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Todd-Not Boeckmann


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My children jumping on my back and knocking me off the front porch into the snow and then making snow angels with them while singing The Buckeye battle Cry at the top of our lungs after beating Miami for the National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All Time: Chris Speilmann and Jack Tatum
  • NFL TEAM: Da Browns
  • NHL TEAM: meh. Rather root for the Crew
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Da Tribe
  • SOCCER TEAM: Stoke City, Columbus Crew, AFC Cleveland

Recent Activity

Comment 21 hours ago

I down vote trolls, stupid people, and back seat drivers...particularly those in the back seat of the cars Urban and Thad are driving.

Comment 22 hours ago

#1 by a mile for me is Spenser For Hire.

2- Twelve O'Clock High 

3- Combat!

4-  The Rat Patrol

5- Hill Street Blues

TWelve O"Clock High, COmbat and Rat Patrol are all on Youtube.

Comment 19 Apr 2015

Its only alcoholism if you go to a meeting.  Otherwise, you're just a drunk.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

My normal whiskey is Tullamore Dew.  If I want to splurge a little for a reward, I'll buy Tullamore Dew 12 Year.  If I want to splurge ALOT, then i'll get a bottle of RedBreast.  Its too expensive for every day.  DJ's skull session = Tullamore Dew.  Ramzy? = RedBreast

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Well, since I am an Irish Whiskey drinker instead of bourbon, for me sipping this "neat" is like reading a Ramzy article.  I've always said he's better than most "professional" sports journalists.

Comment 15 Apr 2015

I think series finales are supposed to be neat and tidy.  I dind't feel forced at all with her escape.  She called Wynn and he helped her.  Now he's living in Fiji surfing.  Hmmm. I think I know where the money went..his price to save her.  But the writers left you where the Marshal service is too:  Did Wynn get ALL the money?  Or is that spread really Ava's?  Or does she have enought to take care of little Zach. She certainly feeds him well.

1) According to what I read in an interview, Graham Yost saaid that if you were paying attention, Rachel is the DMIC in Seattle and SHE sent the tip to Raylan, knowing that he would probably handle it "right".  The Technical Director, US Marshal (ret) Charlie Almanza (sp?) indicatedto Graham Yost that since the money was orphaned, and the case was about Boyd, that the US Marshals would've not been searching for Ava in real life.  That the case was closed in practicality if not legally.  That's why Rachel sent it to Raylan.

2)  LOL.  That could've been a whole episode itself.  But remember, Boyd grew up in those mountains.  He would know every nook and cranny.  Once the perimeter was pulled back due to the dynamite, that would buy him the time to slip over the mountain.  That one didn't bother me that much at all.  He escaped.  Move on to the important parts of the story.

Comment 15 Apr 2015

The book is a shout out to Elmore Leonard.  Elmore Leonard claimed that book changed his life.  His agent recommend he read it.  He read the first 5 pages at the bookstore and immediately decided to change from writing westerns to detective novels.

Comment 15 Apr 2015

For me, the Markham scene isn't about Avery.  It was almost an automatic that he had to die.  And Boyd doing the deed is about the only way to pull that off within the construct of the storyline.  To me, the scene is about the confrontation between Ava and Boyd.  My son and I were discussing the idea of whether or not Boyd knew his gun was empty....did he count the shots?  was he in the moment, so betrayed by Ava that he wanted to kill her, but the empty gun pulled him up short, or was he just trying to send her a message...and then before that plays out...."Damn, Raylan!  Your timing sucks!"

I loved the Boone scene.  Don't tell me you were surprised that Boone wanted a standoff/shootout !  That was telegraphed the moment he showed up in the middle of the season.  I thought, knowing it had to happen to tie up that story arc, that the choreography of it was perfect.  And I LOVED that in Graham Yost fashion, he subverts the story of Loretta being under Raylan's protection and has her save him from Boone.  I thought it was a beautifully executed scene.

(I hope Mr. Davignon would be proud of my film-making analysis.)  (My high school Film appreciation teacher)

Comment 15 Apr 2015

"Happily ever after" is hardly an Elmore Leonard ending.  They never followed any clichés, or as Graham Yost said, "we take the storyline you expect, and then subvert it." Plenty of surprises and if you go back and look at everybody's predictions of who dies, when and by who, almost no one gets it right. That's spretty good indication of a successful storyline.

Also, I loved all the callbacks and references to previous moments in the series. Maybe spoiler: When Raylan is in the back of the police car, getting Raylan treatment, I was laughing out loud.  Sheer perfection.  The look on Timothy's face is hilarious.

Comment 15 Apr 2015

Don't make me come down to Marion Ohio, and piss all over Warren G Harding's grave. That finale was as close to perfection for a series finale, as I could ever imagine.

I will really, really miss that show. It has officially passed The Wire as my favorite show all time. And it took the finale to get it there.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

This is why I don't ever want to play Cincinnati. They are our little brother, and shall ever remain our little brother. But letting them play in the shoe gives them more of a legitimacy that they don't deserve. It allows them to recruit players by saying come play with us and you'll play in the shoe.I don't even want to give them that let them stay down by the Kentucky River, and play in their substandard conference, and live with their delusions. But don't let them come to the shoe anymore.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

That scene in Duffy's trailer was amazing.  It just took you everywhere, and then the ending...."Just Hold me."  WOW WOW WOW.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

Too Hollywood...thats NOT an Elmore Leonard ending.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

The one rule with watching Justified is make no assumptions about what can happen just because of the actions of another character.  Winona coming back could just be to add to the tragedy if they kill off Raylan.  Thats always been the backstory to his relationship with Winona.  

Comment 03 Apr 2015

I loved Longmire.  Good News.  Netflix picked it up.  Season 4 will be a Netflix original.  I think filming starts soon.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

I'm trying not to project the ending so that I can just absorb it all as it happens, but yeah, I agree with you; kinda.  It would not surprise me if Ava is the only one left.   But they have constructed this story so well, that there a lot of different scenarios that could work.  Raylan takes a bullet to save Art and Tim kills the shooter (Boone?  Boyd?  Ava?)  Raylan kills Boyd to save Ava.  Ava kills Boyd to save Raylan.  Ava kills Raylan to save Boyd.  Loretta kills Boone?  The only two characters deaths that would piss me off are Loretta and Gutterson.  I could see a spin off show for Tim.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

SEASON TWO WAS NOT SLOW!!!!!!  Sorry for the yelling.  My wife says I yell too much, but I had to interject there.  Season Two was the best season until this one.  Last season was the weakest and thats only in relation to the other Justified seasons.  It was still much better than most other shows.  Season Two was about the Bennett clan controlling the Pot Industry in Kentucky.  Margo Martindale deservidly won an Emmy for her portrayal of Mags Bennett, with one of the great season ending scenes in the history of television.

Elmore Leonard was one of THE best American writers of the last 50 years.  The show was based on one of his works, a short story called "Fire InThe Hole".  He was heavily involved in the scripts right up until he died.  And the show writers and runners tried to always answer "What would Elmore do?" when they were writing an episode.  My favorite show since NYPD Blue.

Comment 29 Mar 2015

The Allman Bros ---> THE ultimate jam band.  Love me some Allman's.  Would've loved to be at the last Beacon show.  Is the DVD out yet?

Comment 27 Mar 2015

One of the rules of life:

Sex ALWAYS leads to a decrease in funds one way or another.