This is, by a wide margin, the most plausible explaination. It also means they can cap their losses at ~$50mm instead of adding to the deficit with a pricey marketing blitz for a movie that would probably have played well on digital distribution for half the cost. » 12/19/14 8:23am Friday 8:23am

Holy hell, total Deja Vu from about 3 years ago. November 2011 I went shopping to get some provisions for my new single-Dad-of-two apartment. I came home with exactly this: a very small tabletop Christmas tree (for this kids), a few boxes of generic ornaments, a Keurig machine, 3 bottles of Oban 14-year, a 20 oz.… » 12/18/14 11:37am Thursday 11:37am

Great post with a refreshing take on actual Ferrari ownership. Light years away from Maranello's carefully crafted PR and the ego-driven "gauzy filters" with which the Conspicuous Consumption crowd (wealthy 22-year olds and Finance Bros) discuss their cars. The reality is that everything which excels in one or two… » 12/08/14 5:56pm 12/08/14 5:56pm

Late to the party, here's my take on my season which has gone down in flames so rapidly that if Roger Goodell, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, most of the Seahawks, and all of the Bears were at a party, they'd all agree "At least we're not THAT guy." » 12/08/14 2:43pm 12/08/14 2:43pm

I've been wearing contacts for about 20 years now, since I was 15. Despite spending the better part of an entire morning at least once a year fishing an errant lens out of my ocular cavity, I am still less afraid of that than I am of laser correction. Because I have an entirely probable fear that despite 30-ish years… » 11/18/14 11:06am 11/18/14 11:06am