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Culture

Netflix gems: Death Tunnel and Axe

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 […]

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Other

Yo ho, yo ho

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 […]

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Technology

Getting Jobsed

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 […]

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Culture

Olympic Personalities

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.

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Culture

Curling up with some good sports

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 […]

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Culture

They ain’t no Torvill and Dean

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 […]