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  1. On Violence

    Violence, the saying goes, is the language of those that are not right. The saying is completely correct in that, if you are not wrong, you do not need to recourse to violence. The strength of your actions and statements are enough.
    Or would be if the saying would go on and expand a bit more. Because violence may be the language of those that are not right but violence is very effective. It is a universal language, easily understood by everybody ever since in that apocryphal scene in 2001 ...

    Updated 08-15-2017 at 08:13 AM by ponchi101

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  2. On The Golden Era

    Steve Kerr, the coach for the formidable Golden State Warriors, recently laid to rest the questions about old time teams beating the current ones. Although his answer was related to basketball, it simply applies to all sports. Kerr used a charming and sophisticated dose of sarcasm when he stated that the teams of the past would crush the current teams. Paraphrasing, he jokingly stated that in sports, as opposed to other aspects of real life, evolution works backwards; athletes become slower, weaker, ...

    Updated 06-26-2017 at 10:56 AM by ponchi101

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  3. The 9th Annual Munchie Awards; or 2016 in review

    Because it's Oscar time and they're sure to get it wrong, as per usual, itís once again time to look back at the previous year in film through the lens of...ME!!!!! That's right, it's the 9th Annual Munchie Awards! I hope to shine a spotlight on some of the 2016's cinematic gems while pointedly ignoring some of the bafflingly praised films of the year (I'm looking at you, Hacksaw Ridge).


    As per tradition, I like to save the best for first. Here are my 15 favorite films of the ...
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  4. 2017 Aussie Open Suicide Pool: The LOSER'S Lounge

    Quote Originally Posted by NatLee View Post
    Not really about the AO itself, but:
    That _____ Poem

    Visit Melbourne has gone way too far,
    The poem is a fast fading star.
    Two years on the air has tarnished its shine
    It should be retired; it is past its prime.

    Night life and dining and exploring cafes,
    Excursions and fun could fill our days.
    The beaches and birds we would love to see
    And the parks and museums are the places to be.

    It is just that the poem has worn
    ...
  5. On Cyber Dying

    A few days ago I woke up to turn on my mail and check what had happened while the world turned under my feet and found myself with a rather unusual mail. Or rather, unexpected. It was not that the news was unreal or exceptional, because it was not.
    A friend was contacting me to inform me that a common acquaintance had died recently. The mail was brief and to the point; the friend informing me of the event is not used to euphemisms or beating around the bush. It was direct and simply said: ...
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