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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 1/6/18


3 Up

1. New Year - It's 2019! The last year of the teens in this century! Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!

2. NY State Changing Tables - It's a new year, and New York State are making some big moves in adding changing tables into ALL bathrooms. As a Dad now, I'm all for this. And yes, I've been there in the disappointment of not having one.

3. Bird Box - I haven't seen it yet. But it is incredible how the Netflix film has taken off. The holidays will definitely do that. I'm pretty sure the week between Christmas and New Years will now be a big release period for streaming services. I know I burned through a few movies...

3 Down

1. Jazmine Barnes - So incredibly sad. The entire story - so absolutely senseless.

2. Government Shutdown - The holidays were a good break from politics and the nonsense that surrounds Washington these days. But now, it's back to reality and we have a shutdown because our President won't get his way. But what is even worse are the ramifications we are seeing from those working in the public sector.

3. R.Kelly Debate - With the recent documentary chronicling the stories of those abused by the singer, it's amazing the discussion that has risen surrounding Kelly. Let's simplify this - Kelly is wrong. Kelly has been wrong. We've all known Kelly has been wrong. End. Of. Discussion.

1 Awesome

1. DeAndre Hopkins - Shout out to the Houston Texans wide receiver who donated his check this week to the family of Jazmine Barnes. Kudos.

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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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