The Death of Billy Batts – The Fulcrum Upon Which The Goodfellas Storyline Rests

Although he played a minor role in Goodfellas, the Billy Batt’s character served as a fulcrum upon which the entire film rested, even the film title. If you recall, we hear only hear the term “goodfella” referenced a single time… Continue Reading →

1982 & 1983 Wrestling All Stars – The Crème De La Crème of Wrestling Collector’s Cards

A Brief Background on the 1982 & 1983 Wrestling All Stars Cards As the title of this post suggests, these cards are indeed the creme de la creme of wrestling cards and like any rare card or set, there is… Continue Reading →

Welcome to a New Temperance Movement: The Prohibition of Thought & Expression

“History Does Not Repeat Itself But It Rhymes” is an apt way to put the cultural trends I’m witnessing in contemporary society. I liken the extreme positions that leaders and the elite media class are propping up to the temperance… Continue Reading →

Peak Joe Rogan? Has Joe Rogan Lost Relevance / Influence Post-Spotify?

It’s difficult to say exactly when I first discovered Joe Rogan. If my memory serves me, it was around 2016 or 2017 when he came up in a YouTube recommendation. Prior to listening to a full Joe Rogan podcast, I… Continue Reading →

What the Convenient Timing of Andrew Cuomo’s Downfall Says About our Media Class

This blatant piece of propaganda could easily be read a differently were the author not Andrew Cuomo. History will have plenty of lessons to learn from his mismanagement of the pandemic. Anyone with an objective lens must concede that having… Continue Reading →

The Short Term Memory of Our Society and Political Class

Contemporary American politics are akin to Guy Pearce’s character in Memento where the past is simply forgotten when it comes to our nation’s so called leaders and anti heroes. Once upon a time ago in a townhall Q&A, Barack Obama… Continue Reading →

Why Revenge of the Nerds Could Never Be Produced in 2020 – Movie Analysis

Revenge of the Nerds had certain plot elements that would be unacceptable in today’s society (and for good reason). A progressive stance, however, would focus solely on race, missing out on the entire point of the film. To jump out… Continue Reading →

What Travel Abroad Will Teach You About Racism

It’s indeed a sad state of affairs in the world that the term racism (along with other words like Nazi, bigot, homophobe, etc) resembles the aftermath of a car wreck: so twisted and mangled that it barely represents what it… Continue Reading →

Why Was Tommy DeVito Killed & Why Did it Happen at the End of Goodfellas?

I’ve come across a small plot hole in Goodfellas, namely the explanation, or reasoning behind Tommy DeVito’s murder. Even if you haven’t watched Goodfellas in awhile, you’ll most likely recall the scene where a surprised Joe Pesci realizes he will… Continue Reading →

Is it Safe to Visit Kiev? Plus Some Travel Trips for those Visiting Kiev, Ukraine

If you are wondering whether Kiev is worth visiting and if the city is safe for tourists, the answer to both questions is an absolute yes! To put these questions into greater perspective, walking some of America’s inner cities at… Continue Reading →

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