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Monday, July 11th, 2011

Attention lonely geeks! “Drunk” is only a superpower at Red Sox games and ex-girlfriends’ weddings.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Like Stallone told the Russians in Rocky IV, “I guess what I’m trying to say is, if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change.”

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

 “Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.” – Rupert Pupkin in The King of Comedy(Ahhh,DeNiro.)

Friday, July 1st, 2011

It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without a Jaws reference: Amity, as you know, means “friendship.”

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Practical Wisdom from The Hangover’s Alan, “Tigers love pepper. They hate cinnamon.”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

A motivational kick in the pants from Point Break’s Bodhi:”Little hand says it’s time to rock and roll!”

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Burt Reynolds at his finest: “When’s the last time you saw two priests drive a Ferrari? What are they doing, taking home the bingo money?” – The Cannonball Run

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Burt Reynolds at his finest: “For the good old American lifestyle: For the money, for the glory, and for the fun… mostly for the money.” – Smokey and the Bandit

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

“My lack of education didn’t hurt me none, ’cause I can read the writing on the wall” – Paul Simon ‘Kodachrome’

Monday, August 16th, 2010

“Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes … well, he eats you.” – Sam Elliott’s ‘Stranger’ from The Big Lebowski

Lessons in Bad Media Franchising and Merchandising

1) Saw 8: The Reality Television Gameshow 2)Live action movie of Hungry, Hungry Hippos 3)The Tonight Show, starring Chewbacca 4) Deadpool vs. Punisher: The Musical 5) The Human Centipede sleeping bag 6) C-Span Live Action Role Playing Group 7) The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre ride at Six Flags Over Texas 8) Your Parents Basement is Always […]

Where is Our Modern Barney Miller?

The single camera glory that was Barney Miller can probably never be reproduced.  There’s heavy debate in the office whether it should be or not. It was essentially a 22-minute, 3-act play with minimal characters and only one set (after Season One that also featured Barney’s dining room at home).  The thing is, the writing […]

Non-John Hughes High School Movies from the ’80s

Yep. Most of the high school biggies were our man, Hughes. But if you can name the 1980s high school movie quotes listed below, your might have been paying attention to something else in ’88 other than the MTV Beach House and that cute girl with freckles in your 11th grade Chemistry class. 5)”Last night, […]

Mark Your Calendar, Nerds!!!

This Weekend is legendary Indy 500.  Please don’t think geekdom is limited to cosplay and app programming.  Oh no, my friends. Two years ago our Mid-West correspondent, Billy D, and I watched those car dorks jump a humongous Hot Wheels truck  over a bunch of school busses and twice as many drunks while Florence Henderson […]

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Attention lonely geeks! “Drunk” is only a superpower at Red Sox games and ex-girlfriends’ weddings.

Gentleman Jim

  • MONDAY – Movies. Their glory and their hilarious tragedy.  

  • TUESDAY – Television.  Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.  

  • WEDNESDAY – Wildcards! Probably a piece of weird fiction in which Spider-Man has to talk down Laura Ingles from making a bad decision.  

  • THURSDAY – Thesis-level Dorkdom. Jargon, geek terms and weird insight explained for the rest of us.  

  • FRIDAY – Fantasy, Sci-fi, and comics.  Like living in your parents’ basement only without the inherent desperation. Well…