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An Old School Story

Will Ferrell with a tiger face painted on is enough to get anyone’s attention.

But wait! If you keep watching and reading, there’s more!

Off the wall and goofy? Yes. Funny and entertaining? Yes.

But inspiring? Also yes.

I, like you, am still hoping that Will Ferrell will pull a similar prank at a Home Depot…on a Saturday, of course. And, if there’s time, he’d venture over to a nearby store.

Rest assured, if his professor friend is with him, then there would definitely be time for Bed, Bath & Beyond.

The “C” in Muscles Stands for Comedy

In the modern cinematic battle between DC Comics and Marvel, I will tip my cap to the latter for the following:

DC’s movie quality and slate of beloved characters are far superior, but Marvel is definitely having a lot more fun off the silver screen.

Back on August 29, 2016, Jimmy’s Daily Planet wrote about and featured the first installment of Thor adjusting to the grind of a 9-5 job during his absence in the first Avengers movie. And to answer your next question, yes, that video with Thor and his Earth friend and roommate, Darryl Jacobson, is quite entertaining.

What could be more entertaining than that?

I’m glad you asked. How about the brand new second video of Thor & Darryl that just dropped today…

Even if the exchange rate is slightly below average right now, I’d still take a few gazillion dollars with a few bucks knocked off.

Is Today Friday? Shore Is

Wisdom from Pauly Shore?

This might happen.

Friday night is the time to go out and have fun. With the weekend comes a certain comfort level for trying new things and letting creativity flow. The tricky balancing act is recognizing and acknowledging the warning signs along the way, however small and seemingly inconsequential.

Enter Pauly Shore from Jury Duty.

Whether you technically ride a bus or are selected for jury duty, hopefully you have a great weekend while being aware of your surroundings and limits.

Of course, make sure to have a few good laughs.

Then take a seat and enjoy the ride.

Insanity’s Checkered Life

There are a billion reasons to love and hate chess.

Pawn Sacrifice seeks to highlight justifications for both ends of that spectrum.

Tobey Maguire (Bobby Fischer) escaped into the legendary chess player for a movie he said was 10-years in the making. For most people (including myself), Bobby Fischer is the one name we know in the chess universe. Most notably, this stems from a film in which a 7-year old boy from a middle-class family in New York City found himself inadvertently “searching” to channel Fischer’s world-renowned skill in the 1993 classic, Searching for Bobby Fischer.

In a recent interview, Tobey Maguire revealed just how difficult chess is to play, let alone succeed against the best. The mental toll, if pushed to the highest levels, is enough to drive any sane person mad. This is one of the driving forces in Pawn Sacrifice, which is based on a true story. However, the psychological illness caused by the strenuous nature of chess didn’t stop Maguire from relishing in the blind luck mastery of today’s chess champion.

That’s insane.

Whether you have to drive diagonally across town, north and then west or straight up the road, seeing Pawn Sacrifice this weekend seems like a worthwhile move.