Monthly Archives: January 2007

Casino Royale

So, I finally saw "Casino Royale" last night.  It was enjoyable, as far as James Bond films go.  You don’t expect to see anything that will change your life.  The action sequences were pretty good, although I didn’t care much … Continue reading

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Can Wait for Microsoft Vista

Saw in the newspaper the other day that some students at Diablo Valley College are suspected of taking money to alter people’s academic records, selling higher grades, in other words.  If they thought they would not be caught, they’re idiots.  … Continue reading

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Gene Kelly in “Family Guy”

I didn’t do anything really notable last night.  I sat around watching the Fox cartoons.  The only part I found memorable was the Gene Kelly dancing segment in "Family Guy."  I read through a graphic novel called "Bare Bulbs: Underworld … Continue reading

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Seven Beauties

My observations on the A’s FanFest yesterday:  Bobby Crosby, with his new facial hair, looked like Brad Pitt.  Nick Swisher’s current hairstyle made him look like Samurai Baseball Player – he could have stood alongside John Belushi in a Saturday … Continue reading

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Letters From Iwo Jima

I went to see "Letters From Iwo Jima" yesterday.  I didn’t like the use of CGI.  I thought the subtitles looked strange, and they were in white, which was hard to read at moments.  The ending was a bit flat.  … Continue reading

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The Queen

I went to an early afternoon showing of "The Queen" and rather liked it.  I hope this doesn’t mean that I am gay.  The behind-the-scenes aspect of the story gave it an interesting quality, although I don’t know if it’s … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Truth

I finally watched "An Inconvenient Truth" on DVD last night.  I can’t say that Al Gore entirely convinced me of his case.  The point where my skepticism kicked in was when he said, "If things continue at this rate," as … Continue reading

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Babel

Went to the multiplex in Emeryville to see "Babel" yesterday.  It was OK, although it didn’t wow me.  I didn’t know that a matinee showing cost $8.25 there.  The editing and the handheld camera movements gave me a bad headache … Continue reading

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Oscar Nominees

I watched another disc of "Pee-Wee’s Playhouse" yesterday.  I think the first season was my favorite, partly because it had two characters I liked, Dixie the Taxi Driver and the King of Cartoons.  In the first season, the King said, … Continue reading

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Monsters of the Midway

After the Patriots got that unbelievably lucky touchdown on that fumble, I was afraid that they would luck right into the Super Bowl.  I thought it was unlikely that even Brady could come up with another score with about 20 … Continue reading

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