God as my Witness I Thought Turkeys were Jive

Oh the humanity!  It's that time of year again.  Time to see the family you've ignored all year, eat a metric ton of food, watch lousy football from the decaying NFL and enjoy all two of the classic Thanksgiving TV shows.  There's the episode of Cheers that ends in a food fight and the immortal... Continue Reading →

Home is Where the Movie is

One of my favorite memories from youth was watching movies with the family in our basement.  We had one of the very first big screen TVs down there.  That thing had a separate five foot high screen and a huge glassed topped box for projecting the image.  Nowadays you can get a far superior projector... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Not Drinking Merlot

When "Sideways" came out I was just starting to discover the joy of wine.  There was going to be not one, but two coolers for storing my collection of fine vintages.  Had to have one for white and one for red because, temperature.  Naturally, I'd have one really awesome bottle that would be saved for... Continue Reading →

Let’s Do Some Good

After careful consideration I have decided to watch The Untouchables this evening.  It's free when you use your friend's Hulu login.  I pay for it, but I'm just saying. It's 1930, it's Chicago and it's the time of Al Capone.  How good was Robert De Niro back in those days?  The eighties I mean, not... Continue Reading →

Blues Riff in B

I heard Johnny B. Goode on the radio at work today, which immediately made me think of Back to the Future.  Such an iconic scene and a pivotal moment of the movie.  How on earth did Michael J. Fox get his voice to sound so much like Chuck Berry's?  J. Fox / B. Goode...must be... Continue Reading →

Renewed Hope

The Millennium Falcon fled across oceans of space and the man in black followed.  Borrowing heavily from Stephen King, this is why I consider Empire Strikes Back far and away the finest of the Star Wars films. They hideout in the snow and ice.  They are relentlessly pursued and found.  They flee again and Han Solo... Continue Reading →

Ride Sally Ride

My favorite movie of all time may come as a bit of a surprise.  I'm talking favorite here not best movie.  The one that I most want to watch, especially when I am feeling down is none other than Roddy Doyle's classic "The Commitments"...spelled T-H-E. I first saw the film when it was released in... Continue Reading →

The 8th Hoosier

Every time I watch Hoosiers, which is often I can't help counting and re-counting the players on the team throughout.  I swear it baffles me every single time.  An extra player appears without any sort of explanation or backstory.  They go from a painfully thin bench to almost somewhat normal by the time of the... Continue Reading →

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