Oct 8th 2007 1:46PM Regarding your kitchen being too small to be functional remark, while I have never cooked anything resembling a real meal in my life - I have designed a lot of kitchens for houses I built or redid, and having eight burners on an island directly across an aisle from the prep and clean-up areas allows a number of people to work in the kitchen at the same time while still having everything a single person needs just one or two steps away, rather than spread everything along one long counter where everyone would get in each other's way - and it's a long walk from one area to the other.
Jul 31st 2006 1:11AM I've never seen Gale Harold before, but he is way over his head as Wyatt Earp. It isn't so much sending a boy to do a man's job as it is that he isn't even the same species as Wyatt Earp.
Dec 18th 2005 1:04PM The reason movie going is no longer a national habit is because it is no longer an enjoyable much less an unique social experience. As TV set standards - and screen size - increase at home, film going will rapidly accelerate its decline until exhibitors develop a new business model which can only be done by ignoring all past models of the business of film exhibiton. Ironically, exhbitors just need to look at the models developed by competing entertainment industries to realize that the obvious answer has been sitting right in front of them for decades. And Cuban has the perfect infrastructure to do this.
Dec 18th 2005 2:36AM Despite my (endless) problems with the truthfulness of Los Angeles - and to a much lesser degree, the New York Times, each paper does a far more research than does the average blogger. Bloggers on the whole tend to do far more typing and thinking than they do, thinking and then typing. However, you missed the defining difference between the two mediums. What many of the best bloggers often have is hard won first hand knowledge about the topics they write about. In contrast, newspaper reporters are far too often assigned stories regarding subjects they have almost no first (or even, second) hand knowledge about. So a little research, a few phone calls and a couple interviews regurgitated is what you get in the morning paper; a complied smattering of information as opposed to the carefully thought out opinions of a blogger who writes about a subject that has been part of his life for many years.
Dec 18th 2005 12:57AM First, Brokeback Mountain proves films that are unique experiences will draw audiences into theaters. That will never change. Second, the social experience of seeing movies is no longer unique (or satisfying) enough to make film going a regular habit. Third, succesful long term theatrical distribution will only happen with the recreation of film going as an unique social experience. Fourth, there is one way to not only recreate, but expand upon the film going social experience. The question is - who will first understand the new business/social model? Hint. Walt Disney got it right, even though he didn't realize it.
Oct 20th 2005 4:14AM Since no one at GOOGLE will admit or even tell us to what is going on, I have had to talk to other bloggers to find out why I have not been able to post for two days. Supposedly, blogs with few posts - and I have 300 in one year - but with a lot of links have been shut down without any prior warning by Google. Even Microsoft at its worst has never screwed over its customers this badly. Now as I write a blog about the media - most of my posts link to the articles I am write about, hence I have a lot of links. But Goggle has now decided to censor my views and no longer allows me to post. All I get is this: 006 Please contact Blogger Support.blog/46/41/4/lacowboy/index.html Except - there is no way to contact anyone at blogger support... -- Brady Westwater