whit stillman is back a scant 14 years later.
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Total U.S. sales in 2011 topped 347 million cases ó some 4 billion bottles, more than a case of wine for every person in America. Estimated retail value: $32.5 billion, according to the Wine Institute, a leading source of U.S. wine information.
I almost want to see it.

Skyline is a trainwreck so horrific it cannot possibly be explained without video evidence. It is not only the worst movie released this year, it may well be the worst film ever to receive a theatrical release. Itís illogical, stupid and boring. It walks when it should run and runs when it should have ended twenty minutes ago. The premise is beyond any acceptable level of awful. The script, if there even was one, feels like it was hastily written in crayon on generic toilet paper. The acting is shoddy. The characters are unlikable. The first act sucks. The second act sucks even more. And the third act, through sheer unstoppable suck momentum, builds and builds like a sick avalanche of devastating putrescence until man, woman and child alike are all devoured by its gaping suck hole.
Our ancestors must have been very cute.
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Paintballing is too a sport.
textbook flop

laughed more at Midnight in Paris than with it. dont know what most of these critics were thinking. i appreciate woody's foray into magical realism but the situations and the dialogue were wooden and corny. also, the richer woody and his characters get the more unrelatable theyve become.
Anybody looking for a great deal on a one of a kind property outside of Vegas? I can't believe that housing market collapsed!
The long and tragical history of post-partisanship, from Washington to Obama.
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speaking of ads on jerseys, the nba is talking it up once again. personally i hate the idea but if it has to come to pass i hope its on the back of the jerseys. hopefully the money grubbers will not want there brands fouled by slapping an ad front and center. though it would be great if fans would reject the idea through threats of boycotting purchasing of merchandise. hardly the most important thing americans could rally for, but one of the more likely that they could get exercised about.

something you will likely not see in america for quite some time, a small club in madrid, getafe, that is looking for supporters in a market that already supports two major clubs has produced a cheeky marketing campaign. in this case the cheeks do not require blush so much as a paddle. the ad itself is somewhat pornographic but the campaign didnt just tease potential converts, it actually produced a short porn movie that would make (insert reference to american athlete connected to salacious behavior) consider donning the whatever colors represent getafe. as they are playing today i can just flip the channel and... oy, neon yellow with a burger king logo on the chest.



i was never a huge fan of ny cosmos striker giorgio chinaglia but was sad to hear that he died of a heart attack today.

he was a prolific goal scorer but i didnt appreciate his style of play. i guess when you are 10yo players strike your fancy or they dont. maybe it was his self-serving "italian" demeanor but more likely he lacked the flair of the brazilians or the industry of the dutch and german players.

but i did attend his soccer academy when i was in sixth grade and somewhere have a picture he took with all the campers. that was his sole interaction with us, coptered in, sat for photos and off he went.

and off he goes....

busy night for the dvr. game of thrones returns as does the killing on amc. i had vowed to bail on the latter of the two but will give the two hour premiere a go though one reviewer i generally like says its only a slight improvement over last year.

still vying for my attention tonight... mad men, shameless, the fox animation block and house of lies. thats 7 1/2 hours of tv which is probably more than i can find the rest of the week worth recording.
Race, as John C. Calhoun discovered, turns all whites into a ruling class:

With us the two great divisions of society are not the rich and poor, but white and black; and all the former, the poor as well as the rich, belong to the upper class.

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