Andy Orrock

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (45 of 59)
Location: Dallas, TX


Top Reviewer Ranking: 326,188 - Total Helpful Votes: 45 of 59
Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Go&hellip by Paul Newman
'Shameless Exploitation' is actually two books in one - you get the tale of how the 'Newman's Own' started as a germ of an idea in Paul Newman's garage. Newman was legendary back then for commandeering the kitchen of restaurants he would frequent and whipping together his own salad dressings. He and co-founder Hotchner make light of their lack of business knowledge, but it's worth noting that much of their success is based on their innate sense of what is right, for example their unwillingness to compromise on the freshness of their product.
The latter third of the book details the duo's efforts in starting up the 'Hole in the Wall Gang' camps for sick children. The authors are… Read more
Shaolin Soccer (Widescreen) [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Stephen Chow
While I like to think of myself as an internationalist when it comes to watching films, I had never heard of Stephen Chow before deciding to take a chance on 'Shaolin Soccer.'
Shame on me. Chow turns out to be a hilarious and creative star. Who could have dreamed of something as goofy, infectious and, at the same time, as technically brilliant (the special effects are eye-popping) as Shaolin Soccer? Now, I'm reading through the comments left here by Mr. Chow's longtime fans and I realize I'm going to have to check out some of his "better works" (as judged by these aficionados) like 'God of Cookery' and 'From Beijing with Love'.
Not knowing what to expect from Shaolin Soccer, I… Read more
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and&hellip by Al Franken
5.0 out of 5 stars A work to inspire debate, July 10 2004
The best thing one could wish for about this book - and I'm sure Al Franken will agree with this - is that it inspire debate. And, with 2,847 reviews here and counting, I think it's clear that "Lies..." has done the job.
I've been a fan of Al Franken's brand of humor since his first appearances on SNL with partner Tom Davis (by the way, whatever happened to Tom Davis?), the 'Al Franken Decade' and then - after a hiatus - his return to the show which included, among other things, some dead-on impersonations of politicians like Paul Simon ("It's the bow tie, right?") and Pat Robertson. It's clear Franken has a political jones that won't go away.
Regardless of… Read more