the optimists creed

Watching turn: washington's spies. pretty good. rich with new englandal flair. 


first they came for the almonds and i said nothing

then they came for the avocados....

portland's new baseball team announced their nickname today
the portland pickles

only one unique tree dweller....

Here's a write up I particularly like....


lot of backstory for these game of thrones eps that non-book readers like myself are missing.

tomorrow - timbers v nycfc @ yankee stadium

grazin tribeca

post mortems for the elmore leonard-adapted series justified which ended pretty satisfyingly last night. and a considered look at netflixs first marvel property, daredevil, which has outstripped the other marvel properties currently cluttering up the televisual landscape.

i just saw that the first four episodes of this seasons game of thrones leaked (four episodes were sent out to reviewers) although as far as i can see they are in standard def. can i resist? has anyone in the history of time faced a more fraught dilemma?

i havent read the whole article but i was struck by the infographic which delineates that the average republican congress critter today is to the right of reagan and gingrich. interesting also that barry goldwater, the original conservative standard bearer, was the most conservative presidential candidate until ted cruz.

Favorite Santa Monica/Venice meal was Rustic Canyon followed by Oscars (remnants below) with bronze being Blue Plate Oysterette

love these two but today was a sorry loss to orlando

golf may annoint its next star this weekend as 21 year old texan jordan spieth is -14 thru 33 holes at the masters after finishing in second last year. and good news, corporate america, hes white!!! in other news, tiger woods will make the cut.

i can imagine how fox and friends might spin this but i hope at least one conservatives brain exploded from their inability to compute.

Last week, during a promotional press conference for The History Channel’s upcoming series “First Ladies in Their Own Words,” series’ host Ron Reagan shared clips of his interviews with all living former First Ladies of the United States. In a brief video clip with his mother Nancy Reagan, she offered her endorsement of Hillary Clinton as President saying, “The time for a woman to serve as our President has come – really, now is the time – and I think the idea of having a former First Lady as the leader of the free world is really quite a marvelous notion. I want Hillary to win. Even though I admire two of the current potential Republican nominees, I have no interest in seeing either of them lead this country.”

Hess Triangle

holy shit! Kung Foo Hustle is terrific!

2 ingredients

Peter Tollens

spring tv listings. final run of mad men starts tonight. gonna also check in on the period drama wolf hall airing on pbs. next sunday is game of thrones premiere.