wowzer. most substacks are neurodivergent splooge abiut rabbit holes. yours is focused, appealing.
Great post! I especially got a kick out of Ryan Gosling's dance moves. I only just found out that he had been a Mouseketeer early 1990s (Mickey Mouse Club) He really showed off his surprising singing and dancing in La La Land.
I’ve been to, not in, the Sydney Opera House, but the only thing I really remember was all the souvenir vendors selling kangaroo scrotum coin bags. I’m not sure if I’m culturally shallow or if it’s the Oz who are.
Sisters in Arms and Girls of the Sun are my all-time favorite female warrior movies, which I won’t spoil the plot of, other than to say that if I was the king of the world, I would have given the Yazidi women a battalion of pink Abrams tanks, training, fuel, ammo, technical support, and loud speakers so they could ululate every time they obliterated another clot of savages so the savages would know they were sent to hell by women.
Was that a little too harsh?
I knew 3 on the list. I loved watching the video clip of Ryan Gosling. Regarding the diamondbacks, enjoy! I live in Boston and have experienced the pleasure and pressure of being a playoff team. I think your general manager is (or was) a former ReD Sox guy. Anyway, best of luck!