30 March 2019

๐Ÿšจ Woods Beats McIlroy!! ๐Ÿšจ

Speaking of you-have-much-to-learn-young-Padawan:


๐ŸšจHe's back!๐Ÿšจ


Unless #Duke loses tomorrow #Tiger beating #Rory is going to be 1A in the Sports hot-take media industrial complex!


We'll pretend we don't know what happened to #TigerWoods next...๐Ÿ˜‡


#WGCMatchPlay #Golf



Federer Beats Shapo to Reach Finals 2019 Miami Open

Man, I'm always down for some #GOAT-you've-got-much-to-learn-young-Padawan tennis ๐Ÿ™ƒ


#Federer gets past so-much-fun #Shapo, but faces a, ahem, tall order in #Isner on a 7-6 tear๐Ÿ˜ณ


#Shapovalov & #AugerAliassime's Fire and Ice act is gonna be fun for *years* to come!


#MiamiOpen


https://twitter.com/tennistv/status/1111777855292231681?s=12



29 March 2019

RIP Agnรจs Varda

RIP #AgnesVarda


Still creating at 90! Discovered her when TBH got me to watch #CleoFrom5To7(!). Quirky, passionately, fiercely original, formally daring & always curious. One of the true all-time greats. Couldn't have been nicer in person. Cinema lost a truly great today. Sigh.



28 March 2019

Federer Gets Big Win Over Anderson 2019 Miami Open

๐Ÿ˜ณ Bl**dy h*ll! That first-set #GOAT-mode was wondrous indeed! #Federer sure was out for revenge vs. #KevinAnderson!


He'll need a combination of both, and quick, against the lightning-in-bottle that is #Shapo (poor #Tiafoe๐Ÿ™)! 37 v 19! #NextGenATP is NowGen, huh?!


#MiamiOpen


https://twitter.com/tennistv/status/1111424076780732421?s=12



Dodgers Hit EIGHT HRs on Opening Day!

Sooo...#Seager's back?! & so are #Pederson, #Bellinger, #Muncy, #AustinBarnes, #KikeHernandez!!!⚾️๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ฑ


#Dodgers *thrash* the DBags (sorry, couldn't resist, they're all kinda irritating except for #AdamJones & Quirky #Greinke)! 


What an #OpeningDay!


#WorldSeries #ITFDB



Dumbo (1941)

#Dumbo (1941)


I know #Bambi's cornered the market on #Disney childhood trauma but this comes pretty darn close! That sequence where...๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ข! Early WD still holds up as poignant look at parent-child bond. PS #TimBurton's gotta take a crack at #PinkElephants sequence, right?!๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคค



27 March 2019

Federer Gets Great Win Over Tricky Medvedev 2019 Miami Open

Good Lord, #Federer! Brought his #GOAT-mode to bear against extremely dangerous #DaniilMedvedev. But... up next, another, ahem, tall order next: #KevinAnderson๐Ÿ˜ฑ


Speaking of #NextGenATP who's down for #AugerAliassime v #Coric... & #Shapo v #Tiafoe๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ™Œ!!!!


#MiamiOpen



Us

#UsMovie


As the kid so helpfully called out: "Aw h*ll naw!" *Exquisitely*-crafted, genuinely unnerving horror-thriller. So much social-commentary/allegory(or is that metaphor?)-ing & plant/payoff/easteregg-ing! Music(!),kids, Duke, Moss(๐Ÿ˜ณ), & esp #Lupita & #JordanPeele๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘✂️!!




26 March 2019

Gronk Retires

You Know You're #TooOld When: #RobGronkowski Retires(?)


One of the very *few* #Patriots we couldn't hate, no?


An absolute beast, & so much fun too! Beneath all that #Gronk-iness he was a lot more essential to those recent #SuperBowl's than (insufferable)#Pats fans care to admit



The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO)

#TheInventor


Engaging doc that exposes a charismatic media-feted Silicon Valley business titan who tried to fake it till she made it & then (up)sold a gussied-up overpriced version of existing tech under the brand sparkling new imprimatur of a start-up (soooo...#SiliconValley๐Ÿ˜‚)



25 March 2019

Federer Wins Rd. 3 2019 Miami Open

Who needs a worryingly-rusty 1HBH & all-too-familiar low-BP-conversion when you've got that machine-like silky-smooth thing-of-beauty #GOAT service-motion?!๐Ÿ‘


#Federer faces, ahem, tall order next: #DaniilMedvedev๐Ÿ˜ฌ


PS. #Tiafoe vs never-say-die #DavidFerrer!๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ™Œ 


#MiamiOpen



KKR Pulls Off Fantastic Win vs SRH 2019 IPL

Fantastic win for #KKR thanks to the always-entertaining #AndreRussell(49off*19* ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ช!)! Good stuff, too, from #NitishRana & #PiyushChawla


PS. Gawd, #DavidWarner's back, isn't he?๐Ÿ˜


#SRH #KKRvSRH #IPL #KKRHaiTaiyaar



Upgrade

#UPGRADEmovie 


Good, clean nasty-B-movie-sci-fi-horror-action fun. Nice job world-building on a limited budget. Loved the "STEM" camera-moves & music. Maiden has a hoot with his HAL 9000-homaging VO-work. That ending - ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ!



24 March 2019

Duke Escapes UCF in Amazing Match 2019 March Madness

Whew! Tremendous basu! bracket-saving back-and-to-the-left win for #Duke thanks to the awesome #Zion & tenacious #RJBarrett!


But gotta feel terrible for that amazing kid #TackoFall.๐Ÿ˜ฉ


PS. #AubreyDawkins๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ


#UCF #MarchMadness




23 March 2019

Federer Escapes with Round 2 Win 2019 Miami Open

Whew! Give the old #GOAT credit, still willing to gut out an early round win immediately following a tough finals loss...even if it's murder on this fan's nervous system ๐Ÿ˜ฌ


Good win for #Federer over plucky #Albot but #Krajinovic's gonna be a tough out next๐Ÿ˜ฐ


#MiamiOpen #tennis



22 March 2019

Monsters and Men

#MonstersAndMen


Very moving, well made look at the kind of story that all-too-often dominates the headlines. Assured debut by young Green, the kid has serious chops. Sprawling cast is on point, esp the leads JDW, AR, KHJ. Exceptional work by camera operator & composer Bowers.



21 March 2019

Ichiro Suzuki Retires

You Know You're #TooOld When: #IchiroSuzuki Retires


It feels like yesterday when #Ichiro took #MLB by storm, winning #ROTY & #MVP. Blink of an eye...another 3K hits to the #HOF!


PS. Short of winning it all in your final at-bat, the best way to call it quits, no?


#ThanksIchiro



Happy Holi 2019


Happy #Holi everyone! Please colour responsibly! ๐Ÿ˜‚




For your enjoyment: a #TBT look at #Kanchenjunga from that time we were in #Darjeeling!




๐Ÿ“ทh/t: TBH (seriously, again?!)


20 March 2019

Afghanistan's Amazing Historic Maiden Test Win Over Ireland

Amazing! #AFG's tenacious cricket rise is one of the greatest feel-good sports stories. Kudos for their first Test win (in #DehraDun๐Ÿ‘Œ!).


Kudos to #IRE for their continuing efforts.


Great read (as always) by the great #SidharthMonga:

https://es.pn/2W1cNUm


#AFGvIRE #cricket



Kevin Feige and the Disney-Fox Deal

With #Disney-#Fox deal #BobIger solidifies Media CEO HOF...


...but this was all part of the #KevinFeige longgame, no? #XMen join the #MCU "w/" #SpiderMan just as #Avengers end Phase 1(?๐Ÿคท‍♀️). Biggest impact on movies in post-#Spielberg era!


It's #Feige's U, we just exist in it!๐Ÿ‘





19 March 2019

RIP Dick Dale

RIP #DickDale


Got to know of him because of #Misirlou from #PulpFiction, which was just an entry into a lifetime of awesomely catchy music. Very, very lucky to have seen him play live once, what a treat! 


The King of the #SurfGuitar



18 March 2019

Andreescu Wins in Sensational Fashion ๐Ÿ‘ 2019 Indian Wells

Real story at #TennisParadise was a Cinderella one for the ages (hello #MarchMadness!):


#Andreescu! 18yo WC boldly wins the whole shebang! We saw #NaomiOsaka make her star-is-born  run last year, this kid's next๐Ÿคฉ!


PS. #Kerber, so awesome,  never gives up!


#BNPPO19 #BibiRising




Federer Loses to Thiem in Heartbreaking Fashion ๐Ÿฅบ 2019 Indian Wells

#TennisParadise Sigh๐Ÿ˜ฐ


Still, when #Thiem starts *blasting* 1HBH winners from 50' behind the baseline then you just have to salute an exceptional kid!


#GOAT kudos for fighting to bitter end๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


PS 2018 I jinxed #Federer by watching finals live, 2019 by not. 2020?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‡


#BNPPO19



16 March 2019

Federer / Nadal / Djokovic Tennis Paradise 2019 Indian Wells

#Federer + #Nadal + #Djokovic = #TennisParadise!๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ˜

#GOAT beats nice-kid #Hurkacz

#Rafa beats awesome-force๐Ÿ’ช #Khachanov

#Nole & hilarious #Fognini!

#AngeliqueKerber with her awesomely-sui-generis style.

But 18(!)yo WC #BiancaAndreescu stole the show! The next #NaomiOsaka?!







15 March 2019

Transit

#Transit


Oh, Petzold, you've done it again! One of the year's very best! Astonishing, mindbending worldbuilding (at such a low budget!) that builds inexorably to its emotionally shattering climax. Incredible work by prod design & cast, esp submlime lead, Rogowski. Unforgettable!



14 March 2019

Nuggets Beat Mavericks in Amazing Finish!

Yo! Forget #Warriors-#Rockets, maybe the Western Conference Finals should be #Jokic-#Doncic (with a dash of #Dirk), er, I mean #Nuggets-#Mavericks


Best #NBA match of the year?! 



Blade (1998)

#Blade (1998)


Criminally-underappreciated CBM. Remains one of the most awesome-st, bad-a**-est, R-rated-est, best-est, influential-est OG superhero movies this side of Burton/Donner, ever! #WesleySnipes, Kristofferson, Dorff, awesome. Blood Rave, Good L*rd, still terrifying๐Ÿ˜ฑ! 



13 March 2019

Federer Beats Edmund 2019 Indian Wells

Whew! #Federer overcomes quick turnaround & tricky #KyleEdmund to move through. Before we get too comfy, the #GOAT faces a, ahem, tall order in #Hurkacz next!


PS. Bad luck for #NaomiOsaka but #Bencic is on a comeback tear!


It's all becoming a bit too nervy now...๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ˜ฌ


#BNPPO19



Captain Marvel

#CaptainMarvel


Good, clean #MCU (#Marvel Corporate Universe) fun. Don't believe all those negative movie reviewers/online trolls (sometimes hard to tell the difference?๐Ÿ˜‡), it's a blast. #SamJackson/Mendelsohn playing against type, Brie's winning half-smile...& #Goose๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜น! 




12 March 2019

Federer Superb Win Against Wawrinka 2019 Indian Wells

Manohman... #Federer in *full* #GOAT-flight is a wondrous sight to behold, no? He came out knowing he couldn't take any chances with best bud #Stanimal. Glad it was quick, things only get harder now...๐Ÿ˜ฌ


#BNPPO19 #IndianWells


๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Š✊



Lackawanna Blues (Center Theatre Group)

#LackawannaBlues (@CTGLA)


Absolutely fantastic! I would call RSH a quintuple-threat (dir/writ/prod/act/harmonica)…but he plays 20+ characters in this one/many-(wo)man show, sooo that'd make him…simply amazing! One of the most moving theatrical experiences I've ever had!๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ‘



11 March 2019

War and Peace (Voyna i mir) (1966)

#WarAndPeace (#VoynaIMir) (1966)


The epic-est *epic* of them all! Melodrama+war-is-h*ll/assault-on-the-senses-madness+philosophical ruminations+mesmeric 7hr+(yes, SEVEN hours) RT & then you might just begin to scratch the surface of the most epic cinematic experience, ever!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘




Federer / Venus / Shikhar / Liverpool Great Performances

PS. In happier news #GOAT's back at  #TennisParadise! #Federer wins 1&5(!๐Ÿ˜ฌ) to set up #Stanimal epic!


PPS. #Venus's latest amazing comeback!!๐Ÿ™Œ


PPPS. #Shikhar's "comeback" (143off115)!๐Ÿ’ช. #RohitSharma's 95off92!!


PPPPS. #LFC thrashes #Burnley!!๐Ÿ˜‡


#BNPPO19 #INDvAUS #LIVBUR