bill, some steals up for bid in detroit foreclosure auction.....
great american water park
would have assumed the etymology of the word related to sexual innuendo. perhaps it did as well.
New York Police Department Captain Alexander S. "Clubber" Williams gave the area its nickname in 1876, when he was transferred to a police precinct in the heart of this district. Referring to the increased amount of bribes he would receive for police protection of both legitimate and illegitimate businesses there – especially the many brothels – Williams said, "I've been having chuck steak ever since I've been on the force, and now I'm going to have a bit of tenderloin."
just watching this now having never heard of it before seeing it buried in the tcm schedule at 4am last night.
Stuart Cooper’s Overlord doesn’t approach the wartime archive as a homogeneous set of familiar images. In the early 1970s, the director mined the 16mm and 8mm archives of London’s Imperial War Museum and emerged with rare treasures of specific historical occurrences, cinematic pleasures of incredible warplanes at flight, and uncanny records of unfathomable tragedy. What he did with them remains wholly unique in the history of war cinema. Cooper shot his own original 35mm film about a young recruit who suffers loneliness and dread from basic training to his arrival at the shores of Normandy on D-Day. He then combined this footage with the archival materials, creating a hybrid that is never quite a narrative yet never quite a documentary either.
Joe Dougherty, a great friend and a great lover of wine and wine-makers, passed away Friday night. He was the most generous of souls, with his time, his energy, his wine, his friendship and his wonderful smile. "Dinner for 30 winemakers? Let's do it at my place," he'd say, and the most wonderful party would ensue. Joe Dougherty was a brilliant bio-chemist who knew more about the physical properties of wine than just about anyone, and his writing about wine was among the most thoughtful, humorous and perceptive in the world. His collection contained gems like 1921 Huet Vouvray, which he shared with great pleasure, but he showed equal enthusiasm for the Muscadets, Touraines, Beaujolais and Rhone wines of his wine-maker friends. He possessed great appreciation and knowledge of German and Austrian wines and many of the top wine-makers in California were his friends as well. He was a great contributor to the world of wine but it was his generosity, warmth and friendship that we will miss the most. He shared his knowledge freely, gave sage advice, brightened our days and nights with his humour and brought sincere affection to so many. We raise a glass to Joe Dougherty "to remember in joy."
His friend Eric Texier offers these thoughts: "And now let's plant a chenin vineyard somewhere in Vouvray. A clos SFJoe. This project starts today. All energies are welcome. For building walls, planting, pruning and, in a few years, harvesting and drinking. Pour se souvenir dans la joie. Merci pour tout Joe!
Federer vs Groth. Who is this guy Groth? Holy cow he's immense. He's like an opponent in a Rocky movie. He had given up the game and was playing Australian rules footballl for the last few years. Now he's back. Doubt he'll take Federer in the end, but interesting to watch. He's all power, but it sort of looks like he's never been coached. Like watching an NBA player at a celebrity golf tournament: a ton of athleticism and strength, but the form just doesn't seem quite right.