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The Summer Olympics is finally upon us after being delayed a year because of the Coronavirus. There was some fear that the event would be cancelled at the last minute, but that ended up coming to nothing beyond the weird socially-distanced Opening Ceremony. There’s been four new sports that have been added, but the ones I’m most excited for are the tried and true favorite. This includes track and field, beach volleyball, and basketball.

This past NBA season was riddled with injuries, as playing two seasons back to back without an offseason took its toll on players. The champion…


Have you been vaccinated?

You know what vaccine I’m talking about. I’m talking about the Coronavirus vaccine. The Covid-19 vaccine, AKA the Fauci Ouchie, that comes in three different variants. Regardless of whether you get the Pfizer one, the Moderna one, or the randomly-linked-to rare-random diseases Johnnson & Johnson shot, it’s important to know that they’re all effective at essentially keeping you, strangers and your loved ones alive. Which brings us to a question that I’m upset that I have to ask in July 2021.

If you haven’t got the vaccine yet, why haven’t you? Do you think it’s a…


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I’m trying to work through the extensive list of movies I’ve received from you all and it’s kinda gone off the rails a little bit. Because I spent so long watching “Jersey Shore” there’s been quite a bit of time between this one and Volume 5. Also, I didn’t want to do something cliche’ like watching and reviewing Black movies during Black History Month. So I’ve decided that during March I’m going to do that instead! …


Hey,

I know it has been awhile since my last Movie Club newsletter, but we’re back. I finally got over my distaste for “Tenet” long enough to watch “Thor” randomly last month, and it was simply amazing. Since I’ve started my ever-expansive list of movies to watch, I keep hearing about how I need to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order. Well, Thor inspired me to finally start down this journey. I’m going to recap and review the ones I’ve seen, and do a part 2 (or part 3) as I continue watching more.

Spoilers below, if you…


Hey,

I’m fascinated by how quickly news spreads in this current social media age. Nowadays you’re going to be late on every breaking news story unless you’re on Twitter or Reddit. Late is subjective, because nothing is really late in a 24-hour news cycle, but that’s besides the point. What seemingly spreads the fastest, and with the most consensus in terms of positive or negative reactions, is entertainment reviews.

I’ve spoken before about groupthink, confirmation bias, and cognitive dissonance, but I think it’s important to quickly recap those now. When it comes to human beings, and particularly users on the…


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I can’t believe it, but today is the first day of July. That means we’ve officially had six consecutive months of 2021. Beyond this year flying by, we’ve finally made it to summer and we still don’t have an official “song of the summer” yet. My vote is for Blxst’s “Chosen”, but regardless, that means we’ve made it to another Useless Observations newsletter. This is the June installment of Useless Observations and the previous installment can be found here. Shall we?

UO #1: Paul George has been an NBA player for over a decade, and was known as…


Hey,

This past weekend was a great one. I found some new music that I enjoy, I got a farmer’s tan, and even though Atlanta United and the Atlanta Hawks #Atlanta’d I still enjoyed myself for both games. Regardless, the highlight of this past weekend was overwhelmingly the Verzuz battle between Bow Wow and Soulja Boy.

Bow Wow flexed his child rap muscles to perform all of the various remixes and guest verses he had amassed throughout his career. Soulja Boy rebutted this by performing all of the classics he made in FruityLoops before it was rebranded. But the main…


Hey,

2020 was a bittersweet year for me. While many of my coworkers were deemed expendable, I gained more responsibility at my job. While travel was grinding to a halt across the nation, I got engaged to my fiancée in Nashville. And while many were seeking government exemptions to avoid eviction, I was able to purchase my first home. Unfortunately due to the current housing bubble, its unknown when many people will get to experience that euphoric feeling.

There’s been a perfect storm of events that have led to this current housing situation. Pension funds are frequently investing in large…


Atlanta didn’t Atlanta!

In a drastic change of events that I didn’t see coming, the Atlanta Hawks kept their resolve and were able to win Game 7 on the road last night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Not only were the Hawks able to hold off great performances by Joel Embiid and Seth Curry, they were also able to weather an all-time awful performance from their best player Trae Young. We’ve now entered uncharted territory for this young Hawks team, and I’m very excited for what comes next.

In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Hawks will be matched up against the…


CAW CAW!

Greetings fellow Atlanta Hawks bandwagon fans. After the first three quarters of Game 5, a lot of room opened up for new people to join the caboose for this Atlanta sports adventure. Despite looking like the Philadelphia 76ers were going to take care of business at home and help minimize the strain on Joel Embiid’s torn meniscus that he’s been playing through, the Hawks were able to complete a comeback of miraculous proportions to regain the series lead. …

Corbin Hicks

Author of The Powers That Be

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