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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/25/23

3 Up 

1. Juneteenth - Still fairly a new Federal Holiday for the masses, but the weekend does provide (as intended) a reminder of our nation's history. Nothing wrong with that. I still don't get those who are bothered and bent out of shape by the recognition.

2. FDA Drug to Slow Down Alzheimer's Disease - This is big news. Actually, HUGE news. Sure, we all know the pill will be difficult to acquire - the American Healthcare system isn't perfect - but progress toward this mental disease is welcomed. 

3. Omega vs Ospreay II - Quick pro wrestling "up" this week - if you haven't seen Omega vs. Ospreay II from AEA Forbidden Door, please go see it. Those two stamped a love letter to the art and soul of pro wrestling.  

3 Down

1. Titanic Submarine - The entire story was random and interesting yet super catastrophic. Especially so, from a human standpoint. For me, I couldn't get past the thought of sitting so close to the other individuals - face-to-face- and knowing that you were about to die. 

1a. Update Titanic Memes - I think the Titanic story has grown beyond tragedy into comedy because of Hollywood. However, the memes and jokes about the deaths of this "related Titanic vessel" that will be historically connected to it felt too soon. 

2. U.S. Math and Reading Scores - Scary. Math and Reading scores among 13-year-olds have dropped to their lowest levels in decades. Sure, we can blame horrible texting culture and social media, and yes, the habit of having calculators on you at all times - but this feels like so much more. Have we focused on culture wars in our schools so much that we've forgotten the basics? 

3. U.S. Pedestrians Killed - We're at an all-time high for pedestrian deaths in the country. Reckless driving is ruling the country. This is an interesting read, especially when solutions are within reach. 

1 Unknown

Russian Coup - Wagner Fighters - This story was wild. It feels like our society doesn't get international news all that much (especially with recent news cuts). But it felt important enough, especially considering Russia, Ukraine, and EVERYTHING else happening. Unfortunately, the coup was called off, but it felt like Putin's stronghold - even if just for a moment - on the country was fragile.

Cover Photo

Omega hits Ospreay with a v-trigger mid-match. 


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3 Up 1. Super Bowl - That was an entertaining game! I'm definitely your football casual, so appropriately adjust your take in reading this. I rarely dive into the Super Bowl other than for social interest and custom, but I genuinely was glued to my seat watching this event - game and halftime performance. Well done, NFL.  Also, a record of 123M people watching it - that's pretty good, too.  1a. Patrick Mahomes/Chiefs - Congratulations to the Chiefs on a rarity in the NFL - back-to-back titles! Even more so, is the props towards Mahomes. Again, a super causal here, but that dude pulls me in. He's amazing.  1b. Usher Performance - I was all about it. Amazingly, I'm now the age of the target demographic of the NFL for these halftime shows. Regardless, Usher killed it!  2. Annie Ray - We often don't see these Grammys handed out, but kudos to Annie Ray for receiving a Grammy for her amazing work in music education. Definitely give this a quick read.  3. Record Stocks -