Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Based on a True Story

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Long-time readers know that I’m a student of comedy. Observant, long-time readers will know that I’m particularly a fan of Norm MacDonald. Most people know him from his tenure at SNL, but good Lord, that was a quarter of a century ago. Personally, I think his finest work was on his now-defunct podcast, Norm MacDonald Live. Sadly, the original episodes were all scrubbed at the command of Netflix, since they got him to do a new (and far lamer) show called Norm MacDonald Has a Show. I wasn’t surprised to learn that it wasn’t going to be renewed.

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CES Silliness

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The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rolled around as it always does in January, and this video hits on some of the highlights:

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Marketing Muck-Up

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In case you haven’t heard, Peloton – – just about the only unicorn stock which has been thriving this year – – has stepped in a pile of creosote lately, and all because of this ad:

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