Know When To Fold ‘Em

Met Gala is an anachronism. But. It you want to grade ’em for CAMP.  Lady Gaga. Cardi B. Jared Leto. Katy Perry. Best in Show.

Tiger was emotional as he received his Medal of Freedom in the Rose Garden. If we cannot celebrate that, the country is screwed.

And. Please. Just go Hillary & Joe. Know when to exit the stage.

NYTimes Pick

And They’re Off

Breaking News. Seriously. Network television just broke into regular programming to announce the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby boy. Yup. That’s journalism today.

The Derby. Notice a familiar theme? 20-odd horses in the field. 20-odd Democrats running for President. How did/will that turn out?

As the troops descend on the Red Keep, arrows fly from the sea. Dany is now down two dragons on GOT. Cersei is up to her familiar evil tricks. Jaime a likely lynchpin. And. Arya and The Hound are together again. To take revenge and position Sansa for the throne?

The Hound’s brother could be the key.

Derby Picks 2019

May 5 Update: Jake coulda won. But. Maximum Security DQ’d. So. Nobody did. Country House not on any list. Closest. Code of Honor placed. mAd Ben had it to win. Tacitus showed. Dr. H had it to place. Another sloppy day and even messier race.

Hey. History was made. Margaritas all around. It’s Cinco de Mayo and Cersei tonight. See ya next year!

Green Day

Finally a beautiful warm Spring day. At our al fresco fave Tavern on the Green. Shared a flatbread. One Peroni. One Radeberger pilsner. Patio bar filled with European tourists and ladies who lunch.

The drink of choice for six suburban matrons with matching smart watches was a Green on the Green – Fair Quinoa vodka, kiwi, matcha, & lime. That’s right. Gluten-free vodka from South American quinoa. Seriously. It was a sick shade of green. Like the new seasonal color. Everyone’s wearing it. From fashionistas and actresses to Melania.

I’ll stick with NY black & beer.

Elder Fare

Everything old . . .  is still old again.

Geezer Senators on the Judiciary Committee. Misremember and mutter. Grilling Attorney General Barr. Relic from the H.W. Bush administration. About the Robert Mueller Report. Not young, either.

Democrat Candidate Frontrunners. Old White Guys. Doddering Joe. Crazy Bernie. And. The President. Over-the-Hill Orange.

Wisdom does come with age. To an extent. But. Yeesh. Can’t we move on to the next generation already?

Yes. True. It takes one to know one.

Wight Night

The long awaited battle. Night King v. Bran & Arya. Wind whistles as everyone anticipates in silence at Winterfell. Dragons spew fire and ice. Melisandre conjures her torches. Wights cross the flaming trenches. Winter is here. The invasion has begun.

Dark scenes of blood and gore. Then. At the crescendo. Piano infused slow motion vignettes. Gorgeous. A beautiful stand alone art film. And. Ultimately satisfying. Only rivaled by Cersei’s revenge last season.

Game of Thrones. Three more to go.

Vendredi Potpourri

CNN Democrat Town Halls
Pete Buttigieg     A –
Elizabeth Warren & Bernie Sanders     B +
Kamala Harris     C
Amy Klobuchar      C –

Sleepy Joe Biden on The View.  Halting half thoughts and a string of clichés. Seemed a bit doddering. Meanwhile. Trump will be at a rally in Wisconsin during the White House Correspondents Dinner. Beto out.

Acid Test for any Democrat. Can they fill an arena? How will they look on the debate stage next to Trump?

NFL Draft bumps Jeopardy James. Boo.

Jodie Comer as Villanelle more brilliant on Killing Eve than Sandra Oh. Like NoHo Hank on Barry. They steal the show.

Kristoff St. John’s fitting sendoff. Shemar Moore shining in a brilliantly delivered eulogy. Written for soap brother Neil Winters. Don’t ask.