Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017



How many ways can the Knicks not close out a game, let me count the ways. How about an opposing coach on the floor during a key moment ? And., John Wall Double Dribbles on the winning dunk.



Old pictures: Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.



Shakespeare loved using Sexual imagery and jokes. This one from Measure for Measure is a wild one.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017



Perfect score !



Basketball theme in today's NYT, best answer was Rebound Guy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017



Perfect score !



Fences was good, I liked all the actors. I thought and did remarkable jobs.

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017



MLK Day. Going to see Fences.



About right.



An old picture.



I've noticed this sonnet before. It's a good one, especially since I'm getting older.

SONNET 138

When my love swears that she is made of truth
I do believe her, though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutor'd youth,
Unlearned in the world's false subtleties.
Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
Although she knows my days are past the best,
Simply I credit her false speaking tongue:
On both sides thus is simple truth suppress'd.
But wherefore says she not she is unjust?
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
O, love's best habit is in seeming trust,
And age in love loves not to have years told:
Therefore I lie with her and she with me,
And in our faults by lies we flatter'd be.



The return of Moriarty, in a flashback, blasting Queen's I Want To Break Free was the best part of Sherlock last night.



Coupon and an additional 20% off got me this one. Read about it first in the New Yorker.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017



Perfect score by one second. Carbon was the hold-up.



Hidden Figures was pretty good. The audience clapped at the end.



Tonight is the finale, so far it has been a rollicking season.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 14, 2017



I remember Hunter S. Thompson and Nixon, just ordered this one by Matt Taibbi. Rolling Stone was a must read in the Seventies. Haven't read it since. I do remember Taibbi's attack on Goldman Sachs: "The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."

Taibbi's book review of Freidman's latest is hilarious.



Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates was my Best Buy $10 off purchase.



Going to check out Hidden Figures tonight.

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017



Paraskevidekatriaphobia in the air.