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Steely Dan.

From The Trailer Park - Frequency

A TV series about a New York police detective (Peyton List, Mad Men) who discovers that, via a ham radio signal, she is able to reach a signal 20 years in the past and communicate with her father (Riley Smith, Nashville), also a police detective who died in 1996. Using the radio to keep […]

Ty Cobb — Correcting the Record

Mark Hendrickson has a great review of the above book at the Claremont of Review of Books

“The greatness of Ty Cobb,” remarked fellow Hall of Famer and former opponent, George Sisler, “was something that had to be seen, and to see him was to remember him forever.” Similar statements have been made about […]

Wednesday Open Thread 

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Kenny Loggins.

Tuesday Open Thread 

Monday Night Mashup: Winter Star

Those of you who are into ’90s music will appreciate this: some mad genius mashed up Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and the Tori Amos piano ballad “Winter”. And in some inexplicable way, they fit together really well. Yes, this is just the kind of insanity the Internet does so brilliantly. Don’t even try to figure […]

The Never Ending Campaign*

Portrait of an egomaniac


(*This is part 1 of a multi-part series. For an explanation go here, for other posts in the series click on the “A Republic If You Can Keep It” category at the bottom of this post.)

The U.S. Presidential campaign season lasts 21 months, or 44% of the […]

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James Ingram.

From The Trailer Park - A Dog's Purpose

A dog (voiceover by Josh Gad) searches to find his purpose in life, while living several different lifetimes and having several owners. Also stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules).

Tearjerker alert! This looks like an interesting concept, which if executed well could […]