MyDogBen
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Dec 24, 2015 MyDogBen commented on Will Smith’s Performance of a Nigerian Doctor in Concussion Is Subversively Not Entertaining.
Omalu's story is maybe the first third of the non-fiction book, League of Denial. Want to know more? Read the whole thing. And then cringe with me every time Marshawn Lynch puts his head down.
Oct 15, 2015 MyDogBen commented on Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Never Shuts Up and Becomes a Real Movie.
All talk, tight location, little action. I'm guessing Charles didn't like 'My Dinner with Andre' either.
Oct 9, 2015 MyDogBen commented on The Walk Isn't Perfect, but It's Thrilling.
I thought I was the only one in America who despised Forrest Gump, Ms Fennessy, you've just made a fan. Execrable. Nailed it.
Aug 18, 2015 MyDogBen commented on No More Maurice Lenell Cookies.
Man, those were some sad cookies. We were hungry a lot as kids, but hungry as we were, having Maurice Lennell around (they were inexpensive) didn't help. Second worst: anything from Stella D'oro. But Jay's Potato chips? Oh hell yeah. Good times.
Sep 12, 2014 MyDogBen commented on Part Two of Angels in America Is Better Than Part One.
I imagine your surprise when that dreary set finally flashed some light in its cracks. Now imagine the surprise I won't have because you wrote about it. Thanks. PS, Bruce Willis's character is already dead for most of the movie.
Aug 29, 2014 MyDogBen commented on Harsh Toke? Attorney General Wins Fight to Let WA Cities Ban Pot Stores.
Legalization has had every possible roadblock thrown in its way. Follow the money. Someone is benefitting from these delaying tactics. Who? Do we have some organized crime in Washington I don't know about? I get the feeling something bigger is going on.
Aug 29, 2014 MyDogBen commented on "Getting It Right" or "Misses the Point"? Rebecca Brown's Controversial Stance on Angels in America.
All this reminds me of back when Showtime was running the American Queer As Folk. Some of my peers came unglued, because that show didn't tell the right story, didn't tell their story, was too sordid, it was not sordid enough, yada yada yada. The truth was, it was only one TV show. It could never be everything to everybody. So now one reviewer is unsatisfied because Angels in America doesn't tell the right story for her. Yawn. This is one theater piece, it's not the fucking Rosetta Stone. Andrew's staging of Act 1 is a dazzling, live, high wire accomplishment(pardon the pun). I'm looking forward eagerly to the conclusion. Angels can survive one churlish review. 'The world only spins forward,'
Aug 11, 2014 MyDogBen commented on Postal Service Loses Two Billion Dollars This Spring.
Thank you for the accurate reporting. Srsly.
Apr 18, 2014 MyDogBen commented on Headline of the Day.
What did I miss? Where's the volcano? Huh wha?
Apr 13, 2014 MyDogBen commented on The Sunday Morning News.
re: CIA waterboarding. According to Christopher Hitchens, who submitted to it, water boarding does *not* provide the sensation of drowning. It IS drowning. Always good to keep that in mind.