“The Secret Of ALL Victory…”

“…Lies In The Organization Of The Non-Obvious.

MARCUS AURELIUS

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AUTHOR

PHILOSOPHER

ROMAN EMPEROR

“Genius Is Sorrow’s Child.” –JOHN ADAMS

JOHN ADAMS

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OUR 2ND PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

FOUNDING FATHER

STATESMAN

DIPLOMAT

REVOLUTIONARY

AMERICAN

Random Movie Mention: “GAME 6” (2005)

Y’all Know I’m Always Game For A Good Baseball Movie.

GAME 6

…Starring…

MICHAEL KEATON

GRIFFIN DUNNE

…And…

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

…However…

…Is A Bit Different From What I’m Used To.

And That’s Not Necessarily A Bad Thing.

I Do So Enjoy It When Someone Shakes-Up The Mold Of What One Might Be Expecting…

…Delivering Something Quirky…

…Something Off-Beat…

…Something Pretty Damned Original.

MICHAEL KEATON

…Is A Playwright.

His Latest Show Is Just Opening On BROADWAY…

…And It Just So Happens To Be Opening The Week Of The 1986 WORLD SERIES!

The 1986 WORLD SERIES Was A Hard-Fought Battle Between…

The NEW YORK METS

…And…

The BOSTON RED SOX

…And The Events of This Film Take Place The Day/Night Of…

…Yep…

GAME 6

…Which Was Theย Pivotal Game Of The Entire Series!

KEATON‘s Character “NICKY ROGAN” Is A Die-Hard Fan Of The RED SOX

…And He’s Obsessing A Bit.

The RED SOX Appear To Be On The Brink Of Finally Winning The WORLD SERIES For The First Time Since 1918…

…But “NICKY” Can’t Help But Feel Something Horrid Is Going To Happen…

…Both To His RED SOX And His New Play.

He Expects His SOX To Lose.

He Expects His Play To Be Lampooned And Fail.

He’s Just Not A Positive Thinker, To Say The Least.

We Already Know The SOX Would Go On To Lose GAME 6 Of The WORLD SERIES…

(and eventually the 7TH Game, also)

…But What’s Going To Happen With His Play???

I Suppose You’re Just Going To Have To Watch The Flick To Find Out!!!

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While…

GAME 6

…Is Not My Favorite Baseball-Themed Flick…

…It Really Was A Joy To Kick-It-Back And Watch It.

As I Said Before…

…It’s Quirky…

…It’s Off-Beat…

…And It’s Pretty Damned Original.

For Fans Of Flicks That Try To Turn A Classic Subject/Theme Into Something NEW…

…I Can Easily Recommend This Little Number.

Having Always Been A Major League Fan Of…

MICHAEL KEATON

(still my favorite BATMAN ever)

…I Went Into This Flick Not Knowing What To Think/Expect, But I Was Hopeful.

Once It Was Over…

…I Gave It A Day…

…Then I Watched It Again.

The Repeat Viewing Only Confirmed To Me What I’d Originally Thought.

I LIKED IT…

…And…

…I’D WATCH IT AGAIN!!!

.Period.

What More Could I Ask For, Ya Know?!?

The Flick Did What It Was Supposed To Do.

That’s Good Enough For ME.

Is That Good Enough For YOU, Also?!?

I Should Hope So!!!

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11 Tunes For The Morning Stroll: A Collection Of Fave-Faves!

So…

…It Was Already Freakin’ HOT Outside!

So I Decided To Beat The Heat With Some Cool Cool Classic Jams!!!

Needless To Say…

…By The End Of My Little Jaunt About Town…

…I Was Sweatin’ Like Crazy!

BUT…

…That’s Part Of The Whole “Exercise Experience” As I’m Sure You’re Already Aware.

If You Ain’t Sweatin’…

…You Ain’t Doin’ It Right!!!

Sooo…

…Here Are 11 Of My Favorite Jams From This Morning’s Walk-About!!!

Are We All Ready For This?!?

GREAT!!!

MEEE TOOO!!!

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(#11)

LA BAMBA

The LOS LOBOS Version

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#10)

HAND IN MY POCKET

by ALANIS MORISSETTE

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#9)

CHARMLESS MAN

by BLUR

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#8)

SOUL TO SQUEEZE

by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#7)

MY NAME IS MUD

by PRIMUS

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#6)

DON’T ASK ME WHY

by BILLY JOEL

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#5)

WALK OF LIFE

by DIRE STRAITS

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#4)

GIRLS & BOYS

by BLUR

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#3)

WHO CAN IT BE NOW?

by MEN AT WORK

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#2)

TWO PRINCES

by SPIN DOCTORS

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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(#1)

STAND

by R.E.M.

!!!! !!!! !!!!

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Yeah…

…So…

…As You Can Gather…

…My Walk This Morning Was EXCEPTIONAL!!!

It Felt Great To Get Out-&-About And Bebop Around Town, Fo SHO!!!

The Music Was So Good I Did My Usual 45min. Stroll In About 30min.

I Was Hoofing It!!!

I Did Make A Couple Goofs Along The Way, Though…

…Stepping Off The Curb And Not Having My Right Foot Planted Quite Right.

So I Did Yelp Aloud In Pain Because Of This Damned Broken Toe.

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But That Was Really The Only Major Issue.

After Doing It A Second Time, However, I Decided To Call It A Walk And I Cruised On Back Home.

And Now…

…Here I Am…

…Bloggin’ About It With Y’all.

Friday Rolls Onward, My Peeps.

Let’s Hope It’s A Good One.

Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “THE BENDS” by RADIOHEAD (1995)

Where Do We Go From Here?…

…The Words Are Coming Out All Weird…

…Where Are You Now, When I Need You?…

… … …

…Alone On An Airplane…

…Falling Asleep Against The Window Pane…

…My Blood Will Thicken…

… … …

…I Need To Wash Myself Again…

…To Hide All The Dirt And Pain…

…’Cause I’d Be Scared…

…That There’s Nothing Underneath…

… … …

…But Who Are My Real Friends?…

…Have They All Got THE BENDS?…

…Am I Really Sinking This Low? …

… … …

… … …

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During My Wednesday Walk-About…

…My MP3PLAYER Was (as it almost always is) Set To Shuffle The Stream Of Tunage It Was Spouting Forth Upon Me.

I Listened To Many MANY Great Jams…

…But This Song…

THE BENDS

…By The Band…

RADIOHEAD

…Went And Got Itself Stuck Within My Mind.

I’ve Been Humming It AND Singing It To Myself Ever Since.

It’s A Song I’ve Known Since My High School Days…

…And It’s Been Stuck In There Many Times Before.

However…

…Today I Decided To Do Something About It.

I Figured MAYBE If I Got It Down In Words And Onto The Ole Blog It Would Release Its Current Grip On Me.

So Far?

Nope.

It’s Still There.

I’m Still Humming And Singing Along.

It’s A Classic Little Number.

It’s Also A Mainly Forgotten Little Number.

Folks Can Remember The Album Was Called…

THE BENDS

…But They Generally DON’T Remember It Was Also A Song On Said Album.

It’s Always Been A Personal Favorite Of Mine, Though.

I Enjoy My Music To Be Thought Provoking…

…And This One Sincerely Is.

I’m Sure Everyone Has Been There Before…

…When You’re Unsure If You Have Any Friends At All.

I Know I Have A Handful Of True Friends…

…And I Wouldn’t Take Anything For Them…

…I Just Never Get To Actually SEE Any Of Them.

BUT…

…I Do Take Solace In Knowing They’re Still There…

…Regardless Of Quality Face-To-Face Time.

When I Awoke This Morning…

…I Had Received A Message From One Of My Longest-Tenured Friends…

…And It Truly Made Said Morning.

It Was A Thank You Message That Was…

…Honestly…

…Totally Unexpected.

A Simple Message That Reminded Me There Are Still Some Peeps In The World Whom DO Consider Me A Close Friend.

Needless To Say…

…It Made Me Feel Really Good.

I Was Very Happy To Have Received It…

…And I Felt It Totally Fit With What I Was Wanting To Do With This Song.

Friends Are…

…Honestly…

…Sincerely…

…Truly PRICELESS.

I May Not See My Friends As I Once Did…

…But The Simple Fact Of Knowing They’re Still There…

…Still Part Of My Little World…

…Truly Makes All The Difference.

Some Folks Aren’t As Lucky.

The Friends I Still Have…

…For The Most Part…

…Stem DIRECTLY From My Childhood.

Those Whom Have Known Me Longest…

…Whom Have Accepted ME ME…

…Through Think And Thin…

…Good Times And Bad…

…Remain Very VERY Special To Me.

I Love My Friends.

And I Wouldn’t Take Anything For Them…

…Regardless Of Anything Else.

You’ve Heard Me Say Before That I’m NOT An Easy Person To Be Around Sometimes…

…And I’m Sure My Friends Can Easily Attest To That.

And Yet…

…They Remain.

I Honestly Don’t Know Why They Do So, Sometimes.

I Never Felt I Brought Anything Tangible To The Table.

I’ve Always Felt I’ve Caused More Issues Than I’ve Solved,ย That’s For Damn Sure.

And Yet…

…They Remain.

To ME…

…That’s The Mark Of A True Friend.

They’re There For You…

…Regardless Of How Great OR How Shitty You Are.

As I Stated Before…

…Some Folks Aren’t As Lucky.

I’m A Very Unlucky Person In Most Aspects Of Life…

…But I’m EXCEPTIONALLY Lucky To Have The Few Friends I Do Have…

…Because I Know They’ll Always Be There For Me.

And I’ll Always Be There For Them.

Through Think And Thin.

Through Good Times And Bad.

They’ll Still Be There.

And So Will I.

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T’Is FRIDAY, My Peeps.

I Sincerely Hope It Treats Y’all Well.

Let’s Just Get Through This One And On Into The Weekend.

It’s Time For This Lad To Take A Nice Walk Before It Gets Too Damned Hot Out There.

BE GOOD, KIDDIES!!!

Or…

…At The Least…

…TRY.

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“A Firm Union…”

…Will Be Of The Utmost Moment To The Peace AND Liberty Of The States, As A Barrier Against Domestic Faction AND Insurrection.

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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SOLDIER

LAWYER

PHILOSOPHER

FOUNDING FATHER

Our 1ST UNITED STATES SECRETARY Of The TREASURY