VERSUS: Episode 6: Division V: Rock Album Deathmatch: Moving On to THAT Conference

Previously, on VERSUS . . . The eight albums of Division IV—featuring works from Guns N’ Roses, Audioslave, Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe, Sammy Hagar, Def Leppard, Sheryl Crow, and Alanis Morissette—battled it out, head-to-head, with Black Sabbath’s Paranoid winning the division. In this episode, another eight albums enter the fray. This time, the competitors are […]

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10-List: Another Serving of Quotidian Quotes (Firewater’s Everyday Wisdom)

I know, some of this isn’t necessarily “wisdom” in the classic sense of the word. Some are just observations or wisecracks. Personally, wisdom is as scarce around my house these days as paper products during a pandemic. It’s estimated that 40,000 people a year die in US traffic fatalities. Here’s a stray thought you probably […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.11 “Masked Ball” (Original airdate Saturday, December 15, 1990) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Masked Ball.” On this day in history, Rachel Brosnahan, who is Midge Maisel in the terrific Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is born in Milwaukee, […]

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