Setting Up the Apple TV 4K for Lossless Music and Dolby Atmos with the Sonos Arc Surround Sound System: The Settings

Overview In the first post in this series I bemoaned the poor audio and flat video quality of our current television setup. In that post I go into great detail about the existing hardware, our goals for a better system, and the choices we made to reach those goals. I had already looked at the settings on the Gen 1… Continue reading

Coming Out Colton: Two Big Takeaways

I’ve written about the Netflix series, Coming Out Colton, earlier on my blog. If you haven’t read that post, you can check it out at this link. In this post, I want to write about the important advice Ben Mann (episode 4) and then later in the series Nicole Garcia (episode 6) give Colton Underwood when Underwood is coming to… Continue reading

Coming Out Colton: A Reflection and a Review

Two things I’ve never been into at all are “reality” TV1 and sports.  I’ve never considered reality TV to actually have much, if anything, to do with reality. I personally feel that, at best, it’s generally performance art with an agenda. At worst it’s the predatory capitalists trying to sell people as spectacles for profit. And I was never any… Continue reading

Yellowstone – Incredible TV Series

If the HBO series, Succession, is a peek at the rancid lives of the billionaire class, then perhaps Yellowstone is a case study in what that billionaire class wants to take away from the undeserving – the ordinary people. And in this story, the wealthy want Montana, which they describe as “poverty with a view.” And they want to take… Continue reading

Succession & Yellowstone – Incredible TV

Of course I enjoy some mindless entertainment, puff television like the 11 seasons of Modern Family. Last night we watched the new (2021) Netflix holiday romcom, Single All the Way. It’s silly, improbable, and designed to mostly get a laugh or two while making the viewers feel good. But then there are those programs that are way more. They poke… Continue reading

That Fabulous Fox Theater

Everyone knows how I love the interior of the Fox Theater. However, they keep the theater so dark taking pictures with a cell phone is virtually impossible! Additionally, when you first come into the theater, while your eyes are adjusting to the darkness, seeing is all but impossible! I all but trampled a very short woman in line at the… Continue reading

Chris Joss Rocks My Sonos & Spotify

Chris Joss (November. 2004) I have to say that I am rather shocked to realize that I have never blogged about Chris Joss! I accidentally discovered his music a few years ago when I was searching for Christopher Cross’s music in my iTunes library. I had not noticed that I was actually searching the iTunes Store and not my personal… Continue reading

Funko Pop Breaking Bad: Walter White Deconstructed

This is the Funko Pop Breaking Bad Walter White at the end of the series. He has been deconstructed, as I call it. He is full on a horrible human being. You can call it FuPo-BrBa-WaWh for short. This particular Funko Pop shows Walter wearing his bad ass glasses and hat. To Funko Pop’s credit, the included the eyes on… Continue reading

Funko Pop Breaking Bad: Walter White

One of the greatest first episodes on TV, in my humble opinion, is the first episode of Breaking Bad1 . Without even a second’s hesitation, the viewer is instantly and abruptly swept into the story in the first few moments of the episode. And then the story begins to unfold, explaining the dramatic opening sequence. Image from Episode 1 of… Continue reading

Speed Binge Watching TV

I have “invented” a new form of binge watching TV. I’m calling it Speed Binge Watching™. So what is it, and why would you want to speed binge watch? What Is It Speed Binge Watching is binge watching with a twist. When speed binge watching, you constantly fast forward through entire scenes. This is typically done by holding down the… Continue reading