“Butter the toast, eat the toast, shit the toast”. Life is a hard long slog sandwiched between Guy Ritchie movie releases. Once he sets the bar, whatever else you were watching turns to tepid tea.
9.5 What We Do In The Shadows, Succession, Peep Show, Four Lions, et al
Thank you Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain. For everything!
Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish
Smoother than smooth… near perfection.
The Communists Have The Music by TMBG
Thank you Johns for… everything!
Kayaking the Roanoke River at Jamesville
Stephen and I drove out to his home town of Jamesville to check on his family’s properties there. It’s about 3/4 of the way from Raleigh to OBX. Classic old town America.
After we visited his parcels, we hit the Roanoke, and saw fish jumping, a great blue heron, a kingfisher, turtles among the natural lily pads (beautiful), what looked to be a copperhead fall from a tree and take a gentle upstream swim, and a pack of turkey vultures enjoying a catfish head on the shore, ha. A beautiful natural river.
9.0 Night on Earth
Jarmusch hanging out in those long stretched out moments in between the typical Hollywood dialog.
Hyperdrive season 1
This hot mess is a lot of chaotic fun, just don’t expect anything to be Olympic-level quality. Vroom vroom!
Rules: Watch all the qualifiers. Once the final 12 are named, each contestant ranks them first to last. Upon show completion, each contestant gets 12 points for each player, minus the number of slots you were “off”; e.g., 12 points if you picked the winner as the winner, and 1 point if you picked the winner as the loser.
He gets a website with user authentication, done by Mike.
9.0 October Sky
Play me like a fiddle, rip my heart out and leave me here to bleed, you sappy Disneyesque swing-for-the-bleachers small-town-trap escape story. You nailed it, baby Jake. Viva la rockets!
9.0 Promising Young Woman
I found my militant feminist movie last night, after Hustlers failed hard to deliver on every level. Damn, some intense manhating. Good stuff, hahaha. Carey Mulligan continues to steal my heart.
About as dark as I Care A Lot, but with a solid theme: men are disgusting lustful gluttons.
MasterChef season 10
Let the contest begin!
Pick 1 keeper and 2 losers. Gain a point for each loser that leaves the show. Lose a point for each keeper that leaves the show.
You can pick anyone you want at the start of each show.
In the future, as agreed, if rules emerge, then we may update rules as agreed before the start of the episode.
If Mike wins, Dan endures an hour of Blender pair programming hell. If Dan wins, Mike sets him up a quick website with authentication.
UPDATE: Mike is a pussy who got tired of endless entrails of wasted animals and bailed out. Sorry, these “world class chefs” are Julia Child era dinosaurs.
Bri Baker, Dallas, Texas, Cocktail Server
Dorian Hunter, Cartersville, Ga., Creeler
Fred Chang, Redondo Beach, Calif., Revenue Analyst
Jamie Hough, Charleston, S.C., Fisherman
Micah Yaroch, Grand Rapids, Mich., Kitchen Porter
Nick DiGiovanni, Barrington, R.I., College Student
Noah Sims, Epworth, Ga., Septic Systems Foreman
Renee Rice, Ada, Okla., Receptionist
Sam Haaz, Philadelphia, Pa., Attorney
Sarah Faherty, San Diego, Calif., Former Army Interrogator
Shari Mukherjee, Rochester, Minn., Stay-at-Home Mom
Subha Ramiah, West Nyack, N.Y., R&D Director
Wuta Onda, Bronx, N.Y., English Teacher
|Score||Dan win||Dan lose||Mike win||Mike lose||Eliminated||Dan||Mike|