After yesterday’s carpet bombing of the “Star Wars” franchise I thought I should try to make amends to Hollywood.
Summer movie time is quickly approaching. It’s that special time of year where Hollywood depletes most of its budget for the year in hopes that we’ll all line up at the neighborhood googleplex to see the latest spin on an old TV show or Previous Blockbuster Plus Number.
I love what we loving refer to around my house as “popcorn movies.&r...
Looking at the retirement of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.
When I was a kid, all the way through grad school, I thought working in the Foreign Service would be about the coolest thing possible. I didn't end up there...looks like that might be OK after all!
Check out this NPR post for a short rundown on the current state of affairs.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19315183&sc=emaf It comes as no surprise that both numbers and morale are down. We've had no interest in diplomacy for at least 8 years now.
....bands of all-time that is, but have never found a permanent resident for the No. 5 slot.
This band, as well as many others, moves in and out of it.
I wasn't sure how well they'd held up, but then I popped in a double-disk retrospective (maybe called Metalworks??) and was blown away by three songs in a row.
If these b-sides (well, one now obscure A and two B's) can sound as amazing as they did, maybe I should just go ahead and close the deal.
I submit to you, Judas Pr...
Fight or Flight?
Wherein our writer stumbles upon a stash of Hard Case Crime books.
This week: Michael
Finally Openly Gay Tom implores
us to Meet Kevin Johnson.
Season 4, Episode 8:
A. Why won’t the
Island let Michael kill himself, but it lets Mr. Eko get smacked to death by
Smokey? The guy is thousands of miles away, not even thinking about
screwing up Island business, and he can’t even run his car into a port container
in peace. Does he just have to ...
This week: Jin & Sun, Past, Present & Future in "Ji Yeon".
LOST, Episode 4.07
A. Not one episode
ago, the Kwons were still playing telephone to share information with the group
because Jin didn’t know English for “they went into the jungle.” Now he’s
ready to be on the Beach Debate Team.
B. I should
have known that it was a double-flash (back AND forward) when Jin wa...
This week: Romeo Goodwin Benry Jack & Juliet deal with The Other
Season 4, Episode 6
She Says, “Oh Goodwin/Ben/Jack, Yeah, I Used To Have A Scene With Him”
A. Where did The
Others get a psychiatrist/therapist from in the first place? Did Harper
just up and decide she wanted to be a shrink? I’m assuming it was her
impeccable sense of empathy and her stable demeanor that gave her...
This week is sort of short and probably a little weak because I
can't find too much to say without nitpicking. I thought it was a good
episode that kept incredibly busy, and spent a lot of time focusing on one of
the most compelling characters of the run so far. I'll take lackluster Notes and a strong episode
I. Billy Pilgrim
might not be a more leisurely military force than the Scottish arm...