Used my IDNYC card to get a free annual membership to this mini-Botanical Gardens locale of sorts in Riverdale (no, not where Archie lives), which I believe most NYC residents don't know exists. Like a recent trip to Botanical Gardens, this isn't the best time to see it with less in bloom, but still is very nice with a great view. Interesting garden tour.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Michael Dorf talks about the "corruption premium" that Trump is at risk of taking advantage of and touches upon the constitutional provision against emoluments. More here. As suggested in the latter link, Congress might provide some safeguards there, including giving judicial standing to challenge. I also would offer disclosure rules and the possibility of relief being connected merely to business in question (such as a perk obtained). Note there is not a total ban; "without the Consent of the Congress." Impeachment is not the only remedy.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Found this in the library; it's based on a popular teen novel regarding a club that turns out to be an underground support group for gay and lesbian teens at a high school. Focuses on guy who falls for a football player. Good performances and look at average high school students. Meanwhile, added Death on Hold to the side panel about a death row inmate who finds redemption with help of a conservative white couple. Good inside look.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Week started on Thanksgiving with Dallas again winning and Lions winning late. Giants offense struggled but scored enough with the defense's help not to be the first team to lose to the Browns. Another close game vs. Pats, Jets following trends by losing a close one in regulation. Oakland wins to stay ahead in the West. Tampa with upset over Seattle. Update: Enjoyable SNF game with AFC Wild Card implications. KC needed much to go their way to the last second of OT. And, it did. Packers won over Eagles, 27-13.
There are various films with the title of the Svengoolie movie last night, but this one is not like the others though something like The Shadow of the Black Cat (scary house, heirs etc.). I was curious what happened but darn this version was annoying, the comic relief annoying and the good guy a boob himself spending much of the time looks moronic. More than one top name, including Bela Lugosi, were basically wasted. Much boring exposition mid-way.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The picture is from Pieces of April, concerning a white girl out of sorts with her family (mom sick with cancer) whose oven breaks while trying to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for them. Her Asian and black neighbors help her out. This isn't a great year but happy holidays.