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MORE GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS…A CONSIDERATION OF “SQUID GAME”

  PHENOMENONS SHOULD BE investigated regardless of one’s partisan view(if any) going in. The sensation may be about more than peer pressure, of not having a specific opinion or feeling “left out” of a discussion.…

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“WELCOME 2 AMERICA” 2010…AND BACK AGAIN

BOB DYLAN HAS A HABIT OF not immediately releasing songs. Another Minnesota legend had a habit of not releasing entire albums upon their  completion.  For reasons known only to the Sphinx from Hibbing, some of…

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“ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN” OR A CHEF ADRIFT

IF ANTHONY BOURDAIN(1956-2018) HAD not existed Hollywood(and/or Madison Avenue) would have had to invent him. Perhaps some bright, bright mind with a prescient outlook about the future of American attitudes and consumerism would sit at…

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“10 THOUGHTS FOR A TUESDAY…” 9/28/21 EDITION

1.THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK(2021) official trailer #2 The second and presumably final trailer before the October 1st official release ups the ante from the excellent first effort. It’s even more suspenseful, and a rewarding…

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THE SICKEST PASSENGERS: OR WHY ONLY FOOLS WOULD WILLINGLY DISCUSS “THE PLANE RIDE FROM HELL” in 2021

  THERE ARE STORIES THAT DO not bear repeating—at least in “mixed” company. Among potentially non-friendly ears. Some pro-wrestlers are learning this the hard way after the resumption of season three of Dark Side of…

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“SINGLE GOING STEADY”: KANYE WEST’S “LIFE OF THE PARTY”(FEATURING ANDRE 3000 & DMX)

KANYE WEST(FEATURING ANDRE 3000) “LIFE OF THE PARTY” WELL, AT LEAST DRAKE’S tireless pettiness was finally of some use. His latest attempt to humiliate his bitter rival Kanye West may have spectacularly backfired—not in the…

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“DINOSAURS STILL ROAM THE EARTH”

  ABBA, “I STILL HAVE FAITH IN YOU” I’m probably more interested in the backstory of why a group reunites after 40 years(!) than I am in their first comeback single, video and album. And…

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“‘CHARLIE’S GREAT TONIGHT, ISN’T HE?'”: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE WATTS

RIP CHARLIE WATTS(1941-2021) CHARLIE WATTS’S DEATH HIT harder than a John Bonham whack on “Rock and Roll.” Prior news did not indicate any severity to the press releases of the drummer recuperating in a London…

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10 THOUGHTS FOR A TUESDAY…AUGUST 24, 2021ST EDITION

    RIP CHARLIE WATTS(1941-2021)   1.THE RETURN OF CM PUNK One of the more poorly kept secrets from the “dirt sheets” to the Internet. Pro wrestler and perennial obsession of social media fanboys would…

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10 THOUGHTS FOR A TUESDAY (8/10/21 EDITION)

1.LIONEL MESSI’S DEPARTURE FROM FC BARCELONA  The news that international football great Lionel Messi, the only professional club he had ever played for (Barcelona) and the soccer federation it belongs to (La Liga) could not…

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