Food, fun and Frankenstein was on everyone’s mind Tuesday night at Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown West Palm Beach. All had gathered for a Red Carpet Pre-Party to kickoff opening night of “Mel Brooks New Musical Young Frankenstein” at the Kravis Center.
Just wanted folks who follow this blog, all five of you, that the address is changing.
New Frontiers’ new home will be
See you around there, OK?!
The great thing about 2009 in movies is that, for the most part, there always seemed to be a movie out there that interested me.
And my tastes run all over the map — but usually end up somewhere near geeky/sci-fi/comic book/comedy.
Sometimes it was a huge event film, like Star Trek, Up or The Hangover. Sometimes it was low-key, like Zombieland. Sometimes it was foreign — I thought Red Cliff was really well done. Sometimes it was a surprising choice — one of my favorite movies of the entire decade was this year’s Anvil!: The Story of Anvil. (Right now, Up In The Air is on my list, and I imagine The Book Of Eli soon will be.)
It looks like 2010 will have the same menu of quality.
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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: If you’re going to do something incredibly stupid, make SURE you enjoy it. That’s what this woman did when she stole an ambulance. Her reaction: Priceless.
My wife has introduced some wonderful things into my life, not the least of which is realizing the incredible versatility of the paper towel.
Like many of you, I was brought up under the tyranny of the home-utility paper industry. That is to say, we used paper towels, but also napkins and facial tissue. We may have even at one time used the industrial-strength paper towels for big messes.
My mom brought up the idea of using paper towels as napkins, and many of your finer bar/restaurants do the same. And do you miss the napkin? Not really. The paper towel has the same function as the napkin — to wipe things up, in this case off one’s face or, if necessary, clothing.
My wife had the same idea — however, she took it to full-on everyday use. But the extension of the paper towel into the facial-tissue realm was all hers.
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But then, I’d never have anticipated what Daniel Snyder would’ve done to this franchise.
It started with Snyder hiring Steve Spurrier as his head coach.
Now, to many folks, Spurrier may have at the time seemed like maybe it was a good idea. Or at least interesting. To me, it meant that my mortal enemy, my nemesis, as a Georgia fan through and through, was in charge of the Redskins.
So I took my leave as a ‘Skins fan. I considered myself almost a fan in exile. I told fans I was looking for a new team, but I thought eventually I’d come back.
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So we’re changing things up a little bit here. This started out as a music-heavy blog and there’ll still be plenty of music.
But I’m taking a cue from a new favorite of mine but a blog that’s been around for a good while, kottke.org. Basically, Jason Kottke writes about what he likes, which covers a lot of ground: Technology, art, history and more.
So I’m basically taking the same philosophy, writing about things I like. Which are:
– Sports, specifically baseball, Aston Villa soccer, Georgia athletics, football and basketball in general and the Olympics
– Social media
- Aston Villa
- Choice Concerts
- college football
- F'in lists!
- Geek patrol
- Go Dawgs
- My Music
- Reasons I love my wife
- Sense of humor
- The World at large