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March 7, 2014 |
I will meet more single women this week than most men will in their entire lives. The women will touch me, hug me, laugh at my jokes - and then walk out to their husbands, boyfriends or Chihuahuas and hike Runyon Canyon. I'm a casting director for TV commercials. On a typical day I interview 100 beautiful and spirited women, all of whom stare deeply into my eyes and listen to my every musing. Their very livelihood depends on it. If they catch just a nugget of something I say that the other women miss, it might lead to a callback, then a booking and maybe $25,000 in residuals.
February 8, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - It might sound odd to hear one of the most successful ski jumpers in history talk about luck. But, for all his accomplishments, Gregor Schlierenzauer has never been an individual Olympic champion and he knows that winning the men's normal hill event Sunday won't be easy. "Gold medal is my goal," he said. "To win at the Olympic Games, you need not only good form but also luck. " Schlierenzauer figures to be pushed by the likes of Kamil Stoch of Poland, Austrian teammate Thomas Diethart and Simon Ammann of Switzerland.
February 8, 2014 |
Dinner and a movie. Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine's Day next week. But sometimes life's obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an evening out, so you flail around, punt and resort to an old standby. It still beats takeout and loading the dishwasher, right? Maybe not. A cursory glance at the theater listings reveals a slate of movies not exactly geared toward anyone whose age or IQ exceeds 30. "That Awkward Moment"?
January 5, 2014 |
Did a lucky bounce, or play, help quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts win their first-round playoff game Saturday when they staged the second-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history? Think again. Sometimes you make your own luck, and that was probably the case when Indianapolis wiped out a 28-point deficit to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 45-44, in a wild AFC wild-card game. Only the Buffalo Bills had mounted a bigger playoff comeback - 32 points - in a 41-38 victory over the Houston Oilers in 1993.
January 4, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning did not win his first playoff game until his sixth season but left the kind of legacy in this city that will be difficult to top. His successor, Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick a year ago, won his first playoff game in his second try in a matchup Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium that will be remembered for years. Now the quarterbacks with this town in common could be headed to a meeting in the playoffs' divisional round next weekend.
December 6, 2013 |
Nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards are being unveiled tonight at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles begining at 7 p.m. PST, and Pop & Hiss will be with you throughout the evening to live blog the proceedings. Stay tuned to this post, and we'll try to keep the typos and the indignation to a minimum. A number of major artists, many of whom are no doubt in line for some top nominations, are set to perform, including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lorde.