Category Archive: Popular Culture

Dec 07

P90X3 coming very soon…

I’m a P90X veteran and I’ve been doing P90X2 since mid-October. I can say, with a great deal of confidence, that I will be getting my own copy of X3 and starting up that program as soon as I finish X2 in January. So, what’s the deal? I’m a natural skeptic. A Doubting Tex, if …

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Jul 11

Practice, practice, practice…

Girl Learns to Dance in a Year TIME LAPSE – YouTube. This is a perfect example of something I’ve written about before – practice. Practice is what makes you good at something. A willingness to put in hours of practice is the key to doing anything well. Don’t want to work at it? Fine, you’ll …

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May 29

To boldly go…

Whats the future of Star Trek after “Into Darkness?”. For the record I really enjoyed STID, much more than ST09. ST09, while I eventually warmed up to it, did not feel like Star Trek to me (and I still really haven’t gotten over the whole business about them not bothering to actually build an engineering …

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May 22

Thoughts about Ray…

Ray Manzarek: Xs Exene Cervenka, John Doe remember a friend – latimes.com. I unabashedly love the Doors. Always have. I never connected to most of the music that came out of the Summer of Love. But the first time I heard the Doors I heard something I connected with. I think, even at a young …

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May 11

Stay off of autopilot…

I highly recommend you watch this… now.

May 03

Face it folks, the difference between great and average in MLB is whether or not you get caught…

http://deadspin.com/looks-like-mickey-mantle-used-to-cork-his-bat-489467933

Apr 19

Little rituals…

I’d probably get way more sleep if I didn’t play in bands. I’m not talking about the infrequent gig that keeps me up until 3 in the morning.  No, this is about rehearsal, practice or whatever you want to call it. When I have a band practice that goes well I’m so keyed up afterwards …

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Apr 16

The Onion nails it again…

After all, when something awful like this happens, you’re not thinking about getting the facts right, or adhering to the basic standards of reporting, or providing people with the correct information they desperately need in a time of crisis, or respecting the families of those involved, or treating human life itself as sacred, or acting …

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Apr 16

Is instant anything worth bothering with?…

Separating Social Media’s Fact From Fiction Amid Crisis : NPR. Heard the above segment on Talk of the Nation in my car earlier and started immediately thinking – Why would you ever assume that instant information is valid or valuable? Is instant coffee any good?  Worth drinking? Are instant mashed potatoes any good?  Worth eating? …

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Apr 05

RIP, Roger Ebert…

This is one of Ebert’s strengths; he doesn’t review films in a way that’s too academic or inaccessible, he writes film reviews like a guy who loves the shit out of movies and knows how to rage if they don’t love him back. I will never feel as passionately about anything as Ebert does about …

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