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The Cinematic Fortress of Duopoly

Christopher Reeve is Superman. Christopher is Clark Kent. Christopher Reeve is Kal-El.

The portrayal, reaction and legacy of actor Christopher Reeve as all the above in Richard Donner’s 1978 cinematic classic and superhero benchmark ‘Superman’ changed the way we see the iconic character who believes in truth, justice and the American way. It’s nearly–if not completely impossible–to envision anybody surpassing Mr. Reeve in this acting role.

Flash forward to today and British actor Henry Cavill is giving the role a nice go. Reportedly, he wants to portray the man in steel more akin to Christopher Reeve in a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel.

Speaking of these two cinematic supermen on screen together…

Superman’s story is a hopeful one.

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When Right is Right

If you essentially always keep a fork in your left hand after cutting a piece of meat, then that is what everyone expects to see when eating a knife-and-fork meal with you. To try and eat a meal with a fork in your right hand after cutting a piece would be silly.

The thing is that, on very rare occasions in private, you’ve been practicing cutting steak with a fork in your left hand, but eating the succulent piece of meat with the fork in your right hand.

Once dinnertime arrives, what will your guests think when they see this unusual spectacle?

Just ask Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.  He found out how that felt last night in the Champions League game at the Etihad Stadium when Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich cut and ate the best piece of steak (delicately covered in seasoned salt and gently dipped in A-1 sauce) from his plate right in front of him, with Robben’s “fork” held awkwardly and unsuspectingly in his right hand in the 60th minute.

One thing is for sure: Hart will be remembered as being one of the rare few who have been scored on by Robben’s nearly invisible right foot.

And not only that, but Hart was beaten near post (ie- the keeper’s post!).

Just imagine the possibilities if Robben continues to attack the goal using his left and right foot…

There will be jubilation for some and chaos for others at many a future dinner party.

The Perfect Game to Play with Friends

“The Million Second Quiz” is the latest game show attempt by NBC. It’s interesting, yes, but a little confusing at first. However, it’s not whether or not a game show is necessarily perplexing that’s an issue, but it’s the standing power and intoxicating allure to the fans, players and host alike once the game is understood that is the paramount determinant to its ultimate success.

Just in case NBC needs one more game show to put on the air (or back on the air) that would be fun for the entire family, I suggest they step back into their vault of past hits. Start with the folder of sitcoms labeled “F” and then search “B” for a specific game show reference…

“This is the best game ever!!”

Was He Wearing Sidewinder Cleats?

Let’s relive a classic from 2012.

B-e-a-utiful!