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Electricity’s Present Currency First Had a Past Current

Currently, Elon Musk’s Tesla electric cars are facing a variety of challenges ranging from affordability, supply chain viability, and reliable nationwide infrastructure. But back in the 1880s, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and George Westinghouse were engaged in a battle for America’s electric future that is regarded as the “War of Currents.”

101 Studios, with an executive producer credit for Martin Scorsese, will be releasing the cleverly titled movie ‘The Current War’ that is based on the “War of Currents.” Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) will attempt to electrify (I had to) modern audiences to the inception of how the inventors and big-thinkers of the late 19th century strived to win and define America’s electrical current and future.

Check out the brand new trailer for ‘The Current War.’

The Benedict Cumberbatch-led film looks like a fascinating and dramatically engaging take (based on a true story) of an important moment in American history as well as the overarching theme of the ever-unfolding story of innovators and inventors. And, interestingly, this film that highlights the inception of America’s electric past fittingly connects modern pursuits of a wide-range of electric energy solutions.

‘The Current War’ arrives at a theater near you on October 4, 2019.

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Happy Monday!

Let’s face it: Only Mick Jagger can move like Jagger.

Following a heart valve surgery for the rock ‘n roll icon just a few months ago, Mick Jagger is surprisingly back to doing what he does best. The “No Filter” tour started this past weekend in Chicago’s famed Soldier Field, proof that age nor a replaced heart valve will prevent the Rolling Stones from entertaining multiple generations of fans until the end of time.

Quick Rolling Stones member recap:

  • Mick Jagger (75-years-old)
  • Keith Richards (75-years-old)
  • Charlie Watts (78-years-old)
  • Ronnie Wood (72-years-old. He’s the band’s youngster)

Having attended the “Zip Code” tour back in May of 2015 in a packed Horseshoe with my dad, my dad’s brother, and my sister, the Stones bring out fans of literally all ages. At the concert I went to, there were kids and grandparents rocking with equal intensity and happiness. Simply incredible. That, ladies and gentlemen, is why rock ‘n roll will rock on and live on forever.

“Rock on” horns up!

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3’s Company Will Be New yet Familiar

July 4, 2019, will be a strange one.

The third season of the hit Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’ will drop on the streaming service (as the kids say) on the 4th of July. And, as seen in the final trailer below that recently dropped online, the ’80s nostalgia will reach peak levels alongside peak level thrills.

Yes, yes and yes.

The science fiction amalgamation of ‘Stranger Things’ — Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King — is proof of why Netflix is a force to be reckoned with its 10-episode series model. There are things that can be done on Netflix that can’t be done on network TV. And after watching this trailer, it doesn’t feel like a stretch to say that season three of ‘Stranger Things’ will be the best so far of the young series.

One notable addition to the cast includes Cary Elwes. The ‘Princess Bride’ favorite will play Mayor Larry Kline of Hawkins, Indiana.

Random Thought: It would’ve been a dynamite advertising crossover for ‘Stranger Things’ to have a release date of July 11 instead of July 4th.

Or, in other words, 7-11. In more words, the character Eleven and the 7-Eleven store would make for a perfect partnership. In addition to the show’s Nike campaign, it would’ve been awesome to get an Eleven-themed 7-Eleven slushie.

Another Random Thought: Does 7-Eleven sell Eggo Waffles?

Season three of ‘Stranger Things’ starts streaming on Netflix on July 4th.

P.S. Here’s some of that 1985 nostalgia gold featured in this forthcoming season of ‘Stranger Things.’ 

The Origin of ‘The Big Bang Theory’

‘The Big Bang Theory’ ended its popular 12-season run last month. While the CBS primetime hit could have continued for at least another season, show co-creator Chuck Lorre was probably right not to force it forward by strong-arming Jim Parsons.

At least we still have ‘Young Sheldon’ with Jim Parsons narrating on CBS for the foreseeable future.

Speaking of Mr. Lorre — the veritable sitcom (though he hates the word sitcom) king of the modern era — I thought I’d throw it back to an interview he gave about seven years ago in which he described how ‘The Big Bang Theory’ came to be for its TV premiere in 2007.

For 12 years, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was — to quote a memorable expression of optimism by Leonard in the pilot involving his crush on beautiful new neighbor Penny — smart and beautiful…

and, thankfully, not imaginary.