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The Top 5 Bands that need a “Bio-Pic” and a Red Pill Talent review of “Straight Outta Compton”

Having been in the generation that grew up with NWA and the early days of rap, it was an absolute no-brainer for me to go see “Straight Outta Compton” as soon as I could possibly could (read – when kids were otherwise occupied). NWA was a real game changer for rap, and has spawned two…

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“Dirty Laundry” – my issues with the Times piece on working at Amazon

Dirty little secrets Dirty little lies We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie We love to cut you down to size We love dirty laundry “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley   The wolves are circling around Amazon these days. Former and current employees, bloggers, columnists and your mailman’s next door neighbor are jumping…

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The Top 10 Sports Movies of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

Recently I was hanging with some friends and we were discussing some of my prior Friday blog Top 10 lists. One of my buddies brought up the topic of the Top 10 sports movies of all time, and a great discussion followed. Turns out, there are A LOT more great sports related movies out there…

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The Top 10 Greatest Actors of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

This week’s Friday “non-business” blog is my take on the Top 10 Actors of All Time. I was chilling with some friends recently and this debate came up. The conversation got really heated – with some of the group saying that we were ignoring prior generations of actors, or relying too much on critic perceptions…

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Why we are still behaving like the “want ads” – but worse. #wecandobetter

I am old enough to remember the “want ads”. For those of you younger chaps out there who are unfamiliar with this, let me explain. There was once this thing called a “newspaper”. This was a bunch of papers, folded together, that had the news of the day printed on them. You could get these…

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The Top 20 Most Underrated Bands of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

As any reader of this blog knows, for #thereisnospoonfriday I love to do Top 10 or Top 20 lists of All Time for various different subjects. For this week, I am going to do another list – but this one isn’t about the “best” but rather the most underrated. As I was writing some of…

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Comic Con time!

As most of you know by now if you have read anything I have posted, I am a massively unabashed dork. If something has anything to do with my favorite movies, TV shows or toys from my youth I am in 100%. My wife still gets puzzled when I bring home new things (see toys,…

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Top 5 Beers of All Time – #thereisnospoonfriday

This week’s #thereisnospoonfriday is thirsty. Thirsty for a great beer. I am not much of a wine guy, but definitely can enjoy a good glass (or several) every now and then. I am definitely not a hard alcohol type either – too many tough nights in college with Tequila or Vodka has kept me away…

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What to do when you immediately recognize your new job is a bad fit

Growing up, I was a big cereal kid – and I LOVED me some Cocoa Pebbles. Sweet, delicious (definitely not nutritious) and the chocolate milk action as you ate it was the topper. I would eat that stuff morning, noon and night if my parents would have let me. But yet, as much as I…

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“That’s my jam!” My top 20 songs of all time – #thereisnospoonfriday

This week’s #thereisnospoonfriday is a very personal one. While my prior lists were takes on subjects many people could at least somewhat agree on, this list is 100% according to me and my musical tastes. I am sure lots of readers will look at this and think I just drank a fifth of Jack Daniels…

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