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My TV Faves Never Win

by Tom King

The Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night and like every other awards show...I didnt watch. I don't need the self-congratulatory over-indulgence and the red-carpet primping that most wards shows entail. And I certainly don't need the Emmy voters to tell me which shows to watch. Rarely does a show I like win Emmys. They get nominated...Its not like I'm totally out of the mainstream...but they dont win. And last night was no exception. Once again Mad Men was shut out...hard to believe that it has never won an acting Emmy . I would think that would be rectified next year. Breaking Bad won for best drama over my faves Mad Men and True Detective. . I didnt get into it when it started so this is one I will have to catch up on at some point. Every indication is that I would like it. It must be good because Bryan Cranston beat Matthew McConaughey for best actor. Anyone who watched True Detective will find it hard to believe that there was a better acting job then McConaughey delivered. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman did win for the PBS Sherlock Holmes mini-series so it wasnt a total shut-out.

Looking forward to the return soon of The Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire and Justified for their final seasons.

And..if you want to amazed and appalled at what was considered cutting-edge medical care in 1900 America check out "The Knick" on Cinemax. It's Stephen Soderburgh's series set in a New York Hospital in the early 1900's starring Clive Owen. It's gory and good.

I have been challenged to pour ice water over my head and since I seem to be the only person in the US who hasnt done it yet I guess it will happen tonight. Now who do I challenge?

Enjoyed the Brewer game on Sunday with some old friends. In fact we had so much fun at the pre-game tailgate that I missed the first pitch for the first time in my life. The only complaint of the day was being sandbagged at the last minute by the Miller Park parking fees. The sign said that preferred parking was 18 bucks. When we get to the entrance we were told that since it was a summer Sunday it would cost $25 but would be going back to $18 after Labor Day. Nice bait and switch.

Played in the Wausau East golf outing on Saturday and played so poorly that I finally decided to take the plunge and get new clubs. I finally had enough trying to improve my crappy swing with 25 year old technology. Thanks to Goal Line for analyzing my swing and setting me up with some new Pings. We'll see how they work as I've been invited to play the Wausau Country Club on Wednesday.

Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)

No Time-Guess Who (1969) here is the original (not the one you are used to hearing)..it's a bit different, see what you think...from the album Canned Wheat.

No Woman, No Cry-Bob Marley & the Wailers (1974) from the Natty Dread album and later a classic performance on his Live album...here is a different and powerful live performance from 1979