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In 1973, Hungarian director Peter Medak ran into an old friend, actor Peter Sellers, while strolling down King’s Road in London’s West End. Sellers, already had two Pink Panther films under his belt as well as Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”

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I’m old enough to say that “if you wait long enough…it’ll come right back to you.” There are variations, for example, a football lineman used to say about Barry Sanders’s illusiveness “instead of chasing him and falling flat on my face, I’ll wait right here for him.”

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Rating best/worst songs is always a fool’s errand. One man’s cup of tea is another man’s poison. Humorist Dave Barry created a runaway seller with Book of Bad Songs in which he skewered songs that we can all agree are bad. Or can we? For every person who loathes, say, Gary Puckett, there are…

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I always think I am over the daily ad hominem attacks, but as the scene from the “Godfather” when Michael Corleone said, “Just when I thought I was out ... they pull me back in.” The only difference, I voluntarily subject myself to tribal disputes. It’s not a weak moment that I can blame on COVID-19.

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I know, I know, coming from someone like me; it sounds hypocritical. I’m still a political junkie and I plead guilty for adding to the divisiveness but I wish we could apply something I learned at my former workplace.

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I don’t mind a good argument but I hate conspiracy theories. And then the conspiracy theorist will follow up with an invitation to look at their YouTube evidence.

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