Jackson County Jail / Caged Heat is the DVD of the week

March 22, 2011

There’s been a slew of Roger Corman titles released lately by the wonderful Shout! Factory. While I’m hardly a connoisseur of the “so bad it’s good genre” (and few of Corman’s movies really belong to that genre — he’s a …

Richard Lester’s 1967 martial comedy How I Won the War with John Lennon now on DVD

March 21, 2011

Beatles fans rejoice. Richard Lester’s How I Won the War was just released on DVD yesterday. (Yes, Sunday March 20. I don’t know why that date.) It’s only available on Amazon.com through MGM’s Manufacturing-On-Demand program (about which I’ll have more …

International band of mystery Blank Dogs’ “Keeping All the Time” (free track)

March 21, 2011

We know nothing. Except that it’s really Mike Sniper, late of the New Jersey punk outfit DC Snipers. And we’ve got it.

On the last episode of HBO’s Big Love [Spoiler Alert!!!]

March 21, 2011

I found the series finale of HBO’s polygamy dramedy Big Love a curiously unsatisfying event, despite the series creators’ decision to go with an unambiguously final solution — which I read as a response to the grumblings that attended what …

A short note on my bracket …

March 20, 2011

No one will believe me because for some reason ESPN didn’t accept my bracket (stupid science) I actually had Butler beating Pitt. I have no evidence, but my final four was/is Duke, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas, with Duke winning. …

Xingu Black Beer

March 20, 2011

We drink beer not in copious amounts or in any sort of programmatic way that might lead to having our name engraved on a brew pub wall plaque. We like some of it, and there are some brands we’ve learned …

“Operator Please” — free track from Catapult

March 19, 2011

From the Aussie outfit Catapult

Friday golf shop talk — what’s in my bag

March 18, 2011

I took today off to play golf. I actually play a lot of golf. Some of you know this. I am a degenerate golfer. I also happen to know a little bit about golf equipment. Maybe more than a little. …

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, 2011

A Restrepo-style video of the St, Patrick’s Parde in the Heights.

Brandon’s gets a 93 in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge

March 17, 2011

Cue the Doghouse Riley. I’ll be honest with you — when I tasted the first batch of Brandon’s Vodka I thought there was something wrong with it. I wanted out locally crafted spirit to be really good, but I couldn’t …