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Don’t Sleep on the Brazilian Rainforest. From What I Hear…

The psychology of sleeping is funny.

As Daylight Savings approaches this Sunday, it’s essential that we are getting all the sleep we can these days. Some nights we fall right to sleep, while other nights can involve a lot of staring into the darkness for no particular reason or effectiveness. The latter is (hopefully) a very rare occurrence. But still, why does it happen? Was it something we ate? Something we drank? Are we cognitively consumed with something important, either consciously or unconsciously?

Might be time to consult a psychiatrist (or two).

Don’t forget to turn off the lights, set your alarm, and to kick-out your annoying TV brother who is spending the night.


Dana Carvey Makes a Small Impression These Days

Today is a perfect day to laugh.

Dana Carvey, an SNL and impressions icon, performs new comedy in an old way. What do I mean? Some of the best SNL sketches are when well-known figures are made fun of with great insight and precision. But there’s a catch:

The jokes are not activist-driven.

The video above showcases an increasingly rare comedic gift. We have to be able to joke around with and about each other without getting heated about every single little detail. Sometimes we just need to laugh. Mr. Carvey’s sense of humor is laser-focused on the punchline instead of the punch. Jerry Seinfeld is the same way. And Mr. Seinfeld has said that he will care about you if you’re funny. Otherwise, he’s not interested.

A sage perspective, actually.

So, this is Nicolas Cage trying to order a medium Tall at Starbucks…

The Journey to Friday Will Never End


I want to bring TGIF back into people’s vernacular. It’s time this beloved acronym makes a serious societal comeback onto the big stage via pop-culture for expressing excitement over the weekend’s arrival.

I just hope I won’t get heckled while saying it…

Will Ferrell will be hosting tomorrow’s SNL with musical guest Chris Stepleton. TGIASNL (Thank Goodness It’s Almost Saturday Night Live).

That’s not as catchy as TGIF, but don’t stop believin’ in fun and catchy acronyms.

A Baskets Case with Emails

It’s Day 2 of the workweek and you may still be stressed-out and relentlessly catching-up on projects or emails. And while expediency can be a massive benefit through the use of technology (particularly mobile tech), it has also proven to be a massive burden in some cases. We need/have to be able to disconnect from time-to-time. For some, however, the connection between expediency and expectation is linear and non-negotiable. In other words, if you can respond in the moment, some people expect you to respond at that exact second. No excuses.

Enter one of the problems with technology’s increasing speed: Lack of time and understanding to think, reflect or acknowledge reality.

Yes, the following is an interview with a comedian. Yes, you may, therefore, be tempted to write-off what he has to say about an isolated societal problem that seems like a reasonable fix in many (obviously not all) situations.

Yes, the interview is also funny.

(Interview is from last year, which is why it’s announced that Baskets airs on Thursdays in the video)

And yes, the no-work-emails after 5 p.m. sounds like a good idea to try to navigate the increasingly blurred line between our work and non-work life, fueled by the pressured expectation of instantaneous communication via technology.

And yes, season 3 of Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis starts airing tonight at 10 p.m. on FX.