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Decoding Westworld, brought to you by Max McBride

What do Westworld and Max McBride have in common? Great storytelling! Joanna Robinson and David Chen bring us an excellent analysis and breakdown, as always.  Listen to Max's pre-roll on Decoding Westworld, Episode 3: Virtù e Fortuna here.

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Gag Reflex: #overused #YouMadeYourPoint #unnecessary

At the End of The Day.  This is uttered around 50,000 (could be 500,000) times a day on business television programs (Bloomberg, CNBC, etc.) and various live conferences around the country.  It means __________.  Like. Used fourth or fifth word by...

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Mink Eyes Playlist???

It is October, 1986.  There is no Spotify, no Pandora.  What would be playing in Peter O'Keefe's office and apartment?  What songs would Kelly put on her most recent mix tape?  What is playing from the van stereo as he...

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EPISODE FIVE….

Check out the next installment of Some Cold War Blues.

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You don’t even have a Facebook page!

No surprise if you’ve forgotten that a movie called Birdman won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2014.  The movie featured what the writers and the director obviously thought was a wonderful put-down speech by Emma Stone, berating her father,...

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See Max’s New Interview!

  https://lupamysteries.blogspot.com/2018/02/author-interview-max-mcbridei-author-of.html

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Check out the latest episode of “Some Cold War Blues”

Please see the newest installment of Max's short story Some Cold War Blues in the Works In Progress section of www.max2themax.com.

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Flaneur: News Bar, Part 2

After too long away, I visited News Bar again this morning, stepping gingerly along the crusted snow on the sidewalks and streets.  #11:  Chicken Hash With Apple.  Two Eggs (Cage Free And No Antibiotics) Any Style (Soft Scrambled For Me), ...

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Gag Reflex: ICONIC

Iconic.  Similar to Curated.  This has been giving us the dry heaves for years, but they keep sticking their fingers down our throats.

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Gag Reflex: Curated?

Curated.  I knew this thing had escaped its cozy confines of museum administration when a few years ago I read an item in the LA Times describing a new strip retail center whose tenant mix had been “curated” by so-and-so. ...

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