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  What’s up? So I don’t have a lot of deep thoughts this Eid. The train is rolling so this will be assorted quick hits… ‘Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King.’  Uploaded to Netflix right around when Ramadan started, so I didn’t say anything that weekend.  But if you haven’t seen it yet, give yourself an hour […]

‘Batman and Bill’

  Bob Kane created Batman.  We know this because we’ve seen his name in the ‘Created By’ credit for more than 70 years now. Bill Finger is the person who, among other things, came up with the idea of the Bat logo on the chest.  And wearing a cowl instead of a domino mask.  And […]

Song of the Day – ‘The Dark Knight’

  As I’ve expressed to those close to me, I’ve officially made the transition from ‘being surprised/relieved’ at being happy and content most of the time, to now accepting this is my default attitude. So as I have peace and optimism in my home, I can refocus my anger, resentment and theatricality in a constructive […]

‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’

  Warner Brothers, you sneaky studio… When the world is more in a mood for a silly Dark Knight, we get the silliest of them all.  ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ is the latest animated film from WB Animation, and it’s a homerun (for what it is). Reuniting Adam West and Burt Ward as […]

Song of the Day – ‘Golden Slumbers’

  Things are looking up and getting wrapped up in a way I can allow myself to think about the next #MalikWeek, which is already themed ‘Dark Knight of Cups’. As I’m in a high mood, treat yourself to another very, very lovely George Benson cover of a Beatles song. Enjoy!  

‘Batkid Begins’

  Gordon: “I never cared who you were.” The Batman: “And you were right.” Gordon: “But shouldn’t the people know who saved them?” The Batman: “A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know the world hadn’t […]

Let It Be

Quite a month for me. A sports fan dream weekend (minus the actual game) and time spent with two legendary fan bases.  An Indian mendhi and a Muslim wedding in Pasadena.  A black church funeral in Inglewood.  Even by my normal standards, I think it’s very possible I touched on every single element of my […]