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Lambs, The Silence Of. {1991}

1991’s The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme, still unquestionably stands as a landmark of psychological terror. Jodi Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Ted Levine all turn in remarkable, iconic performances. This immortal film features some of the most intense, memorable dialogue ever committed to the medium.

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Company, Bad.

This English supergroup, consisting of the great Paul Rodgers (vocals), Mick Ralphs (lead guitar), Simon Kirke (drums), and bassist Boz Burrell, attained world domination in the 1970s. Managed by Peter Grant (also of Led Zep fame), Rodgers and the lads not only enjoyed massive hit after massive hit, but also enthralled millions with their live shows. The godlike Rodgers had few peers as a rock vocalist.

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Dreaded Snapping Frog Syndrome.

These apparently ill-tempered creatures are not known to willingly or peacefully return phones once they have managed to obtain them. In fact, any attempt to retrieve the desired object is not looked upon favourably, at all. One might do well to consider one’s erstwhile mobile device a lost cause, really, rather than face the frightful wrath of these fearsome, aggressive amphibians.

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Escaped Cow Syndrome.

ECS—or Escaped Cow Syndrome—and the ennui-inducing NW (Now What-ism)Β  associated with it—is something we all face; it is by no meansΒ  limited to bovines/ungulates. But take heart, I say, from these proud,Β  purposeful individuals. Nothing less than a clarion call has been sounded: We need not fear freedom; we must embrace it!

Published earlier in sister-site ArgotSpeak.

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The Swimming Pigs of Exuma.

A remote island in The Bahamas is home to these mighty aquatic feral pigs.

“The clever pigs have also worked out that the crews of passing yachts regularly dump excess food into the sea. Today the beach is a popular tourist attraction and whether or not they remember to bring their swimming gear, the tourist will always bring food. The hungry pigs eagerly plunge into the waves when they see a yacht and will swim a few hundred feet up to the vessel in the hope of a free meal.” (per Amusing Planet)

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The Wide Receivers {vol. 12}.

Devonta Smith, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Tyreek Hill: all uniquely brilliant talents. Absolutely among the top receivers I have ever witnessed. Insane explosiveness.

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The Punk Rock, Vol. 1.

A sampler, featuring Sex Pistols, The Cramps, The Dickies, Wall of Voodoo, 999, The Adolescents, and Sham 69.

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Vocalists of Note, Goddess Division {Vol. 2}.

A sampler of mesmerizing performances by phenomenally gifted vocalists, of the Goddess persuasion.

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The Alan King Tennis Classic. Featuring Howard Cosell and Arthur Ashe.

Intro by Howard Cosell.
Alan King player Intros.
Not a lot of wind.
Just Magnificent.
Bulldoggishness; Wind imperceptible.

And so; the Two Great Men have met. The action is described by the nonpareil elocutionist, Howard Cosell, and by The Arthur A.

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Hannibal {2001}.

Ridley Scott‘s psychological thriller Hannibal features Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, and Giancarlo Giannini, who all turn in memorable performances. Stylishly directed by Mr. Scott, this film features some seriously dark humor to both lighten yet enhance the considerable sense of dread. Masterfully done by one and all.