I hope this is the first in a continuing series. I am a Netflix subscriber, for better or worse. But one of the things I love best about them is the RSS feed of new releases. Because they include a synopsis of the movie in question. Some of them are delightful. Like this one, for […]
I just discovered that Thurl Ravenscroft died last May, 2005. He has an extensive Wikipedia entry, if you’re interested, but know that he was a singer and voice-over actor, most famously for Tony the Tiger. I just discovered, however, that he is also the singing voice behind the theme of the Pirates of the Caribbean […]
I was looking through some old draft posts I never managed to finish, and came across one I intended to publish about Macworld this past January. The big news, of course, was the release of Macintosh computers running the Intel chip instead of Motorola/IBM’s PowerPC chip. Fully six months ahead of the announced schedule. The […]
Both come with the same fast-living, champion-material, somewhat questionable Olympic pedigree, but it is clear at the end of these Games that Apolo Anton Ohno is the anti-Bode Miller.
Another entry in our continuing coverage of the Winter Olympics from Torino. I am a curling convert. During the 2002 games in Salt Lake I didn’t really get to watch any curling. I thought, intellectually, that I might like it, but never got around to it. This year I set TiVo to curling, and I […]
Next in our continuing coverage of the Olympics: ice dancing. Last night (Tuesday) we managed to watch the already tape-delayed Monday showing of the final ice dancing competition from Torino 2006. I liked the skating done by two of the couples, the Bulgarians (Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviyski) and the Americans (Tanith Belbin and Ben […]