Monday, July 11, 2016

Fighting an Unlawful R Rest

On the road to triumph, there are struggles.

Well, there should be.

To paraphrase abolitionist Frederick Douglass, without struggles there can be no progress.


The headline's second word is having difficulty conforming. Blame the combative writer who fought proper spelling, losing an r in his struggles.

Oppose inaccuracy. Combat carelessness. Add the alphabet's 18th letter.

In other words, put up a struggles.

Don't fight me on that.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Carla Chameleon


Actress Carla Gugino had a role in the– Hey!

Quit fooling around, Entertainment Weekly!

Gugino plays a part in five of your six images, but I’d flush number two.

That’s not Gugino butting foreheads with Michael J. Fox. That’s Paula Marshall, and it’s not the first time she’s replaced Gugino on Spin City. Marshall played Fox’s second serious girlfriend on the show; Gugino was his first.

The photo editor who marshaled these images — putting a new Spin on Gugino — should have realized that No. 2 depicts the actress I know best from her role as the NYU reporter on Seinfeld who thought Jerry and George were gay … not that there’s anything wrong with that. Photo No. 2 shows a scene from “The Marrying Men,” a 1998 Spin City episode in which Marshall’s character, Laurie, mistakenly believes Mike is proposing to her.


Gugino and Marshall bear a slight resemblance, and both brunettes have appeared on Spin City (duh) and guest-starred on episodes of The Wonder Years and Californication. Still doesn’t justify creating a photo gaffe with your No. 2 photograph.

Marshall may have had just a cameo within your pages, EW, but her bit part plagued the entire production.