The Rundown

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed our Congress this week, appealing to our elected representatives for more aid and weapons. He also called for the US to institute a no-fly zone over Ukraine. President Biden is making good on the first two requests but thus far has refused the third. The reason for his refusal is simple; it will push NATO forces and more specifically, the US from the sidelines and into the middle of this war, inextricably.

It’s a hell of a thing to watch people suffer and know that we could do more, but at what price? A ramped up escalation that pits us against Russian forces? Even if that scenario doesn’t lead to a nightmarish conclusion involving nuclear missile strikes, it most certainly draws us ever closer to a not so fictional midnight.

It’s vital that we weigh our responses to both Putin and Zelensky at this point in the conflict, seeing as how the wrong move could not simply heighten tensions, but throw them over the cliff. And in a sea of horrible possibilities, we sure as hell don’t want to introduce yet another one.

I love Bono, but his poem to Ukraine on St. Patrick’s Day will not be remembered in the same vein as The Joshua Tree. Just saying.

The Windy City celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of one of the most unique St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going. Back in 1962, a few chaps from the Chicago Journeymen Local Plumbers Union were making merry on the Holy Day when the spirit(s) of the 17th prevailed against their better judgement. So they dumped 100 pounds of dye into the Chicago River, and the rest became local history. The moral of the story? Believe in the magical qualities of mayhem.

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Marco’s Micro-Movie Review- The Batman feels like David Fincher dreamt it up after a really bad breakup; dark and gloomy with a unrelenting hopelessness that saturates the (too long) three-hour caper. Solid performances all around, but none better than the Riddler- played by Paul Dano- whose wicked ways don’t just cross the line. They torch it.

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Well, shit . . .

Rainy days and Mondays usually get us down, and this kid is no different. And kudos to him for going all Hamlet with his feelings rather than just bottling them up, because lets face it, that shit’ll kill you. Letting it all hang out is the way to go. And not for nothing, but he should be expecting a call from Ron Howard any day now.

Tom Brady news that I actually found interesting? Someone bought Tom Brady’s final touchdown pass for $516,628  . . . just hours before Brady announced that, well, it wasn’t going to be his final touchdown pass after all. And now I don’t feel so bad about that loan I made to my pal Fat Tony when he wanted to get into bookmaking.

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The Fed announced this week that it will raise interest rates, with more hikes to come over the course of 2022. The full-court press is in response to a consumer price index which came in at an eye popping 7.9 percent in February, its highest level since early in the Reagan administration. They’ll keep raising rates with the hopes of getting the economy to chill for a tad, but this strategy is likely to butt heads with the supply chain issue we’ve got going on so . . . . I’m pricing horses as promised. I found a beauty in Maryland, one owner. She’s a retired grandmother who only rides the horse to and from church on Sundays.

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The Senate passed a bill this week that would call for a year-round daylight saving time. No more messing with the clock every fall, the clock would remain stuck where it is now. And not for nothing, but it’s an idea whose time has come. Okay . . that was worse than Bono’s poem, sorry. The House still needs to sign off on the bill, after which it would go to President Biden . . . because he has nothing else to concern himself with these days.

A volunteer’s work is never done, and thank God for that.

The latest evidence that hope and love are the most valuable commodities on the market comes to us from Siret, Romania. That’s where 7-year old Arina and her family are living right now after fleeing Ukraine for a refugee camp that is located almost six hundred miles southwest of their home. More than 2 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24th. More than 85,000 of them have found a safe haven in Romania.

When a psychologist at the camp learned that Arina was celebrating a birthday, he made sure there would be a cause for celebration. After which a lot of people with a lot of really important things to tend to made it happen. Because in that moment, the most important thing in the world was to make this beautiful child smile. Hell, it wasn’t just important to them, it was everything.

It became the kind of moment that possesses a language all its own, one known to the dreamers and lovers and fools of a world who still believe in the best of humankind, after all of this. As they sang to her, they achieved that smile they had been searching for since tomorrow got lost. And as a peaceful snow fell through the thick of night, it was as if the heavens were looking down in applause.

Happy Birthday Arina.

68 thoughts on “The Rundown

  1. B,

    I was just listening to our news about the request for the no-fly zone, which we cannot agree to for the very reasons you state.

    It is horrible to witness a war like this. The world over is wanting to do more but worried at the repercussions. It is scary as hell.

    Bono’s poem was beyond pathetic.

    I can’t help wonder how the environment is affected by this ridiculous dying of the river green.

    Maybe I’ll wait to watch The Batman on one of my streamers…

    Well. Shit, indeed.

    That kid is hilarious! Love the “going all Hamlet”.

    Are you fucking kidding me? That much for a ball? And for what? It must have decreased in value big time. Unless, of course, Brady never throws a touchdown pass… never mind.

    I feel ya on the raising rates. Seems kinda ass-backwards at this particular time. Buahahaha! Grannys horse!

    Don’t get me started on this stupid thing that is DST.

    I saw that beautiful birthday story yesterday. Those tiny little (supposedly) unimportant acts are exactly the opposite. Arina will grow up knowing all is not lost. Having to escape her home to a refugee camp could leave some scary, awful impressions on a youth. This little moment changes everything. Beautiful people abound.

    Excellent choice of song, I say. Most excellent Rundown!


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    • Q

      These are the decisions that take years off the lives of our leaders. Because what a hell of a choice that has to be made, but it has to be made.

      Russia’s new strategy, from what I’m understanding, is to draw this thing out and win by attrition.

      Bono’s poem was unfortunate, LOL

      The dye is environmentally safe. Not sure it always was, but it is now. That’s probably the safest thing floating in that river.

      You have to brace yourself, because if you’re not prepared to go into the dark, it’s probably best to wait.

      Now we will never believe Brady when he really retires.

      The kid has some acting chops, doesn’t he? Yeah, I’m sure he’s got directors lining up at his door as we speak.

      I thought to myself, that ball ain’t worth it even IF Brady had actually kept to his retirement. No way.

      The Fed is saying it will continue to raise the rates, up to five more times, if it needs to in order to slow the economy some.

      Granny’s horse is a real creampuff.

      DST is MIA, that’s all I know. Well, not yet it’s not.

      If we as adults are scared shit at all the horrible propositions this war entails, can you imagine what a child must be feeling? Ripped from her home and moved half a day away? Those people were doing God’s work right there. Angels are everywhere.

      Thank U for the song! 😉


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      • This is true. I am watching with bated breath. I do want Putin stopped but I do not want WWIII.


        Unfortunate? You are muy generous.

        Hmmm. OK. It’s just so. So Green! But then again, you have a point. Who know what’s in that river?

        I was talking to my buddy Linda about it and she felt it was well done. She loved it and she thought the dark was well thought out. Inneresting.

        Cry wolf?

        He does! what a ham…

        Seriously. People do so love to throw away their cash.

        I just don’t see how raising the rates to that extent is going to help things.

        Not yet it ain’t. But here’s to hoping one day.

        I can’t even imagine how this must mark a child. They were doing such a beautiful and simple thing.

        Hey, All’s I did was put it in for ya 😉

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        • Zellensky understands what he’s asking, which is why he gave Biden alternatives. This is an example to be taken for future reference. Despots will push us, no matter the risk, when they have their eyes on the prize and nothing else.

          The Chicago River isn’t for swimming, it’s for floating.

          It was very well done and I love the dark, so no complaints with that from me. But three hours was longer than it had to be, by an hour.

          I remember a time when it was referred to as disposable income. But that was back when more people had it.

          It deters spending, which the hope is, gives supply time to catch up. But like I said, the supply chain issue is a problem they’re hoping doesn’t bite us.

          One day.

          The simplest things are the things that move the world. We want big and complicated, and I’m not sure we’ll ever learn.

          A song that worked, to my way of thinking, so it was a huge favor. MUAH!

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          • True enough – Now that we’ve watched the 4th season finale of The Last Kingdom, I am going to put Zelensky on par with Sigtryggr (had to look up the spelling) as being calm in the face of chaos, knowing there are other ways to win.

            That’s for damn sure.

            I hear ya. I’ll let you know how I feel whenever I end up seeing it.

            What’s that? Disposable income? Oh, you mean that money we pretend to have, which we spend, then pay interest on?

            The supply issue hits every market. Deter spending? Peeps be funny, don’t you think?

            I believe this to be true. I don’t know when “we” (on par with “they”) will learn to appreciate simple vs complicated.

            MWAH! Any time I can help, I will!

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          • Hey! That’s a great one!

            Don’t see Halloween Kills, seriously. Not even by accident.

            Yes, that!

            Peeps be funny and strange and . . . okay I’ll stop.

            Simple is good but it will never be the popular drug of choice.


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  2. I have to agree with Dale on everything she said. Loved the Birthday, the kid,and your horse joke. This was a terrific run down. Yeah, we all have to wring our hands while bully Putin kicks the shit out of civilians in Ukraine. You have to wonder if the world will be able to hold its head up once Putin is finished destroying Ukraine. I’ll give you 5 to one after he’s done there he’ll continue on to somewhere else. We’ll just have to see. Have a great weekend, Marc.

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    • That story about the birthday party for little Arina really touched me. People do good things in the worst of times, and that’s what he hold to.

      The kid is a natural actor. Howard is on line one.

      The horse? It’s kind of a joke, kind of . . .

      Putin is going to draw this out now from what I’m reading. He will get what he wants in the end, whether we like it or not. And I do not doubt you for a minute. This guy wants it all.

      Be well John.

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  3. When I heard #12 was coming back for a 2.0 I reacted like the preschooler. Dramatic petulance since that seems to be the way of how us ‘Muricans act when things don’t go our way. Seriously…do we really have to watch that smug publicity crybaby again this autumn? Ugh and argh.

    Happy birthday, dear Arina. We pray your day had been a bright spot during these unspeakable times and you and your family are able to return to your home soon.

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    • Buahahahahaha! That is how most peeps outside of New England and Tampa probably felt when they heard the news.

      Arina, the beautiful child. How great is that story, and how timely and how perfect? It was needed, in the middle of all this horror. Angels, these people are that.

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  4. The world is falling apart at the seams. We have the Ukraine, we have a pandemic that is still reaching out and people have decided to ignore it, we have people that are displaced and we have……sigh. I will admit when Tom Brady said he was retiring, I wondered if it was for real. Too many of these athletes seem to be doing this. I wonder if it is a thing? That story about Arina has touched the world and shows that we do have a heart. As for the little boy with the Monday blues… Precious! These two children encapsulate what it means to be human. And that makes me smile.

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  5. My fear is that if Putin is allowed to conquer the Ukraine, he won’t stop there. I think he’ll want all of the countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union. One way or another, there is a terrible price to pay for his aggression, for all of us.

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    • I agree, we really have no idea. And Biden is in a no win situation, because if we honor Zellensky’s request we are drawn in, and then worst case scenarios somehow get worse.

      It’s a scary world.

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  6. Tom Brady. Why am I not surprised? I only hope that he sticks around long enough to have an absolute shitshow of a final season. He has “unfinished business”? Seriously, what is unfinished about his career. Sheesh.

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    • There is no unfinished business. But what happened is he went home to the wife and kids and then he realized he wasn’t the GOAT there. He’s just Dad.

      One of these years, he’s going to act his age, right?

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  7. Two things…love Grandma on the horse in her Sunday best. A fine image to savor.

    The other is Biden trying feverishly to keep us out of WWIII. Been reading a lot about the Second World War, FDR, sparring with Stalin, Hitler and Churchill doing the same dance of keeping us out of their snarl. If those fun loving Japs, and if that’s politically incorrect consider the theme, didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor, then we may have stayed out of it and England might have sank into the sea. What’s disturbing to me about Putin in his Adolph Hitler way of doing things is…what will he want next? See, I’m not buying it’s only what he feels rightfully belongs to Russia. History is repeating itself. I can’t speak for you, but I’m expecting Act 3 and it’s fucking terrifying.

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    • I see her smoking a Cohiba and dialing up her riding beau on her smart phone.

      This is why the office of the President will age a man of conscience by decades. And I think Putin is going to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, and no, it may not stop here. But let’s face it, we have become victims of our own reckless ambition. That nuclear race we “won” back in the day? The bill came due. And now we step lightly because there is no door number three.

      Oh, and Graham has to shut the hell up. Do we hope Putin might end up sleeping with the fishes? Yes. But our elected representatives can’t be dishing up that kind of rhetoric.

      The world is spinning too fast.

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    • Putin’s apparent fear of NATO expansion, though especially the deployment of additional U.S. anti-nuclear-missile defense systems, further into eastern Europe is typically perceived by the West as unmerited paranoia. Surely he must realize that the West, including NATO, won’t initiate a nuclear-weapons exchange.

      Then, again, how can he — or we, for that matter — know for sure, particularly with the U.S.? … For example, while Ronald Reagan postulated that “Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong,” who can know what may have historically come to fruition had the U.S. remained the sole possessor of atomic weaponry. There’s a presumptive, and perhaps even arrogant, concept of American governance as somehow, unless physically provoked, being morally/ethically above using nuclear weapons internationally.

      After President Harry S. Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur as commander of the forces warring with North Korea — for the latter’s remarks about using many atomic bombs to promptly end the war — Americans’ approval-rating of the president dropped to 23 percent. It was still a record-breaking low, even lower than the worst approval-rating points of the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson.

      Had it not been for the formidable international pressure on Truman (and perhaps his personal morality) to relieve MacArthur as commander, could/would Truman eventually have succumbed to domestic political pressure to allow MacArthur’s command to continue?

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      • Our mostly imperfect union is made possible thanks to symbolism and tenets whose sustainability is entirely dependent on the people’s belief in them.

        We will applaud the most outrageous atrocities if we feel as if someone is pissing on our welcome mat. After 9/11, many Americans (I was one of them), screamed for blood. Bomb the middle east, turn it into a parking lot. They say, I said.

        Of course, time can learn you some things. But it doesn’t always work that way, and so now we stand at a precarious juncture, butting heads against the former grizzly bear from the sidelines while NATO does what it always does in such conflicts. It plays prevent defense and hopes against hope that the bad guys stand down, eventually.

        Putin’s vision ain’t changing. And Biden, NATO, Trump, the ghost of Reagan . . none of them are going to calm his rage over the fact that he feels as if his country got a raw deal decades ago.

        So now the conversation has changed. Fear of nuclear retaliation has given way to opining on how we might need to use some of that nuclear arsenal, in small doses, if the shit really does hit the fan.

        It’s enough to make MacArthur crap in his dead pants.

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        • The following is a letter I sent to many news-publication editors on May 22, 2014. I’m going to revise/update it, if I find the spare time (as doing so takes me quite a while):

          “”Unlike Ronald Reagan’s 1980s Strategic defence initiative, a.k.a. Star Wars, the anti-missile defence shield, into which Canada currently seems to be placing some serious stock, is quite realistic and very technologically sound; indeed, it was proved to be on solid ground 22 years ago — although it should’ve already been developed and thoroughly tested (by the mid-1990s, in my opinion). One need only note the success of the Patriot batteries stationed around Israel during Desert Storm.

          If I recall correctly, the Patriot missiles had been barely developed with no practical testing, thus they had to be field tested during actual warfare. Only one scud made it through the defence shield intact and another after being severely damaged, though both did not result in death, injury nor even notable damage. Had the system been shy of competent, let alone a failure, there’s no reason to believe that the nuclear-armed nation of Israel was bluffing when it promised to retaliate against Iraq if the Patriots failed to deliver and Israeli casualties were incurred.

          Unfortunately, whatever small degree to which the U.S. has thus far developed its shield technology in actual hardware would only serve to intercept ballistic missiles targeting nations that are U.S. friendly or their protection is in U.S. interests. That kind of act could motivate some nations – most worrisome being rogue nations such as the bizarre-behaviour North Korea via their Great Leader – to find other means to compensate for their new great disadvantage. For example, they could expand their nuclear arsenal while collaborating with their own friendly nations (however few) to achieve the means to overwhelm the biased anti-missile shield.

          A good means of avoiding such dreary anti-productive measures-thus-counter-measures would be to ensure all interested ‘sides’ that the anti-missile defence shield would be independently programmed to intercept all airborne projectiles regardless of their origin. The system would monitor the planet’s air space and launch anti-missile defensive measures, equipped with latest computer-systems-hacking fail-safe technology.

          The naysayers of such a universal defence shield should suggest other plausible ways through which to avoid nuclear-exchange devastation anywhere, let alone everywhere. As for those who say such a shield would be too expensive — just how much is Earth and humanity worth?””

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        • Not a historian. Mostly a long-time consumer of news, and its analysis (pretty much since the late 1980s). But I fear I get some things wrong more often than I’d like to think, which is why I’m always open to correction.

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          • You did well, and appreciated your amendment to what I wrote. History floats my boat. Have you ever read The Murrow Boys by Lynn Olson and Stanley Cloud? It rocks as do you. Amy pal of Imma’s is a pal of mine.

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  8. “It became the kind of moment that possesses a language all its own, one known to the dreamers and lovers and fools of a world who still believe in the best of humankind, after all of this.”

    It increasingly appears that what humanity may need to suffer in order to survive the long term from ourselves is an even greater nemesis (a figurative multi-tentacled extraterrestrial, perhaps?) than our own politics and perceptions of differences — especially those involving skin-color and creed — against which we could all unite, attack and defeat.

    During this needed human allegiance, we’d be forced to work closely side-by-side together and witness just how humanly similar we are to each other. (Then again, I’ve been informed that one or more human parties would actually probably attempt to forge an allegiance with the ETs to better their own chances for survival, thus indicating that our wanting human condition may be even worse than I had originally thought.)

    Still, maybe some five or more decades later when all traces of the nightmarish ET invasion are gone, we will inevitably revert to those same politics to which we humans seem so collectively hopelessly prone — including those of scale: the intercontinental, international, national, provincial or state, regional and municipal.

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    • This is the saddest truth of saddest truths right here.

      Yanno, I DO believe that people, most people, are inherently good. However . . . . most, the overwhelming majority of the world in fact, while good, is also selfish.

      This selfishness ain’t a bad thing. It’s a defense mechanism really: Take care of you and yours. And in the event of an actual emergency, when it’s every man (woman and child) for themselves?

      Whatever it takes.

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      • Yes, but I consider it quite unfortunate, nonetheless.

        Due to the Only If It’s In My Own Back Yard mindset, the prevailing collective attitude, however implicit or subconscious, basically follows: ‘Why should I care — my kids are alright?’ or ‘What is in it for me, the taxpayer, if I support programs for other people’s troubled families?’ The self-serving OIIIMOBY can debilitate social progress, even when social progress is most needed. …

        In the movie K-PAX, the visiting-ET Prot says to the clinical psychiatrist interviewing him: “On K-PAX, everyone’s children’s wellbeing matters to everyone, as everyone takes part in rearing everyone else’s offspring.” I’ve always found this concept appealing, for, unlike with humans, every K-PAX-ian child’s good health is in everyone’s best interest.

        At the risk of being deemed Godless thus evil (or, far worse, a socialist), I strongly feel that the wellbeing of all children — and not just what other parents’ children might/will cost us as future criminals or costly cases of government care, etcetera — needs to be of great importance to us all, regardless of whether we’re doing a great job with our own developing children.

        But I’m not holding my breath, as I’ve found that most people are pessimistic and/or hostile towards such concepts. To many people, they sound too much like communism thus, by extension, the end of the world if ever implemented. … Then again, I’ve heard it stated by a human that “It takes a village to raise a child after all!”

        “The way a society functions is a reflection of the childrearing practices of that society. Today we reap what we have sown. Despite the well-documented critical nature of early life experiences, we dedicate few resources to this time of life. We do not educate our children about child development, parenting, or the impact of neglect and trauma on children.” —Dr. Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D. & Dr. John Marcellus

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  9. Heavy post!
    So, Zelensky addressed the Canadian parliament, too.
    He’s a political Rock Star, touring the free western governments of the world.
    He keeps his country’s cause alive. I want us to do something… you know the cavalry to the rescue…Rin Tin Tin rushes in. I am heart broken and sick to my stomach.
    Tom Brady and the whole deal…. meh. What’s he doing for Ukraine? What is the sports world doing? I’ve heard some squawks, but is there a big voice?

    LOL…. the Monday morning kid.

    Odd, seems my body is refusing to accept the time change. I’m back on musician’s hours. Between musician hours and film hours, I’m confused.

    The birthday party brought me to tears. Happy Birthday, Arina! Maybe one day you’ll know how much your bd meant to many of us.

    Adore Pink!

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    • I think we, and by we I mean this country, has to remain at arm’s length. For several reasons, really. One being, the US rarely does someone a solid without expecting lots in return. And this is not the time, nor the conflict to be going all quid pro quo. And for another reason being, now there are actually discussions going on about how much would be too much in regards to nuclear strikes. Yeah, we have the suits debating whether nukes in small doses might stem the tide. What, in, the, blessed fuck.

      Tom Brady and the sports world are doing for themselves. But hey, they might come up with some cool t-shirts.

      Monday morning kid is my peeps, LOL.

      You are one of the most fascinating characters, Resa. And the best part? You’re so real!

      Amen to that! I loved that impromptu birthday party. And you’re right, it meant everything to us.

      Go Pink!


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      • This war thing is very scary.
        Maybe I should have fun and run up my credit cards, before it’s too late!

        T-shirts? Just what the world needs, more t-shirts!

        My body still won’t accept the time change. I think I’m just ignore the time change until the fall.

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  10. enjoyed your rundown and the Arina little treat brought a smile (and still just so sad all of this displacement and violence)

    the closing song made me appreciate PINK for her athletic side and vocals – and even though I do not really care for her stuff (not sure why) the closing song was really good and a nice ending (as you really do pick such good post closing songs…)

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  11. First off I don’t know what to tell you about Ukraine that hasn’t already been said, especially about leaders stepping up and being real leaders and Biden trying to stop WW III from starting because of a dumbass power hungry prick. It just sucks for so many people all around. But your highlight was for sure that birthday party, I mean C’MON! And then that kid in Monday? Most times I’m like dude. Cut it out kid with tantrums but this kid had me rolling as he hunched over first and then was like peace out, I do t have it in me to get on the bus. HA! Everyone feels ya kid 🙂 and Brady? Ha! I knewwwwww it I was like he’s not young out on a low watch this fool come back and sure enough he did and some other fool ended up with a 2021 overpriced football caught that made it to the end zone 🙂 thanks for the good vibes hermano. Sending you sunshine and waves 🙂

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    • I’m not the biggest Biden fan, but my thing is, what in the hell more can we really do? I mean, without it being deemed as provocative? The Putin problem didn’t happen this year, or two years ago. It has been happening for decades, leading up to now.

      The Ukraine people have a spirit that should inspire the world to demand more of its own leaders.

      Arina is such a sweet little lady and that song . . . cutting through the dark winter night with so much hope. Wow.

      Monday Morning Kid is the kind of meme I dig. To the point and all about truth!

      Did you hear about how Brady wanted to come to Miami? Yeah, but of course we didn’t have our shit straight so he chose Tampa.

      I once blew a grand in like five minutes on a game of high stakes baseball card poker. Me and a baseball card dealer went pack for pack on the Topps 1974 edition at 100 bucks a pop, trying to get the Robin Yount rookie card. It was the dumbest fucking thing but fun as hell at the same time. But seriously, blowing half a million on a ball? Hell, I’d give half of that to charities and vacation on the other half instead LOL

      I appreciate you Cali.

      Sunshine and waves

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      • I had no idea he wanted to go to Miami. Dude I would have been hearing the break down from you fo sho! Ha! High stakes baseball Topps cards! I memmmber baseball cards but I don’t think any kid today even knows what they are, other than a select few. And I’m cracking up that you played high roller on that for the Yount card 🙂 That was so funny! I mean I’m picturing it in my head full on Sandlot mode. Was your ball cap flipped backwards? 🙂

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        • Hill wanted to get paid first and foremost, after that Davanta Adams deal with the Raiders. But then add to it he has a home in Miami and McDaniels is an offensive coach and yeah, it became a slam dunk for him.

          It’s why I don’t gamble. I’m a very compulsive personality and so when I achieve that “high”, my decision making skills leave tons to be desired.

          I DID have a ball cap flipped backwards!


  12. Nice one, mate. Batman filmed in Glasgow, which has one of the oldest and largest Irish communities anywhere but doesn’t officially celebrate St Paddy’s Day. But that’s a whole other story… Anyway, thank you for all of this, but especially wee Arina’s birthday video. These thing bring out the best in you. Thanks, man

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