30 September 2014

Paul Konerko Retires

PS. Not that too many people noticed but Paul #Konerko retired too. If he were a basketball player he'd be in the Hall of Fame. @whitesox

Derek Jeter Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: Derek #Jeter Retires. Most Over/Under-rated Athlete, Ever! But that last @Yankees home game was something!

28 September 2014

Pixies at the Hollywood Bowl

#Pixies (Hollywood Bowl): Middle-aged alternating melodic/dissonant harmonic/screaming punk rock never sounded so good! They still got it!

Gogol Bordello at the Hollywood Bowl

Gogol Bordello (Hollywood Bowl): Now that woke everybody up! Eastern European, politically-charged, foot-stomping, sing-along punk-ish rock!

Cat Power at the Hollywood Bowl

Cat Power (Hollywood Bowl): Introspective, atmospheric, anthemic, melancholy indie rock. Surprisingly good in such a large venue. Who knew?!

Steelers Lose to Buccaneers

OMBG! Oh #Steelers! What an awful loss against the #Bucs. Wasted that great win against the #Panthers. A lot of football left, but still...

27 September 2014

The Equalizer

The Equalizer: Pure pulpy fun hardboiled to perfection by Fuqua! Denzel is scary-great. Csokas is every bit his equal. Sequel? Yes, please!

25 September 2014

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls: A wondrous, handcrafted kids film or a subversive commentary on modern society? Either way it's another amazing #LAIKA outing

17 September 2014

Alison Bechdel & Joshua Oppenheimer Win MacArthur 2014

Congrats to @AlisonBechdel & @JoshuaOppenheim for being named #MacFellow(s). Thank G*d TBH got me to read Fun Home & see The Act of Killing!

15 September 2014

TBH Becomes an Eagles Fan

So #McNabb & actually living in Philadelphia couldn't make TBH an #Eagles fan. But apparently #ChipKelly & #Sproles did the trick! #MNF

Toyota Re-Tweet

@PratikBasu Congrats. Enjoy the 100k more to come.

14 September 2014

Toyota Prius 100K Miles

#100K !! Thanks @Toyota #Prius from sparing me from commuting on my bike all those years ago! http://t.co/xr9O9VQAin

Federer Into Davis Cup Finals 2014

Nice work by #Federer (#GOAT?) over nutty #Fognini to catapult #SUI to #DavisCup finals vs #FRA & revenge-minded #Monfils. #LaMonf. Uh-oh!

13 September 2014

The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins: Cute little dramedy that sheds new light on sibling relationships. Hader & Wiig are good but Luke Wilson(?!) steals it.

The Double Life of Veronique

The Double Life of Veronique: Mind-blowing #Kieslowski. Beautiful work from
Idziak & Preisner. Lovely perf by Jacob. @SidGrauman

Three Colors: Red

Three Colors Red: Lush, melancholy trilogy-capper. Luminous Jacob, astringent Trintignant, stunning DP/music, lovely in #35mm @SidGrauman

12 September 2014

Three Colors: White

Three Colors White: Overlooked perhaps most challenging of #Kieslowski trilogy Hilarious & heartbreaking Zamachowski is amazing! @SidGrauman

Three Colors: Blue

Three Colors Blue: Still incredible! Stunning Binoche Indelible filmmaking from Kieslowski, Idziak, Preisner Sparkling #35mm via @SidGrauman

Steelers Bad Loss to Ravens

Demoralizing/era-ending(?) #Steelers loss. What makes it worse is that the one #NFL team that deserves to lose is the hateful #Ravens. #TNF

10 September 2014

RIP Richard Kiel

RIP Richard Kiel... #Jaws! Scared the heck out of me when I was a kid. Loved him in those Bond movies (yes, that includes Moonraker).

09 September 2014

U2 - Songs of Innocence

I dunno about you but I'm loving the new #U2 #SongsOfInnocence! Iris! Volcano! Wolves! Cedarwood! Sleep Like a Baby! Pretty d*mn good!

08 September 2014

Marin Cilic Wins US Open 2014

Tough luck for #Kei but #Cilic was just unstoppable at #USOpen. Happy for Coach(!) #Goran but doping suspension leaves a cloud over the win.

07 September 2014

Serena Wins US Open 2014

Congrats to #Serena on #USOpen win over a return-to-form #Caro. Still has to go thru #Evert & #Navratilova before getting to #Steffi & #GOAT

Steelers Beat Browns 2014 Game 1

Woah! Nervewracking win for the #Steelers against the normally hapless #Browns. Thank G*d for Chris Pine-lookalike #Suisham!

Bryan Brothers Win US Open 2014

Perhaps reports of the death of US tennis have been greatly exaggerated? #Bryan Brothers win #USOpen for their 100th title! #BryanBros

06 September 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City A Dame to Kill For: As expected crazy-great Eva Green & JG-L were the best thing about this misogynistic claptrap. Disappointing.

Federer & Djokovic Lose US Open 2014 Semis

Sigh. It ends, as it must not with a bang but with a whimper. #Federer (#GOAT?) misses out on Slam 18. #Kei upsets #Nole. Crazy #USOpen day!

05 September 2014

James Harrison Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: James Harrison retires. #Steelers wound not have won those 2 Super Bowls without him. Scary guy, what a career

Sania Mirza Wins US Open 2014 Mixed Doubles

Congrats to #Sania #Mirza on winning the #USOpen mixed doubles title. Third grand slam title - that's quite a career.

04 September 2014

Federer Comeback Win Against Monfils US Open 2014

That's right #Roger, don't go gentle into that good night. Incredible comeback win for #Federer (#GOAT). The dream stays alive! #USOpen

Joan Rivers LAX Story

Saw Joan Rivers at LAX berating someone over the phone: "I shouldn't know what the driver looks like, he should know what I look like!" Amen

RIP Joan Rivers

RIP Joan Rivers. Trailblazer, funny, spitfire.

03 September 2014

The Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of January: Elegant, stylish thriller that's not quite Ripley but still entertaining. Good perfs esp Viggo (where's he been?!)

02 September 2014

Federer Reaches US Open 2014 QFs

Solid, if unspectacular, win for #Federer, safely through to #USOpen QFs. Next up: #Monfils who has been playing solid, smart tennis. Uh-oh!