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He Made Reality Easier To Swallow

Whenever I get an alert about the untimely passing of someone these days, it makes me stop dead (ironically?) in my tracks.  I’m arguably at an age and state of life where I often get survivor’s remorse, and no matter how bad things may get for me on many a day–and lately, there’s been more

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Media Musings

There’s A Reason It’s Called A Data DUMP

Well it’s pretty clear what Netflix thinks of long holiday breaks.  It’s the ideal opportunity for them to make sure the first thing you’re thinking about once someone fortunate enough to be employed isn’t prioritizing their employer or their profession.  And in their quest for something they think is transparency, they’re even catering to a

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Media Musings

Sex, Lies And Algorithms

I tend not to be as willing as, say, my roommate to be open to home page suggestions about what a smart TV thinks I should be interested in watching.  The Netflix subscription is in his name (I pay for several of the competitors, to be sure) and lately he’s been spending an awful lot

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Media Musings

The Doctor Is Out

Another wonderful TV series that I was fortunate enough to have a small part of helping to make into a success has come to an end, so forgive me if yet again I’m in a somewhat melancholy manner.  THE GOOD DOCTOR aired its final episode on ABC last night and given what transpired in the

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Media Musings

Those That Can, Cannes

Sure, there’s a whole lot of power brokering and well-heeled executives from around the world screeening content in Los Angeles this week.  But the really in crowd, as has been the case for most Mays since World War II, is gathering in the south of France. Sure, Cannes is home to plenty of other global

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Media Musings

やったー For Hollywood

The week immediately preceding Memorial Day was always one of my favorite work week of the year.  It usually meant I’d be exceptionally busy, but I wouldn’t have to worry about paying for a meal, or at times even gas, for at least a few days, and I’d undoubetedly learn something I never knew before

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Life Lessons

Don’t You Be My “Neighbor”

Recently, a co-worker suggested that I look into using the Nextdoor app to try and generate some potential leads for my part-time job.  My company already drops paid ads on the platform so it was felt that anything I might add would appear seamless and enhance the chances of it being influential.  Not that I

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Life Lessons

The Handmaid’s Placekicker?

As if the Kansas City Chiefs needed it, yet another one of the players for their back-to-back Super Bowl championship team has become a household name.  Until he was given the opportunity to speak to graduating students at a conservative college in Kansas, Harrison Butker was perhaps best known as a kicker who’d occasionally bail

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Media Musings

At Last, It Has A Name. But Does It Have A Place?

Our long national nightmare is over.  After months of speculation and out-and-out snarking from both sports fans and so-called media pundits alike (including moi, I confess), the unholy alliance of Yosemite Zas, Foxy Lachsie and Bob AIger took advantage of the waning moments of upfront week to make news, such as this summation from THE

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