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A monthly diary of current postings and quick train of thought entries


April 2023

April 30th
April 28th

It’s Friday!

Some new material at the end of this post…

Love Kenneth Branagh’s work in general, and especially enjoy the what he’s doing with (and as) Hercule Poirot. That said - upcoming A Haunting in Venice - is looking brilliant.

We first heard about Taika Waititi working on Next Goal Wins a few years ago. The trailer makes it look like it will be worth the wait.

I don’t want to know

April 26th

Just a new piece today…

Call Big Simon

April 21st

Expecting a busy few days next week. So, just a quick entry today.

Patti LuPone’s character in Agatha: Coven of Chaos has some details coming to light. REALLY looking forward to this series.

The house to home conversion formula

April 14th

A few notes to share, and then two essays.

Greatest – band – EVER! The Electric Mayhem are recording their first album when The Muppets Mayhem arrives on Disney+ next month. Find out what the greatest band ever is doing these days. (Yes, I said greatest band. Ever. Greatest band ever. I said it. That could be debated, I suppose. What cannot be debated is that The Electric Mayhem is the greatest band name ever. That’s a fact.)

New trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. (And it is looking fantastic.)

Blue Beetle is on the way, and it looks really interesting. Fun cast. Story most of us aren’t familiar with. I like what I’m seeing.

Still have some time until the release, but we’ve got a trailer for The Marvels. Looks like a team being built we can all enjoy.

Interesting story about a scene from Avengers: Infinity War that was shot but never completed with special/visual effects. I agree with Marco Vito Oddo - completing it and releasing could be a fantastic move. Maybe do theaters with an only-at-Disney+ exclusive after, or some special double-features or extended run with Endgame.

John Oliver and the Last Week Tonight gang made an alternative main story for one of their episodes. It’s about Chuck E. Cheese, and I encourage you to clear your schedule and watch it here.

Deer in every state

The bike path evolves

April 7th

Quick post today.

It’s Friday! Two new essays.

Imperfectly perfect

Return of the toys

April 2nd

Not much to share, just getting the month started. Few things to get off the checklist…

First – Thank you to everyone that visited during March, as we celebrated twenty years of the In My Backpack website. I cannot say enough about the attention and support you’ve offered me, and I’m looking forward to many more years.

Second – We’re continuing our new schedule this week, with new material being added every Friday. Stuff can appear at any time—heck, got a new essay to share today—but unless we announce it in advance because of some unexpected circumstances, there will always be something new on Friday.

Third – Suspiciously Picturesque is the latest release. Here’s the link to the paperback at Amazon. You can also find it at other online bookstores and in a Kindle edition.

Fourth – A Parkside View will be out next weekend. If you’re signed up, thank you. If you’re not signed up, you can fix that by sending us an email or a message on our social media pages.

That’s it for now. Here’s that essay…

A walk in the rain


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