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February 28, 2021

Movie review: Air America (1990)

Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 10:53 pm
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Thanks to Jim Bates, I ended up viewing this movie again on DVD.  I have to admit, I enjoyed the movie when I originally saw it. It actually improves on a second viewing.  On the surface, the movie is a story of an LA traffic chopper pilot, who, due to his behavior, loses his license and is recruited into flying for “Air America”, the CIA airline operating in Laos.  While fictionalized, this is a good movie.  The flying scenes are first rate and Robert Downey, Jr. and Mel Gibson have real chemistry.   The movie also stars Nancy Travis, who is the sitcom mom on numerous sitcoms.

This movie is not only worth watching, it is worth owning on DVD.

February 23, 2021

Fascinating

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:36 am
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Thanks to Twitter, I learned a piece of history today.  I had never heard of this unit or their fight against the Fugo balloons. Amazing.

February 15, 2021

If you like the Deadpool movies….

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:27 am
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this is awesome.

January 30, 2021

The recent stock market shenanigans

Filed under: General,Politics — dknights @ 12:18 am
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The article is the best take I’ve seen on the recent goings on in the stock market. A lot of folks in business and government need to wake up. There is a revolt brewing.

October 21, 2020

A new King of the Britons

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:40 pm
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I think this little girl is now the new king of the Britons.

September 29, 2020

Dead cell phone

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:26 pm
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My Samsung Galaxy S8+ finally died.  It was a good phone. Got it in April or May of 2017. It survived in spite of my abuse.

September 10, 2020

General Aviation

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:05 am
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Interesting. Either the pilot was really good to land unscathed and take off from an Interstate, or really dumb for running out of gas in the first place. You decide.

August 30, 2020

Enola Holmes

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:54 am
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I’ve previously written on the fact that I am a fan of the Sherlock Holmes character.  Netflix has a new movie based on a character set in the Sherlock Holmes universe, Enola Holmes.  While clearly not canon, it looks interesting. When the Jude Law-Robert Downey, Jr. movie trailer first appeared, I was a bit worried as it looked to be a buddy cop movie rather than something truer to the spirit of the canon.  I was pleasantly surprised in that case.  I hope I will be here as well.

August 22, 2020

Movie review:The Big Sleep (1946)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:01 am
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The film adaption of the Raymond Chandler detective novel starring Bogart and Bacall.  I happened to catch this on TCM late night’s “Noir Alley”.  This is probably my favorite feature on TCM and I love watching the old noir films.  This is one of the best.  Also, watching Bogart and Bacall act together makes you realize how crappy the actors and actresses of today’s Hollywood are.  With the possible exception of Tom Hanks or Denzel Washington, there isn’t an actor today that comes close to the talent Bogart had. His acting is so effortless.  He never seems to be acting.   This film, along with The Maltese Falcon is one of those films that I could watch again and again.  Five stars.  If you have never seen it, go watch it, right away.

August 7, 2020

Interesting move

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:30 am
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The USAF has contracted out its adversary training.  This is odd to me.  I am sure there is some cost savings to it, and it preserves airframe hours on your combat fleet.  However, I am just not sure it is a good idea.  Thoughts?

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