Friday, October 03, 2008

Guesses At What I Missed While I Was Deathly Ill, Battling Against A Vicious Bacterial Invasionn


Leatherheads starring George Clooney. Clooney plays tackle football in Northern Minnesota.

Bush's War. A Frontline documentary. Four-and-a-half hours of Frontline's coverage of six years worth of year. Policy changes, mistakes, misperceptions, and political battles.

Torchwood: the complete second season. My wife watches this show. Something about a bi-sexual space captain who battles aliens with the help of Dr. Who.

Baby Mama starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. A career woman hires a surrogate to carry her child. The surrogate turns out to be an idiot from Philadelphia.

Heroes: Season Two. Season two of the television version of X-Men. Oops.

Redbelt starring the great Joe Mantegna and Ricky Jay, written and directed by David Mamet. A Jiu-Jitsu master who has always focused on his self-defense studio becomes a prizefighter to pay off massive debts.
Since this is a Mamet picture the cast includes Rebecca Pigeon and Ricky Jay. I do not often watch DVD extras but for Mamet's Spartan I listened to the voiceover by Val Kilmer. Kilmer made much fun of Mamet.

Street Kings starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie. LAPD officer is implicated in murder of fellow officer. Hugh Laurie plays a hard-ass. I'd like to see this, too bad it is checked-out.

In Bruges starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes. Dark comedy with two hired killers stuck in small town Belgium trying to lay low.

Office: season four starring [people].

Starship Troopers 3: marauder starring Casper van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Amanda Donohue. Did you know there was a Starship Troopers 2? It was awful. This one brings back the creator and lead actor from the 1997 picture.


A Piece of What You Need by Teddy Thompson. I like this guy's stuff. Give a listen. If you do as well check out his other two albums Separate Ways and Upfront & Down Low.

Forgiven by Los Lonely Boys. Texas styled guitar rock.

Costello Music by The Fratellis. I do not know. Investigate.

I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too by Martha Wainwright. The woman is a genius.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I Was Sick For Four Days, Here is Tim Reid and White People


Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. I think I may be sick again.

Eclipse by Erin Hunter. Some crapola about psychic space cats. Just read this nonsense: Lionpaw dreams of being undefeatable in battle, while Hollypaw longs to be a great leader and Jaypaw knows only he can see the true past and future for them all. Their strengths are tested when ThunderClan is suddenly attacked - and all four Clans are thrown into a battle unlike any the cats have ever seen.
Wait! It gets worse. This is from the author bio: Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world...Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal bevahoir, shaped by her interest in astrology and standing stones.


Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe. "Solutions to every problem you'll ever face, answers to every questions you'll ever ask."

Super Stitches Knitting: essential techniques plus a dictionary of more than 300 stitch patterns by Karen Hemingway. Many photos.

Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander. Marathons, '80s Night, Sarah Silverman, multilingual children, irony, natural medicine, Tyranena Biketoberfest.

The Day After He Left for Iraq by Melissa Seligman. One year of the author's time at Fort Campbell with a newborn and toddler while her husband is in Iraq. This is supposed to be an excellent book.

Aperberger's From the Inside Out by Michael John Carley. Personal advice from an adult with Asperberger'swhose also the father of a son with Asperberger's.

Tim & and Tom: an American comedy in black and white by Tim reid and Tom Dreesen. Tim Reid paired with Tom Dreesen in a comedy act in for five years but never quite hit the big time.
That Tim Reid is always good. He was in WKRP, Simon&Simon, Frank's Place, that stupid kids show with the twins, That '70s Show.

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Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods.