Category Archives: TV, Film and Radio

Flashback Fourth – Check out my July 4 ‘Evening Jazz’ from 2014

Many of you may know that I was a volunteer disc jockey for North State Public Radio for about eight years. From 2008 to April 2016, I was one of a rotating set of hosts for “Evening Jazz” (most often … Continue reading

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‘New’ CurlingZone doc ‘Anything is Possible’ to debut July 4 on YouTube

I first posted this on r/curling on July 4, 2020. CurlingZone is debuting a documentary “Anything is Possible - An American Curling Story” on YouTube at 6 p.m. ET tonight (July 4). https://youtu.be/RqeBwXAf0Lc By all appearances, this looks like it might … Continue reading

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Winter Olympics – Curling replays

This is a re-creation of pages previously hosted by the World Curling Federation linking to replays of curling games from the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. The replays are hosted on OlympicChannel.com, as of this writing. One of the great … Continue reading

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Getting the joke at the Continental Cup

Watching curling in person can be a unique experience, especially at this weekend’s Continental Cup in Las Vegas. Watching with several thousand enthusiastic fans who are knowledgeable about the game really takes it up the next level. Watching curling in … Continue reading

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On ‘The Good Place,’ Michael is failing his ethics test

So, this post contains spoilers about the TV series “The Good Place” through the episode that aired Oct. 11. It will also discuss elements of the show from past episodes, so caveat emptor. One thing stuck with me at the … Continue reading

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A comment on commenting systems, specifically Kinja

It seems like there are very few good commenting systems on the Internet. Based on my experience, the free or low-cost services can be very barebones, sluggish or just a pain to use (I guess you get what you pay … Continue reading

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Vital discussion on media consolidation not aided by false quip

It is ironic that a letter to the editor about media literacy would contain a wild, unsubstantiated claim about the media. Both the Enterprise-Record and the Chico News & Review ran a letter from Richard Sterling Ogden promoting a community … Continue reading

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ subject of my top comment of 2014

Kids… in May of 2014, your father tuned in for the final episode of a television program called “How I Met Your Mother.” Coincidentally, watching the show is how I met your mother. Just kidding. The only thing I met … Continue reading

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Racing home to the Mexican National Anthem

While one can’t go home again, sometimes it’s nice to visit. My semi-annual return to Southern California this week was filled with great time with family, seeking out new experiences and reliving fond memories. Turning on the radio on my way home … Continue reading

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Looking at the Sochi 2014 opening ceremony a week later

I finally got around to watching the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics last Saturday. I had the unique opportunity of watching it with my roommates, which made the experience more enjoyable and offered some insights that I … Continue reading

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