AFI 100: On the Waterfront

Having come from the generation that knew Marlon Brando primarily as Superman's dad, Dr. Moreau, and the default punchline for Johnny Carson fat jokes (once Raymond Burr kicked the bucket), it's amazing to see the guy at the top of his game, making every actor unfortunate enough to share a scene with him look like a rank amateur. Made in

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Rice cakes are actually pretty tasty, when properly frosted. Jul 9, 6:39 PM Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac threaten America. Actual economic news, not the title to a misguided "Little Rascals" feature film. Jul 11, 9:38 AM Apparently life expectancy has fallen. Thank god. It's nice to know that people are now expecting less from my life. Jul 13, 12:57

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Back in the Day When We All Thought We’d Die

I have a love-hate relationship with KNHC, Seattle's local "dance music" radio station. Well, honestly, it's more love-love (though that fact alone induces in me no small amount of self-loathing). The music these guys play is to street cred what plaque is to tooth enamel, and yet I can't help but tune in from time to time. C89 was, after

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Guy on the treadmill next to me looked like he was falling down a flight of stairs for 20 minutes straight. Jun 25, 12:41 PM I'm doing the 100 Push-Up Challenge. I've eaten 37 today and still going strong, but I think this is going to ruin frozen yogurt for me. Jun 25, 14:36 PM Clerk at store: "Do you

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Going Down

Conversation with a friend, as we walk to the elevators:Friend: So, what are you up to this weekend? Me: Saturday we are going to the Chihuly museum. Friend: Oh, you know it's not just Chihuly, right? It's devoted to glass in general. Me: No, I hadn't realized. Friend: Yeah, they even have a glass blowing room, where you can see

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Games: 1960

Continuing my tradition of discussing America-themed boardgames on the 4th of July. Last Independence Day I reviewed Twilight Struggle, a game that continues to be a favorite; this year's selection, 1960: The Making of the President, shares several traits in common with TS: both were co-designed by Jason Matthews, both are for two players, and both are primarily card-driven strategy

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