A Few Minut(ias) With Jerry Seinfeld

Martin Short is one of the funniest people on the planet. Martin Short never appears to be, well, short of comedic confidence (c’mon, it wrote itself). He also has the tendency to transform into absurdly wild, yet hysterical characters.

In today’s flashback on a Friday afternoon, let’s travel back a couple years to Martin Short Jiminy Glick interviewing the brilliantly astute comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld.

What’s the deal with Jiminy Glick?

He’s odd…ly entertaining.

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Tom Is Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ in Latest ‘Mission’

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to go to your local movie theater…a lot.

During the next three months–last week of May through July–there are a few indie films in Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22and Mission: Impossible – Fallout (July 27that will be hitting theaters nationally and globally. For any summer blockbuster-loving movie fan, this lineup of beloved franchises is insane. Almost as insane as the official trailer for the latter movie in the list above that recently debuted online.

Yes.

Sometimes the most appropriate reaction is just that simple.

Wednesday Update

Tina Fey is returning to host the season finale of ‘Saturday Night Live.’

No need to bury the lead here. Nor would it be a good idea to bury the creative promo video for the aforementioned comedic writer, actress, and former fake, funny news host (before “fake news” became its own thing not related to comedy).

Like the host herself, the promo seen above is equally informative, entertaining and clever.

On a completely unrelated note, it will be interesting to see what society will be like 20 years down the road. Why this seemingly random observation? While flat-screen tablets and flat digital tabletops exist, when will paper products become flexible touch screens? I ask because the animated promo in the video above is displayed on a horizontal piece of paper by way of a skilled graphics designer. With flexible, roll-up TVs slowly evolving as a consumer product of the future, the natural next step would be other items that roll up…

like a newspaper.

Just look around your house and–like Jim Gaffigan–imagine the initial pitch meeting for these products. Go ahead and laugh out loud. I’ll wait.

Some of our possessions must have been wild to consider and imagine at first. Outside-the-box thinking requires seeing something that would be crazy today, yet normal tomorrow.

Or, in the case of the creative team at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ maybe the secret is thinking animating inside the box rectangle.

RIP Margot Kidder

Running a website/blog called Jimmy’s Daily Planet, the following news is tough to write and process.

Actress Margot Kidder died this past Sunday in Montana at the age of 69. Like her iconic ‘Superman’ co-star, Christopher Reeve, Ms. Kidder delivered an equally iconic performance that elevated her as the greatest Lois Lane in the storied superhero saga.

RIP Margot Kidder.