Let’s get this over with at the very top. Okay? Cornetto is a frozen dessert treat. In Italian, cornetto means “little horn.” Cornetto is an Italian brand of frozen dessert sold in an ice cream cone (hence, “little horn”). The brand is currently owned by parent company Unilever, a name you’ve seen on everything from […]
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Not long ago I created a new category on my WordPress account and included a lot of my old posts in it. The category is, of course, A Grim Dystopian Future. Full disclosure: I included the article “A” so that the category would land near the top of my list, just under the category 10 […]
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Yes, it says “Season 1” next to the series title above, but Netflix has already cancelled Cowboy Bebop. Call it Season One and Only. I’m not sure what I expected from this series. Netflix kept recommending it to me because apparently the only panem et circenses I require, as a member of the unwashed masses, […]
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Back in the 1970s, I discovered the early novels of Stephen King, beginning with his 1978 masterpiece The Stand, which is still my favorite King story. A couple of epigraphs in that novel introduced me to musical artists who were not yet familiar to me. First was Bob Dylan, whose “Shelter from the Storm” was […]
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Here’s how I started watching this one. Netflix uses an algorithm that learns the viewer’s taste in television shows and movies, based on previous selections and ratings, then begins to make recommendations for entertainment choices based upon this history. When I was a business college student way back in the Pleistocene Epoch, targeted advertisements based […]
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I listen to all kinds of music. Jazz, country, blues, rap, surf rock, New Wave, punk . . . you name it. However, as you can tell by reading my Looking Forward quadmonthly reports, the music I return to time and again is hard rock and heavy metal. This was the music I was listening […]
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The last time I wrote about earning a platinum video game trophy was in December of 2019. That was for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Great game, and Platinum Trophy #5 for me. I’m going to play it again someday because I only skimmed the surface of all of the game’s content. I recommend the game to […]
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Season 5 of The Expanse series on Amazon Prime was based upon this novel. Until now, I’ve always thought that watching the streaming series prior to reading the book it was based upon actually enhanced my reading experience. It fed me visual images that helped bring the printed words to life for me, giving me […]
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Maybe I have a flair for the dramatic. I’ve never thought of myself that way, but it could be true. I walked away from AMC’s The Walking Dead at the conclusion of Season 8. Not for one major reason, but for a legion of little ones. Some people would have been within their rights to […]
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As soon as I watched the first episode of this series, “What If . . . Captain Carter Were the First Avenger?” I knew that I was going to like it. Although the movie Iron Man was the official kickoff of the MCU, it was the first Captain America movie that really set the tone […]
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