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Sunday Morning! “Death in Venice”

The time felt right to reread Thomas Mann’s novella and watched Lucino Visconti’s 1971 film of desire and disease and our inability to quarantine either of them.

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Sunday Spins: Black Pumas

I am pretty excited to discuss this week’s spin, though. I first heard about and heard Black Pumas while watching Austin City Limits

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Returning to Abnormal

So how did I find myself on my city’s official “reopening” downtown giggling uncontrollably with my friend, both out of our minds on acid? Well…

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Remembering The Ice Age

Vanilla Ice was trending…Wait, no, that was 30 years ago. Dang. Has it been that long since I first checked out the hook while his dj revolved it?

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Thursday Throughput: Missing COVID Deaths Edition

The initial wave of infections was massive, much worse that it looks if you only use confirmed detections. But the resurgence is bad and getting worse. This is not just testing; this is an actual resurgence of the virus.

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Weekend Plans Post: The Pizza Stone

Kazzy: You were right. If you love pizza, and I mean, enough to forego a date night for it. Enough to skip a video game for it… you should get a pizza stone.

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Wednesday Writs: Kavanaugh v. RoboCalls Edition

Kavanaugh writes “A robocall that says, “Please pay your government debt” is legal. A robocall that says, “Please donate to our political campaign” is illegal. That is about as content-based as it gets.”

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Don’t Forget: Black Lives Matter

While deciding if we can watch Gone with the Wind or use racist pancake mix, the House and Senate were working on bills dealing with police brutality.

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The Eagle Has Encountered Customs

The following story is meant to be humorous. The crew of Apollo 11 did not, as far as we know, have a Duty Free catalog in the Command Module.