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Charlie Ashbacher is a compulsive reader and writer about many subjects. His prime areas of expertise are in mathematics and computers where he has taught every course in the mathematics and computer science majors at the college level. He is the author or co-author of seven books and has participated as an editor or evaluator of in some capacity … more

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reviewed Star Trek (2009). March 23, 2013
Star Trek Poster
What was your first impression? Very negative        Plot summary? A new cast of the characters having the same name is introduced with a new storyline. Kirk and Spock forge …
reviewed Moonraker (film). November 30, 2011
posted in Bond, James Bond
Moonraker Movie Poster
I consider this the worst of the Bond films starring Roger Moore as 007. The difficulties of stealing a space shuttle, the size of the satellite in space, the romance between Jaws and his lady, I could …
reviewed Thunderball (film). November 30, 2011
posted in Bond, James Bond
Thunderball
I first watched this movie when I was young and was with a group of boys my age. We LOVED the opening scence where the naked women were swimming underwater with their breasts moving. However, that was …
reviewed Rudy Giuliani. September 02, 2011
posted in Politics Your Way
Rudy Giuliani
When the first bombing of the World Trade Center took place, many weaknesses in the disaster response process in New York City were revealed. While others learned from this, Giuliani did not. Despite …
reviewed Modesty Blaise. March 09, 2011
Modesty Blaise
Modesty Blaise is a vastly underapprciated comic book character from the British author Peter O'Donnell. With her male sidekick Willie Garvin, she confidently walked into dangerous situations. While she …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Expanded Wild Card Format. December 07, 2012
posted in Just Baseball
Expanded Wild Card Format
It is just one more expansion of the playoff structure in order to generate more revenue. When the divisional playoffs began, they were the best of five. Then, the argument that the World Series was seven …
posted a Quick Tip about Jurassic Park (book). January 24, 2012
Jurassic Park (book)
The movie was superior, the visual appearance of the dinosaurs could not be matched by print.
posted a Quick Tip about The Da Vinci Code. January 24, 2012
The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition
The movie did a hatchet job on the books, which was so much more in depth. The movie was very hard to understand.
posted a Quick Tip about A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathema.... January 24, 2012
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While there was a lot of poetic license in depicting John Nash in the movie, Russell Crowe's acting was brilliant.
posted a Quick Tip about Fantastic Four. November 30, 2011
Fantastic Four
The fantastic four was four people with distinct personalities and powers and managed to make them a team.
posted a Quick Tip about Field of Dreams. October 03, 2011
posted in Just Baseball
Field of Dreams
If you want to really learn the spirit of the movie, visit the ballfield in Dyersville, Iowa. I have been there twice, once when there was a cornfield on the edge of the outfield. When someone walks out …
posted a Quick Tip about Philadelphia Phillies. September 29, 2011
posted in Just Baseball
Philadelphia Phillies
Without a doubt they have the best pitching staff in baseball and that almost always will win a series.
posted a Quick Tip about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. September 15, 2011
TMNT
I watched this show all the time when I was an adult and watching two boys around 10. They loved the show and when I would talk to them about it I was caught up in the action and the dialog. Looking back, …
posted a Quick Tip about Incredible Hulk. September 15, 2011
Incredible Hulk
In my opinion, "Incredible Hulk" with Bill Bixby as Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the green-skinned Hulk was the best live action dramatization of a comic book series done for television. Ferrigno was the …
posted a Quick Tip about Moammar Gadhafi. March 20, 2011
Moammar Gadhafi
A thug, a known terrorist and a man universally despised. When the Arab league votes to have western powers engage in military action against an Arab state, nothing more need be said about his stature …
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November 01, 2011
Charles -- any old movie reviews for us at The Silver Screen community?
 
November 16, 2010
Congratulations on earning the Alice in Wonderland badge in the Cafe Libri Reading Community. There is another Alice related badge you can earn by writing a Quick Tip about one of the listed topics. Here's the link for that badge: http://www.lunch.com/cafelibri/badges/White_Rabbit-22234-74-1-1.html
 
November 05, 2010
Thank you for joining the community! Hope you enjoy yourself!
 
October 17, 2010
Just wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks for all the wonderful contributions you've made to Cafe Libri since joining! I'm sending out the October newsletter, and I'm feature you as our member of the month! Keep up the great writing!
 
August 04, 2010
Just dropped by to welcome you to Lunch, Charles! I've only read a few of your reviews so far, but I can already tell that you're a compulsive reader and review many eclectic topics. Looking forward to checking the rest of your reviews out! :)
 
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