Still Standing

It’s that time of year again. President Obama’s Final Four pits North Carolina against No. 1 seed Virginia and No. 1 Villanova against No. 3 Michigan State. If the former president has his way, Michigan State topples Virginia in the championship game. Too safe. My picks are Gonzaga, Virginia, Michigan State, Purdue. Virginia wins.

Since my soaps are pre-empted for the tournament today and tomorrow, will watch Tiger at Bay Hill. He is currently even after 2.

And. Who will be left standing in the White House when the final teams meet? Ivanka. Melania. Kellyanne. Sarah. With Carrie Mathison as head of CIA. Et tu brute?

Board Games

Boring Olympic Games. Pretty much. Aside from a triple axle and the hilarious Schitt’s Creek sibling-esque duo of Johnny & Tara in figure skating. Not exhilarating. The only USA gold medals are in snowboarding so far. Two of the three 17-year olds. That’s cool.

Meanwhile. Like the game of Risk. Pence promises diplomatic potential with Kim Jong Un. Or his sister. As Israel places tokens all over the map from Syria to Iran. Back at home. Congress is still playing two-dimensional checkers. Chess anyone?

More Yellin’

Janet Yellin left the Fed Chair chair and then sent the markets reelin’. She just spoke the truth. From her it was tellin’. Markets are overvalued. But. February 6, 2017 stocks were at 20,000. So.

More yellin’ about pets on airplanes. Broken record alert! Thanks though to David Leonhardt in the NYTimes for makin’ the case so well. ” It is one of the downsides of a modern culture that too often fetishizes individual preference and expression over communal well-being. ”

Poor Gronk was robbed! Insult to injury. Maybe somebody’s tellin’ him to retire. And what was Chris Christie doin’ in the beach audience of Live with Kelly & Ryan at the Atlantis?

Philly Dilly

Superb Bowl 52. Great game. Everything from missed kicks to creative plays. Couldn’t miss a minute. Including commercial breaks. Eli & Odell stole the ads fest. My fave was Stranger Things Tide guy. Justin Timberlake’s half-time show may have been good. Who knows? Muffled bad sound. Again. So. My predilection was Minnesota beats Pats at home. No. My prediction Pats beat Eagles. Also no. But. Who cares? Philly is the dilly!

Crossed Lines

School shootings no longer covered door-to-door on cable news.
So-called journalists overtly perpetuate the Trump “resistance”.
Olympic “doctor” finally brought to justice.
James Franco denied Oscar nom by disgruntled actresses.
Christopher Plummer gets Oscar nod replacing true perp.
Blurring lines. Diluting real criminal actions with creepy encounters.
New Yorkers struggle. Pats or Eagles? Neither nemesis. Alexa predicts Eagles.
As injured NFL players languish in locker rooms.

Down Treks 2017

Petulant Adolescent President
TTSD (Traumatic Trump Stress Disorder) worsens

Comey’s covert agenda
Media overreach
Russia obsession

Shallow bench
Lack of message

Sexual Perps
Reining men
Politicizing harassment

Snowflakes against free speech
Hurricanes & Fires

Twin Peaks redux sucked

NFL violence cripples players & loses fans

Pets overrunning public places

Up Treks 2017

Dr. Husband’s great photos every year
New York City Marathon Eve –
fireworks display

Central Park
Hidden treks

Mangia buonissimo

Schitt’s Creek
Big Little Lies
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GOT Dragons
McCarthy as Spicey

García wins Masters
Young Yankees Team
Tiger tries another return

October on the Forks

Russo’s Fools novels
Book Group


Broadway- mixed

Liev Schreiber- Les Liaisons Dangereuses ***
Cate Blanchett- The Present ****
Amy Schumer- Meteor Shower ****
Uma Thurman- The Parisian Woman, liaisons undangerous **

Looking forward to Mark Rylance in Farinelli & the King next week!