1. Paul Reubens died this week. Here’s a 2016 interview about his comeback, his early years, and his favorite Walgreens. This is such a perfect artist statement:

‘‘I didn’t have jokes, and I wasn’t good at improvising,’’ Reubens said. ‘‘I was good at mugging and finding weird stuff.’’


2. More history: the origin of calling the remote a clicker was because the 1956 invention actually clicked. (I did not know this!)

3. This could have been my July. Right now August is looking less hot, at least.