I was a ‘Sleepy Hollow’ extra

In December, I was fortunate enough to be cast as an extra in the season-finale of “Sleepy Hollow,” which aired Jan. 20, 2014 on Fox. I was thrilled when I learned I’d actually be “doing something” in the part (rather than standing in as background noise) … dressed in 18th Century servants clothing, I served drinks to Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and his father (Victor Garber) in Purgatory.

Covering a president

It wasn’t the first time in my career I covered a president — I was in Houston in 2003 to see W. and Air Force One at Hobby Airport, and, of course, in Sanford when former President Bill Clinton made a campaign stop to stump for his Hillary (seems like forever ago, doesn’t it?). But this…

Radiohead: ‘King of Limbs’ … first listen

Much to my surprise, Radiohead announced this Monday their new album, “The King of Limbs” would be released Saturday. Much to my surprise, Radiohead released it a day early today … I downloaded it this morning and have given it one listen, all eight songs. This isn’t a deep review or anything — just my…

Can’t lose with Star Wars

I’m officially the 5 millionth person to post this, but there’s too much genius in this commercial not to say something. It’s Volkswagen’s Super Bowl entry, and it’s about a pint-sized Darth Vader who’s trying to use the Force on everything in his house. Frustration sets in until his Force push works on dad’s VW…

Cam and Mitch for Halloween

So the reason for the beard (click here to read my column about it) was Halloween and a costume idea Jonathan Owens and I came up with. We decided a month back to go as Cam and Mitch, the gay couple from ABC’s hit show “Modern Family.” Jon and I aren’t gay (not that there’s…

Blog hiatus

As you can guess, I don’t blog much anymore. Between long hours and social networking, the blog has taken a back seat. I’m not ready to give it up yet, and I’ve put a lot of writing, thought and work into this in the past three years … but if I do come back to…

Geaux Tigers

It’s a big weekend for the Liggett household, and not just because it marks the beginning of football season for us. Well, it’s partially because of that. Saturday, we’re heading to the Georgia Dome to watch the LSU Tigers in their season opener. What will make it special for us is they’ll be taking on…