Monday, April 30, 2012
Was very good on Suite Life while she has less to work with on Jessie, but from what I saw, Mary Sue (as one review of the book accused) or not, she handled Radio Rebel well. Interesting role in the Christian fiction What If..., but not much to do.
The story arc basically continues back at home. Frank is having nightmares about local children left behind, but Trevor is correct: save a few orphans, where does it stop? Many subplots, with serious themes, all overall pretty successful. CJ's nemesis is now sympathetic.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
As were those in “Crime,” the stories in “Guilt” are hypnotic and unadorned accounts of actual cases of one of Germany’s most celebrated attorneys. Ferdinand von Schirach delves into contemporary hearts of darkness and once again mesmerizes with the matter-of-factness of their tales.Both are quick rewarding reads.
Friday, April 27, 2012
No one is saying it out loud, but Clement’s federalism principles, whatever they may be, have shown themselves to be inconsistent when they bump up against his political ideology.Well, I have. FWIW. Slogans tend to fall upon review here.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I voted for Edwards (for symbolic reasons in the primary) and was at a personal appearance his wife gave for her second book. Guy is an ass. But, he lost his wife and political good name. The prosecution is a lousy idea, even without its questionable legal basis.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I was tad pissed when a misplayed ball by Bay's replacement scored a run, ending Santana's great night. The Mets have yet to score a run for the guy and one just missed being scored on a wild pitch. But, the Mets scored on a walk later on (thanks to four different pitchers) and won it on an infield single later still.
I saw a daughter from Mayor Cupcake, a slight but nice film with a familiar face in the lead, first on Suite Life On Deck. Saw The River Why in the library, familiar leads and interesting interviews. Film bored me -- too talky, let the visuals work guys! Turned it off.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The new CF got hurt the first game. The back-up IF got hurt, but that opened up a slot for a doubleheader. But, now the LF is hurt and Pelfrey suddenly is on the DL for the first time ever. Serves him right for pitching well. Reyes is visiting with his new haircut.
USSC will review Arizona's controversial "papers please" law. For various reasons, it will be of limited importance. The possibility of a 4-4 ruling alone makes me a bit curious. The issue is federal power, though it does affect how racial issues are treated. See, 14A.
Old poet/jack of all trades (currently good at none) Batista got behind early but the call-up did do well (the Mets tweet noted the bullpen did well). Lot of Mets on base for the score. Gee went longer, but same basic result. Call-up was sent back. Why not just start the guy?
Monday, April 23, 2012
I sometimes sell stuff, mainly books, on Ebay. Sold an old one and got a net profit to buy a jar of fruit. Plan to put them on some waffles, maybe two servings worth. Sort of zen/barter thing there about the meaning of trade or something. Life be easier if I can just trade this for that on a regular basis.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
"Catholic nuns group 'stunned' by Vatican scolding for 'radical feminist' ideas" and "Noting the notable role of Catholicism in recent state death penalty abolition efforts" were both interesting. And also.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Bobby Valentine is having a bit of trouble in Sox Nation, but today was something else. Up 9-1 after six, the Yanks scored seven runs twice to win 15-9. Meanwhile, another ex-Met had a perfect game. None for the Mets yet. They ended a three game losing streak with help.
Lawrence Friedman wrote a few books on the history of American law, including crime and punishment, writing in a down to earth and informative style. This "short history" is a great introduction with wise comments down to the end of the bibliography.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Okay enough episode with two standard trends -- no reference to the baby (apparently of little interest to a couple who is so passionate that they do it via surrogate) and Jen having little to do. The final joke was that always funny child molestation double entendre.
Why she was in Hop, playing it totally straight, is unclear to me. It suggests the problem with the film: the whole scene was like ten minutes of filler. The "intervention" scene, however, was amusing. Good beginning at Easter Island. Lame ending & climax pretty weak.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
He was wrong then and is now on the PPACA. I comment various times here. Also, the pride comment is off. Still, love ya. [On that front, note new book on side panel, an informative graphic novel that should be handed out free by Democrats.]
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Mets had a bad few innings but a good series overall. Davis and Duda getting two hits today along with Pelfrey's six innings of one run ball almost made the loss okay. Acosta/Batista made it look ugly. After scoring three runs in 24 innings, the Phils were due.
Chris Hayes had tax stuff and Romney's stance on poorer at home moms. MHP had some transgender stuff, reminding that Obama has done some real good in a workmanlike way. Mets slipped late, not sweeping, Pelfrey pitching okay and Batista a mess again.
I was reading a book on God's place in film, not knowing most of the films cited, though Babette's Feast was one. Some films lately, like The Wise Kids, aside we need a few more religious films. In fact, a religious epic is about due. Where is the modern day Cecil DeMille?
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Wary about seeing this in the movies given its length, but though it feels a bit long, it is a good though not great crime/character film with the latter the reason to see it. The final reveal feels a bit cheap but taking the time to tell the story does do wonders. Mara good.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Notable this week is a baby reference (via a surrogate) after several episodes without one and Jen having a bit more to do. The "cooling spoon" is pretty neat sounding. BTW, NCIS was decent. I caught a few second season episodes lately -- pretty heavy-handed.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As with some past efforts, the upcoming vote goes beyond marriage, blocking the legislature (why do you hate democracy?) from recognizing, e.g., civil unions. This is anti-equality overkill and can be (successfully?) opposed on that ground alone.
Monday, April 09, 2012
A good episode about family: CJ dealing with illness with hers, Roxy having a birthday party for her son while another (whose fiance was killed in a previous mission) fills in for another sent overseas (a new army wife's husband goes too) so she can watch her child. And, more. A lot happened, balanced well. Overall, well put together / touching.