Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

Perfect score.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 28, 2016

Star Trek Beyond
was okay, the third best in a series of three (so far.) Gotta love Idris Elba's turn as Krall. The abronath was a cute MacGuffin, this was after seeing the ultimate MacGuffin movie: The Maltese Falcon.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27, 2016

Lunch the other day, pretty good stuff.

The Maltese Falcon available on-demand. I've seen it countless times but keep going back. The book has an interesting side-trip of no value to the plot except the insights it gives to Sam Spade: referred to as The Flitcraft Parable.

"The life he knew was a clean, orderly, sane, responsible affair. Now a falling beam had shown him that life was fundamentally none of these things. He, the good citizen-husband-father, could be wiped out between office and restaurant by the accident of a falling beam. He knew then that men died at haphazard like that, and lived only while blind chance spared them."

Bush and Stockton. Where Miles Archer was shot.

More specific: Burrit Alley, just off Bush Street above the Stockton Tunnel.

Star Trek Beyond is on tap for tonight. First two were watchable.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016

Another perfect score by one second.

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016

Perfect score.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21, 2016

USA takes Gold again. Durant gets the game ball, DeAndre Jordan gets the series MVP.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20, 2016

Grandma Pie.

Rainbow in the rain.

Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Grand Central.

Häagen-Daz ice cream for free at Summer Streets.

Watched USA v. Spain at a local Gin-Mill. This sign was above my chair.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016

Restaurant Week treat: Smith and Wollensky. Creamed spinach and home fries complete the meal.

My friend liked the painting.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016

Queens distribution. Arrived at 11:00 a.m. and only about 25 people ahead of me.

Lots of terrific lines and language. My English teacher cousin told me the play was written around the same time as Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Joyce Carol Oates thinks Troilus and Cressida is a play that is underrated.

The play was great. Bleak and fascinating. John Glover (Pandarus),Corey Stoll (Ulysses) and Ismenia Mendes (Cressida) were outstanding. The entire cast was first rate.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August 9, 2016

Hope to score tickets for tonight's Troilus and Cressida. Great line from play:

"Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing."(Cressida-Act I, scene II)

Monday, August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

K-Tape and Cupping, the Olympics teaches you things.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 6, 2016


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on-demand. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez remains an outstanding character:
...wanted in 14 counties of this state, the condemned is found guilty of the crimes of murder, armed robbery of citizens, state banks and post offices, the theft of sacred objects, arson in a state prison, perjury, bigamy, deserting his wife and children, inciting prostitution, kidnapping, extortion, receiving stolen goods, selling stolen goods, passing counterfeit money, and, contrary to the laws of this state, the condemned is guilty of using marked cards...

Summer Streets.

Real quiet.

Whole Foods dropped out. Still plenty of free stuff.


More beer.

Leftover from golf trip.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 4, 2016

It's that time of year again. 538 is on my daily reading list. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 3,2016

In professional wrestling, kayfabe /ˈkeɪfeɪb/ is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true," specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or pre-determined nature of any kind.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016

Perfect score !

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

Read it on the plane, a terrific book. It helped that I am a fan of T.H. White. The vision of Hawks is amazing