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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 3/2/14

3 Up

1. Lupita Nyong'o - While I have yet to see 12 Years a Slave, Nyong'o's speech after winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in a film stole the show. It was articulate, heartfelt, and just downright amazing. "No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid." A star was born for sure.

2. Ellen Degeneres -I find Ellen to be pretty funny. She is undeniably very charismatic, and has a certain style of humor that is easy and down to earth. Ellen was amazing in hosting the Oscar's tonight, and even had some memorable moments with the random pizza delivery and of course, the record breaking selfie that actually broke Twitter.

3. Smart Lawyer - This story is just crazy. It could be bad and/or good, depending on where you fall on the true bones of the story, but I have to give kudos to the lawyers of the Gulliver School District on using the enormous weakness of our culture's dependency on sharing EVERYTHING to their advantage in withholding a settlement payment. 

3 Down 

1. Two Low Lifes - Just read this story. Pathetic.

2. Food Poisoning/Stomach Bug - I suffered from a bout of the stomach bug that has been going around this winter and it isn't fun at all. Your body literally gets rid of everything, and at times, it felt like it wanted to do so when their was nothing left. Dehydrated, migraine-riddled, fatigued and not being able to hold down food isn't fun at all.

3. New York Knicks - They stink. I hate everything about this season (I Hate Having Feelings For The Knicks). I actually had to think if I should place them above "Food Poisoning/Stomach Bug". Yes, they are that bad.

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 10/24/21

3 Up 1. Science and Research - Look, I'm not trying to get into any debates or start trouble with this selection. I'm just giving props to the men and women who continue to develop these vaccines - and now approved booster shots - that help fight off this terrible virus that has plagued over the past 18 months. Some countries still don't have an option when it comes to vaccines - we're onto booster shots, and can "choose". Perspective and privilege are needed sometimes.  2. Col. Wang Yaping - Give it up to Yaping who in six weeks will become the first Chinese woman to walk in space. OF course, she is receiving tons of backlash from the media - but hey, did we expect anything else? 

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3 Up 1. Moderna Vaccine to Low Income Nations - In a world where the idea of "pandemic" now feels like a state of mind or the privilege of belief, Moderna has decided to aim its efforts in getting at least 1 billion doses to low-income countries the COVID vaccine. I'll save the "vaccine" chat for another time - but this is pretty awesome by Moderna. And oh yeah, highly needed.  2. Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi - Two absolute legends of the WNBA had some legacy-cementing moments this week. Parker lead her hometown Chicago Sky into the WNBA finals, and Taurasi, was named the GOAT of the WNBA by fans. Because well, she is. Congrats to both.  3. Netlfix's On My Block - For the second week in a row I'm putting a personal - and admittedly, biased - selection in the "Up" section. One of my favorite shows by Netflix, On My Block , released its fourth and final season, and yes, I binged it on my daily commute home. Gonna miss the crew from Freeridge.