31 December 2017

Steelers Beat the Browns to Send Them to 0-16

Good win for the #Steelers but ya gotta feel bad for the #Browns, right?  #JuJu - man he took the league by the storm this year didn't he?! Maybe a post-#BigBen reunion with #SamDarnold is in the offing?! πŸ€”

30 December 2017

RIP Sue Grafton

RIP #SueGrafton. Didn't read all her books but really liked the ones I did. Surprising that the series never became a long-running Hollywood franchise.

29 December 2017

USC Gets Walloped by the Awful Urban Meyer

Poor #SamDarnold, he really doesn't want to get drafted by the #Browns. What's worse is that it gives the insufferable #UrbanMeyer gloating rights for the rest of the offseason. 😠 #OffTheBandwagon #USC #CottonBowl

27 December 2017

In the Fade (Aus dem nichts)

#InTheFade: Very effective meditation on loss and grief from Akin elevated tenfold by the amazing, raw, eye-opening performance by Kruger. My goodness! One of the year's *very* best - hello Oscar! PS. That ending! 😳 Yikes!

26 December 2017

James Harrison Joins the Patriots... Wait, Wha?!!!!!?!?!?!

Oh no, say it ain't so #JamesHarrison! Another bl**dy reason to hate the bl**dy #Cheatriots! I haven't seen TBH this livid...since the last #Steelers-#Patriots match. Sigh... @jharrison9292 #HereWeGo

25 December 2017

Cavaliers Lose a Close Game Against the Warriors (Again...)

Sigh... another game against the #Warriors... another close #Cavs loss. One of these days #LeBron will get the benefit of the doubt from the refs. PS. #KevinLove triple-double, always a good thing.

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays 2017

#MerryChristmas, er, I mean #HappyHolidays world! Please eggnog responsibly! πŸŽ„☃️πŸ„‍♀️

23 December 2017

Hostiles

#Hostiles: Worth it just for the great Bale, fabulous Takayanagi *wide*-screen vistas & lovely Richter alone. You have to admire boundless directorial ambition & yearning to make *The* Western for Our Time that gives us hard-to-market *big*-screen movies like this.

22 December 2017

RIP Dick Enberg

RIP #DickEnberg. Actually discovered him because of tennis - he was as essential to me in young adulthood as #DanMaskell was in my long-faded youth. I had no idea that he covered, you know, *everything* & was on the SoCal Broadcasting Mt. Rushmore! #OhMy!

India Hammers Sri Lanka (Again…)

Ya gotta feel for poor #SRI. First they had to face the force of nature known as #Virat in the Tests, now they have to deal with #RohitSharma in the ODIs & T20s! The assault on the stats-book is relentless! #INDvSL

Downsizing

#Downsizing: A lovely little (ahem) film with surprisingly large (*ahem*) ambitions. Fantastic, funny, melancholy, thought-provoking, terrifying(!) ride from Payne. Kier+Waltz=Scene-Stealin' Heaven! 😁  Chau just comes along and completely steals the whole thing - wow! πŸ‘

21 December 2017

Wonder Wheel

#WonderWheel: Winslet gives the kind of tour-de-*force* perf (with not one, but *two*! show-stopping monologues) that would normally assure her a Blanchett-esque second Oscar... Storaro, whew, my goodness, give the man (& his DI colourist πŸ˜‰ ) an Oscar now!

20 December 2017

Cam Heyward Ridiculous Pro Bowl Snub

Happy for all the #Steelers making the #ProBowl, it's ridiculous that @CamHeyward didn't make it! Great player & on/off-field leader. PS. Even before I knew anything about American Football, I loved the #Ironhead commercials! (RIP…) 


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pQm1_ff5Pb0

The Greatest Showman

#TheGreatestShowman: Good, harmless musical fun. G*d bless Jackman, from Logan to Barnum in 1 year?! He's great along with Ferguson & Settle (in a *star*-making perf). Man, it's Pasek & Paul's world, we just live in it!

18 December 2017

Australia Regains the Ashes in Dominating Fashion

Dear #ENG, what hath thou wrought, inspiring #AUS to return to destroyer-of-worlds form?! #SteveSmith may be a jerk, but d*mn he's an insanely good batsman. #AUSvENG #TheAshes

17 December 2017

Patriots Are Handed a Win by the League Office Over Steelers

G*dd*mn bl**dy shady #Patriots #Belicheat-ing their way to another rubbish win. C'mon #Steelers, double-team #Gronk! Still #JuJu, #LeVeon played their hearts out. Great to see #Shazier! #Shalieve #HereWeGo 

16 December 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

#StarWarsTheLastJedi: AKA Star Wars: The Next Generation. Well-bl**dy-done Rian! Man, the kid deserves his own trilogy based on that [spoiler!]* sequence climax alone! Kids are all great in this one (hello Tran!), but leave it to the OGs Fisher & esp Hamill to break your heart.

15 December 2017

Happy Star Wars Day!

What day is it? Why #StarWars Day, of course! #TheLastJedi!



13 December 2017

The Disaster Artist

#TheDisasterArtist: A charismatic eccentric autodidact who exists on his own planet puts together a vanity project to show the world what he's truly capable of...so the #JamesFranco Story?! πŸ˜‚ Hi-bl**dy-larious stuff from the triple(/quadruple?) threat. Dave steals the movie(?!).

10 December 2017

Steelers Massive AFC North-Clinching Win Over Ravens

No matter what happens to this season, #Steelers will remember this match. Beat the (not-quite-#Bungles-)awful #Ravens & win one for #Shazier! #ShaLieve! #HereWeGo ! PS. #Boswell for #MBP πŸ˜‚! #WeRunTheNorth

09 December 2017

Sufjan Stevens - “Tonya Harding”

PS. Woah! #SufjanStevens's  #TonyaHarding should be a movie unto itself! πŸ‘ 😭 I'm beginning to understand why TBH loves the guy! #Sufjan! ow.ly/qPOZ30h6LGL

08 December 2017

I, Tonya

#ITonya: Very entertaining, (very, very) dark, energetic story of the laugh-so-you-won't-cry variety. Exceptional work by the ensemble, but gotta say Stan is a revelation & Janney...dude, like wow… hello #Oscar nom!

07 December 2017

RIP Johnny Hallyday

RIP #JohnnyHallyday. Thought he was absolutely fantastic in #Vengeance and #TheManOnTheTrain. Had no idea that he was, you know, the #FrenchElvis! 😲

06 December 2017

Sri Lanka Fight to a Draw in “Smog Test” but India Win (Another) Test Series

Kudos to #Virat on (yet another!) double-century (is he beginning to give #Tendulkar a run for his stat-money?!). Kudos to #SRI for fighting to a draw in what will forever be known as the #SmogTest! 😷 🏏 #INDvSL

Coco

#Coco: Young boy & his loveable mutt (sniff)…join a seemingly-doomed sidekick (sniff, sniff)…to look for his (great-great) grandfather (sniff, sniff, sniff)…while reconnecting with his large, boisterous, disapproving/loving family a whole world away (😭)! 1 of #Pixar's v best!

05 December 2017

My Cousin Rachel

#MyCousinRachel: All bow down before the Indie Queen Weisz. She's been on a *spectacular* indie-run of late & the streak continues with this luridly entertaining, delicious period piece. Claflin & Grainger are very good, as are DP Eley & prod designer Normington.

04 December 2017

Huge Steelers Comeback Win Over Bengals on MNF

Sure, another crazy #Steelers win thanks to the #KillerBs (#BigBen, #AB, #LeVeon...#Boswell) but all our thoughts are with #Shazier πŸ™ PS. #Gruden & #SeanMcDonough sure turned into the #Bengals cheering section πŸ€”

RIP Shashi Kapoor

RIP #ShashiKapoor: The brightest of stars from the golden age of Indian cinema. My G*d, he was such an essential pillar of Hindi films for so long that it's hard to imagine movies without him. Mainstream/Art, Leading/Supporting, Hindi/English, Big/Low budgets, he did it *all*.πŸ˜”

03 December 2017

Miguel Cotto Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #MiguelCotto Retires. Not quite a household name (at least to this very casual fan), but a great boxer who gave the household names all they could handle. Those #Cotto-#Margarito matches - wow! πŸ’ͺ

01 December 2017

USC Beats Stanford to Win Pac 12 Championship

Dear NFL, I'm tellin ya, #SamDarnold may not be the stat-machine pocket-passing #Heisman-winner you were promised, but he's a tough, gritty *winner*! #USC wins #Pac10! PS.  #RonaldJones & #Pittman πŸ‘! #Trojans #Bandwagon

The Shape of Water

#TheShapeOfWater: Visually stunning atmospheric period piece, forbidden love, sympathetic father figure, Stuhlbarg, critically beloved International filmmaker...wait is that #CallMeByYourName or this filmπŸ˜‚?! Well done Del Toro, cast of favourites, & esp the *great* Hawkins πŸ‘ !

30 November 2017

Terriers

#Terriers: The brilliant-but-cancelled "hype" is true! Fantastic, amiable, fun(ny), emotional, well-written shaggy-dog (πŸ˜‚) sunshine-noir "detective" series. Watch it before it gets "cancelled" (again), this time from @netflix!

28 November 2017

Churchill

#Churchill: Poor #BrianCox. A(nother) superlative performance as a larger-than-life character, only to have another, better-known British actor come along in the same part and completely overshadow him while getting *all* the Oscar love. Sigh…

27 November 2017

France Wins the Davis Cup (Finally)

Congrats to #FRA Golden Generation (#Tsonga, #Monfils, #Gasquet et al) on (*finally*) winning #DavisCup (of course, it took kid #Pouille to bail them out…😁). Kudos to young #Goffin on playing his poor heart out…played lights out to end the year! #FRAvBEL

R Ashwin 300 Test Wickets

Congrats to #Ashwin on fastest to 300 Test wickets (a few more tests against #SRI & 400 can't be too far behind!😁) Also, #Virat, #Shikhar...*every*one made huge scores. PPS #Pujara comes through...again #INDvSL

26 November 2017

Steelers Escape Against an Under-Manned Packers

Thank G*d for (all) the #KillerBs: #AB(πŸ‘€!), #LeVeon, #BigBen, #Martavis... & #Boswell! #CamHeyward - take a bow! #Steelers *escape* vs #Packers. Whew! #SNF #HereWeGo

24 November 2017

Call Me by Your Name

#CallMeByYourName: Simply stunning! You just want to live in the great Guadagnino & DP Mukdeeprom's lush, beautiful, swoon-worthy cinematic universe. Hammer, Casar, Garrel are great, young Chalamet is a prodigy(!), but Stuhlbarg, man, that monologue... 😭! PS That last shot πŸ‘

22 November 2017

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

#RomanJIsraelEsq: #Denzel in *full* flight sure is wondrous! Very ably supported by Farrell, Ejogo & a host of others. Somewhere, the great #SidneyLumet is smiling.

21 November 2017

Justice League

#JusticeLeague: Ya know, nowhere close to being the affront to humanity that the critics would have you believe. Quite fun in parts thanks to Miller, Momoa, & Gadot.

20 November 2017

RIP Jana Novotna

RIP #JanaNovotna. Gone way too soon. Loved her attacking brand of tennis growing up. Gave us one of the most indelible sports images of all time, reminding us just how human our superstar athletes really are.




Yohen

#Yohen: Gentle, yet powerful look at interracial marriage. Lovely, nuanced perfs from Angela & Glover. Man, it sure is hard to outrun your cultural baggage, huh?

19 November 2017

Mudbound

#Mudbound: Challenging but ultimately very poignant. Carefully constructed by director Rees. Blige - wait, she can *act* too?! Hedlund & Mitchell are sensational. PS The horror of *that* scene…

18 November 2017

Federer (Shockingly) Upset by Goffin 2017 ATP Finals!😨😱😭😳

Just when the #GOAT dream season was building to a lovely end...sigh... Kudos to #Goffin for pulling off the rare #Federer-#Nadal Double. I'm gonna cry all through the 2018 season 😭 #ATPFinals #ThankYouRoger

17 November 2017

Mike and Mike Final Show

You Know You're Too Old When: #MikeAndMike Retire (er, break up?). Started listening by accident 14(!) yrs ago when my vintage (er, old) car couldn't get any other radio station. #Greeny #Golic Sigh…

#MMSayThanks

16 November 2017

Federer Beats Cilic to Make it to Semis 2017 ATP Finals

Man, the Old #GOAT wants this bad huh?πŸ˜€#Federer comes back to beat #Cilic in "meaningless" match. Now comes the hard part...😬#ATPFinals

15 November 2017

Kershaw Loses NL Cy Young to Scherzer

Looks like @ThisShowStinks's campaigning worked. I mean, I like #Scherzer but no way he deserved #NL #CyYoung over #Kershaw, certainly not by 75 pts! #Dodgers

Federer Battles Past Young Zverev 2017 ATP Finals

(Another) tough, battlin', less-than-pretty win for the Old #GOAT. #Federer pushes hard by #Zverev, but methinks he wants this one bad. #ATPFinals

14 November 2017

RIP Liz Smith

RIP #LizSmith. Always enjoyed watching her to do those little bits on E! News *back* in the day with the likes of Army Archerd, Michael Musto etc.

Cody Bellinger Unanimous Rookie of the Year

Congrats to *young* (only 21?!) #Cody #Bellinger winning #NL #ROY. Methinks a #GoldenGlove won't be far behind. PS. Hopefully this inspires him to keep working on that pesky inside-curveball (or was that a slider?) 😁 #Dodgers

13 November 2017

CoCo Helps USA Win Fed Cup for the First Time in (17!) Years

It's #CoCo #Vandeweghe's (tennis) world, we just live in it! She (singlehandedly?) wins #FedCup for #USA. Credit to plucky underdogs #BLR who put up h*lluva fight.

The Florida Project

#TheFloridaProject: Simply wonderful, moving cinematic experience. Stunning work from director Baker, Dafoe, Vinaite & the kids, esp young Brooklynn. PS. That ending… 😭

12 November 2017

Steelers Gut Out Comeback Win Over Colts

Whew...I never doubted the #Steelers 😁 Gutty come-from-behind win vs #Colts. Nice to see #JuJu & #Martavis make up. #HereWeGo

Federer Tough First Win Over Jack Sock 2017 ATP Finals

I'm liking this new-look tough #JackSock...but Old #GOAT took care of business on his "home" court. #Federer 1 step closer to 7th(!) #ATPFinals.

11 November 2017

Murder on the Orient Express

#MurderOnTheOrientExpress: Absurdly sumptuous entertainment (70mm!πŸ‘). Branagh's a fun Poirot. *Great* cast, esp Depp & Pfeiffer(-aissance).

10 November 2017

RIP John Hillerman

RIP #JohnHillerman. Massive part of my childhood, #MagnumPI was (/is) my favourite TV show & he was my favourite thing it it! I'd catch him in small roles in classic movies later & marvel at his accent, then I found out he was Texan and #Higgins was the accent all along. Sigh…😒

Legendary Journalist Warren Olney Retires From LA Radio Airwaves

You Know You're Too Old When: #WarrenOlney (is) Retire(d). True local treasure. Learned so much from him over so many years (incl there's a Madras in OR?!). Another major #KCRW loss.😭

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

#ThreeBillboards: Fantastic! More than just an Oscar-reel for the great McDormand. Expertly made by McDonagh. Rockwell, take a career bow, man!

08 November 2017

RIP Roy Halladay

RIP #RoyHalladay. Great tough pitcher who battled for every last out. Had a #HOF career, but man was his whole life ahead of him. So very sad. #DocHalladay

07 November 2017

India Beats New Zealand to Win Another Series

Ho-hum, another series, another #IND winπŸ˜€... at least this was against (true plucky underdogs) #NZL & not a stat-padding win vs #SRI #INDvNZ

Christopher Nolan Variety Cover Story

Dear Hollywood, please give #ChristopherNolan his #Oscar He may reward us with a #Memento/#ThePrestige-type "indie"😁

https://t.co/zodDB3BXe2

05 November 2017

Jack Sock Wins the (2nd) Biggest Title of His Career

Well done #JackSock! Wins his first Masters 1000 title, enters the Top 10 & qualifies for #ATPFinals!πŸ‘ Qualifier #Krajinovic had quite a run

Thor: Ragnarok

#ThorRagnarok: Best (#Thor) Movie, Ever! Waititi treats MCU with the due irreverence it deserves, so much funny! Need Goldblum in every CUπŸ˜‚!

04 November 2017

Mina Kimes Article/Hex on Tyrod Taylor

So @minakimes's a great writer & all-powerful! #MinaKimesJinx strikes again, taking down the talented #TyrodTaylor. 

https://t.co/vf0X3bQj5a

03 November 2017

Lady Bird

#LadyBird: Sweet little film by Gerwig w great parent-child relationship. Fantastic cast, esp Hedges, Feldstein, Ronan & the *great* Metcalf

02 November 2017

Martina Hingis Retires...Again

You Know You're Too Old When: #MartinaHingis Retires (again). Great tennis player. Leaves behind tricky legacy which I'll leave for others πŸ€—

01 November 2017

Kershaw and Darvish

Questions swirling around #Kershaw post-season will continue, but he was huge today. Poor #YuDarvish, at least he behaved with rare dignityπŸ‘

Sad End to a Great Dodgers Season

Sigh, sad end to *great* #Dodgers season. "Day players" came up big: #ChrisTaylor, #LoganForsythe, #AustinBarnes, #Culberson, #BrandonMorrow

Astros Beat the Dodgers in Game 7 to Win 2017 World Series

Tough, deserved #WorldSeries for #Houston (#CharlieMorton?). #Astros, though, crossed the line from plucky underdogs to arrogant favourites.

Ashish Nehra Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #AshishNehra Retires. Under-appreciated cricketer & that rare and wonderful species: the left-arm fast bowler.

31 October 2017

Dodgers Win Tight Game 6 to Force Game 7 2017 World Series!

#Dodgers win! Thx to #Kenley (redemption!), #Maeda (unsung hero!), #JustinTurner (defense!), #Joc (HR!), #ChrisTaylor (big hit)! #ThisTeam!

30 October 2017

Only the Brave

#OnlyTheBrave: Very well crafted, stirring, emotional, sad movie by the talented Kosinski. Great ensemble highlighted by Teller & Connelly.

29 October 2017

Dodgers Lose Insane Game 5 2017 World Series

That...was...insane! Devastating loss for #Dodgers despite playing their hearts out. Give #Astros credit (just not to #Gurriel) - never quit

Federer Fights Past Del Potro to Win His Hometown Title at Basel

An ornery old #GOAT is the best, no? #Federer *battles* past (onetime?😁) good buddy #DelPo to win #Basel for his...7th title! Never retire!

Venus Loses to Wozniacki in WTA Finals

Bad luck for #VenusWilliams, who almost pulls off comeback win. Good for #Wozniacki on her own comeback from career crossroads. #WTAFinals

28 October 2017

Dodgers Get Series-Leveling (& Changing?) Win 2017 World Series

(Series-changing?) win for #Dodgers (& #BellingerπŸ˜€)!  #AlexWood πŸ‘! #Gurriel disproves media narrative about likable plucky underdog #Astros.

Venus and Federer Reach WTA & Basel Finals Respectively

Age, apparently, is indeed just a number. Great job by #Venus & #Federer getting to their finals. PS. #GOAT-shot: https://t.co/0JuzslhJCU

27 October 2017

Dodgers Lose Pivotal Game 3 2017 World Series

Boy those #Astros sure are a cocky bunch (#GeorgeSpringer batflip flyout, really?!) What in G*ds name is a #BradPeacock?! #Dodgers #ThisTeam

26 October 2017

RIP Fats Domino

RIP #FatsDomino. Loved listening to him growing up thanks to my dad. Had no idea about his historical importance just that his music rocked.

25 October 2017

Dodgers Heartbreaking Game 2 Loss 2017 World Series

Yikes! (Series-altering?) loss for #Dodgers. #Astros (esp #Bregman & #Correa) are becoming as annoying as those in-game ads. C'mon 2B ump!😠

RIP Robert Guillaume

RIP #RobertGuillaume. I'm actually old enough to remember him from #Benson. Loved the show & loved him in it...& The Lion King...&  Soap &

24 October 2017

Kershaw and Turner Help Dodgers Win All-Important Game 1 2017 World Series

7IP 1ER 11K 0BB - #Clayton bl**dy #Kershaw! #JustinTurner (MVP/#Tormund😁) & #Kenley sure, but #BrandonMorrow too?! #Dodgers #ThisTeam

Venus Epic Win Over Ostapenko

Woah! Ya, gotta give #VenusWilliams credit - still going strong! 3hr+ to beat #Ostapenko, 17 years(!) younger than her! #WTAFinals

22 October 2017

Steelers Get a Huge Win Over the Bengals!

#LeVeon bl**dy #Bell! #BigBen, #AntonioBrown, Defense & #Steelers get a huge win! #Bengals are gonna hear #Renegade alll night!😁#HereWeGo!

20 October 2017

Dodgers Beat Not-Lovable-But-Still-Losers Cubs

#ThisTeam: #Kershaw, #JustinTurner, #Puig, #Bellinger, #Kenley, sure...but #Kike, #ChrisTaylor, #Culberson...& too?! #Dodgers #WorldSeries

19 October 2017

Happy Diwali 2017

Happy #Diwali  everyone! Hopefully, you're being more responsible with your fireworks than we were growing up! #RocketFight! 😁πŸ’₯πŸŽ‰

17 October 2017

The NBA is (Finally) Back!

Our long national nightmare is over - #NBA is back! Dear @KingJames, pls get through  East - I'm too old for drama!

https://t.co/6YqC4ZdOBp

Song to Song

#SongToSong: AKA #TerrenceMalick's #LaLaLand! πŸ˜‚ Pretty pictures of pretty people doing apparently profound things. *Great* DP-ing by Chivo.

15 October 2017

Great Sports Day! 🎾🏈⚾️

Federer (#GOAT)! #Steelers (#HereWeGo)! #Dodgers (#ThisTeam)! Sports breaks your heart all the time, but sometimes it goes the other way too

Justin Turner Hits Devastating 3-Run Walk-Off Home Run to Win 2017 NLDS Game 2!


Yes! #MVP! #JustinTurner! #ThisTeam! Couldn't have happened to a more annoying guy: #Lackey πŸ˜‚ #Puig/#Kenley/#Bellinger...everyone! #Dodgers

Steelers Get Huge Win on the Road Against Previously Unbeaten Chiefs

Hardnosed defense/running #Steelers win - imagine that! Thank G*d for #LeVeon & #AntonioBrown(πŸ‘)! Bonus: Bumblin' #Bears beat hated #Ravens!

Federer Beats Rafa(!) to Win 2017 Shanghai Masters

Un-bl**dy-believable! The #GOAT Dream Season keeps on keepin' on! #Federer takes down #Rafa #Nadal(!) to win Shanghai. Still some fight left

14 October 2017

Dodgers Win All-Important Game 1 2017 NLCS

Man, #Dodgers(& #Kershaw)need to thank g*d for #Puig & his batflip double+justabout HR!😁PS Does #RonDarling❤️#Cubs orwhat?! PPS #Verlander!πŸ‘€

Federer Guts Out Tough Win Over Del Potro to Set Up Massive Showdown with Nadal

An old #GOAT never forgets! #Sampras-like ruthless revenge win for #Federer vs (not-quite-so) Gentle Giant #DelPo! And, once again: #FeDal!

13 October 2017

Santonio Holmes Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #SantonioHolmes Retires. TBH & #Steelers nation will forever be grateful for da catch! http://ow.ly/6wu130fRUm8

12 October 2017

Federer Easy Win Over Dolgopolov 2017 Shanghai Masters

You can always count on #Dolgopolov for getting the #GOAT train back on track! 😁 #Federer-#Gasquet should be a fast-court shotmaking dream.

11 October 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen Wins MacArthur Genius Award

Congrats to #VietThanhNguyen on #MacArthur. Met him *years* ago-couldn't have been nicer or more patient chatting with a Philistine like me.

Federer Has to Fight Through First Round Match 2017 Shanghai Masters

There's fight in the Old #GOAT yet! #Federer overcomes tough #Schwartman to win... a first round match!😐 These last few titles is gonna be πŸ˜₯

*The* Martin Scorsese on Rotten Tomatoes and mother! !

Preach Marty, er, I mean Mr. #Scorsese, preach! Just make #MartinScorsese Czar of Cinema and save us all! via @THR

https://t.co/L6UCdNTpB4

10 October 2017

American Made

#AmericanMade: Complex daredevil living on the edge manages to get by with his irresistible charm...so the #TomCruise story?!πŸ˜‚ Great stuff!πŸ‘

09 October 2017

Dodgers Sweep the Pesky Douchebacks... er, I Mean Diamondbacks! (h/t TBH πŸ˜‚)

Whew πŸ˜₯ #Kenley gets much-needed win for #Dodgers! PS Kid #Bellinger had himself some game! PPS Bring on the (no longer) Lovable Losers #Cubs

08 October 2017

Steelers Go Steelers... Lose at Home ... to Jaguars... After Big Ben 5(!) INTs/2(!) Pick-6s!

You live by #BigBen you die by...solidarity with TBH I didnt play #Jaguars D-why do I have a backup Defense in Fantasy?! #Steelers #HereWeGo

07 October 2017

Dodgers Leg Out Crucial Game 2 Victory 2017 NLDS


Not sure if #Puig batflip *single*πŸ˜‚ kickstarted things but I'll bet #Dodgers are relieved to be up 2-0 heading to AZ. #Kenley's unstoppable!

Dodgers Win a Tough First Game Against Pesky Diamondbacks 2017 NLDS

Tough bl**dy win for #Dodgers vs pesky #Ddbacks. Thank G*d for #Puig, #Seager & esp #Tormund (sorry, #JustinTurner aka MVP!). PS #Kershaw?!😳

Blade Runner 2049

#BladeRunner2049: Worthy, thoughtful, successor to its much-lauded predecessor. Villeneuve, Deakins, Ford, GoslingπŸ‘ but Hoeks - bl**dy h*ll!

06 October 2017

Roger Deakins Shoots the Bl**dy H*ll Outta Blade Runer 2049!😳

Dear Hollywood please give #RogerDeakins his #Oscar! Not sure my aging heart can take anymore overwhelming scifi spectacles! #BladeRuner2049

The Mountain Between Us

#TheMountainBetweenUs: Your common terrifying-plane-crash-mountain-survival-#Cliffhanger-Meets-#TheAfricanQueen-romantic epic! Kate+Idris=😍

05 October 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Congrats #KazuoIshiguro on #NobelPrize! Remains of the Day - great #MerchantIvory/Hopkins/Thompson film! Hopefully they'll get shout-outs?!🀣

04 October 2017

Chris Nolan Involved in Nobel Prize for Physics

Congrats #KipThorne (& #BarryBarish, #RainerWeiss) on #NobelPrize. I know Kip…from #Interstellar! Maybe #ChristopherNolan gets a shout-out?🀣

03 October 2017

Great Dodgers (Regular) Season!

Great #Dodgers (regular 😊) season: 104 wins, #CyYoung (#Kershaw)/#MVP (#JustinTurner/#Tormund)/#ROY (#Bellinger). Now, the real fun begins…😳

RIP Tom Petty

RIP #TomPetty. We were supposed to go see him at the Bowl. Couldn't make it and I told TBH, no worries we'll catch him next time. Sigh…

01 October 2017

Steelers Beat the Ravens on the Road

#HereWeGo #Steelers' Defense, #JuJu (#SteveSmith 2.0? Let's hope!πŸ˜„), & ... #LeVeon - welcome back! Gawd, #Ravens are insufferable #BALvPIT

30 September 2017

RIP Tom Alter

RIP #TomAlter. One of #Bollywood's great character actors. Used to come by school to act/encourage us. Very inspirational. Super nice guy.

29 September 2017

Heart-Breaking Loss for USC and Sam Darnold’s Heisman Hopes

Oh man, that was a tough bl**dy loss for the #Trojans. Poor #SamDarnold, there really was too much pressure on the kid all along. #USC #WSU

RIP Hugh Hefner

RIP #HughHefner. I'll leave it to others to unpack his complicated legacy. As a boy he seemed epitome of cool & then, inevitably you grow up

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

#KingsmanTheGoldenCircle: Good fun. Firth & Moore together again (#ASingleMan - *such* a great movie!), only this time blowing up [bleep]!

28 September 2017

Celeb Sighting: JJ Abrams

3rd-Greatest Celeb Sighting, Ever!: #JJAbrams hangin' with #Bleachers. Super nice. I resisted the urge to freak out into a puddle of tears!😁

Shubho Maha Ashtami!

Shubho Maha Ashtami to all my #bengali & non-bengali friends alike! I can only imagine the festivities taking place back home… πŸ˜‹

27 September 2017

Bleachers (The Fonda Theatre)

#Bleachers (@FondaTheatre): Like nonstop hits from the greatest 80s party band you never knew existed! Most fun I've had in a long time!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜

26 September 2017

Tangerine (The Fonda Theatre)

#Tangerine (@FondaTheatre): Groovy basslines, bangin' floor toms, reverb-y jangly guitars, catchy hook-filled melodies. What's not to like?πŸ˜„

The World Had All the Fun at the Laver Cup

It was amaze-balls! 🎾 Europe may have won, but World had *all* the fun. PS. Where will post-#Brexit #AndyMurray be slotted?! 😁 #LaverCup

Laver Cup Was Fantastic (But Could Use Some Tweaks)

It was great! I'd follow #RyderCup model & ensure everyone plays at least once (#Shapo! #Tiafoe!) & last day should be a mad rush of singles

Victoria & Abdul

#VictoriaAndAbdul: I'm such a sucker for these Dench-led charming British period dramedies that subtly subvert (or reinforce?!😳) Colonialism

25 September 2017

RIP Charles Bradley

RIP #CharlesBradley. So sad. Got to see him live incredible! Talked with him couldnt have been lovelier What a life! http://ow.ly/HLKb30fpGLt

24 September 2017

Steelers Terrible Loss to da Bears

#HereWeGo #Steelers...playing down to the competition on the road again. Just when the #AFCNorth is theirs for the taking! PS #MarcusCooper🀣

That Was a Great Laver Cup!

Take a bow #LaverCup (& #Federer)! Great bl**dy #tennis #Kyrgios/#JackSock (& #Isner) co-MVPs!PS #Roger+#Rafa #bromance real & spectacular πŸ˜‚

23 September 2017

Roger and Rafa Play Doubles Together!!!!!!!

OMBG be still my beating heart! #Roger #Rafa together at last! #FeDal uda real MVP! PS Body language field day w #Federer & #Nadal #LaverCup




Woodshock

#Woodshock: To paraphrase #MulleavySisters themselves this is a visceral experience let it wash over you Feast for all the cinematic senses!

22 September 2017

Dodgers Win NL West as Bellinger Sets NL Rookie HR Record

Who woulda thought we'd see the day when #Dodgers would rather play #Giants than #Phillies?!Congrats on #NLWest & #Bellinger #ROY HR record!

Laver Cup Day 1

Cracking #LaverCup day! #Federer post-#tennis career already in #GOAT territory!πŸ˜‚ #Kyrgios-#JackSock should play dubs fo real! Wait, post?!😨

Battle of the Sexes

#BattleOfTheSexes: Well-made, entertaining movie that only hints at the *vast* legacy of #BillieJeanKing. Stone, Carell, Silverman all good.

21 September 2017

India Beat Australia 2017 ODI 2

Don't look now, but #IND is 2-0 vs (once-)mighty #AUS, 14-2  & 11-0 runs since #CT Finals! πŸ‘€Impressive no matter opposition/venue! #INDvAUS

Dodgers ESPN Magazine Cover Story

Good G*d! If #SICoverJinx weren't enough #Dodgers now get @minakimes-esque (poor #AaronRodgers!) @ESPN #CoverJinx! https://t.co/vmzu1Fqgb6

20 September 2017

mother!

#mother!: Bl**dy H*ll (literally?)! Well, the thing is... Okay, let me see.. How do I put this... What I'm trying to say... #Aronofsky!?!? 😳

17 September 2017

Steelers Beat Vikings

Good, solid win for #Steelers over a tough #Vikings defense, sure... but welcome back #MartavisBryant! πŸ‘€ #HereWeGo #KillerBs

16 September 2017

USC Beats Texas Thanks to a True Freshman Walk-On Placekicker

Not sure if #SamDarnold's gonna win his #Heisman but he better get down on his hands and knees and thank #ChaseMcGrath! Man, #USC 😳 #USCvTEX

Canelo and Golovkin Fight to a Draw

Poor #Canelo, came out firing, got gassed, & #GGG took him apart. Close fight but #Golovkin won. 118-110?! That's what makes #boxing a joke!

Canelo-Golovkin Match Completely Overshadowed

What happened tothe #Mayweather-#McGregor #ESPN #boxing "experts?!" #Canelo-#GGG gets nary a mention on @PTI, @AroundtheHorn or @HQonESPN?!

15 September 2017

RIP Harry Dean Stanton

RIP #HarryDeanStanton. No one in American movies had a face, & a screen presence, quite like he did. Hollywood's a lot less interesting now.

Brad’s Status

#BradsStatus: Wow! Bow down to the indie film G*d that is Mike White! Hits so close to home that it hits bone. Kids Abrams & Raja steal it.πŸ‘

14 September 2017

RIP Frank Vincent

RIP #FrankVincent. He was so good in the Sopranos... and Goodfellas... and Raging Bull... and Casino... and Do the Right Thing and...!

It

#It: Good old-fashioned #StandByMe-Meets-#TheGoonies fun masquerading as a "horror" movie. Muschietti knows how to make a crowdpleasing hit!

13 September 2017

Clayton Kershaw (Who Else?!) Ends Dodgers' Historic Losing Streak

Forget #CyYoung, ending #Dodgers historical losing-streak is #MVP-level for #ClaytonKershaw! PS Is @ThisShowStinks #Scherzer's PR manager?!

11 September 2017

Rafa Unsurprisingly Wins 2017 US Open

Congrats to in-credible/exorable/defatigable/...sufferable(I mean, slightly, right?πŸ€—) #Rafa #Nadal on #USOpen. PS Good run by #KevinAnderson

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

#CuriousIncident: Fan-bl**dy-tastic! Funny/sad/thought-provoking/moving/overwhelming/sensory-overload theatrical experience! Langdon - wow!πŸ‘

10 September 2017

Tracy McGrady Inducted into NBA Hall of Fame

You Know You're Too Old When: #TMac (aka #TracyMcGrady )'s a #NBA #HOF-er! PS. Some of @BillSimmons's best writing: http://bit.ly/1kOevD3

Steelers Squeak by Browns in Season Opener

Got rid of #SammieCoates/#RossCockrell (sigh). Hardball with #LeVeon. Huge deal to #JoeHaden. Man, #Steelers are *not* messing around... 😳

09 September 2017

Wonderful Post-Match Celebration at the US Open

#Sportsmanship, er #sportswomanship ;-)

Best Post-Match Celebration, Ever! (No chance the Men's Finals matches it!) #Sloane #Madison #USOpen



Sloane Stephens Beats Madison Keys to Win 2017 US Open

Goodness! Brutal stone-cold efficiency by #SloaneStephens (from No 957 to #USOpen champ in 6 wks!πŸ˜ƒ). Poor #MadisonKeys better days are ahead

James Anderson Joins 500-Test-Wicket Club

Congrats to (underappreciated) #JamesAnderson on becoming 6th(!) member of 500-wicket club. Remember when *300* was a big deal?! #cricket

08 September 2017

Sania Mirza Knocked Out of US Open by Ex-Partner Hingis

Bad luck for #SaniaMirza, beaten by #Hingis (um, what happened *there*?!) Still, nice to see Indo-China cooperation for a change! 😁 #USOpen

The National - “Day I Die”

PS To my untrained ear @thenational's #DayIDie = #Alligator + #HighViolet which makes it pretty awesome!#TheNational https://t.co/z0PA2KC9My

All the Media “Discovers” The National 3/3

Apparently, @Variety (even!) "discovered" what TBH has known all along: @thenational are awesome! [https://t.co/YjEP56Xfmu] #TheNational 3/3

All the Media “Discovers” The National 2/3

Apparently @nytimes (@JonPareles) "discovered" what TBH knew all along: @thenational are awesome! [https://t.co/4ECSDjvxXX] #TheNational 2/3

All the Media “Discovers” The National 1/3

Apparently @NewYorker (@amandapetrusich) "discovered" what TBH knew all along: @thenational rock! [https://t.co/TJrPtgb6Hh] #TheNational 1/3

07 September 2017

Bryan Brothers Knocked Out

PS. Tough loss for #BryanBrothers to #Lopez Non-Brothers πŸ˜‚ *If* this is their last year, then, man, that was one *h*ll* of a career! #USOpen

US(A) Open Semifinalists!

Wait, wha? All 4 #USOpen Semifinalists are American women...the men (as usual?;-) are lagging behind... #Venus, #Madison, #CoCo, #Sloane!

Federer Sad End to Grand Slam Season

All those glossy spreads leading up to #USOpen. We *all* want #Federer to win but post-#Wimbledon trouble was there we didn't want to see it








Federer & Dodgers 2-For-1 SI Cover Jinx!

I'm gonna blame @SInow & (the excellent) @jon_wertheim for the #Federer & #Dodgers swoons. The #SICoverJinx (2-For-1!) strikes again!