The Father of Strength: Louis Cyr

While I was reading Anthony Ditilllo’s 70s strength manual, he referenced several of the old school strongmen. One I was not very familiar with was Canadian Louis Cyr. So, I thought his name into my to-do list and this weekend finally circled back around to looking him up. There is a movie based on him, but I couldn’t find it on any current streaming services. Instead, I wound up watching a Canadian TV biography show on Cyr, billed as the strongest man in the world at the turn of the 19th/20th century. There were some incredible claims by Cyr and … Continue reading The Father of Strength: Louis Cyr

TV Recap: A Few I’ve Watched Recently

Just a quick recap of what I’ve been watching lately. Wu Assassins (Netflix) A supernatural Kung Fu series streaming on Netflix, there is one season so far, with 10 episodes. Nothing fantastic, but solid. The fight choreography outshines the story line, although there was enough mythology and a twist or two to make the story line worth it as well. It is built around Iko Uwais, who plays a Chinese-Indonesian orphan chef, and his friends. Uwais’ Kai is bestowed as the last Wu Assassin and must kill the other Wu Lords. If nothing else, you get some Tommy Flanagan, which … Continue reading TV Recap: A Few I’ve Watched Recently


I know I’m a couple years behind on this one, but I just finished off season two of Mindhunter, on Netflix. Mindhunter is an FBI serial (see what I did there?) drama about the Behavioral Science Unit’s beginnings, starring King George and your Uncle Ted, the one who went to trade school after leaving the Coast Guard and wears short sleeve button ups with ties. You remember, Uncle Ted. The infinitely more interesting part of the show was the cadre of serial killers weaved in and out–from the Co-Ed Killer to Manson and Watson to Berkowitcz to Speck to BTK. … Continue reading Mindhunter

Netflix’ Brews Brothers: Quirky, But Right In My Wheelhouse

Quarantine time has obviously meant a lot of binge TV watching. The latest one for me, consumed mostly over this last weekend was Brew Brothers, a Netflix original about two distinct brothers trying to run a brewery together. Estanged since a childhood beer contest went awry, the two beermaking brothers, Wilhelm and Adam wind up working together again after Wilhelm (Alan Aisenberg) started a brewery and then floundered before hipster-ish, and whole-heartedly pretentious Adam (Mike Castle) brings his honed skills to the foray. What ensues of the eight-episode arc is hijinx, shenanigans, and plenty of scenes that make you do … Continue reading Netflix’ Brews Brothers: Quirky, But Right In My Wheelhouse

I suggest you let this one marinate.

I know I’m late to the party, and this is just between us girls, but Letterkenny is freaking hilarious. I just plowed through all six seasons. Letterkenny is a Canadian import centered around the everyday lives of Wayne, Daryl, Squirrely Dan and Katy, and their friends in a small town. They are Canadian hicks. Basically, Fairfield with accents. And that’s what I appreciates about it. It kind of consumes you as much as you consume it. To the point whereupon starting to watch the show, it pretty much takes over how you speak. When you meet other Letterkenny watchers, you … Continue reading I suggest you let this one marinate.