Mike Dorn Wiss

Better to blaze your own trail
Than to follow another's, unwinding
For in the slippery path of life
The search is greater than the finding
MDW/1963

The (Very) Hideous Hog

(Originally published on Bridgewinners – www.bridgewinners.com.)   Rather than dilute the fine thread on the Caplan win vs. Struhl in the Spinny with tales of the departed and ignominious “Hideous Hog”, aka Ron Andersen, the admittedly excellent player and entertaining vugraph analyst, I thought to start a thread on the Hog for those who have tales of getting the upper hand on him, since he was also one of the...

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Atomic Blonde

  Atomic Blonde (2017) – 8.7/10   I told the ticket seller “One for the worst titled flick of the year, please,” and he knew exactly what I was talking about. I wasn’t expecting much going in, which naturally is to be expected for most no-brainer action flicks, but then I’d watch Charlize Theron swathed in knee high fuzzboots and a parka in a documentary on Eskimos for all that mattered. Add the...

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War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) – 7.1/10   I must admit that this entry into the contest for summer fantasy blockbusters is better than most, and although I did find it far from satisfying it was certainly worth the viewing, at least once. Despite the fact that the title was a complete misnomer (“Escape from the Planet of the Humans” would be closer to the truth) there was much to be...

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Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman (2017) – 5.3/10   There were a lot of very good reviews for this heavily anticipated flick, yet another in the plethora of MARVEL stu…er…superhero extravaganzas produced to birth trilogies designed to milk entertainment dollars from an unwitting public. Certainly this flick figured to be seen as one of the better attempts, as indeed it was, at least for the well-directed first third of...

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Wisskers On Bridge

. . ♠♥♦♣ . Wisskers On Bridge  . ♠♥♦♣ .   Mike Dorn Wiss (“Wisskers” on BBO – BridgeBase Online) is a Canadian bridge expert, teacher, professional player and writer. He has published numerous bridge articles in the ACBL Bulletin, the Ontario Kibitzer, and Bridge Canada Magazine, and has written the entertaining and highly acclaimed bridge book “Shadow in the Bridge World” and the humourous book of bridge tips...

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