Day: February 16, 2016

  • Lost Worlds and A Strange Visitor From Another Planet

    Lost Worlds and A Strange Visitor From Another Planet

    I just re-watched the pilot of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1996).  It is actually pretty good, especially for a late-1990s superhero show.  It’s sly and clever, and does a nice job working around its obviously-inadequate effects budget.  There’s real chemistry between Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher, as well.  Hatcher really sells Lois…

  • “Morning” After Blues?

    I had the same thought as Steve Bennen when he penned A generation later, Rubio flubs ‘Morning in America’: Maybe the whole “morning” metaphor was a little too subtle for Marco Rubio. He’s not pitching Reagan’s message; he’s offering the literal opposite. The point of “Morning in America” was that things had turned a corner and…

  • Versailles on the Potomac

    Versailles on the Potomac

    {Originally penned 2015 Apr 26 and recently rescued from the Drafts folder} So there have been police confrontations (and possibly even riots) in Baltimore over the past 12 hours, but apparently CNN didn’t feel compelled to cover them.  Instead they kept with covering the White House Correspondents’ Dinner where various people, including the President, got to…

  • Lunacon 2014 (2): Saturday

    Lunacon 2014 (2): Saturday

    Even though Lunacon is over, I’m going to keep writing up my notes and impressions, if only to keep writing in general. Saturday was the busiest day of the con, and it certainly showed in my personal programming grid.  I faced the typical con paradox:  Too many good panels all at the same time.  I…

  • Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

    {originally written 2013 May 23, then banished to the Drafts folder for no good reason when I never got around to finishing it.} Spoiler-free review:  A solid sophomore outing for the NuTrek crew, but it’s no Wrath of Khan. ====== Spoilers follow ===========

  • Why I have trouble taking guns-rights advocates seriously

    Five Injured In Accidental Gun Show Shootings On ‘Gun Appreciation Day’ From TPM.    

  • Marc Cohn @ The City Winery, 2012 Jan 26

    {This has apparently been sitting in my Drafts folder for four years.  Oops.  I never finished it, so it ends abruptly. -=-BLG} It’s been a while (a real long while) since I’ve gotten to a Marc Cohn show, but this one was worth it.  He played the City Winery, which is an odd hybrid of…