Anatomy of Every Shark Week Episode

Shark Week 2017 has come to a close, and my wife and I have almost made it through all the episodes on the DVR. Earlier this evening, she pointed out that every show on Shark Week has the same basic structure:

  1. Describe horrible tragedy or scientific unknown pertaining to sharks.
  2. Spend 20 minutes on background information.
  3. Launch major quest to explain the tragedy or discover the unknown.
  4. Be unable to find what they’re looking for, but see lots of other

Best Hugh Freeze Memes

It’s been a few days since Hugh Freeze’s sudden departure from Ole Miss. It’s time to look back at the best memes created around Hugh Freeze. Some of these are in response to his “resignation”, but others are from other parts of his tenure.

Quick disclosure, a few years ago I actually met Coach Freeze briefly, but that will have no impact on my choices here. All that matters is funny.

This one from a game against Texas A&M most …

Moana is Star Wars Retold

One of the inevitabilities of having a five year old is that I’ll eventually see every Disney movie, whether I plan to or not. We’re just now starting to take her to movies in the theatre, so we didn’t see Moana when it came out last fall.

But now that it’s on Netflix, we’ve watched it countless times. It’s entertaining, and a definite step up from the inane “based on the movie” shows on Netflix like Home or Angry Birds.…

Be Careful What You Wish For…

With continuing stories coming about regarding alleged malfeasance by Donald Trump, the cries for impeachment have begun. While they are currently just coming from the fringes, there’s no question that all of the political Left and some of the political Right would like to see him gone.

I really wish those doing so would think through what would happen if Trump were impeached and removed from office.

Getting rid of Trump doesn’t get rid of the Trumpists. There is a …

Thoughts on Charlie Strong’s Departure

I’ve waited about a week to record my thoughts on the firing of Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong. Coach Strong did a lot of things in the right way, and I desperately wanted him to succeed. Both for my beloved Horns and to verify some of my beliefs about football.

But as the season wore on, I began to wonder whether he was going to get things done. And, the loss to the Kansas Jayhawks made it clear to …

Trump’s Reality TV Cabinet

If we’re going to elect a president from reality television, he should fill his cabinet with appointees from that same world. Here are my suggestions for how he could do so.

State
Paris Hilton (The Simple Life)

No one books more worldwide travel than Paris, and from what I learned from Obama’s first Secretary of State, that’s the most important qualification.

Treasury
Todd Hoffman (Gold Rush)

I’m not sure if he makes more money from gold mining or being on …

Ranking the MCU Movies

I saw Captain America: Civi War on Monday, so I’m now up to date on the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As of this moment, here is how I rank the thirteen movies, from worst to best.

13) The Incredible Hulk
This movie was just bad. Contrived and boring. It’s a good thing Iron Man had come out a month or so before it to show what the MCU potential way.

12) Iron Man 2
I’m a fan of …