There is no order to this list, no purpose beyond fulfilling a promise to a friend. “The Internet is so negative,” she says. “I go on there every day and see rage, I see racism, I see sexism, I see anger at the world. Even the jokes are cynical and angry.”“Well,” I said, “what if I made a thoroughly non-cynical list of 50 things — people, places, things — that make me happy?”“How long would that take you?” she asked. “I think I could do it in a couple of of hours,” I said.
In my continuing obsession with the movie “A Few Good Men, I have another odd thought to add. We watched the movie as a family the other day, first time for the girls, and other than having to stop the movie about 394 times to explain the various plot twists to my daughters (“So, wait, which one is Kendrick?”) it was quite the success. They liked it. They instinctively understood that the Demi Moore character is a disastrous lawyer. They appreciated the lawyering skills of Kevin Bacon. It was great.
When the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval for roughly 100 million bucks back in 2014, it was obviously a blunder. More or less everyone said so. Sandoval was a 28-year-old bad bodied third baseman coming off declining seasons. The chances of that deal turning out well were pretty small. But Boston does this sort of thing every now and again — for a super-smart baseball team with some of the best people in the game, the Red Sox have a periodic weakness for making abysmal and somewhat illogical signings.
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