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    Enough gold to make everyone on Earth a billionaire

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16_Psyche It's over 120 miles in diameter, it's not being "yanked" anywhere any time soon. There is a planned NASA mission that is scheduled to launch in 2022 and have an orbiting satellite or "spacecraft" arrive at the asteroid in 2026.
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    Five under-the-radar OL recruits for 2018

    Here's an update almost 2 years after the initial post. D'Wayne Anthony signed with Abilene Christian and was listed on their 2018 roster at 6'4" and 330 pounds. I believe he redshirted as a freshman last fall. Hunter Dooley never signed anywhere as far as I can tell. Don't know what happened...
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    What are you listening to?

    The National playing "Oblivions" on The Tonight Show earlier this week was pretty amazing. I haven't seen every TV performance they've done but this is their best one I've seen, with the possible exception of their 2010 appearance on Jimmy Fallon's former "Late Night" show where they played...
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    What are you listening to?

    Just got The National's new I Am Easy To Find album and have listened through it once. It has some good tunes and several guest vocal appearances, so much so that at times it felt like lead singer Matt Berninger was a guest vocalist on his own band's album. Going to have to listen through it a...
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    John Wick 3

    Saw it on Saturday morning. That fight with all the knives was something else! Halle Berry was pretty good in the long Casablanca gun fight sequence, and she obviously put a lot of work into her fights. I feel like the Chef's two main pupils should have killed Wick easily. They were beating him...
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    John Wick 3

    Not yet. I'm hoping I'll get to some time next week. I didn't see either of the first two in a theater, it was either HBO or Redbox, so hoping I can catch the new one with an actual audience that's into it.
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    Tim Conway has died

    This is the Conway/Korman sketch I heard referenced most often after Conway died. I'm surprised I'd never seen it before.
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    GoT Final Season

    In another "high on dialogue, light on action" episode, Bronn shows up and we all realize how much this season has missed his presence. For all his hedging his bets on which side will offer him a better castle and on doing the math to figure out which army has a better shot at winning the war, I...
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    GoT Final Season

    I kept waiting for Cersei to just order her archers and scorpion/ballista teams on the wall to unleash hell on Dany and her little band and be done with them. I mean after everything Cersei had done up to that point, was there any reason those characters had to not think she would do just that...
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    GoT Final Season

    Benioff can be very detailed when he wants to be. Some years before Game of Thrones first aired I read his 2008 book City of Thieves and thought it was richly detailed in its harrowing portrayal of the deprivations and bleakness of western Russia during World War II. If he wanted to write the...
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    Best Albums of the 90s

    Nike made good use of it in that Michael Mann-directed ad with Shawn Merriman and Steven Jackson a decade or so ago.
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    Best Albums of the 90s

    I love John Williams but out of his 1990s output the only two soundtracks I ever bought were The Phantom Menace and Saving Private Ryan. Hook had some very memorable music but I never bought that one, or those for 1990s classics Jurassic Park or Schindler's List. I believe the first music CD I...
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    Best Albums of the 90s

    I was 17 when the 90s ended and for the first half of the decade I wasn't very familiar with mainstream pop/rock tunes of the day, let alone the most acclaimed albums, but there are a number from that decade that I came to know and appreciate later. Radiohead - OK Computer Hootie and the...
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    Avengers: Endgame (SPOILER THREAD!!!!)

    I loved about 99% of it. I was fine with the time travel while it stayed within the rules the movie set for itself, and thought Steve Rogers starting his own alternate timeline and going back to the 40s to spend a life with Peggy Carter would have been great had he just not re-appeared...
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    2019 ACL Lineup

    I feel so far removed from popular music of the current moment. A decade ago I probably would have recognized at least the names of close to half the acts on the bill and been a fan of a maybe a dozen of them. There are only 18 names in this year's lineup that I've even heard of, and that's...