Morning Tea: Archive 81 in The Umbrella Academy

John Wick 4!

The Umbrella Academy!

Bowie! Brew a strong tea: yo!

The First Yo of The Day.

“Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.” ~Harvey Specter

Get Savage…it’s Monday; New week: New boldness, New year.

Gird Your Loins. Get It Done.

The Umbrella Academy…Is Coming?

As for today’s cover image: On January 1st The Sparrow Academy via @thesparrowacad_ released these individual character images tweet by tweet. Here’s the whole collection of the Sparrows.

Marketing hype means we’re inching closer to a drop date: November 2020 The Umbrella Academy was renewed for a third season set for release in 2022.

To C-B-C or Not To C-B-C…That’s The Question…

Tara Henley a writer and broadcaster most notably with the CBC has penned: Why I resigned from the CBC and went to Substack. Speaking freely.”

This is a fascinating perspective; freedom is far more valuable than acceptance.

Getting upset because someone is “abusing” free speech is silly; that’s like freaking out over self-driving car accidents. That’s naturally going to happen: that’s the process.

In April 2021 Paul Pierce was fired from ESPN and being a regular on The Jump. He talked to SI about his frustrating TV experience and saying:

“There’s a lot of stuff over there that you can’t say. And you have to talk about LeBron all the time.” (Ugh I know…some of them on ESPN even refer to him as King. I understand how rating economics work especially for ESPN I just don’t agree with it.)

So I get it. I can understand the frustration with an arduous institution like the CBC which echoes Paul Pierce’s comments.

So Tara Henley like many other journalists has found an outlet that facilitates her freedom; she’s now “free” to pursue different stories; elevate unique voices and have fun. Okay then. Let’s see where all this goes. Without the backing of a large organization her work will rise and fall on timeless principles such as quality and sound journalism.

Bottom Line? That’s fantastic.

Be Free.

#ChairDancing…David Bowie

Sirius XM are Heroes because they’ve launched a David Bowie Station to Station so Ziggy can score Modern Love in his Golden Years.

We lost the Rebel Rebel in January 2016 Ashes to Ashes; more than Five Years ago.

For now Let’s Dance to his Sound and Vision. #CouchWorthy

#PantsWorthy: New Exhibition in San Fran

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is the latest recipient of Last Week Tonight’s Masterpiece Gallery. On Right Now!

This travelling showcase shares John Oliver’s “art” collection while supporting museums that have been impacted by the global pandemic. Go To Museums!!

Team Ruckus: A John Wick 4 Update

This violent franchise works because it’s stingy with details; MCU movies while loads of fun are burdened with long slow scenes of exposition. I get it.

Still it’s refreshing 3 movies in and we know so little about this dirty underworld. Yes!

Clancy Brown a new face for the franchise talks about his Wick role and…the High Table. oooo. John Wick 4 has been pushed from its May 2022 release date to March 24, 2023.

Go To The Movies!! (When They Are Not In Lockdown…Again??)

A Moment of Silence For…

All the staff.

The ecosystem of curators, critics and creators…from writers to podcasters and much more.

A Third Place…for community experience where nobody talks and we all share a common experience.

Go To The Movies!!

#TrailerAlert/#SetTheVCR: Archive 81

Oh: creepy Netflix! That’s my fav Netflix.

“When archivist Dan Turner takes a job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994 he finds himself reconstructing the Melody Pendras’ investigation into a dangerous cult.” 8 moody episodes drops on January 14.

#SetTheVCR…PSA: Through My Window

Prime Video scored a hit with The Voyeurs because…well lotta people wanted to enjoy the Sydney Sweeney peep show. She did what was expected; the corny movie was a big hit for the streamer and we all went on our way. The System Works.

Netflix’s version is a pervy Rear Window (emphasis on Rear…) called Through My Window.

Enjoy for the peep show.

Stranger Things: Season 4 | February 4 | Netflix


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