What Is A Reservoir Dog?

“You Shoot Me In A Dream, You Better Wake Up And Apologize.” – Mr. White

Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino in his feature-length debut. The question here is exactly what is a “reservoir dog”. There is not one answer to this question. Many people have spent the last 20-plus years trying to figure it out. Some believe that Tarantino will never reveal where he derived the title.

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Gary Drayton

Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance

Just what is a “top pocket find” or a “bobby dazzler”? We’ll look into the metal detector expert, and treasure hunter, Gary Drayton, and find out. He was born May 30, 1961, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, and spent many years as a bottle digger.

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Wednesday (2021) Part 2 (Spoilers)

“They couldn’t even spring for real pig’s blood. It’s only paint.”

The Netflix, Wednesday television series is wonderful. I loved all the likenesses to the original 1964 TV series. There were sword fights, electricity from Uncle Fester, talk of Wednesday’s guillotines for her dolls, explosives, the undying love between Morticia and Gomez, Wednesday and Pugsley’s antics, and much more. One of the best features was undoubtedly Wednesday’s acerbic wit and scathing commentary.

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Wednesday (2021)

I find social media to be a soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation.

Wednesday is a Netflix supernatural comedy horror television series based on the character Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family. The Addams Family is a fictional family created by cartoonist Charles Addams that originally appeared in a series of 150 unrelated single-panel cartoons in 1938. They have since been adapted to other media, such as television, film, video games, comic books, a musical, and merchandise. They were originally published in The New Yorker over a 50-year period from their inception.

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Kirstie Alley Dies

She married actor Parker Stevenson in 1983, and they adopted children William True and Lilly Price. The couple split in 1997.

Kirstie Alley was born in Wichita, Kansas January 12, 1951. Her father is Robert Deal Alley, who owned a lumber company, and her mother is Lillian Alley. She had two siblings, Colette and Craig. In 1981, an automobile accident involving a drunk driver killed her mother and left her father seriously injured. Kirstie attended Wichita Southeast High School, graduating in 1969, and Kansas State University, dropping out after her sophomore year.

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Andy Serkis

Virtually Actor. Definitely Father. Mostly Imagineer.

Andy Serkis is the eighth highest-grossing actor of all time, and his film work in motion capture has been critically acclaimed. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation, and voice work for computer-generated characters. In 2011, Serkis founded The Imaginarium Studios[1] with film producer Jonathan Cavendish.

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Robert Clary Dies

The tragedy is that many the Holocaust survivors died from overeating food too rich for them after such a long time of starvation.

Robert Clary was born Robert Max Widerman on March 1, 1926, He was the youngest of 14 children, 10 of whom died in the Holocaust[1]. His parents, Baila and Moishe Widerman were Polish Jewish immigrants. At age 12, he began a career singing professionally on a French radio station and also studied art in Paris. In 1942, because he was Jewish, he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp at Ottmuth, in Upper Silesia (now Otmęt, Poland).

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Lego

Only the best is good enough

The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen. The company has passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Christiansen, a grandchild of the founder.

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Gargoyle or Grotesque

Decorative designs made from stone surrounding spouts used to drain water from buildings

In Gothic architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque: 6–8  with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing it from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between.

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Doppelgangers

Seeing double?

A doppelganger is a mysterious, exact double of a living person. It’s a German word that literally translates to “double walker” or “double goer”. A doppelganger isn’t someone who just resembles you, but is an exact double, right down to the way you walk, act, talk, and dress. A friend or even a close relative who encounters your doppelganger will swear it was you, even though you can prove you were not in the location the double was sighted.

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