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Features, Reviews and a Blog by John Sciacca

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Posted on February 28, 2010 at 10:28 AM Comments comments (1)

My friend, and ex-Sound + Vision colleague, Rob Medich, has a very interesting article coming out in TV Guide soon. He did a profile on the woman that takes those really cool, quirky photographs of the host and band that appear as Saturday Night Live comes out of commercial break. Rob's a good guy and a talented writer, so check it out while you're waiting in line at Wal-Mart. Rob was on set the week that Jon Hamm was hosting, and says he has audio of the moment when he was standing right nex...

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Maybe I'm dumb...

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 8:19 PM Comments comments (2)

I get being snarky. My personality has often been described as equal bits sarcastic, caustic, and brutally honest, so I get being snarky. What I can't take is a reviewer saying something that he doesn't mean in an effort to try and come off as hip or cool. Another Website recently published a battle of four low-priced A/V receivers, and the comment that raised my hackles was right in his opening paragraph. "But you don't want to spend more than $600 on the thing that ties it together. Cuz ...

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You had me at curling

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM Comments comments (1)

I'll admit that I'm not much a fan of the Winter Olympics. Much of the coverage is of  X-Games type events that can be found nearly any week on TV. And the one even that does seem like it would be really cool -- Biathalon; I mean skiing AND shooting? Come on! -- is surprisingly boring to watch. However, one event that sucks me in is curling. I don't know what it is, but if I'm flipping the channels and I see curling, I'm in. Maybe it's because curling seems like an approachable, realisti...

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Welcome Home!

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 10:29 AM Comments comments (4)

I came home last night to be greeted by my daughter at the door with shouts of, "Daddy, you're never going to guess what is in the pool!" This was followed by my wife saying, "I don't envy you...." So, in the rain I had to retrieve a giant, dead and bloated possum from the bottom of our pool. And then carry it and unceremoniously dump it into a trashcan. Nice. However, a bright spot was that there was also a next-day air package waiting for me at the front door; a new product that I'll be rev...

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