January 30, 2013 |
The ready-made edginess of hit men, hookers and gangsters is a foundation that a story can either build on or coast on. Writer-director Brian Peterson's "The Misadventures of Rick the Strangler" at the Electric Lodge takes the lazy route with formulaic characters aimed at those who like their comedy crude and incoherent. Mob executioner Rick's misadventures ensue from his predilection for feeding his victims' severed digits to his dog. This unique take on finger food lands Rick (Jonathan Brooks)
January 18, 2010 |
In the clear blue water 150 feet down, off Palemano Point on Hawaii's Big Island, Captain Rick Rogers swam along the ocean floor, concentrating on the light white swirls of staghorn reef below him. As tiny bubbles of air escaped from his tank, his black flippers propelled him above the coral, next to schools of reddish mempache and juicy turquoise uhu fish. The scene was breathtaking, but Rogers didn't care about nature. He was looking for man-made objects only: porcelain plates, pieces of cannons, a sunken iron anchor.
March 25, 2013 |
So all this time, the third season of “The Walking Dead” has been an earnest entreaty on the benefits of democratic rule? I'm kidding, of course, but the final act of “This Sorrowful Life,” a generally effective episode of the show that nonetheless got a little winded from getting everything in place for next week's finale, included a scene where Rick pulled his tiny band of survivors aside and told them that what he said at the end of...
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January 15, 2010 |
Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach announced Tuesday that he will retire in March, before the end of his term later this year. "I've been with this office for 39 1/2 years now, been assessor for 10," he said. "I feel it's the right time. I've accomplished a lot of what I wanted to do." Auerbach, 61, asked the county Board of Supervisors to allow his assistant, Robert Quon, to lead the agency until a new assessor is elected in November. Quon has indicated that he will not be a candidate to permanently lead the largest property assessment agency in the nation, with more than 2.3 million real estate parcels, 1,450 employees and a budget of more than $157 million.
November 19, 2012 |
There are a lot of lies involved in the zombie apocalypse. The biggest lie, and the most common one, is also the most necessary: "It's going to be all right. " It's the lie of Woodbury, the lie of the phone call. And the reason it's so seductive is that it's all anyone has wanted to believe since the nightmare started, and they're willing to accept just about anything - madness, murder - to make it true. Conversely, it's the same lie that Michonne has never really let herself believe, which is why she's running from a Woodbury death squad as the episode opens.
December 31, 1987 |
Every time Rick and Ron Rabune try to tell people back home about the football program they are involved in, they run into problems. USC? People can think only of the Trojans. Carolina? North Carolina comes more often to mind. This season, there's a short cut. They can tell them it's South Carolina--alternately known as USC and Carolina--and to tune in the Gator Bowl today, when the ninth-ranked Gamecocks will play seventh-ranked Louisiana State at Jacksonville, Fla.