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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 11/13/16

3 Up 

1. Election Process - I've already said my piece on the election (See here). However, the democratic process on display this past Tuesday should be applauded, especially those in this country who let their voices known that they wanted change within our government. However, you feel, this was done, and this is a silent majority we did not expect. 

2. Van Jones - I've always been a fan of Van Jones as I like his neutral stance regarding the top two political parties, and his constant empathy and feel for those within everyday communities. His response on CNN to a select few arrogant Trump voters on election night, as well as other poignant remarks were welcoming amid an annoying CNN panel on election night. 

3. Conor McGregor - Two championships in two different weight classes? Never been done before? Only McGregor does it. And he did it in the first UFC fight at Madison Square Garden - his style. 


3 Down

1. Election Reaction (Some) - The racist actions and remarks following election day are downright scary and utterly ridiculous. This spans on both sides from empowered white individuals spewing and lambasting their oppressive ways to the videos of black teens beating a white man who they presumed to be a Trump voter. Again, as stated in my election reaction post, this divide is going to take some serious healing. 

2. Nick Sabin - I already have little respect for college football coaches at powerhouse schools who make ridiculous amounts of money. Sabin now takes the cake. Claiming he was "too busy" to know it was election day was the dumbest thing all year. And yes, he's up for the DP Idiot of the year Award. Way to teach your student-athletes about the democratic process. Because football is the most important thing...Ugh. 

3. "Exaggerated Fears" - The final down goes to the people who are claiming that the fears of some within this country are exaggerated with the reality of President-elect Trump. As always, only those who have or enjoy privilege are making these claims. It's sad to see, but it's the reality of this country. 


1 Idiotic

1. Non-Voters - Gotta love the "I didn't vote because my vote didn't matter" people who are now complaining. Sorry, you missed your chance to have that right to complain. Don't skip the process, then look to want change. 

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 11/12/17

3 Up
1. Aly Raisman - Following the bravery of Mckayla Maroney and others in the #MeToo campaign, Raisman has stepped forward as the charges pile up for sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar. By the way, shame on USA Gymnastics for continuing to allow this culture. I shudder to think what else lies in the world of Gymnastics. 
2. New York Times - In a world where journalism - real journalism - is becoming harder and harder to find, The Times continues to break stories left and right, and did so again this week with the Louis CK piece. I think we all are tired of journalism wrapped in identity politics, and yes, even "fake news". 
3. Kristaps Porzingis - Obviously, you all know how much I love the Unicorn. But seriously, how enjoyable is he to watch? And barring injury, he can only get better. Melo, who? 
3 Down
1. Sean Hannity - Seriously, I don't even know how this guy sleeps at night. And really, I'm not even sure what kind of person follows thi…

Pondering Picture #82

I snapped this photo in midtown Manhattan following a meeting with believe it or not, various professors from my alma mater of Cazenovia College. It was tremendous catching up with them all, especially considering it's been ten-plus years since I've seen them. 
Sometimes, honestly, it's almost like I forget I spent four years in upstate New York. And when I am reminded of it, often I am amazed in how a such a small town helped prepare me to tackle the big city, New York City - my home. 
Life is crazy.

Dome Pondering Movie Review: The Big Sick (2017)

What is it about?

The true story of Pakistani-born, Kumail Nanjiani who falls in love with Emily. After she becomes ill with a mysterious illness, Kumail must come to grips with various truths and culture clashes he's been avoiding. 
Who is in it? 
Kumail Nunjiani - Kumail
Emily - Zoe Kazan
Holly Hunter - Beth
Ray Romano - Terry

The Pondering 10 - All-Time Favorite Championship Belts

With the WWE finally moving on from the ridiculousness that was the appearance of the WWE championship (Really, they kept a spinning title for eight years), and of course the unveiling the look of the title, it got the wheels turning on the best looks for championship belts. From pro wrestling, boxing (although, don't expect to see any on this list as they are usually ugly), and mixed martial arts, there are plenty of different models, types, and appearances that come with them. The following Pondering 10 list is my favorite all-time championship belts.