On August 16th former Miami Chief of Police John Timoney passed away after a brief bout with lung cancer. Prior to serving as Chief of the Miami Police Department he served as Superintendent of Police in Philadelphia. His obituaries in the Miami Herald and other news outlets, despite being laden with praise from his friends and former colleagues, failed to give his record of brutality and repression the spotlight it truly deserves in these trying times. It is rare when the liberal media gives American heroes the respect they have earned from a life time of service.
Pokemon Go is sweeping the nation and the world. Anecdotes and human interest stories abound. Like somebody who has been chasing some rare thing they can only see on their phone for hours, the public has Pokemania fatigue.
Privacy issues and stories about them abounded in the first days of the Pokedemic. I have not figured out what the game needs to access on my phone because I did not install it. I did have a look at how it works, and who built it, and the real privacy issues have not been given serious examination.
The Free State of Jones if one of the few movies I will go out to see this year, mostly because my little bit torrent elves could not bring it to me from the cookie tree. I'm not adverse to the price of admission, but I did show up late enough to miss most of First Look Cinema's “non-controversial” advertising. It was still propaganda porn that only Goebbels and Nancy Reagan could grope each other on while watching.
Saturday April 30 a cold hard wind blew into Columbus from Ontario. It was a Saturday showdown with the Tri-City Thunder and the stakes were high in this storm. According to sources that understand the complex math of the WFTDA ranking system, both teams had a great deal riding on the contest. The sources were tentative about the math both because of it's complexity and the dependency of the long term outcomes other team's seasons.
Please excuse my sarcasm. I love Game of Thrones. Even more to the point, I love A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series upon which the show was based. I've read all the books. I've won all the arguments with all the nerds on all the internets. I've been waiting for last night's reveal since the A Dance with Dragons came out.
Aina Turiaga (prononuced ‘I nah. Tour e ah gah.’) was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States when she was age 18 as the much anticipated result of a petition put forth by her family back in the 1970s came to fruition. With a beginning in sewing and crafting in textiles, to learning and playing with darkroom photography, Aina now defines herself as a visual artist in mixed media. She will be returning to the darkroom for her solo show in October at Rehab Tavern which is expected to be an exciting show.
The National Weather Service issued storm warnings for Saturday April 2nd, with huge gusts of wind expected from the northwest. The Ithaca League of Women's Rollers blew into Columbus from Ithaca NY, which is to the northeast. They did not fell trees or down power lines. The two-bout match up, the first between the OHRD All Stars and the 77th ranked SufferJets, followed by Gang Green versus the BlueStockings, produced lopsided outcomes not seen since Michael Dukakis's presidential run in 1988.
The OHRD 2016 season opening bout promised to be tough derby before it even began as Ohio's mighty mavens of mayhem squared off the Ann Arbor Brawlstars, a rising division two team. Ranked 56, Ann Arbor had skyrocketed up 29 ranking places in the 2015 season and not had to suffer roster cuts from retirements or transfers. Both the charter team and B-team bouts were projected to be tough, and those projections proved more than true.
Its that special time of the year when people do the holiday-family thing: food, gifts, reunion, togetherness, movies. Its also a special time of a generation when my family can introduce its youngest member, my cousin, to the magic of the ultimate myth: Star Wars. I saw Star Wars in the theaters as a small child. It was magic. I was so anxious to pass that magic to my young cousin 38 and change years later.