Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pan Am - One of the Best New Shows on TV

Article first published as TV Review: Pan Am - The Season Thus Far on Blogcritics.

Pan Am is a new period drama that appears Sundays on ABC that revolves primarily around the lives of four Pan Am stewardesses, although the pilots are a large part of the story as well. This is one of those shows that started out as “just okay,” in my opinion, but over the past five episodes has evolved quickly into one of the best shows on television today.

Pan Am isn’t just good these days – it’s a serious contender for multiple Emmy nominations.

The Pan Am Stewardesses
In the first episode, the script for Pan Am almost seemed too eager to tell everyone the back story about this airline, the dawn of the jet age, and the characters. Since then, the show has really hit its stride. We’re still discovering more about each of the characters, but it has become a part of the story instead of an intrusion into it.

The show is set in 1963 and there were a lot of important historical events that happening around that time. The Cold War was getting hotter. JFK delivered his famous speech in Berlin. The civil rights and feminist movements were getting started. One of the incredible things about Pan Am is that it has managed to walk a very fine, but important line: it includes these things in its story, but still keeps the emphasis on its main characters.

In this sense, Pan Am is similar to movies such as Forrest Gump or other television shows like The West Wing. It incorporates historical events into the plot, but still keeps its emphasis on these fascinating characters that are the stars of the show.

Christina Ricci in Pan Am
The fact that Pan Am can seem a bit Wing Wing-ish at times, by the way, isn’t a mere coincidence, by the way. One of the executive producers for the show is Thomas Schlamme, who directed fourteen episodes of The West Wing and served as executive producer of that show.

This is where the show has come over the past five episodes. If you haven’t seen all five already, please don’t worry. They’re all available to watch on-line.

As for the future, this week’s episode Maggie’s (Christina Ricci) stewardess career is threatened after having pulled one too many instances of rebelling against authority – and we learn the secrets lurking in her past that she will stop at nothing to protect. Niko (Goran Visnjic), the Yugoslavian diplomat, can’t get enough of Kate (Kelli Garner). Maggie’s problems only escalate after being arrested with Laura (Margot Robbie) and stranded in a foreign jail. The dangerous affair that Dean (Mike Vogel) began with Ginny (Erin Cummings) in Monte Carlo becomes too hot to handle as the adventurous crew of Pan Am flies down to Rio.

Pan Am airs Sunday, October 30 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on ABC.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stephen King's "Bag of Bones" to Become Mini-Series

Stephen King's Bag of Bones, will soon become a four-hour epic miniseries based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel. This will also be Pierce Brosnan's return to television. The two-night event premieres on Sunday, December 11 and concludes on Monday, December 12, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT on both nights.

Bag of Bones is a ghost story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, about an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Melissa George ("In Treatment"), Annabeth Gish ("Brotherhood"), Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), William Schallert ("The Patty Duke Show"), Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills, 90210") and Caitlin Carmichael ("True Blood") also star.

In Bag of Bones, bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan) is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo (Gish). Suffering from writer's block, a dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine. While there, Mike befriends an attractive young widow, Mattie (George) and her daughter Kyra (Carmichael), and becomes involved in a custody battle with the child's enormously wealthy grandfather, Max (Schallert). Though his ability to write suddenly returns, Mike is plagued by ever-escalating nightmares and mysterious ghostly visitations from Sara Tidwell (Rose), a blues singer whose spirit lingers in the house. As he is haunted by the many secrets at the lake, Mike comes to realize that his late wife still has something to tell him.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ridley Scott Comes to the Science Channel

I learned, thanks to a Google News Alert, that Ridley Scott will soon have an eight-part series entitled "Prophets of Science Fiction" on the Science Channel starting on Wednesday, November 9. He is, of course, the creative genius behind such movies as Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator.

I'm glad that I saw this because, quite frankly, I didn't even know that there was a Science Channel. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes Cross Universes

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, issue 1
IDW Publishing and DC Comics are launching a crossover comic book series that will feature the cast of the original Star Trek television series and The Legion of Super Heroes. This series is supposed to last for six monthly issues, with the first issue available in comic book stores now.

I usually cringe at the mention of a crossover. However, the mix of characters in those two story universes gives this one some serious potential.

In the first issue, the original Starship Enterprise crew beam down to a planet, only to discover that it isn't the right destination or time period. Meanwhile, a group of "Great Darkness Saga" Legionnaires travel to the same planet; discovering that they aren't in the right place or time either.

The meeting of these two groups is a cliche. However, the interplay and witty banter that takes place between the Star Trek and Legion of Super-Heroes characters makes it worthwhile.

A six page preview of the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover is available here from the fine folks at Comics Alliance.

The "anyone who isn't with us is against us" line, used by the Captain Tomorrow character in the opening pages of the first issue, interjects a political overtone into this story line as does the concept of such a line being used in connection with an invasion. Again, I cringed when I read that part. I normally try to stay away from anything that reminds me of former President George W. Bush.

Bele and Lokai from the original Star Trek series
However, this is Star Trek - the television series that squarely interjected itself into social debate, focusing on segregation and civil rights during the 1960s with episodes like "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield." One shouldn't be too surprised then to see overtones of the Iraq War in a contemporary crossover with the Legion of Superheroes universe.

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, issue one is available in comic book stores now. It's worth picking up for any fan.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to Get a Married Woman to Have Sex with You - If You're Her Husband

Stephan Labossiere, a relationship consultant, has authored a new book entitled How to Get a Married Woman to Have Sex with You - If You're Her Husband. The publisher even came up with a provocative video to help promote the book.

 I'll just say this: once upon a time, there would be absolutely no need for a book like this.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Justin Bieber Faces 5 Years in Jail

Some interesting press releases find their way into my email in-box. I got this one from a group called Fight for the Future. It's one of the more interesting ones that I've received and I will post in its entirety below, without any further editing, just because I find it so provocative.

Justin Bieber - Headed to Jail

WORCESTER, MA -- Fight for the Future (FFTF), a new organization vowing to fight for Americans' tech freedoms, warns Justin Bieber and his fans that the teen pop sensation could suffer five brutal years in prison if a bill pending in the Senate becomes law.

S.978 (text below) by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) would make it a felony for Internet users to stream unlicensed content 10 times in 180 days. The bill is being pushed by the Recording Industry Association of America, the Motion Picture Association of America, and others who seek to crush to Internet freedoms for the sake of higher corporate profits.   The legislation was passed unanimously by the  Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this summer; introduction of a House version is expected in coming weeks.

S.978 would criminalize precisely what Bieber (and his mom) did to gain global renown: Posting videos online of the young singer covering pop songs.  Those videos are still on the Internet, so if Bieber doesn't pull them all down right away, he could be prosecuted and sent to the slammer for five years on felony charges. The legislation applies to an incredibly broad swath of normal social media activity: It would become a felony to post cover band songs, karaoke videos, footage of people dancing to music, videos with music playing in the background, and on and on.

FFTF encourages Internet users to visit to urge their Senators to oppose S.978.  The site collects Photoshop renditions of Justin Bieber in jail, and urges visitors to record a video of themselves "behind bars" to post to their YouTube and Facebook accounts.

According to FFTF co-founder Holmes Wilson, "What's genuinely troubling is that this bill applies to a massive slice of social media activity.  And if you doubt that the RIAA and MPAA (lobbies for the music and film industries) would push the government to go after teenage Facebook users, remember: these are the same people who used $7,000-per-song civil penalties designed to punish large-scale commercial piracy to sue 14-year-old p2p users and their families."

Fight for the Future organizes people to fight for their rights and interests, because technology is too central to our basic freedom for its rules to be written by lobbyists and monopolies.

It's usually pretty clear where the public's interest lies. Our goal is to make this even clearer--so clear that nobody can subvert it.

FFTF is a new organization, its team hailing from the Participatory Culture Foundation, the Participatory Politics Foundation, the Free Software Foundation, A New Way Forward, and Downhill Battle.

More information may be found at

S.978 -- To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes. (Reported in Senate - RS)

S 978 RS
Calendar No. 77

1st Session
S. 978
To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.

May 12, 2011
Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. CORNYN, and Mr. COONS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

June 20 (legislative day, June 16), 2011
Reported by Mr. LEAHY, without amendment A BILL
To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


   •    (a) Amendments to Section 2319 of Title 18- Section 2319 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

   •    (1) in subsection (b)--

   •    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and

   •    (B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

   •    `(2) shall be imprisoned not more than 5 years, fined in the amount set forth in this title, or both, if--

   •    `(A) the offense consists of 10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more copyrighted works; and

   •    `(B)(i) the total retail value of the performances, or the total economic value of such public performances to the infringer or to the copyright owner, would exceed $2,500; or

   •    `(ii) the total fair market value of licenses to offer performances of those works would exceed $5,000;'; and

   •    (2) in subsection (f), by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

   •    `(2) the terms `reproduction', `distribution', and `public performance' refer to the exclusive rights of a copyright owner under clauses (1), (3), (4), and (6), respectively of section 106 (relating to exclusive rights in copyrighted works), as limited by sections 107 through 122, of title 17;'.

   •    (b) Amendment to Section 506 of Title 17- Section 506(a) of title 17, United States Code, is amended--

   •    (1) in paragraph (1)(C), by inserting `or public performance' after `distribution' the first place it appears; and

   •    (2) in paragraph (3)--

   •    (A) in subparagraph (A), by inserting `or public performance' after `unauthorized distribution'; and

   •    (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting `or public performance' after `distribution'.
Calendar No. 77


1st Session
S. 978
To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.

June 20 (legislative day, June 16), 2011
Reported without amendment

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Trailer for "The Muppets" is Released

The new trailer for The Muppets is now on-line. The movie will be released this Thanksgiving and, judging from the trailer, it is going be a really entertaining show.

I'm thrilled that I'll be able to see Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel on screen in something other How I Met Your Mother. I love that show, but it's still refreshing to see them play a different character.

You Want Me to Apologize???

A conservative acquaintance of mine posted on Facebook that, in his opinion, everyone who voted for President Barack Obama owed this nation an apology. Because I'm in an accommodating mood, I have decided to go ahead and honor his request.

I apologize for voting for President Barack Obama in 2008.

I apologize in advance for my intention to do such a thing again in 2012.

I'm sorry that the War in Iraq is coming to an honorable end.

I'm sorry that Obama bin Laden and several other key terrorist leaders are dead.

I'm sorry that an economy, which was losing 750,000 jobs per month when President Obama took office, has now had 19 consecutive months of private sector job growth.

I'm sorry that DADA has been repealed and that our troops won't have to betray their integrity in order to defend this great nation.

I'm sorry that President Obama actually responded to natural disasters and oil spills instead of just saying what a "heckuva job" his staff is doing.

I'm sorry that President Obama has negotiated new trade deals that will open foreign markets to American products.

I'm sorry that the United States of America has a stronger standing overseas.

I'm sorry that we're doing more today for our returning heroes from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than was ever done under the previous Administration.

I'm sorry that the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act is now law, reigning in fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and acquisition system.

I'm sorry that we are no longer torturing prisoners and instead gaining useful information from them.

I'm sorry that we now have a Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights to prevent banks from imposing arbitrary rate increases on their customers.

I'm sorry that insurance companies can no longer deny someone coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

I'm sorry that college students can remain on their parents health insurance policy, even when they're in graduate school.

I'm sorry that 3.5 million small businesses got a tax cut to help them provide health insurance for their employees.

I'm sorry that insurance companies now have to disclose how much of your premium actually goes towards paying for patient care.

I'm sorry that subsidies to middlemen have been eliminated for student loans.

I'm sorry that funding for our national parks and forests has been increased by 10%.

I'm sorry that the American automobile industry still exists and is profitable and that millions of American manufacturing jobs were saved.

I'm sorry that, for the first time in human history, we have private sector spaceflight programs.

I'm sorry that NASA is pushing ahead with plans for a manned mission to Mars. This has been a goal that was endorsed by Democrats and Republicans alike. However, more progress has been made towards in the past 2 years than in the 20 years prior.

I'm sorry that lenders now have to suffer the indignity of verifying a borrowers credit history, income, and employment status, which helps to reign in fraudulent loans instead of allowing banks to pass the cost of those loans onto everyone else.

I'm sorry that prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients have been cut by 50%.

I'm sorry that more private sector jobs were created in 2010 than during all of President George W. Bush's 8 years in office.

I'm sorry that President Obama discloses the names and affiliation of every lobbyist he meets with, the first President in history to do so.

Most of all, I'm sorry that all of this just isn't good enough for a certain group of haters.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bringing Bikinis to Your In-Box

Kristen Haglund Wants in Your In-Box
My latest side project is the Bikini Day blog, which on-line here. I have a lot of blog posts that involve women in a bikini or in lingerie and there's potential for a lot more of them. I decided to move all of them to a separate site.

I started the site with a few of my older bikini posts. I will add a new one every day. (Hence the name, Bikini Day.)

This enables me to keep the bikini and lingerie stuff around without it getting in the way of all of my other posts. Women in bikinis do tend to grab lots of attention and it sort dominates my blog as a result.

As an added bonus, this also enables me to experiment with a few things that I may or may not incorporate in this blog or my neighborhood one.

Please check out the Bikini Day blog and let me know what you think of it.

"Avengers" Trailer Sets Record

Marvel Studios announced on Friday that the trailer for next summer's most highly anticipated movie, Marvel's The Avengers, has been downloaded over 10 million times in its first 24 hours on iTunes Movie Trailers, shattering the most-viewed trailer record in the site's history.

Scarlett Johansson is the Black Widow
The trailer, which debuted Tuesday, October 11, exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers, gave fans a sneak peak at Marvel's The Avengers - the Super Hero team up of a lifetime-based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

Marvel's The Avengers unites the world's greatest super heroes when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) join S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerously powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Marvel's The Avengers will be released on May 4, 2012 and I am really looking forward to it. This will likely be the biggest movie of the year.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Netflix Does Something Smart. Finally.

After months of pissing off their customers with a significant rate increase and with a reorganization of the company that only seemed to remind everyone of why the facepalm was created, the folks at Netflix have finally managed to do something smart.

I will give my esteemed readers a moment to recover from this shock.

Anyway, Netflix and the CW Network announced today that Netflix will be the only online destination where viewers can instantly watch complete prior season of The CW's current scripted series as well as future shows.

As part of this four-year output deal, Netflix has licensed the rights to stream more than 700 hours of previous-season episodes of The CW's young-skewing dramas as well as future programs. These rights extend for four years after each series, current or future, ends its broadcast run on the network. The CW content can also be made available via traditional syndication windows, electronic sell-through services and, on a partial-season basis, through authenticated cable providers.

Programming available to Netflix members will include the eight dramas on The CW's Fall 2011 schedule, including new series Ringer, Hart of Dixie, and The Secret Circle; returning hits like The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, 90210, Supernatural, Nikita as well as the mid-season series, One Tree Hill.

Previous seasons of The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Nikita will be available to watch instantly on October 15, with previous seasons of Supernatural and 90210 beginning in January 2012. Episodes of all scripted series airing on The CW this broadcast season will premiere for Netflix members in the fall of 2012. In addition, all episodes of future scripted series appearing on The CW through the 2014-15 season will be available to stream from Netflix through a commensurate window.

Thank you for restoring my confidence in your company, Netflix. I was beginning to think that it was time to short your stock.

Of course, the huge, unanswered question in this announcement is: will we see deals like this between Netflix and other networks? Only time will tell for certain, but there is a lot of content out there that isn't readily available on-line.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"The Raven" Looks Promising

There's a new movie coming our next year called The Raven. It's inspired by the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe. I've only seen the trailer and some of the press materials for it, but this one looks like it has a lot of potential.

In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (played by John Cusack) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (played by Luke Evans) to hunt down a mad serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).

When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields discovers that this crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper-part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.

Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author's help in stopping the attacks. However, when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer's next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it's too late.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Today is the 162nd anniversary of death of Edgar Allen Poe.

In honor of this occasion, let's take a moment to remember the man who taught us how scary the English language really can be.

What An Amazing Rack

I have just seen an amazing rack.

And yes, I am talking about the pool balls that were racked in EyeHandy's latest instructional video, "How to Rack 9-Ball Pool with Savannah."

Or am I?

Disney to Re-Release Four More Movies on 3D

I have to admit that I cringed when I first heard that Disney was re-releasing The Lion King in 3D. However, the 3D version of the movie has since gone on to bring in $80 million and counting.

Quite frankly, I find it hard to cringe at $80 million.

I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise then that the House of the Mouse will re-release four movies from their archives in 3D in the near future.
  • Beauty and the Beast will be re-released in 3D on January 13, 2012;
  • Disney • Pixar's Finding Nemo will be re-released in 3D on September 14, 2012;
  • Disney • Pixar's Monsters, Inc. will be re-released in 3D on January 18, 2013;
  • The Little Mermaid will be re-released in 3D on September 13, 2013
In addition, Monsters University, which is a prequel to the original Monsters, Inc. movie, will arrive in theaters in Disney Digital 3D on June 21, 2013

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I'm a PC, But I Will Miss Steve Jobs

I'm a PC, but I will still miss Steve Jobs.

Rest in peace, sir. Your contributions to the world of computing, and the difference that you made in how we use computers, will be remembered for generations to come.

How to Clean a Mirror Spotlessly

I came across the wonder of, which uses beautiful women in bikinis or lingerie to explain how to do certain things. Their most recent one introduces use the beautiful and talented Chelsea who shows us how to clean any mirror spotlessly without any streaks, lint, or residue left behind.

If you'll excuse me, thanks to Chelsea and the team at EyeHandy, I have a sudden desire to clean every mirror in my home.

And for any raging feminist who happens to find this blog post, before you post any comments, I will simply ask: when was the last time you came across a bachelor who was suddenly motivated to do housework without any complaints?


After five months and one day of waiting, I finally got a response from that publisher in New York. They have decided to pass on the novel version of Roswell Chronicles.

Interesting sidenote, my first reaction upon seeing their form letter was to say, "Oh, you idiots." I may or may not have including a profanity in there as well.

Anyway, I shall tweak my manuscript and send it off to someone else later this week.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Good Bye, Playboy Club - For Now

When I first commented on The Playboy Club on this blog, I talked about how the frequent voice overs from Hugh Hefner provided one more level of distraction in an otherwise busy plotline. I recommended that they get rid of them and keep the focus on the club that he created; not the man who created them.

Rachel Nichols
Strangely enough, by the time the second episodes hit the airwaves, those voice overs were gone. My suspicion is that NBC decided to be cheap and aired the original version of the pilot, which always contains a few things that need to be tweaked. Thus, when the show got better, not enough people knew about it because a lot viewers gave up on the show after the first episode - or sometime even in the middle of the first episode.

I continue to think that if the writing was a bit tighter, the show could be a hit. Unfortunately, we won't get a chance to find our for certain anytime soon because NBC announced this afternoon that they were cancelling the show.

I have to admit that I'm disappointed. The show was getting better as it moved along. I really think that this could have been something special, if the network allowed it to continue.

Oh, well - if I'm lucky, one of the cable networks will pick the show up and run with it.

And if I'm really, really lucky, that network will cast Rachel Nichols or Keira Knightley in this re-launched show. They bring just the right personality to balance some of the current version's rough edges.

Update: I didn't realize this until after I had published this post. However, it turns out that this was my 1,000th post on this blog. I'm just glad that this milestone included the words "Playboy", "Rachel Nichols", and "Keira Knightley."

Submitting to PKN X

Pecha Kucha Night in Detroit
The tenth installment of Pecha Kucha Night will be on Friday, October 11 at the historic Doubletree Suites in downtown Detroit. This is an excellent opportunity to see what some of the best creative minds in Michigan have been up to.

If you, or someone that you know, would like to present at PKN X then please submit a 300 word summary of your work along with some sample image of it to pkndetroit [at] gmail [dot] com no later than October 23.

Please Mr. Postman

I sent the novel version of Roswell Chronicles to a publisher in New York 5 months ago today. They promised a decision on whether or not they'll publish in 4 - 6 months.

Quite frankly, I think my mailman is even more eager for them to make a decision. He's getting a little tired of me asking, "Anything from New York?"

Anyway, as soon as I hear anything, you will hear about it.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Student Runs Secret Banned Book Library

Defeating Those Who Ban Books

A student at an unnamed Catholic school, who identifies herself by the avatar name “Nekochan”, started an unofficial library of banned books that she runs out of her locker at school. She began to lend books to her classmates when her school banned a long list of classic titles, including The Canterbury Tales, Paradise Lost and Animal Farm.

Quite frankly, the fact that this library is happening, and the books are reportedly quite popular with her classmates, gives an immeasurable amount of hope for the future.

Read more about this secret library of banned book here.

Setting a World Record in a Bikini

357 Women - the Biggest Bikini Parade
Once again, I am profoundly glad to have an internet connection. Without it, I wouldn't have known that 357 women in bikinis gathered on Australia's Gold Coast to set a Guinness World Record for the biggest-ever bikini parade.

They squashed the previous record, which was 331 women parading in a bikini. That record was set in Cayman Islands last year.

More information - as well as photographs and video - is all available here.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

My Detroit Sports Orgasm

Another Detroit Lions Fan
The Detroit Lions beat the Dallas Cowboys earlier today, 34 - 30. They are now off to a 4 - 0 start for the season and are going into a three game home stand at Ford Field.

As I write this, the Detroit Tigers are also in the lead. They are currently beating the New York Yankees 4 - 0 in the 7th inning of game two of the American League Division Series.

If the Tigers manage to hold onto this lead and win today, I very well may have a sports orgasm. That's kind of like a regular orgasm - just not as messy.

Update @ 6:49 p.m.
I feel good. Real good.