) to try to avoid making disparaging comments about most anything or anybody (this blog notwithstanding). This week I met (virtually!) the guy who designed … Continue reading
OK, admittedly I’m a big fan of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, starring Gene Wilder), and I’ve definitely had Oompa Loompa songs twirling around inside my head for nearly 35 years. But last night I went to see … Continue reading
Apparently it’s not just me. Today’s Saturday morning cartoons suck. By Jeff Harris | ToonZone.net I’ve been watching cartoons for over twenty years now. The period that began fifteen years ago is universally referred to as a “renaissance” in … Continue reading
I hated the Airport movies, but loved Airplane! Who can forget the hero’s “drinking problem”? NPR – All Things Considered The parody movie Airplane!, a source of favorite comedic bits that are still recalled in conversations today, is marking its … Continue reading