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The Wire: It’s No 24!

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On August 25, 2014
Dylan Matthews dug up Neil Genzlinger’s New York Times’ original review of The Wire. To say the least, it hasn’t aged well. It’s all served up in dialogue heavy with police-speak and dealer-speak, sometimes unintelligibly so. The language is supposed to be realistic and maybe it is realistic, but it often feels self-conscious, like an […]

Jim Garner, RIP

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On July 20, 2014

When I was growing up, my Dad watched A LOT of Rockford Files, which means I watched a lot of Rockford Files since the TV was always on. James Garner died yesterday and it reminds me of what a pleasan

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Memorial Day

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On May 26, 2014
Another Decoration Day, another day to remember the Union crushing southerners committing treason to defend slavery. Two best tweets of this Memorial Day: The creation of Arlington National Cemetery is still one of history's great fuck-you gestures. — Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 26, 2014 I held my wounded sergeant in my arms. "Fret not," he […]

I Am Somebody

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On November 7, 2013
Jesse Jackson on Sesame Street, 1971. I especially like the line affirming those on welfare. Which I wish was still a relatively robust program, hey thanks Bill Clinton for making political points on the backs of the poor. Share

Beer TV

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On August 28, 2013

Hmmm….. Things are looking up for Delaware’s Dogfish Head. Not only were recently voted America’s best craft brewery over at the Daily Meal, there are also murmurs that a sitcom is in the wo

ESPN is a great corporation. It is ungodly profitable. It creates a mere 43% of Disney’s total operating income. Think about that. All of Disney, including Disneyland and everything else it owns. 43%. But you see, ESPN has recently acquired some lucrative properties, like more SEC football games. In order to show us more Vanderbilt-Kentucky […]

Mad Men, Season 6

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On April 23, 2013

Potential spoiler alerts ahead. Let me more or less agree with Coates’ view on season 6 of Mad Men, or at least the first few episodes, which can be summed up by the fact that Draper’s lat

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