I honest to God still can't believe that this is coming from the president of the United States. Removed or not, this is what a failed presidency looks like. https://t.co/1gVOjaXTNC— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 25, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
I noted that 2-4 really is when Friends shine though while watching the series from beginning to end that the first was pretty good and so on. After "taking a break," longer than Ross, to watch Good Trouble, I started to watch this season. It was nice to return to a comfortable group of people I feel very familiar and care about. Monica looks better (guess her plastic surgery settled in) and Chandler looks rather more worn down (his health issues might have affected his energy levels). On the whole, though earlier seasons had more moments of hilarity, there so far are several amusing (and touching) moments. Nice to see Ben.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
The book came first, over ten years before the movie, but just read it now. Liked both and the movie expanded (especially the sex) and changed some things (e.g., in the book, Dovid becomes the rabbi and Esti is the one who speaks at the "hesped"). Maybe, it was just me, but book was a bit "creaky" at times though rewarding as a whole. Plus, it was only a bit over two hundred pages. And, nice to have multiple points of view, including a "community" view.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
After Clemson finally lost, in part thanks to a rather remarkable TD in the closing seconds of the First Half, we are left with three football games plus the Pro Bowl. As a preliminary matter, it isn't really Kansas City's fault that the Texans made a stupid gamble (and lost) and then followed up with a horrible oopsie on the next kickoff (24-7 became 24-21 fast). And, then the Texans (24 points in under twenty minutes) just stopped scoring (seven points rest of game). But, what a horrible way to lose/win. Anyway, if my team isn't involved, I'm naturally for the underdogs. So, darn I hope the Titans win. I'm more agnostic on the night game. Guess the 49ers since they are the newbie. Pre-games comments. Now for the recap. Titans, repeatedly helped by KC penalties, matched KC in First Half until repeatedly unable to stop on third down on the final drive and then a clinching "stop him, you assholes!" run by Mahomes. 21-17, same four point advantage as last week if a tad differently earned. Stalemate 3Q. Sealed it in 4Q & I don't want to see the Super Bowl. Hey, fandom isn't totally rational, plus just don't care much about the other teams (SF crushed Packers 27-0 in First Half; lost 37-20) and KC winning would annoy me. Still the Pro Bowl, I guess.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The impeachment trial began today (a lot of ceremony) and Beltran is no longer the manager of the Mets given his role in the Astros cheating scandal (he was singled out as the only player referenced by name in the report and earlier reporting said his role was significant). The whole thing is tragic but (now three managers lost their jobs) it is appreciated that there was some real punishment for cheating though I know some non-Dodgers fans are all "who cares," or worse, like a Mets advisor in an interview. Charming that. Unless it is a special case, I'm not going to do a deep dive for executions like I did last year, but there were two executions still scheduled for this month. One, after merely a denial of a final appeal among the Order List on Monday (not a stand alone on execution day), occurred yesterday. Some horrible two time wife killer who should have staid in prison. The other, after thirty years and apparently how the jury wanted if given the chance, had his sentenced commuted to LWOP. Murdered during a robbery. Two as of now scheduled for February.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I finished the new coffee table style book on the show and it is good with lots of pictures and information. I did not watch the show or the Tom Hanks movie yet, but did catch parts of two documentaries (there is a longer one and then a shorter television one). His faith in humanity and basic goodness is a model for our times. It is unfortunate the book did not cover this, even though he is interviewed and it is covered in at least one of the documentaries.