A Word For and Against Watching Super Bowl Commercials

The Super Bowl is, without a doubt, the defining sports event not just of each year, but really, of all time… for Americans, at least.  There is no other day when so many folks in the United States gather around the television and tune in to the same thing – and for non-sports enthusiasts, there’s an entire cottage industry around Super Bowl alternatives – my favorite is The Puppy Bowl.

One can’t talk about The Super Bowl without bringing up the commercials – advertisers know this is the chance to hit more American eyeballs than any other, so they go all out.  The commercials have become a must see TV event in themselves, but is this a good or bad thing?  I can make cases for both sides.  Read the rest of this entry

It’s January at the movies and it’s awful

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January is Hollywood’s dumping ground for bad movies, presumably because market research shows that people don’t go to the movies in January and it’s too far away from award season. What I’m saying is, if a movie opens in January, you’re probably better off staying home.

Fun with Autocomplete

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Ah, the joys of technology!  Autocomplete is certainly one of my favorite modern doodads.  I mean, look at these amazing choices!  I could get engaged, naked, in the day shift, into day shift, a new day shift…  the possibilities are fantastic!  Go twenty-first century!

Pitch Perfect (movie review)

I believe it’s accurate to say that Pitch Perfect is universally liked, if not loved.  81% of reviewers and a 83% of the audience gave it a positive review (Rotten Tomatoes), so that’s at the very least a consensus that people on earth like this movie… and I have no idea why.   Read the rest of this entry

100 Greatest Movies of All Time

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This is as subjective as it gets, but anyway, I humbly present my list of the 100 greatest movies of all time in no particular order. Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Dog Blog 1/24/15: Lord of the Ring

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One ring to rule them all!

I never thought any dog would chew on the ring shaped nylabone, but here we are. It’s very heavy and I thought it’d be tough to work on, but Maggie has clearly figured out the intended method.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Extended Edition (movie review)

I’m still in my post The Hobbit malaise and rewatching The Lord of the Rings is the only cure.  Now, we’re inching sorta closer to Mordor in The Two TowersRead the rest of this entry

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