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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 10/31/21

3 Up

1. Netflix's Maid - Easily one of the best series I've ever seen. No hyperbole - I loved EVERYTHING about this limited series - it's been a long time since I've felt this way from a screenplay. Margaret Qualley was absolutely fantastic. Just pure beauty in this performance. Please watch Maid for its art, but more so, for its insight into domestic violence, poverty, and the will of the human spirit. 

2. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees - The R&R HOF over the years has expanded it's "Rock and Roll" definition, and thus, we got an awesome collection of inductees this year, including some of my faves - Jay-Z, LL Cool J, and the Foo Fighters. Congrats to all. 

3. New NBA Rules - I'm not even sure if I'm in the majority or minority - I've heard and read all types of opinions. Regardless, I'm loving the new rules in the NBA on calling those...hmmm, well, cheap fouls. The game is so much better. So much better. 

3 Down

1. Haiti Under Seige - I haven't seen this story covered in main news outlets. A sub-headline on a page, sure. Multiple opinions, op-eds, or briefings have been written. Regardless, Haiti is hurting and the people there are in dire help. The latest is the suffering of a country devoid of needs - gas, food, etc...- as gangs have blocked access to the needs. So incredibly sad. 

2. Chicago Blackhawks Sexual Assault Scandal - Stories like this in sports - especially the main four sports in our country - are so maddening. And frustrating. And sad. They all tried to make the story go away. There is a lot of accountability that needs to be dealt out here...

3. 4 Week Family Leave - The Dems promised 12 weeks. Looks like we're settling on 4 weeks due to the Republicans. Why is this such a difficult thing to agree on? Have the Dems done anything? I just don't understand why such basic and human asks can't be a reality - because, politics. 

1 SMH

PETA "Bullpen" - This stunt by PETA is the kind of shenanigans that causes people to move further away from your cause. "Arm barn"? Seriously? 

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Eminem performs alongside 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee LL Cool J on Oct. 30, 2021.

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