|26 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, and it was made into a||
Yes, and it was made into a French movie, a well-paced, tense thriller.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Documentaries & BBC series||
Most of the 30 for 30 docs are available for streaming. I tend to watch a lot of the British TV series, such as "MI-5," the Poirot & Marple mysteries, etc., as they're just nice to have on in the background while I'm working around the house. In my queue, but haven't started yet, because I want to devote my full attention to it, is "Twin Peaks."
I second the recommendation of "The Fall," and would add "Prime Suspect" (the original with Helen Mirren), "Inspector Lynley," "George Gentley" and "Foyle's War" if you like mysteries.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Kerrigan's doc||
Apparently, the reason Kerrigan declined to participate is that NBC is producing its own version of the story to air during the Sochi olympics. Kerrigan is participating in that one, and in return, is able to have a broadcast position during the games. The director is on record of saying that the story really is about Harding, and that she wouldn't have made the film without Harding's participation.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Updated time is now 11:40||
Did ESPN just troll all Michigan fans to sit through that paean to State?
|41 weeks 2 hours ago||At least Wash was spared from||
At least Wash was spared from having to watch the game.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, I'm using Chrome, and||
Yes, I'm using Chrome, and all comments after a JimBobTressel post gets cut off with that same message seen in the OP.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Nice job egging them on.||
Nice job egging them on.
|46 weeks 19 hours ago||Video||
If you watch the live interview right after the game, Devin definitely says, "Owww" before he responds to the question.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Sad|
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Amazing||
Ugh, the dreaded double post. That finale was so amazing that I got an MSU grad to high-five me on the win.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Amazing||
We were drinking young bordeaux all evening, and then I broke out a 2006 St. Julien, and the tides shifted, and all was history. I shall stock appropriately tor the Elite Eight.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Love them both||
I think Hot Fuzz is funnier because we grew up with the action films that it satirizes/pays homage to, but the premise of Shaun of the Dead is better.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Underrated films||
A Korean horror film, "Thirst," directed by Park Chan-wook, who also directed "Old Boy." It's a vampire film, but one that grapples with the morality of it, and it is darkly funny at times.
Another underrated Korean film is "Memories of Murder," about a rural detective who tries to solve a serial murder - a slow-paced but satisfying mystery thriller.
"Tell No One" is another great mystery-thriller (French), heavy on the thrills.
The BBC serial adaptation of "Wallander" starring Kenneth Branaugh is very good; really great atmosphere. I think most people will like it better than the Swedish adaptation ("Henning Mankell's Wallander"), which is also very good but focuses more on the day-to-day job of being a police detective and less on the psychological toil that being immersed in murder cases puts on one's emotional state.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Decent movie||
I happened to be doing work on a Norwegian securities fraud case, so it hit the spot. It's a great satire on provincial attitudes and the haplessness of Norwegian bureaucracy, as well as being a decent action film. If you like Scandinavian movies, I also recommend "Rare Exports," set in Finland - a little gory, but fun.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Diamonds are forever||
Actually, diamonds don't really depreciate in value. You're talking about the over-inflated retail price, which is kept artificially high by DeBeers' monopoly on gems mined in South Africa. Prices have come down quite a bit since Russian diamonds started flooding the market, but they tend to be on the lower end (smaller size, less clarity). Since there are objective criteria in measuring the value of a stone, the prices set according to them remain fairly constant. $50M retail probably translates to about $5-10M wholesale value, which probably gets watered down further, depending on avenues of resale.
Another advantage of stealing diamonds over gold is easy concealment and storage. $50M worth of gold weighs almost a ton.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Revamped Upstairs Downstairs||
If you like British period soap operas like Upstairs/Downstairs, it's a really good example of the genre. The writer & creator is Julian Fellowes, who wrote the excellent 'Gosford Park'. The first season was terrific, with lots of good character development and thrilling plot points. However, the second & third seasons are more exaggerated, drama-for-the-sake-of-drama, and not as good as the first. It can be slow in spots, but the fun is in the dialogue, the costumes/set design and the house and all its riches.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Panasonic VT||
If money is no object, I recommend the Panasonic plasma VT. The black levels are incredible. They bought the Kuro technology from Pioneer, who stopped making their tvs, but it used to be the best that money could buy (the 2008 model -the last year to be produced - is still highly sought on the second-hand market, but I doubt they're internet ready, unlike the Panasonic).
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Fitzgerald looks like the||
Fitzgerald looks like the surprised cat:
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Shaft||
For the Richard Roundtree connection, and because he's a bad mother...
Can you dig it?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Different conferences, different traditions||
My first tailgate in college (New England, Ivy) consisted of hors d'oeuvres, hamburgers, cloth napkins, sparkling wine, and thermoses of hot buttered rum. I highly recommend it if you can talk some rich alumni's household staff into catering the tailgate.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||My eyes|
|1 year 44 weeks ago||No credibility||
This Joe Cowley? The baseball beat writer who is on his final warning for being an ass?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I do in NY (Time Warner||
I do in NY (Time Warner Manhattan). I don't know if it's standard or because I also get the BTN package.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Multiple donations||
I made one donation and wanted to make another one for a different reward, but Kickstarter won't let me aggregate the donations. Do you know how to do this, or is the easiest way to sign in with another account?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||NY||
I'm in NY too, and ESPN shows that it will be broadcast on ABC (unlikely, since USC v. Syracus is the other game) or ESPN2, so we're good.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I blame Brian for jinxing us||
I blame Brian for jinxing us by wearing his AIRBHG shirt for the podcast.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Yes||
Same for me through Safari on iPad. It works on iTunes on my PC though.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I hear PyongYang is a||
I hear PyongYang is a friendlier environment than Columbus.
|2 years 1 day ago||It was hard going||
It took me so long to finish that volume that I forgot what happened before, but I'm glad I made it through, because "A Dance with Dragons" picks up the pace and is much more entertaining. Skip ahead and read the last 5 chapters or so of "Feast of Crows," as major events occur therein.
|2 years 1 day ago||Mine||
Mine says "Steve Breaston!"
I sense a theme.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Downright crabby, I'd say.||
Downright crabby, I'd say.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Sanctity of the sport||
It's similar to their investigation of the baseball steroids scandal.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||You must be a Giants fan||
If you take out the religion and the hype, basically the Jets are just getting a 2nd string QB who can't throw. We'd be more excited about Manning and the sibling rivalry.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Because it was a moral victory|
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Somewhat||
I think he meant he wasn't going to have as many opportunities to catch the ball with Denard as QB. Everyone is misinterpreting a rather innocuous statement. What he meant was "Denard is going to do [what] Denard [always does]," i.e., not be a primarily deep passer. Or at least, that's how I parse it, based on watching its etymological usage on "Jersey Shore."
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Texas fans||
It was a stunt pulled off by Texas fans: http://www.shaggybevo.com/board/showthread.php/102812-Shaggy-to-Ticket-City-Bowl-(UH-v.-Pedo-State)-FEATURING-PEDO-BEAR-UPATE-It-s-on
|2 years 30 weeks ago||similarly||
I traveled on ANA (All Nippon Airways) business class for work, and their travel gift was a sterling silver ear scooper. I still haven't tried it out.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||but||
He really hates Edward Hopper.
(Sorry; had to).
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Agree||
Yes, I would be in favor of your proposal. The problems are that (1) when you're already relying on the schools to self-report, with the idea that self-reporting may necessitate further investigation, chances are schools will start clamming up to avoid this further investigation and possible invoking of the non-compliance penalty; (2) when you have no real power that isn't delegated to you by the member schools, there's always a balancing factor of whether you've either overstepped (getting the member schools angry and revoking that authorization) or exposed yourself as being a powerless figurehead (thus necessitating your removal). I'm hoping that the trend of the last few years will force either a disbanding or restructuring of the NCAA.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||No lawsuit||
Isn't that basically what happened to USC? Punishment because they wouldn't cooperate? That seems like a reasonable precedent to follow. OSU won't risk a lawsuit though, because then the NCAA would be able to use court-sanctioned discovery to obtain information that they had no authority to request otherwise.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Willful blinders||
The reason will be that they couldn't interview the people mentioned in the Yahoo article, and therefore, the more serious allegations couldn't be proven. Then it just comes down to a handful of people who exchanged tattoos for memorabilia, with the major known malefactors (Pryor & Tressel) already punished/gone. I still can't believe there was never a finding of loss of institutional control, which was the indicator that NCAA wouldn't go after OSU seriously.
I linked to the NY Times article in the other thread which states it's fairly well established that the NCAA has no ability to go after serious violations.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||News coming today||
According to the Ohio AD:
Goes nicely with the Times' previous report stating that the NCAA is basically powerless.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||The ad is for premium seats||
Deadspin's (I know) research shows that a lot of the seats that are available are in the premium seating area on the 50 yard line, which would be clearly visible as being vacant on TV. Thus the need for seat-fillers, since they can't possibly sell all of these $1,000 seats by Saturday.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||732||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Wow||
Thanks for posting this. It should be read aloud every year like, "A Visit from St. Nick."
|2 years 36 weeks ago||nice criteria||
Your standards cut out all female fans as being real fans.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Damn right||
In the North Suburban Math League.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||NSFMF||
Nobody deserves to be analogized to Ohio State. You should watch the documentary, "Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29" and realize that Harvard (and the concept of the 'Harvard Man') is more analogous with the spirit of Michigan.
Never mind; I didn't realize I was addressing a Yalie until after posting.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Better playlist||
I watched the USC-Stanford game and noticed they had some original (i.e., not played in every other stadium in the western hemisphere or cheesy bachelorette parties) music playing, and even at Penn State, they played a song that was actually released in the past 5 years. It would be nice if the DJ realized there are more than 4 songs ever written.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||1%||
The 1% shirt has "Glory to God" on it. That's okay, but Fergodsakes is not?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||HoF||
That's already in the Hall of Fame page. It's what turned me from an occasional visitor to dedicated MGoJunkie.
Edit: Just noticed it was taken down. Alas.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||LSU-WVU||
I was thinking the exact thing while watching the LSU-WVU game this evening. Everytime the Mountaineers got into a rhythm with their no-huddle offense, there seemed to be an LSU player down. But they also looked genuinely hurt, so I was inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||They started early||
They started early on ESPN News (7:59) while the Georgia game was on. It should be on the tail end of the "College Football Live" that was on at 7:30.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Yup||
I stand corrected! And I thought I knew the movie as well as I knew the sandwich.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||2nd Ave Deli||
Harry & Sally ate at the 2nd Avenue Deli, which is not as good as Katz's, in my opinion. Even in NY, there are plenty of overrated delis (like Carnegie), but Katz's pastrami stands alone.
Anyway, I read the article, and it looks like the guy just picked quantity over quality, with a bit of reverse snobbishness thrown in. I'll be making my first trip to Ann Arbor for the Western Michigan game in a few weeks, and I'll be standing in line with all the prius-driving, local-sourcing, "Omnivore's Dilemma"-thumping yuppies at the Zing.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||NCAA should reform||
If the NCAA wants to rehabilitate its image and be taken at all seriously, they should codify clear punishments for major violations, with very little room for subjective interpretation. It takes away any complaints that punishments are inequitably applied from school to school. Any leniency for self-reporting should be evaluated against the seriousness of the offense (i.e., whether the school would have had a greater motivation for keeping it secret). Right now, they operate like a cabal, which gives the illusion that they will protect their own money interests over the integrity of the association, which is harmful in the long run.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Juvenile record||
If the incident occurred while he was a minor, it would be sealed under a juvenile record and not public. If the charges (if any) were dropped, or if there was a plea agreement, his record could be expunged. Then you have a situation where one school might reject him on moral grounds, but another school could admit him on the technicality that he doesn't have a record.
I'm not saying this is what happened, merely that it's one reason why we may never learn the facts.