Friday, March 02, 2012

Snow and Television





Boardwalk Empire starring Steve Buscemi and Dabney Coleman. 1920 Atlantic City run by local mob boss.

Downton Abbey: Season One starring Professor McGonagall, That One Gal Who Was Nude in Ragtime. Some sort of English show.

Downton Abbey Season Two same as before. More English family upsets.

Archer: the complete season one starring [comic geniuses]. Genius! Absolute genius!

Archer: the complete season two starring [more genius!].

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Investigations, Gypsies, Ghosts


While America Sleeps by Russ Feingold. Former Senator writes a book. I dare you to look at the 1960s photo with Feingold and his father at not smirk and Feingold Jr.'s awful haircut.

Vigilant Investor: a former SEC enforcer reveals how to fraud-proof your investments by Pat Huddleston. "According to the FBI, Americans are conned out of roughly $40 billion dollars - the equivalent of one Madoff-sized mega-scam - every single year through investment fraud."

The Operators:the wild and terrifying inside story of America's war in Afghanistan by Michael Hastings. Hastings wrote the article in Rolling Stone that helped get General McChrystal canned. I've read criticism of Hastings but do not know how accurate the criticism is. Read this and decide for yourself.

Gypsy Boy: my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies by Mike Walsh. A bestseller in the UK. Walsh is gay and that was part of his reason for leaving the gypsy community. Since he would likely have been killed.

Haunted Wisconsin, Third Edition by Michael Norman. Page 106 says, "The pounding in the walls was not the only frightening experience the young girl had in the home."

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jodi Picoult? Again?


Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult. Picoult? Again?

Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke. Fluke? That was quick.

Death of a Kingfisher by M.C. Beaton. Beaton? Already?

Downfall by Terri Blackstock. Blackstock? So soon?

Yours, Mine, Ours by Mary Janice Davidson. Davidson? That was fast.

Victims by Jonathan Kellerman. Kellerman? Speedy, huh?


Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Trapped on Treasure Island by Floyd Gottfredson. Gottfredson's original strips from the 1930's? It's only been 70 years. Why so fast?