This looks like a really impressive meet and greet. I hope it is as cool in real life as it looks in the pictures.
Archive for September, 2013
The concept art of these new Ariel and Merida floats looks awesome. I hope they can execute on these designs.
I am glad to Samuel Adams Double Agent India Pale Lager added to the list. It has recently become one of my favorites.
After all the times FOX wrecked Joss Whedon shows, I find it fitting FOX is going to try and do a comic-based show so soon after Whendon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered so high.
Speaking of horrible calls by umpires.
From the “water is wet” and “the sky is blue” area of the newspaper.1
How about we figure out how much of a disaster Obamacare is before we try to crush Internet commerce with ridiculous regulations and taxes? ↩
The poor quality of baseball umpires continues to be a major problem for MLB.
It is fitting that a horrible call, from a horrible umpire, has such an effect on this season.
This is so cool. Baseball playoffs are great.
Best record in the AL. Not too shabby.
This was a great game. It was well officiated, well played and a blast to watch.1
Also, as a Clemson fan, I enjoyed seeing Georgia win. ↩
If the three Clubs are tied after Sunday's games, then the tie will be broken using the following system. Since the three Clubs each won one season series and lost one season series against each other in head-to-head competition in the regular season, MLB will use a system of designations – as Club A, Club B or Club C – based on their combined winning percentages in head-to-head competition against one another in the regular season.
Club A would host Club B on Monday, with the winner earning a Wild Card. The loser of Monday's game would then play at Club C on Tuesday, with Tuesday's winner earning the other Wild Card. Home-field advantage in Wednesday's A.L. Wild Card Game would be determined by the head-to-head record between the two Clubs that earned the Wild Card berths.
This would be awesome.
But Uehara has let his personality show since the moment he joined the Red Sox for spring training in February. He's gained notice of late for his dominance in the ninth inning – he went into play Friday with a 1.12 ERA and an 11-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio – but he made himself an integral part of the fabric of the bullpen long before that. That's in spite of the language barrier that has proved such an impediment for so many others trying to make the transition into American baseball.
Koji is the best.
Speaking of Food and Wine, here is Tom Bricker’s review of some of the snacks that have been available in the various kiosks.
In case you needed more reasons to go to this year’s Food and Wine Festival.
Sunday’s premiere, titled “Tin Man Is Down,” is a strident and occasionally clumsy hour of exposition intended to help viewers adjust to the new normal. Much of that exposition is offloaded, in great gulping bits of speechifying, to new cast member Tracy Letts — an actor better known as a brilliant playwright — as a scheming senator aiming to railroad Carrie and, perhaps, shut down the CIA entirely. Saul is now the acting head of the Agency, with Abraham’s slippery Dar Adal by his side. This change has the benefit of putting Patinkin in a more important role, but it also places Saul’s love of country ahead of his more fatherly devotion to Carrie. There’s a wonderful echo of John le Carré in the shared history of Saul and the season’s new adversary, an Iranian nicknamed “The Magician”; Rupert Friend’s Peter Quinn remains a compelling, complicated spook. And though the racial politics of her entrance is botched, I quite liked the introduction of a Persian American CIA officer named Fara, played by Nazanin Boniadi.
Greenwald’s article completely nails what is great and what is wrong with Homeland. His description of the first few episodes of Season 3 make me think we will never get back the show we had at the start of Season 1, but that the ride Season 3 takes us on will still be worth watching.
“I read the script [for Captain America: Winter Soldier] and I was really blown away by it,” Brubaker told USA Today. “The tone of it and the Bucky stuff is so perfect and the way I’d want it to be, I was so thrilled to see that. But to me the biggest thing, too, is it’s the first time Marvel has put out a movie where there’s a specific book the title of the movie relates to.”
This just increases my expectations for this film. I really, really hope Marvel knocks this out of the park.
It looks like we are getting closer and closer to this ride actually being open. I am hoping it’s ready to go by February of next year.