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Member since 06 August 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I struck out the side on 10 pitches once in little league.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: I am indifferent to the NHL
  • NBA TEAM: I am indifferent to the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Jun 2018

I should have had Spain and Portugal on this list. That was a terrific game. 

Comment 18 Jun 2018

Mexico sold their souls to win that game. If they hadn't gotten the goal  in the first half that game ends up a 0-0 draw or a 1-0 win for Germany. Mexico had to bunker down in the second half because they burned themselves up on all those counters. They will not be able to do that the entire tourney. They'll win the group probably but I'm not ready to crown them champs. 

Can someone tell me why the beginning of this isn't a foul by Mexico? 

Oh, and a great big up yours to Comcast. I didn't get to watch live and they gave away the result when I went to dial the game up on my DVR. 

Comment 14 Jun 2018

Agreed, there isn't anything sneaky about their roster. Looks like almost their entire roster plays for a top flight European club. 

Comment 14 Jun 2018

I can get behind Germany as their performance in the last World Cup gave me the, "OHHHHH, so this is why the rest of the world loves this game." Now I DVR games and find myself in front of the TV if Man. United is on. 

I'm not that invested in who wins but just hope to see some good games. Probably try to catch Messi, Germany, England, and Belgium in pool play. Of the first games this weekend Germany/Mexico on Sunday and Argentina/Iceland on Saturday are the most compelling. 

Comment 13 Jun 2018

I saw that. This thread sent me down a couple of internet rabbit holes. How the car ended up in storage in New York before Musk got his hands on it is what I'm curious about. 

Comment 11 Jun 2018

Here's an interesting list:

Comment 11 Jun 2018

Big gaudy stuff like cars aside. Swords end up topping my list:

Inigo Montoya's sword. 

Dread Pirate Roberts's sword. 

Connor Macleod's. 


Zorro's from The Mark of Zorro (the one Tyrone Power kills Basil Rathbone with.) 

Any of the lightsaber hilts from Star Wars, Empire, or Return of the Jedi. 

I'd also be partial to owning something from "Rear Window." Like Jeff's Shangai cigarette case, or the camera or binoculars. 

I'd also be partial to anything from the original cast Trek films. Kirk's glasses, or the A Tale of Two Cities prop book. 

Comment 11 Jun 2018

"By Gad, sir, you are a character. There's never any telling what you'll say or do next, except that it's bound to be something astonishing."

Comment 07 Jun 2018

I think they needed the whole Tuunbaaq storyline in order to sell the thing. I thought that was the less interesting aspect of the story as well. I was more interested in what they'd have been doing for all that time while they were stranded. I was more interested in why the regular sailors would have signed on to such a voyage. 

Comment 06 Jun 2018

I think it was the lead tainted food more than Hickey. They'd have all been better off without splitting up but the food was the ultimate culprit. 

Comment 05 Jun 2018

I really enjoyed this.  I think the "Alien" aspect to it is a bit overblown. Perhaps it is more they downplayed that too much. Maybe it is to the credit of the crew that they were scared but didn't seem to think they could beat the beast so it didn't feel like an Alien.

The end felt a bit rushed and they went with too much shaky cam but good stuff overall.

It is like a Star Trek episode before the Enterprise shows up. (If you were paying attention while you watched you'll see what I did there.) 

Good stuff if you like Hornblower and Aubrey and the sort of tales from when the maps still had blank spaces on them. 

Comment 04 Jun 2018

“So I’m excited to come in and get to working with the guys, getting ready to chase the Big Ten championship ring, national championship ring. I’m just going to do the right things off the field and hopefully by the time I leave we’ll be the best program in college football.”

I think Crash Davis would be proud that his teachings have left the confines of the diamond. If Mitchell takes to playing linebacker the way he's taken to learning his cliches, I think he could have a bright future. 

Comment 01 Jun 2018

Stan wasn't a dolt. He figured it out and caught them. I'm curious if there is a version of the big confrontation where Phillip says, "What was I supposed to do? Murder you the night you broke into my garage?" 

Oleg it seems will pay for his misdeeds and good-heartedness. I think the justice meted out is much more subtle than dead or in jail. I'd say Paige getting off the train was a big helping of it. 

Comment 01 Jun 2018

They did make a choice go to jail or run. When it gets down to brass tacks most of the time the big choices are pretty stark and straightforward and don't seem like much of a choice at all. 

One of the things I liked about the show is it showed how boring spying is. That the Jennings would be able to just slip away into the night fit with the non-James Bondian version of spying the show was premised on. Were you expecting a car chase through Washington and a gunfight with the FBI at the Lincoln memorial? 

Comment 01 Jun 2018

I don't think the show was out of ideas. They were out of time and had to come up with some sort of resolution that made sense in the episodes they had remaining. I'd note that Elizabeth stopped being haggard when she decided she wasn't going to kill the attache/negotiator guy. 

I know I complained about things left hanging but that more or less amounts to Oleg, Paige, and Renee. 

What would be a "resolved" end of this story? Stan takes them in? Shoots them in the garage? 

Comment 01 Jun 2018

How old are you? How many and which of her films have you watched beginning to end? Could you name a modern starlet or three you think is "that hot?" 

To each his own of course but I'm curious where you're coming from on that.

Comment 01 Jun 2018

According to this:

yes he did know her. There is also various other innuendo that he gave her the best she'd ever had and of course the various rumors about Uncle Miltie being a well endowed man... 

Comment 31 May 2018

Well now that it's in the bag it seems more or less obvious it had to go that way.

Great scene in the garage. 

A few too many things hanging for my taste in a finale but overall a very satisfying wrap up.