|Tom Lehrer is a writer of comedy songs who’s now 92 years old. I listened to him a lot as a kid — almost as much as Billy Joel! He made the fascinating decision this week to release his sheet music and lyrics into the public domain early. It’s something songwriters don’t often do.
I rewatched 30 Rock this week on Peacock. I discovered that I liked parts of it a lot more unambiguously now that it’s not a phenomenon, which I’m not sure how to explain. It’s certainly already dated (yikes) and contains many errors in judgment (yikes), but it’s also got a feel for where mockery of rich blustery New York guys was going.
Have you watched Britain’s Best Home Cook on Hulu? If you miss the gentleness of old-school Great British Bake-Off, it’s the show you’re looking for, and not just because it includes the delightful Mary Berry.
Our friends at NPR Politics put together a special called Voting In America. What could be more important? Nothing, that’s what.