Brian Maitland

Top Reviewer Ranking: 220
Helpful votes received on reviews: 62% (468 of 753)
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
In My Own Words:
Total donut. Love non-fiction esp. travel and sports.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 220 - Total Helpful Votes: 468 of 753
Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angele&hellip by Jeff Pearlman
5.0 out of 5 stars quite the show, April 19 2014
Just fair warning, I hated the Lake Show back in the day having grown up a Seattle SuperSonics fan mainly because of that ninny Kareem Abdul-Jabbar goggles and his leasuirely walks up the court just did me in no matter how much fun it was to watch Magic Johnson lead the break. Now I realize that childhood snap judgement of Kareem was spot on after reading this fine book on a great era in both Los Angeles Lakers and basketball history. The guy was a total a-wipe towards pretty much everyone, and it's no wonder he has never got that precious NBA coaching job he so desires. His NBA farewell tour (unlike Dr. J's) is hilarious when teams and players reluctantly had to pony up gifts Great player,… Read more
Dr. J: The Autobiography by Julius W Erving
Dr. J: The Autobiography by Julius W Erving
If you know who Julius Erving is, you're a basketball fan, but even if you don't this is easily one of the best autobiographies around. It reads right from page one like a novel. Well, Dr. J's life is better than fiction really, but it's ghostwriter Karl Taro Greenfield's skill at making the words of Julius Erving come alive, Every page feels as if you are there as he grows up in Long Island right through to his current life as a businessperson. (If you've read Greenfield's Speed Tribes about his 20s life in Japan, the style of writing is as vibrant as that excellent thrill ride.)

Now I think the thing that will blow most people away is Erving's frank discussion about sex… Read more
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player (New&hellip by Google
Should you buy it? Not really unless you don't want to fork over bigger dough to buy the biggest monitor you need to watch danged TV or whatever on your computer. It's the same thing.
All it really does it zing whatever it is on your computer screen to a TV screen.
Even the You Tube app smoother integration is no big deal really.

Thing looks like a USB stick but has an HDMI connector. You whack the thing into an HDMI port on your TV and then attach a cord that runs either into a USB port on your TV or straight into a wall outlet plug to power the thing.

I do like it for my purposes as I can now watch lengthier You Tube docs or actual full length games (as in… Read more

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