Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Passover!



Though it is a bittersweet holiday for Jewish submissives.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

It's a win, win, win!

Hey NY area former musicians! You know who you are. You haven't played that instrument since high school, and it's just gathering dust. Now you can help a kid, get a tax deduction, and free up some closet space. Win, win, win!


Go to http://www.wqxr.org/kids

Another triple play animal headline of the day

Lion fights crocs over hippo

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Friday, March 07, 2014

Plats du jour--guest submission



Everyone shops at Costco.

Found next to each other in the Costco parking lot by Joanne.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Recent news round-up

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Friday, February 28, 2014

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Plat du jour

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Free 24/7 Beatles radio all weekend!



Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the US.

http://www.iheart.com/live/247-beatles-5708

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Understatement



Source: It seems to be all over the internet. I saw it on Anja Keister's tumblr.

Semi-random thoughts

  • When did "USC" start referring to the University of South Carolina and not the University of Southern California?
  • My glob just passed 125,000 visitors. Thank you for reading it.
  • The post office sent me back a piece of an envelope I had mailed--most likely one of my estimated tax payments. All I got was the empty end with my return address on it. I was afraid that I'd be hit with a late payment charge, but both of my checks got to the tax people just fine. 

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Public service announcement

The price of a first class postage stamp is 49 cents as of today. Post cards are 34 cents.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014

I am one of 7 in 10

Compare and contrast

Germany's Olympic uniform:

One small step for LGBT equality.

U.S. Olympic uniform:
One small step from ignominy.

Today's news round-up

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Micro-ish movie review

Anatomy of a Murder: I had never seen this 1959 film, which appeared in a retrospective of Otto Preminger's work at this year's New York Jewish Film Festival. It is the gripping courtroom drama about a husband who killed the man who had raped his wife, and then claimed temporary insanity. The cast was amazing: Jimmy Stewart played the defense attorney, a young Lee Remick as the wife, an equally young Ben Gazzara as the husband, a still young-ish George C. Scott as the assistant attorney general helping out the in-over-his-head district attorney, Eve Arden as Stewart's secretary... It goes on and on, including the real-life lawyer famous for scolding Joseph McCarthy at the Army-McCarthy hearings playing the judge. It was also the first film to explicitly talk about rape, contraception, etc. Some people (even Jimmy Stewart's father) were outraged, and the film was banned in Chicago.

Being a lawyer, I know that courtroom dramas are distortions. For instance, in a real trial, attorneys never come right up to a witness and lean in to ask a question. Despite this, I found the film quite compelling. The performances were excellent, and my attention never lagged, throughout its 2 hour and 40 minute length.

You can watch the entire film for free on YouTube using the first link above.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Micro movie review

American Hustle: The highly fictional I'm sure story of a couple of con-artists and their involvement with a very ambitious FBI agent using them for his own purposes, the Abscam operation. Highly entertaining, if a bit long. The plot doesn't always hold together (especially as to the law), and the con-man's wife's personality is very inconsistent. But it's still an enjoyable film.

Friday, December 27, 2013

From the Worldwide Communication Is Cheap file

Our housecleaner went back to Colombia for 5 weeks for dental work (it's much cheaper than here). Her sister is now here as her substitute. I believe her sister just called her in Colombia for instructions.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Animal headline of the day

Deer makes appearance at Pa. sporting goods store

Micro movie review

Philomena: Judi Dench plays a woman looking for the son she was forced to give up for adoption (and forced to work in a convent for having) in 1950's Ireland. This is based on a true story. A bit of a tearjerker, fairly well done. It certainly showcased the abuses of the Catholic Church and some of its later efforts to cover-up what it had done.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Another Christmas flash mob