Chad L. Coleman, the actor who plays Klyden on “The Orville,” was previously on “The Wire,” where he played a reformed hitter who opens a boxing gym. Two very different roles! https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170968/
John “Sonny” Franzese was once described as “largely responsible for the glamorization of the Mafia over the past century.” The evidence that helped convict him, at age 93(!) came from the last person he expected to wear a wire. https://www.gimletmedia.com/science-vs/the-mystery-of-the-man-who-died-twice
Please don’t make me eat the breakfast buffet at my hotel again.
I’m glad to see “The Umbrella Academy” got renewed. This was uneven, even by the standards of a Netflix superhero series, which tend to be uneven. When ”The Umbrella Academy” was good, it was fantastic, but got pretty dreadful in the middle. Still, I’m looking forward to season two.
The actor who plays 5 is so good that I was startled to see they had some trouble using him due to child labor laws. On some level I really believed he was a 57-year-old man in a 13-year-old body.
Assassinations happen frequently enough in Ukraine that they are often just blips in the local news cycle. In 2006, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin signed a law legalizing targeted killings abroad, and Ukrainian officials say teams of Russian hit men operate freely inside the country.
“For the intelligence services, as bad as this sounds, murdering people is just part of the work flow,” said Oleksiy Arestovych, a retired officer in Ukraine’s military intelligence service. “They go to work, it’s their job. You have a work flow, you write articles. They have a workflow, they murder people.”
My superpower is I can never find the elevator when I’m on the upper floors of a hotel not even from my own hotel room after I’ve been there several days and that’s not a superpower it’s super-annoying.
Maybe Jodorowsky’s Dune would have been brilliant, but it would have been missing a crucial element that made the novel powerful: its metaphysical flights were grounded in cold hard-edged realism.
An arcane standards decision last year about the coding schemes used in 5G networks received little attention outside engineering circles. But it was a clear sign that Huawei, the Chinese equipment giant now threatened by hostile US forces, was determined to own the ingredients that make up the next-generation network technology, and assert its presence in a cozy patents club that has until now been dominated by Western firms. https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/huawei-has-billions-riding-on-claim-to-be-5g-patents-powerhouse/d/d-id/750587
“We are 91 days into the year, and so far, Google is racking up an unprecedented body count. If we just take the official shutdown dates that have already occurred in 2019, a Google-branded product, feature, or service has died, on average, about every nine days.” https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/04/googles-constant-product-shutdowns-are-damaging-its-brand/
Why Chicago DA Kim Foxx Was Right to Let Jussie Smollett Off https://theintercept.com/2019/04/01/jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-chicago/
Oh for Pete’s sake, this is baloney. I agree that Smollett should not go to prison and the $10K financial cost and public ordeal is a just penalty. But he should ALSO have to plead guilty and publicly apologize.
Biden is not my first choice. But nothing I’ve seen here makes me feel like he’s disqualified. Not even close. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/us/politics/joe-biden-amy-lappos.html