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Posted by on Apr 29, 2023 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

How to Watch Sports on Television




[Disclaimer: Watching sporting events — indeed, watching television at all — is mostly a waste of time. However, let’s move past that and talk about ways to maximize watching spectator sports on television.]

I can’t watch sports the way I used to anymore. Remember the old days when we used to turn on the TV, watch the entire game from start to finish, sit through all the commercials, and were pretty much captive to whatever the networks spoon-fed us? Well, it’s different now. We’re in control. We have the power.

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2023 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

New Netflix Reviews Redux



It’s time for another segment with short reviews of Netflix television shows I’ve watched during the last few months.  I’ll address three of the most widely-popular recent programs first, then share my thoughts on some other more dated shows on Netflix you may not have seen yet:

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2023 in Blog, Essays, Movie Reviews | 1 comment

Everything Everywhere All at Once About the 95th Annual Oscars



I’ve watched the annual Academy Awards telecast every year since 1974, which–give or take a possible gap or two,–is 49 in a row and counting. But this was the first Oscars I can remember being utterly disinterested. The movies released in the past year didn’t appeal to me. The nominees were mostly B-listers and unknowns. And quite honestly, the Academy Awards have become so dreadful in recent years. they’re practically unwatchable, except for the train wrecks. Speaking of which: Just when we thought the most cringe-worthy low point had been dredged a few years ago when the wrong winner was announced for Best Picture, during last year’s event the recipient for Best Actor assaulted a popular comedian on live television in front of a worldwide audience.

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