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|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I'm lucky to have snagged one of the VT series that uses the Kuros technology, and it is by far the best picture I've ever seen. It can be a bit dark, if you're used to LCD sets, but I have no complaints. I know Kuros owners who have had their sets for decades, so I'll keep my plasma until everything is in 3-D holograms.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Check out the archives of||
Check out the archives of "This American Life." They charge for their app, but it's free if you access the podcasts through their website. "Serial" started as a one-off podcast on TAL.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The audiobook of "The||
The audiobook of "The Martian" is really well read, as well as being a great story. Try to get to it before the movie comes out. If you like Star Wars, "The Thrawn Trilogy" is really well read. I can't believe how well the reader (Marc Thompson) does all the voices.
As for mysteries, I recommend anything you can find in the BBC radio act series: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" is abridged, but fantastically acted by famous actors. I've probably listened to it a hundred times, and it never gets old. Sherlock Holmes stories read by Simon Prebble (one of my favorite readers) is also terrific. Other good mystery/espionage books on audio:
A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler (Alexander Spencer, reader), other LeCarres (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Smiley's People, etc.).
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||It might be immoral, but it's||
It might be immoral, but it's not illegal, unlike money laundering.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Regarding the guru dad,||
Regarding the guru dad, they're deliberately writing him to be fake-profound. I mean, he named his daughters Antigone and Athena, but says Athena is the goddess of love. If this were a conventional series, I totally would have him pegged to be evil and behind the disappearance of the girl.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||L.A.||
I think that's a function of this season being set in LA County. The road and real estate are going to be a big part of the story. I like the noir feeling they're bringing by focusing on the setting. Then again, I'm also a Michael Mann fan, so I don't mind the sweeping montage-esque shots.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Those souvenirs often just||
Those souvenirs often just end up in a junk drawer or getting tossed, but the only two things I kept: (1) a simple glass Christmas ornament embossed with the names of the bride and groom & the wedding date; (2) a bottle of sparkling wine with a customized label depicting the bride & groom.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||You must be young. Early in||
You must be young. Early in the history of the internet, Simmons actually started as a blogger about his favorite Boston teams ("The Sports Guy"), writing about sports mixed in with pop culture, which became so popular that it made ESPN notice and scoop him up. They actually created "Page 2" to showcase his column and other writers who were bloggers more than reporters. He left for a while to write for the Jimmy Kimmel show, but I think he didn't like the pressure of having to churn out jokes everyday without fail, so he came back to ESPN.
Like him or not, he's shown himself to be a good judge of trends, using podcasts early on, seeing the potential of using ESPN's film library for those documentaries, etc. I think ESPN will be fine without Simmons, but Simmons could also probably start something new on his own that will definitely get attention thanks to his savvy and the talent he could draw. I don't read him any more, but his early columns were some of the funniest things you could find online, even if you weren't a sports fan.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think it's about the||
I don't think it's about the money. He probably wanted more autonomy to criticize the NFL and NBA, and the suits at ESPN would never allow that.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||ANGAR||
Or "I am ANGAR" when you're so hopping mad, that you turn into the avatar of anger. I use this in my real life all the time.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Phrasing.||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||God Bless America||
I don't mind the national anthem, but I hate that they've replaced the seventh inning stretch with "God Bless America" since 9/11/2001.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||I don't understand the people||
I don't understand the people who wait in line to go buy water, bread and milk. I've got 3 cases of wine; I hope it lasts 48 hours.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Excerpt||
Can someone make a short excerpt of the section that begins at 27:00 where he breaks the overhead and continues his, "I must win" mantra? It's inspirational. And by inspirational, I mean hilarious.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Class not full||
You'd have a point if we had more than 6 commits for next year's class so far.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Two threads||
There were two threads last night, and the second one got deleted. The first one is still viewable on the mobile app, which is probably why it keeps increasing.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
Thanks for this. After the excitement of the last few days, I was jonesing for new content!
|29 weeks 6 days ago||You don't know the war paint||
You don't know the war paint story?
|32 weeks 6 days ago||That's gonna screw up their sales figures.||
That's gonna screw up their sales figures.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Accurate||
I think Stanford's "standards" were badly exposed when Tiger Woods' texts went public.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Monkey Rodeo||
I'm going to be disappointed if nobody sets our lowlights to 'Yakety Sax'.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Comments||
Those misguided comments on the Times article makes me think those people would be better served spending more time reading MGoBlog.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||SN coverage|
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. I just told my BF who||
Agreed. I just told my BF who has been staying off of the blog and out of this debacle for the most part, and his immediate reaction to this was, "Brandon should shoot himself."
|44 weeks 18 hours ago||Never mind - I see the option||
Never mind - I see the option in Settings. Now if we could just delete our own dumb posts....
|44 weeks 19 hours ago||Is there a way to sort the||
Is there a way to sort the posts so that the oldest responses show up at the top? I like to read chronologically, since I'm usually catching up after the discussion has occurred.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Similar||
I came by my fanship through my boyfriend, who is a Michigan grad, but grew up in East Lansing. His entire extended family is divided between Michigan and MSU, and they are lovely people, but their inner spartiness crops up from time to time. I chose my MGoUsername as a counterpoint to the "walmart wolverine" theme because I went to an ivy league school and wanted to express that being a fan of Michigan is a conscious choice and not just bandwagoning.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Sadder Butt News||
"BUTT, Richard A. "Dick" (Age 93) Passed away August 29, 2014 in Spokane, WA"
He was a masseur, so there will be no more Dick Butt massages.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Yes, and it was made into a||
Yes, and it was made into a French movie, a well-paced, tense thriller.
|1 year 26 weeks 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.