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My thoughts before this week’s link wrap-up are gonna be a bit brief. You see that photo above? It was shot on my wedding day, which was five years ago today.

It’s always funny for me to think of my marriage with Lindsay being “only five years old”. When I think of the fact that we’ve been together for twelve years, and living together for ten, seeing such a low number attached to my marriage feels off. Thing is, five still isn’t anything to sneeze at since it’s actually a bigger number than it feels – both (as the saying goes) for better and for worse.

Today, I know two things to be true:

One is that I’m a lucky man. As much as I like to put my best foot forward on this space, I have as many flaws as the next man. That Lindsay sees past them and takes me for the man I try to be is a gift. My wish today is that everybody finds someone with that sort of love and grace.

The other is that this little blogging and podcasting project of mine wouldn’t be nearly what it is (whatever “it is”), without Lindsay’s support..which is legion. So if I’ve ever cranked out something that you’ve thought was especially funny/clever/insightful/etc…thank her.

Now if you’ll pardon me, there’s dinner and a show to get ready for.

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For your listening and reading fulfillment, I give you…

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Alia and Lisa have a good one on-tap at What She’s Having. This week they look into the sweet – and possibly dated – YOU’VE GOT MAIL.
Toronto After Dark kicked-off last night with the Kiwi gem HOUSEBOUND. Kurt’s got the skinny at Row Three.

Y’all have no idea how much I’m looking forward to WHIPLASH (is it next week yet?). Rich Watson has caught up with it already and has good things to say.

This week, news dropped that Robert Downey Jr. will be Stark-ing it up once again in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 (which led to a wild amount of speculation and rumours…little of which I care about). Ruth however, met the news with an interesting question: Are there actors you have trouble divorcing from their most iconic roles?

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been stumping pretty hard for OBVIOUS CHILD ever since I first caught-up with it back in June. This week – perhaps in honour of its blu-ray/dvd release – Marya E. gates has it featured in her Female Filmmaker Friday post.

One point on the map of this year’s pop culture that I have yet to arrive at is THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. While I’m anticipating that I’m not exactly the target demo that the film is going for, I’m still hoping to soak it up soon. This week Fisti passed through the gates of STARS, and had this to say about the journey.

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Meanwhile, for a Tweet of The Week we turn to Young Atad to put this world we have built into a bit of perspective…


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Enjoy!