Archive | July 2011

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A Farewell to Reggie Bush

If you haven’t heard by now, Reggie Bush has agreed to a trade that would send him from the New Orleans Saints to the Miami Dolphins for a potential draft pick and a player.  The deal was contingent on him agreeing to a restructured 2-year deal worth $10 million which he did.  To not have […]

On “Harry Potter 7” and the Value of Endings

I went and caught the last “Harry Potter” movie (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) the other night.  I don’t really need to review it since everyone knows whether they’re into JK Rowling’s books or the movies that Warner Brothers made out of that series or not.  Given the box office results, I’d […]

A Review of “A Dance with Dragons”

I’ll admit it: so far, this blog of mine has been a bit too heavy on George R.R. Martin’s work.  Between the TV show and the books, I think I’ve made it abundantly clear that I am a fan.  Forgive me for that.  I’ll try to vary things more from here on out.  But for […]

The End of Our Space Race?

On May 5, 1961, a Redstone rocket carried a small manned vehicle named Freedom 7.  Inside was US Navy Commander Alan Shepard; chosen out of a pool of 110 potential candidates to pilot the Freedom 7 on its voyage.  That day, Cmd. Shepard became only the second human being — and the first American — […]

Season Review of Treme

Sonny (as he watches drunk college kids walking by and singing): “That’s New Orleans.” Antoine (as he watches NOPD units racing by, lights flashing and sirens blaring): “That’s New Orleans too.” Coming into this season, HBO’s New Orleans-based drama, “Treme”, faced a lot of questions and doubts from many quarters.  Fans of show co-creator David […]