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June 11, 2006

Breakfast at Roland Garros

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Nadal vs. Federer. Finally, a match that matters. It’s been far too long. As a kid, my dream was to become professional tennis player. I played all the time. If I couldn’t find a partner, I’d smack a ball against our garage door [...]

In defense of “Scary Movie 4”

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Remember George Clooney‘s self-important Oscar speech? He’s got nothing on UCLA screenwriting professor Richard Walter — For better and for worse, American film is world film. For better because American films rightly merit their [...]

Because I have nothing else to say

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I’ve decided, for one night at least, to revive my count-up of the worst alt-rock songs of the 90s, if only because I had the misfortune of hearing Better Than Ezra on the radio today — It was good livin with you (wahow) It was good [...]

I sure turned into an interesting driveway

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It’s 8:15 here in the ATL, and I’ve eschewed an offer to hit the town because “Sunset Boulevard” is on TCM. Since it’s been a good six months since I last saw the Billy Wilder classic, I had no choice but to stay in. I [...]

Noted and quoted

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“My Lord. This muggy (June) weather gives me the horribles.” — Jean Robert Delatour Fontaine Dauterive (via “King of the Hill”) Runner-up: Hank: “So, Jean Robert, how are the Saints looking this year?” Jean [...]