He punches some numbers in on his calculator and says, “I need to go see what the manager says”. “Alright!” I think to myself. We got ourselves a negotiation started! Him and I go back an forth for the better part of an hour on prices and also talking about watches and such in general.
It wasn’t just that Kaepernick last season dramatically protested the extrajudicial killings of mostly unarmed black men in this country by police who rarely get charged for their actions, let alone prosecuted or convicted. It was that he chose the anthem as his platform. By kneeling during its rendition, he appeared to mar the package of patriotism the NFL put together over the last half century that helped it overtake baseball as America’s sporting pastime..
Sliding behind the wheel of the seventh generation car, known in series as the C7, the contours of the front fenders frame the view ahead. It a decidedly throwback sensation, if not quite the one to one evocation of the pontoon fenders of sports racers. Close enough, though, to slake the nostalgist thirst a thirst that runs particularly deep among Corvette fans..
As the film begins, Birman and his brother, Wick (Phillip Terry), are packing for a short, weekend vacation when Birman’s girlfriend, Helen (Jane Wyman), arrives with tickets to a Carnegie Hall performance. Birman convinces his brother and girlfriend to attend the concert without him in a classic ploy to distract his caretakers so he can search for alcohol. Wick is suspicious of his brother’s excuses.
Abrams did a wonderful job in enlarging the franchise and constructing a foundation for the sequel. I know even less about the second one. I know less than nothing about the sequel, if that possible. From what I can tell, the hipster depends, nay, thrives on irony, but the problem is that in doing so, they’ve a) diluted and deserted any formal definition that irony may or may not have once had and b) they’ve only served to create a fashion version of The Blob in which once they adopt a “trend” usually historical and always ironically, of course it feeds on itself, and it grows and grows until frat guys are wearing it and the cast of “The Hills” are designing it, and then someday Rachel Ray will star in a Dunkin Donuts commercial while wrapped in it. Or maybe it’s the other way around. (As Meryl Streep can attest, it’s all so very, very complicated.) Whatever, moving on, because there’s a c)..