This is certainly a pre-Code film. Crime pays, there's quite a bit of innuendo, and plenty of implied non-marital relations. Nowadays it would still be a mild PG because of the deft hand of the director giving it that Lubitsch touch.
The season has begun! Ran through the first week of games, April 1 through April 7. I've considered going day by day with the interesting things from each game, but I think that would take far, far too long to get through multiple seasons. So I'm going to take it a week at a time … Continue reading Fictional Baseball – FIB Update 5
Spring Training is over! The predicted top and bottom teams are on, but the middle of the pack has shifted a bit. Turns out, I was right, the pre-season predictions reset. But before we look at the new predictions, let's take a look at the originals. And here's the revised predictions after the end of … Continue reading Fictional Baseball – FIB Update 4
One more week of Spring Training down, one more week to go (but only a handful of games per team). I think the preseason predictions will reset after the end of Spring Training, but I'm not sure. Spring standings are pretty close to the first prediction with Manchester BC doing a bit better and Lyon … Continue reading Fictional Baseball – FIB Update 3
Movies where women beat up men are mostly stupid. Comparing the actor to the actress and watching how she punches yanks you right out of the story. Not so here. Gina Carano might not actually be able to beat the men she fights, but she can make it look convincing. She knows how to fight. When she moves and strikes, you believe it because it looks like it should.
So, for the first time in forever, I'm not hosted at Blogger. I've moved everything over, but no doubt there will be problems and peculiarities. (There are several thousand posts and the formatting is wonky in some of them, but I'm not going to go back and systematically check and correct them all.) Anyway, welcome … Continue reading New Site
Another week of games, some things change, some stay the same. Paris is still at the bottom, but most of the rest of the teams are pretty close together. Hopefully this bodes well for a competitive season. Elmar Busz is still raking like mad, but Andreucci has missed most of the past week with his … Continue reading Fictional Baseball – FIB Update 2
I ran the sim through a week of spring training and the teams have played games through March 3, 1920. It's not precisely following the predictions, but the Paris clubs do bracket the rest from the top and bottom of the standings. I don't expect the offense to be high-powered since the historical strategy and … Continue reading Fictional Baseball – FIB Update 1
A few months back, when it looked like the MLB season might not happen at all, I decided to buy a copy of Out of the Park 21 (OOTP21) so I could have some fun with simulating seasons in lieu of a real season. (Frankly, one would be hard-pressed to argue that we ended up … Continue reading Fictional Baseball
This is one of two Danish films on this list. For comparison, there are only three French films. There are two reasons for this. First, most French films are not to my liking. (French cinema is largely trash.) Second, both Danish movies I've seen have been pretty good. So they're both on here since they're good and who really watches Danish cinema? At any rate...