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The Daily Hilario: WAGNH on Tour, Day 1

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Your daily dose of off-topic shenanigans.

ZAGS!!!

Gonzaga into the Final Four for the first time in school history! Weeeeeee

Mark Few is awesome.

DAY 1:

Largely uneventful flight from SFO to LHR, though Virgin Atlantic's inflight Wi-Fi is not only overpriced, it's slooooooooow and it's metered.  $22 for 150MB of data is ridiculous, even as I acknowledge the magic mystery of being able to surf the net while sitting in a steel composite tube 38000 feet in the air.

The 787 remains impressive, with the only caveat being noticeable engine wash/noise if you're sitting near the back like I was.  Also, in-flight meals were crap with a capital K.  But at the least the touchscreen entertainment system worked well and they had a great selection of mostly new movies.

Watched Deepwater Horizon, which was done well enough for a disaster movie.  Finally got to watch The Girl with All the Gifts, which was a book I quite enjoyed — the movie was okay.  Needed less focus on action, which really wasn't the point of the book.  And I watched Captain Fantastic, for which Viggo Mortensen was nominated for an Academy Award, and, as it turns out, deservedly so.  Really liked this one: the acting, the story, and the script all excellent.

We're off to Nice this morning.  I hear it's nice.  Ba-dum-tish.

Fun fact: I get to experience "spring forward" twice this year, since the UK/Europe switched clocks to daylight savings this weekend as well, two weeks after the US.

Also, I'm learning all about milk in your tea.  WTF.

FOOTBALL (all times BST):
12.30:  League One, 5th vs. 4th:  Scunthorpe United vs. Bradford City
14.45:  League Two, 1st vs. 2nd:  Doncaster Rovers vs. Plymouth Argyle
17.00:  World Cup qualifying:  Azerbaijan vs. Germany
17.00:  World Cup qualifying:  England vs. Lithuania
19.45:  World Cup qualifying:  Malta vs. Slovakia
19.45:  World Cup qualifying:  Scotland vs. Slovenia