Like A Tremendous Machine

With our all-information-all-the-time instant-judgement society, there is a habit if constantly branding events and performances as The Best <insert something> Ever, or Worst <insert something> Ever. We’re always making Top 10 lists and Top 100 lists for movies, and songs, and tv episodes, and athletes, and so on… I think that can often make for…

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RedZone Conversion

So the other morning I noticed the phrase “Time Warner Cable” was trending nationwide on Twitter and I thought that was odd. I’ve been a TWC customer (and a pretty happy one) for a decade, but couldn’t think of a reason that could get the channel and data provider onto the big board… unless it…

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Phall Phancy

Tennyson famously wrote that, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But as summer draws to a close now that Labor Day is behind us, what do we think about? The answer is two things: Baseball playoffs and the start of the NFL season. As a lifelong fan of…

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Blogshorts, Day 23

Point “Forty-thirty” I said. I tossed. Good toss. The serve kicked to their backhand. Crap – nice return. Forehand, backhand, backhand. Finally an opening! I crushed a forehand. Yes! “Out!” he called. This is part of Blogshorts: 30 stories, 30 days, 30 words

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Great American Pastime Poll: Best Baseball Movie

This weekend we hosted our friend “Roomie” and enjoyed a great few days of (mostly) nice weather, a couple of good outings, several good cocktails and some serious eating.  It is a testament to how much we ate that I did not want a donut this morning.  And I always want a donut in the…

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A League of My Own

When I moved to San Diego from Northern Illinois, the great weather here almost compelled me to start doing things outside. One of the things that I started doing was playing tennis.  I had played a little when I was in high school and college, though during college and grad school I played a lot…

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Bowled Over

You might have heard that last week Southern California experienced some pretty unusual rainfall.  Cats and dogs type rain.  Rain – that if it were Midlantic snow – would have sent locals off fighting for bread, eggs and milk.  But being Southern Californians, we didn’t really know what to do except maybe say, “Man, is…

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