Monthly Archives: August 2006

City of God

The A’s kept rolling along yesterday.  Too bad I had to follow the game from work.  I’m thinking about paying for those playoff tickets tomorrow.   Last night I watched the DVD of "City of God."  I thought it was … Continue reading

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Barnyard

"Barnyard" had some amusing parts to it, and I laughed out loud at moments, but the story sure seemed formulaic.  The animation wasn’t up to Pixar levels, but was OK.   I was somewhat annoyed with Toni Senecal, the guest … Continue reading

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Demotion

I was kind of upset that Pluto was demoted to "dwarf planet" status.  Now we don’t have a planet named after the Roman god of death. I’m going to miss Barry Zito after whoever signs him signs him.  The Rangers … Continue reading

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Me and You and Everyone We Know

I was amazed that Esteban Loaiza pitched a shutout for the A’s last night.  He’s now not my Least Favorite Pitcher in the Universe.  It seemed the A’s are in a good position for a run at the playoffs.   … Continue reading

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Strangers with Candy

I went to see "Strangers with Candy" yesterday.  It was a foolish movie, but I enjoyed it anyway.  Perhaps the movie was done too much on the cheap, because I noticed several scenes where a microphone was visible.  I also … Continue reading

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Bad Doubleheader

I was very unhappy with the A’s loss of both games of yesterday’s doubleheader in Kansas City.  I could feel trouble when they loaded the bases with no out during the second game and just barely managed to eke out … Continue reading

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Wordplay

I thought "Wordplay" was a pretty enjoyable movie, even if it wasn’t quite as good as "Spellbound."  I did come to appreciate Bill Clinton’s intelligence a bit more after watching it.  He was very articulate about problem solving.  I completed … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Game

I really enjoy going to the baseball games that start at 6 o’clock on a Saturday night.  Last night’s A’s game ended just before 9, so I didn’t feel too tired when I got home at 10.  Blanton pitched a … Continue reading

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Nine Lives

I watched "Nine Lives" on DVD last night, and it wasn’t terribly satisfying to me.  Too much exposition, not enough resolution.  When an episode seemed to be gaining momentum, it ended.  Also, each segment occurred in real time, which I … Continue reading

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Short Cuts

I watched Robert Altman’s "Short Cuts" on DVD last night.  I was impressed with Lori Singer’s cello playing.  Jack Lemmon was in it, and he seemed rather lively in the movie, even though he’d die eight years later. I’m glad … Continue reading

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