Monday, June 19, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

2017 Stanley Cup Champions Pittsburgh Penguins


The Pittsburgh Penguins have just become the first team in nearly 20 years to win back-to-back Cups. It wasn't an easy road, having to face teams with two of the three best records in the regular season (the Penguins were #2) and tons of injuries to key players. The Penguins have now played 39 playoff games over the past two years; the most ever by any team in any sport over a two year period.

Congrats to the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators. Nobody expected them to make it this far, but it shows how a great defense and a hot goalie can take you far in the playoffs.

Friday, June 9, 2017

MST3k Friday: Hercules

I'm still working my way through the new season of Mystery Science Theatre and I still love it. When I saw they did a Hercules movie I got so excited because they did a great job with the three Hercules movies in the original run. This movie, The Loves of Hercules, stars Jayne Mansfield and her husband Mickey Hargitay. It was funny and well done like the others. One of the things I've noticed about this season of MST3k is each episode has one riff that calls back to a famous riff from the original run.

I couldn't find a clip online of The Loves of Hercules, but here's a clip from one of the first Hercules movies.

"Look, I don't need the golden fleece. You keep it."

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Men at Work by, George F. Will

A nice, warm tribute to America's favorite pastime. There are some great tidbits of baseball trivia and some fun stories about the game's history, but a lot of the book is a behind-the-scenes look at how each different baseball discipline approaches the game. Will talks to a manager (Tony La Russa), a pitcher (Orel Hershiser), a hitter (Tony Gwynn), and a strong defender (Cal Ripken, Jr) about all the tiny details they have mastered to be the tops of their particular crafts.

A fun read for anyone who loves the game.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Song of the Week: Seaons

Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell killed himself last Thursday at the age of 52. We'll never know what drove him to this place, but the world is a poorer place without his immense talent.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Song of the Week: I Will Never Let You Down

This week marks the first album from the band Fastball since 2009. I hope it's as good as their others. This is one of the songs on the new record.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Song of the Week: Voodoo Working

Samantha Fish is a great new talent on the blues scene. She's a great guitar player and that voice! Here's a song from her new album.