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One Of My Favorite Movies Comes to TV This Weekend

The Cinderella Man is playing numerous times over the course of this weekend on TNT.  This is one of my favorite movies of all time.  James J. Braddock is a hero for the ages.  He showed not only great courage but a rock solid love for and commitment to his wife and children.  He embodied the hopes and dreams of a nation beat down by the Great Depression.  His beating Max Baer to become the Heavyweight Champion...

This n’ That About This n’ That…

No Run Newt I had this really insightful post 90% completed on why Newt Gingrich should not run for President.  Then yesterday Newt inconveniently took my advice before it was even offered rendering the post about as timely as a discussion on the merits of Windows ME.  For what it’s worth, here is the gist of my now-useless argument: Like Jimmy Carter, Newt Gingrich has been much more effective and useful...

Harry Potter and the Double Standard

In the past few weeks the cultural phenomenon of J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter series has crested into the “perfect storm” of cultural awareness.  On July 11, the fifth installment of the movie series – “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” – was released and set worldwide box office records as the third-largest July opening weekend ever with 77.1 million in receipts. ...

The way TV was meant to be

When NBC’s David Sarnoff broadcast the first television signal from the 1939 World’s Fair, he and the other pioneers of this new medium had high hopes that it would be an enormously positive force for mankind.  In the late 1940s, television became commercially available.  The best and the brightest came to the exciting new medium from the worlds of radio, print journalism and entertainment.  In some...

The Cinderella Man

“In all the history of the boxing game, you’ll find no human interest story to compare with the life narrative of James J. Braddock.”                       –Damon Runyon      In Cinderella Man, Russell Crowe portrays 1930’s heavyweight champion James J. Braddock, who defied all odds and beat reigning champ Max Baer, who had already killed two men in the ring when Braddock fought him in...

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