Tag Archives: Not About Wine

Stephen Colbert?

I admit I was surprised to hear that CBS chose Stephen Colbert to take over the Late Show after David Letterman’s retirement. Although very funny and an incredible interviewer, Colbert hasn’t appeared publicly out of character more than maybe a … Continue reading

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Not About Wine: 12 Simple Rules for Being a Grown-Ass Man

In the course of human events, sometimes one wakes up in the afternoon and realizes that he is largely surrounded by man-children who have somehow managed to find gainful employment and, in rare cases, attract the attention of the opposite … Continue reading

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Not About Wine: The Heroes and Villains of The Wire

I’m working my way through The Wire for the third time right now. I’m also finished. It’s a fascinating, fantastic show–not news, i know–and it gets better with every repeat viewing. What makes the show unique is that nearly all the … Continue reading

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Not About Wine: Encomium of “Girls”

With the addition of a more-or-less reliable AppleTV interface now, I’ve been delving pretty deeply into HBOGo and getting caught up on some current and not-so-current HBO programming that I’ve never watched before. While it’s no Deadwood, I now admit that … Continue reading

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Not About Wine: Why The Postal Service Should Not Release Another Album

I have many great associations attached to The Postal Service’s 2003 album Give Up. I was reminded about those associations while watching their performance of “From Such Great Heights” on The Colbert Report last night. They range from great times … Continue reading

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Not About Wine: Why I Hate The Newsroom, But Can’t Stop Watching It

In high school, my AP History teacher made a comment that still sticks with me: “we don’t deal in counterfactual historiography.” What he meant was that it is silly to speculate on what might have happened in history, that reinterpreting … Continue reading

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Not About Wine: On Amtrak

Ever since my first trip to Europe and my first experience with viable, extensive, intercity rail, I’ve always had a soft spot for train travel. My experience with the shinkansen bullet trains in Japan cemented my love for rail travel. … Continue reading

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