Tag Archives: Mark’s big ideas

The “Affluent Middle-Aged White Men in Existential Crisis” film festival

I’m not familiar with every movie that’s ever been made about affluent, middle-aged white men coming to terms with their own mortality, but, if I were asked to weigh in on what films should be included in an “Affluent White Men in Existential Crisis” film festival, I’d definitely nominate John Frankenheimer’s Seconds (1966) starring Rock […]

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Deficits v. Dolomite

My plan tonight was to write an awesome post about the GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax-cut of 2017, and how, contrary to what we were promised at the time, they didn’t “pay for themselves” by driving increased corporate investment, but instead pushed the federal deficit to a record-breaking $747.1 billion. None of this, of course, is […]

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Casting myself in a reboot of The Swimmer

I know I’ve yet to make good on my last great film idea — a shot-for-shot remake of the Hall and Oates video for the song “She’s Gone,” starring me and Dr. Pete Larson in the roles of Hall and Oats respectively — but, laying here in my sickbed tonight, I think I’ve got an […]

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Hotpants and Hijab

I had a serious, thoughtful post planned for tonight. It was mostly written when my wife showed up at home with a few bottles of wine and our friend Kristin. Now, though, after a few glasses of said wine, and a lot of laughing around the kitchen table, I’ve decided to give you something completely […]

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I hate that, in the America of Donald Trump, trolling the left has become a legitimate career path

I want desperately to put on some comically large fake glasses, tuck all my hair up into a baseball cap, and drive the three hours to Kent State, just so I can get on Twitter and post, “Today I went undercover at Kent State to ask students what they thought about Mark Maynard, the Hot […]

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