Why Lisa Bonet Should Be David Letterman’s Next Guest

When Lisa Bonet was on David Letterman’s show in 1986, she seemed to really hate Bill Cosby. Of course, she didn’t say so outright; there was just that undercurrent of tension and lack of deferential treatment when it came to her then-boss. If you are old enough to remember when The Cosby Show was at its…

I’ll Let You Lead

For a long while now I’ve wanted to write a post about Kate and Allie, the barely-laugh-out-loud comedy that was too quiet to embed itself too deeply into the memories of those of us who grew up in the 1980s. You think of 1980s comedies, you think of the more gregarious fare like Family Ties, Growing Pains, Night Court, The…

Would Jamie Siminoff Be Your Ideal ‘Shark Tank’ Investor?

I don’t argue there is something remarkable about the story of Jamie Siminoff and Ring. As the gods at Shark Tank like to spin it, Siminoff pitched the sharks in 2013. He was asking $700,000 for 10 percent, which the panel deemed too expensive — save Kevin O’Leary, who offered to give him a loan, in…

Ah, Bitcoin, You Are the Stuff of Dreams

When I was in the ninth grade, we had to design a city of the future. Maybe it was eighth grade. Regardless, I had this idea to create a city that had no money. Because, I thought at the time, as far as I can recall, although I can’t recall much — except that my…