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Dome Pondering Movie Review: A Serious Man (2009)

What is it about?
A professor searches for answers to his problems as his life unravels through various, sudden incidents. 
Who is in it?
Michael Stuhlbarg – Professor Larry Gopnik
Richard Kind – Uncle Arthur
Fred Melamed – Sy Ableman

Dome Pondering Import – Carmelo Anthony MSG Commercial

Although, this might not mean much to many, Knick fans and DP devotees who know the pain, agony, strife, and headaches that were cause on yours truly by my beloved Knicks will understand. I found this video after viewing it on the MSG network following Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks debut and knew it would be something, along with the Amar’e Stoudemire press conference from this summer, that I would look back on in a few years with a smile. Sometimes, I still can’t believe the New York Knicks now have a lineup that includes both Stoudemire, Anthony, Chauncey Billups, and arguably the purest rookie in the game, Landry Fields. Winter suddenly, have become that much more exciting again.

Open Letter to Knicks Fans and “Knicks Fans”: Where Were You?

From:A Long Time Die Hard Knick FanTo:Other Long Time Die Hard Knick Fans; Frontrunner Fans; Fraudbags; CC:Lee, Spike; Syracuse University Basketball Fans;Subject: WHERE WERE ALL OF YOU?Dear Knicks Fans…and “Knicks Fans”, I’ve been waiting to write this letter for what has now become ten long years. Yes, that’s right, a full decade. It was during that time when it seemed Allan Houston’s running buzzer-beater over the Miami Heat was the beginning of a new era in New York Knicks basketball. Little did I know that I was right, except, it was for the worst. Following that memorable 1999 playoff run where our Knicks team made NBA history by becoming the first eighth seed to reach the Finals, a ten year curse known as Scott Layden and Isiah Thomas came over the franchise. From the grand days of enjoying Ewing, Starks, Oakley, Mason, Harper, Childs, Camby, Houston, Sprewell, and Johnson, we were now saddled with names that cause nightmares such as Harrington (Othella), Eisley, Longley, Knigh…

2011 Bucket List - #12 Design a Workout/Training Program For Someone/Team

After completing Graduate school, which included many physiological and exercise science courses, I developed a new found respect for exercise, fitness, and anything physiologically related. As I once stated in the post, New Beginnings, I now often find myself with a keen eye for any type of movement, especially when I am watching the elite athletes on television or recreational ones running/jogging or playing in nearby parks. With less usage for applying such knowledge besides my own workouts, I continue to build upon the education I’ve acquired by reading and keeping up on new developments in fitness and exercise.

To harness this new found interest, I’ve decided that in the year 2011, I would attempt to come up with a workout/training regimen for an individual or sports team. A regimen that is not based on cliché fat burning or muscle building tricks or shortcuts that often flood our society, but one that is designed and tailored toward proper building, improving and accomplishing t…

Dome Pondering Import – 2011 NBA Dunk Contest

For the past few years, the NBA Dunk Contest (Forgive me if I failed to mention trusty sponsor Sprite) has become an event that many felt was on the way out. There were many debates that the contest needed an overhaul, needed superstar power, or flat out needed to be done away with – as everything that could have been done, had been done. This year, the inclusion of “dunk coaches” and some real talent with Blake Griffin, DeMarr DeRozan, JaVale McGee, and Serge Ibaka, the contest was bound to rebound to the entertaining spectacle that its always been. And it was. In fact, let’s be honest, the entire weekend was, as no other league or sport does an All-Star game or celebrates the game’s best players the way the NBA does. David Stern get’s it.
Nonetheless, while Blake Griffin walked away with the title (despite an obvious bias), there are two dunks that left my jaw on the floor. The first, was performed my pick to win the entire thing (and hopeful to be a New York Knick) in JaVale McGee…

2011 Bucket List - #38 Attend a Hockey Game

I’ve admitted several times in the past here on the DP that the sport of hockey is one of intrigue to me. While being one of the major four sports here in America, hockey always seems to be “the sport that could”. By that, I mean hockey has many reasons why it is often an after thought when it comes to the major four sports, and always seems to have so much potential to have a larger piece of the pie than it currently does. While this is no blame on the National Hockey League, or hockey players themselves, there just seems to always be that missing “something” that hockey lacks that the other four have.

I’ve been to one hockey game in my lifetime, and it was during my college years. At that time, I never really had any feelings toward the sport itself. I was very indifferent. After all, besides a short-lived experience of playing street hockey growing up (which I was terrible at), and the occasional hockey video game play with a few russian friends growing up, the sport was never real…

“Finally, The Rock Has Come Back…Home!”

“Finally, The Rock has come back…Home!”
Despite the usual catchphrase for The Rock, it is a statement that every single wrestling fan has longed to hear ever since he left for Hollywood seven years ago. And because of his comeback, and due to the title of this post, we here can follow that up with a…
“Finally, The Rock has come back…to Dome Pondering!”
Ok, I’ll calm down. I’m just excited the Rock has come back, period. 
Last night when that infamous theme song beginning of “If ya smelllllll…” hit over the airwaves, there was a sudden jolt of excitement, goose bumps, and shock for yours truly. As The Rock came through that curtain, that excitement tripled. Albeit being much older, yet, very much in shape, The Rock stood before 19,000-plus fans in Anaheim who gave him a 3 minute standing ovation, including the millions (and…millions) of wrestling fans at home who I am sure felt like this was all a dream. 

As this was happening, I sat on my futon in full gaze at the television. Yes, the…

A Four Step Plan To Revitalize The Sport of Boxing

Recently, I’ve become hooked on the television drama, Lights Out, which airs on Tuesday nights on FX. While, many of you DP devotees know, I am never been one to follow any type of drama series, or much less, devote myself to a television program, the show has captivated me for more that it’s excellent writing and acting. Lights Out has been a series that is intriguing and interesting. The show, which is based around a former championship boxer that is now struggling to keep his family afloat after losing all his money, puts the viewer on the real inside workings of the boxing industry.

Remembering The 2010 NFL Season

With all the confetti and streamers on the ground in Cowboys Stadium, the 2010 National Football League season is now over. After a great Super Bowl XLV game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, the dreams of Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay Packers is now a reality – Super Bowl Champions. Entering the playoffs as a number six seed and having to win three games on the road before finally winning the big one is an amazing feat. A feat that included the progressing maturity of what could be the next elite quarterback in the NFL for years to come in Rodgers. Although, the 2010 NFL season will always be remembered as the year that “could've been” for Jet fans like myself, it was another year of great stories and moments. And with a 2011 season up in the air due to an expiring Collective Bargaining Agreement and unresolved issues, holding on to the memories and moments of 2010 cannot be taken for granted. With that said, here are the moments yours truly wi…

Losing One More From The Core

Andy Pettitte is now retired. It is a statement that is very hard for yours truly to grasp. It seems as long as I’ve been in love with this game called baseball, Andy Pettitte has been a name, a talent, a pitcher, that I have always enjoyed watching, and sometimes, learning from. Dating back to 1993 when I began to really love and understand the great game played in the summer, the Yankees weren’t very good. While I managed to catch Don Mattingly towards the end of his career, the hope that was for Yankee fans at the time was tied up in names like Roberto Kelly, Kevin Maas, and Russ Davis.