Klugman: Gilbert, Sullivan & Klugman present: “Trial by Jewry”

October 29, 2010 • 0
N.B.: This past summer, I served jury duty and was placed on the jury for a criminal case. The case lasted two weeks, for the duration of which I had most of the songs from the unpopular Gilbert & Sullivan operetta “Trial by Jury” stuck in my head. I enclose for the reader’s delectation and »

Klugman: A Disney Allegory

October 15, 2010 • 0
Everyone needs a wake-up call every so often. I realized this fact this past August. At the time of my epiphany, I was watching “Beauty and the Beast” in my underwear while eating frozen, pureed bananas that I was calling “ice cream,” which is probably all you really need to know about my summer. “Beauty »

‘Baby, baby, baby, no!’

April 16, 2010 • 0
I still get my news the old-fashioned way — worked out backwards from satires of actual current events in “The Onion” — but one of my friends swears by a younger and more adorably named medium. “I saw this really cool news story on Twitter,” he once said, with a sense of self-importance that was »

Klugman? ‘Great!’

April 2, 2010 • 2
I went to the dentist over spring break, because I deserve a treat every once in a while. Also because it hurt to chew on the right side of my mouth. The dentist and I exchanged some brisk banter before he really started hammering home his two main points: (1) Columbia Law School, which my »

Little Lord Fauntle-Rolls Royce

March 4, 2010 • 5
I’m leaving for Seattle the day after spring break starts. For a week, I will be on tour with my improv group, eating cocktail olives for dinner, arguing about how to pronounce the word “ferry” (Dear Sean Fraga: feh-ry) and bathing in piles of money. And unlike on our last tour, which we spent at »