February 2020

Next week’s “New Yorker” cover

by Joey deVilla on February 28, 2020

The cover for the March 9, 2020 cover of The New Yorker cleverly captures this administration’s image-over-substance approach to the coronavirus situation, from the Soviet-style control over messaging (not to mention putting a guy who made an HIV outbreak worse, not better, in charge) to blaming the media for people’s concerns despite the fact that medical scientists are preparing for outbreaks to focusing on more on rallies than doing their actual jobs.


Meanwhile, in the White House…

by Joey deVilla on February 27, 2020

Thanks to Stephen Clark for the find!


Thanks to Jenn Noseworthy for the find!


Me, just after playing Lord of the Chords, a fun game where all that music theory I had to learn in Yamaha Organ School finally paid off!

I’d just finished playing the board game Lord of the Chords that my friend Ann was leading (and which Anitra won). Anitra was taking a “bio break”, Ann was off to another game, and I was walking down the hall when I overheard a request for music suggestions. Lord of the Chords is a game that leans heavily on music theory, so I was in the right frame of mind to help out.

Here’s the ensuing conversation:

Him: I need a classical music piece for the heroes coming in to save the day in my D&D campaign. Any ideas?

Me: How about the William Tell Overture?

Him: I don’t know that one.

Me: You know, the theme for The Lone Ranger?

Him: Before my time, old man.

Me: [Pointing at his Clockwork Orange t-shirt] Uh…the music from the sped-up threesome scene in Clockwork Orange?

Him: Oh, that song! Good one.

From now on, I’m referring to that piece as “the Clockwork Orange sped-up threesome scene song.”


Batman always has a plan

by Joey deVilla on February 25, 2020

Very clever, Dark Knight. Now please explain the hot pants and pixie shoes on Robin’s original costume:


“Star Trek” life advice of the day

by Joey deVilla on February 24, 2020


“Joey 2020: Stop humping my leg.”

by Joey deVilla on February 20, 2020