Watched Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez from Netflix

With Kevin Armstrong, Dan Wetzel, Patrick Haggan, Stephen Ziogas. What led to the murderous fall and shocking death of former NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez?

Episode 1: Aaron's arrest for the inexplicable murder of Odin Lloyd shocks the sports world, and his life and relationships before stardom are explored.

Episode 2: Red flags arise during the athlete's college days in Florida, but the NFL still comes calling. Aaron's relationship with a criminal comes into focus.

Episode 3: The spectacle of the first trial ends, and Aaron hires a celebrity lawyer for his second trial. Doctors study the impact of Aaron's concussions.

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Watched all three episodes, albeit a bit passively while reading and doing other things. Certainly an interesting story. There’s a lot more subtlety than I’d seen or heard during the original episode(s).
Watched "Cheer" Daytona from Netflix

All eyes are on Navarro at the college nationals, where nerves are at an all-time high. But whatever happens on the mat, this team came to win.

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Not as solid an ending as I would have hoped, but honestly, the story’s value is in the telling and the process not in how it ends in this particular case.

It’s pitiful that the cheer organizing body wouldn’t let the documentarians take their cameras in to the finals, yet they managed to do a very solid job with mobile phones instead. I hope this process renews competition in the space such that other organizations are able to move into the space. Maybe Monica and her network of alumni could use her business background and their experience to stage a coup and do a Navarro invitational and take the thunder away from the organizing body? That would be a cool thing to see.

Watched "Cheer" Hit Zero from Netflix
The pressure's palpable when a serious injury forces Monica to make substitutions. Lexi and Gabi struggle to balance school, cheer and social media.
An interesting documentary look at a portion of the real ‘Merica. Some fascinating people and problems told in an intriguing setting.
Watched "The West Wing" Liftoff from Netflix
Directed by Alex Graves. C.J.'s first day as Chief of Staff gives her a new appreciation for Leo's skill in the role. While struggling to keep up with her hectic schedule, she must handle the sudden appearance of abandoned Soviet nuclear material, counter political maneuvering within the Cabinet, and assert her authority with the staff and the President. Toby conducts a press briefing after which C.J. orders him to ...
Watched "The West Wing" N.S.F. Thurmont from Netflix
Directed by Alex Graves. Josh maintains a vigil beside Donna's bed in hospital, and needles Colin over his background and relationship with Donna. President Bartlet is determined to reject the unanimous demands of Congress, the American public, and his entire staff to retaliate for the roadside bombing. Leo tries to find a way to talk the President around while Kate tries various long-shot attempts at getting the ...
Watched "Shia LaBeouf" by Rob CantorRob Cantor from YouTube

"Shia LaBeouf" is a song by Rob Cantor. It tells the true story of an actual cannibal.

This is just one of those things you need to rewatch every now and again for a good laugh. Such a solid short piece.

My favorite film credit: 3D Papercraft Shia Heads designed by Eric Testroete

Watched Meat Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Deli Meats | Price Points from Epicurious | YouTube
In this episode of 'Price Points', Epicurious challenged meat expert Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions to guess which one of two deli meats was more expensive. Cairo breaks down cuts of salami, ham, bologna, mortadella, hot dogs, sausages, and prosciutto. For each round of deli meats, Cairo visually scans, smells, and taste tests each meat before guessing which deli meat costs more. Once the prices were revealed, Cairo explains why a specific deli meat costs more and dives into specifics on what to look for in a deli meat.
I just love food pieces like this that are less aspirational than most Food Network content, but are more informative.
Watched How To Eat Sushi The Right Way from VICE | YouTube

Coming to you straight from the sushi chef's mouth, MUNCHIES presents the dos and don'ts of eating sushi, as taught by Tokyo's Naomichi Yasuda. Be warned: You've been doing it wrong. Just remember: It's okay to use your fingers to eat cut sushi rolls. Don't combine ginger and sushi, or ginger and soy sauce. Ginger is a palate cleanser in between bites. When dipping sushi into soy sauce, dip fish-side down. Never shake soy sauce off of sushi. That's like shaking your wanker in public.

I thought there might be some more subtlety here, but generally I’ve apparently been doing alright.