Wednesday, July 29, 2009


posts! So much complaining over the years - the official coffee table book is in the
works, yes. Leaving rainy Toronto in a couple days for...rainy Winnipeg, looking
forward to going back, however short it will be.

It really does suck that July is practically over and we don't have a lot of heat to
show for it, here's to August more than making up for it with fun and late night
park pool swims and all the other stuff that makes a summer a summer.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Heading to the ballpark tonight for jays/rays...will it be like a wake? :(

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


OK Wayne very ably covered this show last week, which in turn put me over the edge
into a manic 36-hour period in which I consumed the entire first season over the weekend.

Rarely does a show come out of the gate so strong and consistent-this is a
show that produced remarkably interesting and endearing characters right out of the box.
Certainly the (Veronica Mars-familiar) cast deserves credit, and the writing bears a great
deal of realism for anyone who has ever delved into the service industry-with bowties and
glassware trays and perhaps most of all, idiotic clients.

The varying scenarios from event to event per episode constantly provide new opportunities for great guest star appearances-Steven Weber, Molly Parker and Ed Begley Jr
are standouts among the many.

There is sort of a forced simplicity to the show as well, originally airing on Starz, which is
not quite the same production powerhouse of an HBO (or even an AMC), episodes are confined
to a couple of very basic sets or locations, instilling an emphasis on plot and character in
almost a Law and Order-esque way; we never follow the characters home after work.

A second season is apparently in the works, and you gotta hope such a promising debut
season will only continue to have its star(z) shine.

Friday, July 17, 2009

hitler on LOST

can't get enough!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

angry Hitler speaking for us all

As seen via drunkjaysfans, the tidal wave of Halladay speculation is making me sick!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

start the presses!

Just read one of Graydon Carter's more interesting Vanity Fair editorial "letters" discussing
among other things the resources involved that broke open the UK expenses scandal
story earlier this year.

It would seem that the papers that keep printing (and I don't think
many of them should, at this point), should look to focus on hard-hitting investigative work
and people might actually read/but it. Who knew?!