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Season Three’s Company Is Stranger Than Before

There is something coming on this 4th of July. And for the wisenheimer out there, no, I don’t mean just the 4th of July. Call it an event. Call it a happening.

But whatever you do, call it what it is:

Strange. Strange things. And then even stranger things as found in the brand new trailer for ‘Stranger Things 3.’

The setting for’Stranger Things 3′ looks like polished 1980s nostalgia gold before seven kinds of chaos is unleashed. Season one felt akin to a Spielberg film with childlike wonder and otherworldly forces whereas season two had a dark, gritty Stephen King touch. Makes sense, considering the elevator pitch for ‘Stranger Things’ was Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King.

And now season three, which will drop on Netflix this 4th of July, seems to be made in the vein of any high school movie or TV show with storylines that take place in the quintessential mall of the ’80s. Now add a terrifying creature like ‘Alien’ and we’re all set.

4th of July TV watching guide:

‘Independence Day’ during the day and a ‘Stranger Things 3’ binge at night with Eggo waffles on the menu.

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When Facial Recognition Is a Bust

We all remember the statue disaster regarding soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo that was unveiled back in 2017 that was a legitimate global news story.

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo stands near a bust of his likeness during a ceremony to rename Madeira's airport after him on March 29, 2017. Right: The bust that was revealed.

(Francisco Leong–AFP/Getty Images; Octavio Passos–Getty Images)

The comical bust that can be seen above, which was created by Emanuel Santos for a ceremony that honored the soccer star by renaming the Madeira Airport to Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Portugal, was eventually replaced last summer. In the same spirit, ‘Late Late Show’ host James Corden decided to pull a prank just a couple of days ago along these same hilariously exaggerated (jaw) lines.

The target: James Corden’s friend and fellow Brit, David Beckham.

After Bayern Munich was eliminated from Champions League during the team’s return leg against Liverpool, which is something I am still processing, I needed to laugh.

This did the trick.

Move Over for the Weekend

This is Friday.

It’s Friday and we’ve had enough of all the formalities of the workweek. No tie and no handshake/fist bump is going to happen. What’s more, is that we don’t want to exert any more energy than is absolutely necessary. We are getting ever closer to 5 p.m. and any form of discomfort that will prevent us from sitting in the so-called “luxury suite” will simply have to be endured for the grand prize.

The luxury suite is called the luxury suite for a reason. It’s luxurious. So just try and curb your enthusiasm for the workweek’s luxury suite when it becomes available:

The weekend.

It’s pretty, pretty–you get it.

There’s a Clear Line Between Hunger & Sanity

This is Thursday.

It’s Thursday and we’re ready to fully speak about the issues we feel most passionate about. We are taking a stand. Whether it’s something profound that will transform society like what Larry David’s TV persona is fighting for in the clip above, or I suppose something else, we need to speak up with clear intent and direction. The free-thinking dynamic encouraged by the pending weekend is rising within us today.

The line (so to speak) running parallel to our workweek persona must be expressed in order to counter and juxtapose utter craziness happening around us all.

We’re waiting…