Monday, November 30, 2015
NYG and NYJ play each other next week; on same time this week. NYG didn't wait to end of game to blow it this time. Lack of scoring until 4Q did trick. Jets had an easy game vs. Miami. Pretty boy tied it against Denver (back-up QB in) in the snow at end of regulation, but huh, went nowhere in OT and lost the game. Steeler/Seahawk game also pretty interesting.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A bombing plot led Supergirl's Thanksgiving episode to be pushed back from this week. But, one week early is pretty on time as these things go. Meanwhile, a special Young & Hungry Christmas episode was on earlier tonight. The main show is its hiatus now. Anyways, the episode was pretty lame, the only notable thing was two recognizable faces as guest stars.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
I agree with John Oliver that pennies really should not be still a thing. Just round off. Can even use the extra for some good cause. Think new Muppets show is at least okay, so that not a great shot. And, do pick up pennies, in part to avoid getting back more when something is like thirty-one cents or whatever. And, dogs can eat other coins too. But, no segment bats 1.000. The ability to reject pennies is true but not limited to them.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
This is an interesting and powerful edited version of personal writings of Gordon Hirabayashi, who challenged the curfew and removal order of Japanese as a loyal citizen of the U.S. and man inspired basically by a Quaker faith. His view from inside of prison is particularly powerful. Gets a bit repetitive late, after we get the gist of his sentiments. It ends with a personal summary of his later work and overturning of the convictions.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
I enjoyed Half of A Yellow Sun, which took place during the Biafra War. This novel starts there too, heroine's lesbian path starting as a result of war time displacement. The book covers various themes including mother/daughter relationships, education at a girls school, religion, self-doubt and how good people can still do horrible things. It was very good while using both universal themes and things specific to the time and place.
Justice Sotomayor flagged a problem shortly before someone was executed. As noted in last link, a second person wanted beer for his last meal. This was refused and he also was executed, claiming innocence. No justice dissented or made a statement.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The changes to Mets Blog (on my blogroll) reminds me of my negative feelings when Slate changed its "fray" and then ended it, but worse since the overall look of the blog has changed too. The visual look is cluttered and the comments (a prime reason I go) harder to use too. I liked Oyez.com (scrolling harder now, e.g.) better before but much worse here.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
This is prime '40s family fare that you can honor for the skill of the effort including the woman who plays her mom (deserved that Academy Award). Yeah, that rather tall looking older sister is Angela Lansbury. Lovelace seemed okay but bored and turned it off half-way thru. Checked out the audio of the "lost" Harper Lee novel since Reese Witherspoon did the honors. Good choice but not really interested in hearing the whole thing. Still, first part of novel again was pretty impressive. Best part along with some anecdotes.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Pretty good Svengoolie film last night though the victims (humans did invade his territory -- how did the woman scientist figure the creature was a "he" though? before he carried her away?) were standard -- two natives and two ethnic members of the crew plus the too greedy scientist. Another extra guy of no real interest was just hurt. Nice b&w look.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Not the French film about a girl acting like a boy, which was good, the 1980s flick. Betsy Drake's death being reported brought it to mind. Last half is fairly boring but first hour is impressive throwback. Cheesy, gratutious nudity (amusingly handled) and actually decent (both acting/likable) lead and bestie. The actress later had a small role in multiple Saw films.
Daniel Murphy (a bit on his wife) rejected the single year "qualifying offer" as expected though took to the last minute to announce it. Made sense given his likely value, a value that leads me to think the Mets should re-sign the guy, especially with David Wright questionable, Duda streaky and 2B apparently now up to a rookie. Assumption is he is gone. Sad.
First order involved this striking 7CA opinion, but after the conference, the big news was taking the Texas abortion case. Mild interest given to districting case; none to earlier order appointing a special master. I'm somewhat optimistic (comments) and suspect some split ruling that is somewhat less earth shattering them some commentary suggests.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Deserved to lose given how many gift points they gave up but just screwed fans who by now should know NY teams will play with them by being yards from coming back. Then, defense failed them at crunch time. Why am I still so aggravated? At some point, it's expected.
I saw all three of the original films though couldn't get into the more serious remake so this is of interest. Nice to see Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless on Colbert & back together in general from their Xena days. LL wore some tight white Sharon Stone number that was rather attractive. Unfortunately, don't get that channel at the moment.
Other than a few matters, pre-20th Century discussion of Bill of Rights matters is few and far between. This helps by covering the period from 1870-1920s in respect to free speech. A bit too academic at times, it is an interesting and fairly comprehensive look with special focus on sexual matters (including free love), workers and WWI dissent. It was written in the 1990s; wonder if anyone took him up on the pre-1870 chapter of the story.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Today is the actress' (d. 2009) birthday. She was good in various things but her best role was "Luann" on King of the Hill, where she played the busty and naive niece of Peggy Hill, but with a good heart and some smarts hidden under a somewhat dim veneer.