December 6, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
November 1 - 7, 2010

Last Update - December 6, 2010 at 7:54 PM EST

Take a look back at some of what was happening from November 1 through November 7, 2010 via this 'Reading And Viewing List'.

Upcoming films, hockey (Washington Capitals), music and racing (Formula One and WRC) are the main subjects here.

2010 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Preview and 2010 WRC Wales Rally GB Preview posts made it into this list, as those events occurred in the first half of November.

November 7, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 3, Flyers 2, OT
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Game Over, Green! – Caps defenseman Mike Green blasted home a point shot 29 seconds into overtime to give Washington a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday at Verizon Center. The victory extended the Caps’ winning streak to four and halted the Flyers’ winning streak at half a dozen games. It also lifted Washington to a tie with the Flyers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Philadelphia has played one more game than Washington...

November 5, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 5, Bruins 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

For The Win – Growing up in Saskatchewan, Caps goalie Braden Holtby spent a good bit of his first 21 years dreaming of what his first NHL win would be like. While the rookie netminder has to feel like he is on top of the world after recording that initial NHL win in a 4-3 triumph over the Boston Bruins, he probably didn’t dreaming of it going down like it did...

Friday analysis - all systems normal (for now)
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The first day of practice in Brazil confirmed expected form as everyone got used to track conditions and set up their cars around Bridgestone's medium and super-soft tyres, though with rain expected, Saturday could be a different story. We take a team-by-team look at progress so far...

FIA Friday press conference - Brazil
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Team principals and drivers: John Booth (Virgin), Ross Brawn (Mercedes), Mike Gascoyne (Lotus), Timo Glock (Virgin), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Jarno Trulli (Lotus).

Q: John, just a summary of your season so far. Your first season, how do you feel about it?
John Booth: Well, pretty much as last time I answered the question. The first half was a disaster but it has been steady progress all the way since Monaco really...

Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes
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Red Bull led championship rivals Ferrari and McLaren on the opening day in Brazil, with Renault's Robert Kubica again looking the man most likely to upset the order among the title contenders. The leading drivers and their rivals reflect on their early progress at Interlagos...

Sally Field To Join Martin Sheen In 'Spider-Man' Reboot?
By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

Just hours after the announcement that Martin Sheen is in final negotiations to play Uncle Ben in the relaunch of the "Spider-Man" franchise comes word that Field is set to play his wife, Aunt May. Field is reportedly in early talks to play Peter Parker's beloved aunt, reports Heat Vision, with the casting not completely finalized at this stage...

Pucks ‘N Pipsqueaks
By DC Sports Chick at On Frozen Blog

Last night the Capitals introduced a new event to their ever-expanding list of fan events: Sticks ‘n Sneakers. It’s Hockey ‘n Heels for the younger set. Membership in the Capitals Kids Club has quickly grown, and the Caps figured there would be interest in such an event. They were right; all 120 tickets for the event quickly sold out...

Pre-Brazil analysis - determined Massa eyes home triumph
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Ferrari's Felipe Massa has a point to prove to his fellow countryman this weekend, having locked out pole positions here with Rubens Barrichello since 2003 with the exception of one occasion on which Fernando Alonso interceded for Renault. The Brazilian is well aware that he can crucially influence the world championship fight if he can take a healthy helping of points away from Alonso's rivals, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button at McLaren...

November 4, 2010

Martin Sheen In Talks To Play Uncle Ben In 'Spider-Man' Reboot
By Brian Warmoth at MTV's Splash Page

Rhys Ifans is extremely excited to be playing a villain for Marc Webb's "Spider-Man" reboot, and it looks like he may be getting some prestigious company with presidential experience. Martin Sheen not only has interest in playing Peter Parker's Uncle Ben; he's reportedly already in negotiations for the part...

FIA Thursday press conference - Brazil
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Drivers: Rubens Barrichello (Williams), Lucas di Grassi (Virgin Racing), Felipe Massa (Ferrari) and Bruno Senna (HRT).

Q: A question to you all. Can you give us a summary of your season
Bruno Senna: Well, as everybody knows we started late and we had a very public development throughout the season. I have learnt so much personally and I have developed so much as well...

Raikkonen: it's WRC or nothing
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Kimi Raikkonen will still be a former Grand Prix driver in 2011, having indicated that he would not be interested in doing a deal to go back to Formula One next year...

Brazil preview - rain to add extra thrills to title battle?
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Renault's Robert Kubica believes that the Brazilian Grand Prix could be 'a lottery', and it's small wonder, with poor weather predicted all weekend just as the world championship battle is poised on a knife edge...

November 3, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Get Me Rewrite – For the first 38 minutes or so of tonight’s game, it looked as though the Capitals were on the verge of putting together a solid all-round effort that featured strong play at both ends of the ice, solid penalty killing and a timely contribution from the power play unit...

Rides up for grabs on Wales Rally Great Britain
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The Richard Burns Foundation - a charity set up in honour of the 2001 World Rally Champion - is auctioning rides in some of his cars on the Wales Rally GB superspecial stage...

Loeb and Sordo take to the race track
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Citroen aces get behind the wheel of an International GT Open series Porsche 911...

Felipe Massa - local hero with a point to prove
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The Brazilian crowd is a partisan bunch. Even though he didn't turn a single lap of Interlagos, some of the biggest cheers at last year's Brazilian Grand Prix were reserved for local hero Felipe Massa...

November 2, 2010

Dave Davies Says No to Kinks Reunion : "Ray's An Asshole"
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

The Daily Mail is reporting : First off, Dave Davies wants to spell something out. There will not be reunion of The Kinks. Not now. Not in the future. Never...

Natural high - the challenge of Interlagos
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Interlagos, venue for this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, may be one of the shorter - and highest - tracks on the calendar, but there's no shortage of challenges for the drivers and engineers. With one of the longest straights of the season, combined with slow hairpins and a couple of high-speed corners, finding the sweet spot is all about making the right set-up compromise...

FIA official visits United States Grand Prix site
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Race organisers for the forthcoming United States Grand Prix have revealed Nick Craw, president of the FIA's senate, has made an official visit to the track site in Austin, Texas to review plans and the development's progress. The purpose-built circuit will stage the US event from 2012, when Formula One racing returns to the country for the first time in five years...

Big entry for the end of an era
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Wales Rally Great Britain has received a 63-car entry for next week's event, which will be the final round in the current era of two-litre World Rally Cars.

Fifteen of the cutting-edge World Rally Cars will make one final pass through the Welsh woods before they are replaced by all-new 1.6-litre machinery in time for the start of next season...

November 1, 2010

Kovalainen signs up for 2010 Race of Champions
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Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen is set to compete at this year's Race of Champions event, which will take place in the German city of Dusseldorf later this month. The ROC is an annual end-of-season competition, which brings together the world's greatest drivers from various motorsport disciplines and pitches them head-to-head in identical machinery...

The Secret Life of Felipe Massa
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Last year Felipe Massa's life was the subject of intense media scrutiny as he recovered from his near-fatal qualifying accident in Hungary. Despite that, the much-liked Brazilian remains one of the more private personalities on the grid. Ahead of Felipe's home race, we found out a little more, including his love of football, his fear of heights, his hankering for a tattoo, and his friendship with a guitar god...

Black Country Communion Ready Second Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Glenn Hughes has made the following announcement on Twitter: ‘Studio is booked in LA for BCC 2 in January… good times people... its all about the music... GH’...

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