Category Archives: Society

Dump Tara Lipinski PLEASE

It’s been a while since I’ve made an entry … I’m sure this won’t be seen by anyone at this point, but it’s gotta be said!  It’s ice skating season, and we’ve been watching events on TV whenever we can.  The … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Fix Stupid”

That’s a quote from Ron White, one of my favorite comics.  It is also a profound truth.  All around me, every day, on a near constant basis, I see people staunchly clinging to, defending, and enthusiastically proliferating their stupidity.  I’m not … Continue reading

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Nick Faldo Should Be Slapped

We just saw the announcement that Dustin Johnson is taking a voluntary leave from golf to deal with issues in his life.  Nick Faldo’s comment referenced that Dustin had gone off the straight and narrow – oh, but Nick wished him … Continue reading

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The Normal Heart

I am right this second watching this amazing movie on HBO.  The script, the direction, the acting, all of it needs to be recognized.  Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer must receive awards … they must.  It isn’t just the story, … Continue reading

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White House Down – the movie

Have you seen it?  I think it has a lot to offer, and it appears many people are in agreement with that sentiment.  I want to point out one particular moment in this film that is profound, amazing, powerful, and … Continue reading

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The Purge (the Movie)

I finally saw this fairly intriguing movie – if you’re not prepared to think, don’t watch it (unless you’re one of the masses that just enjoys ugliness and violence for its own sake, in which case this movie is about you … Continue reading

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Ocean’s 11/12/13

Have most of you seen these movies?  They are populated by an amazing ensemble cast, and they are funny, detailed, subtle, intricate, and wonderfully well written and acted.  I’d seen the first (Ocean’s 11), which was very good, and the … Continue reading

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The Announcers and Commentators Presenting the Olympics

So far the only truly great bit of presentation I’ve seen has been the interview Al Michaels did with T.J. Oshie after he got the U.S. hockey team through to the win over the Russian hockey team.  Mr. Michaels, please try to continue … Continue reading

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Anne Burrell on Worst Cooks in America

Anne Burrell, stop insulting the members of your “Worst Cooks” team.  Bobby Flay has the perfect balance of nice, funny, and honest, and can rib his team and also give constructive comments without sounding like a jerk.  Anne, you continue to sound like a … Continue reading

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There’s stupid, and then there’s this …

This is the absolute truth – no embellishment.  Last Friday, January 24, 2014, my friend and I were in her car heading out of the parking structure where we work at 100 Bayview Circle, Newport Beach, CA 92660.  It was about … Continue reading

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