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Add a little Rock n’ Roll to your mask look

There’s is no doubt about face masks help prevent the spread of airborne viruses like COVID-19. You may be living in a place that has started requiring masks in all public places. Or you may be living in a place where masks have become a hot-bottom political issue.

For obvious public health reasons, we’d all be better off if everyone wore masks. Yet, still many do not wear them even when they are required. It’s come to light in some studies that men don’t want to wear masks. They seem to think these make them look uncool. Ladies, gentlemen, and all, nothing could be further from the truth! …


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Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia on a speeder bike in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

The first movie I remember seeing in the theater was Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. I was very young. So, young it’s hard to believe I remember seeing this movie. According to Wikipedia the film was released on May 25, 1983, six years after the first movie. Those days it felt like movies were in the theaters for months on end. It’s likely I saw it months after it hit theaters. In 1985, Return of the Jedi was later re-released and it’s possible that this is when I actually saw the movie.

Since the first trilogy was released and another one and another plus more movies, an animated series and a live-action series, May the 4th has become the unofficial, or is it official now, Star Wars Day. A day chosen because it sounds like one famous phrase from the movie ‘May the force be with you’ or as we say on this day May the 4th be with you. Its the most dad jokes of dad jokes. I fell for this joke more than once in high school. It goes like this, ‘Hey what day is today?’ and the response ‘May the 4th’ is followed by the questioner saying ‘Be with you’. Cue laughter. …


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Dragonfly tattoo, Author’s Photo

“I can’t imagine you without that tattoo,” said my good friend after seeing my new dragonfly tattoo for the first time. It is my fourth tattoo. The dragonfly with blue-green wings flies up the back of my left upper arm. The insect represents change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. As humans, we undergo constant re-invention over the course of months, years, or decades. A tattoo stays with us through it all.

The evening after getting the new ink, I found myself out with a small group of friends. At the table, all five of us had tattoos. Three of us had multiple ones. I had gotten my first tattoo in my late twenties. One friend had gotten his first in his mid-thirties and now sporting two forearms and an upper arm with vibrant birds and sea life. …


The scarf beef or battle or whatever you want to call it between the Raptors center Serge ‘I do art’ Ibaka and forward OG ‘what about scarves’ Anunoby got dialed up to 11. If you haven’t yet seen the start of the epic argument, check it out below. The gist of it is Ibaka wants to help the younger Anunoby improve his fashion game. Anunoby is having none of it, claiming he put Ibaka on to fashion. Serge respectively disagrees because as we learned in an earlier Avec Classe video, he doesn’t do fashion, he does art.

What resulted was Anunoby telling Ibaka he put him on to scarves. Nevermind that Toronto is a very cold city requiring anyone to wear scarves on a regular basis in winter. Ibaka is shocked and OG continues to ask ‘What about scarves?’. Apparently, OG wore a scarf that Serge liked and later purchased and wore. …


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My Facebook got a new look.

I got an alert that I was being invited to try Facebook Beta or Facebook’s revamped user interface. There is a choice between a light and a dark interface. I wonder what happens if I want greyscale? Jokes aside, re-designs can always be a bit jarring. We get used to the way an interface looks. We know where everything is located. It’s a bit like -re-organizing your room. It might look better but you never remember where anything is.

Facebook, and Twitter as well, is still refusing to take down an altered political video. One that shows Nancy Pelosi famously riping the State of the Union address in two except at the wrong point in the speech. This type of content could affect anyone no matter which side of the aisle your politics sit. A new interface won’t combat fake or misleading content. It won’t address the mounting privacy concerns. …

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