In Brief

vic fortezza
2 min readSep 22, 2022

Margo Robbie and Ryan Gosling are making a Barbie movie. It will be interesting to see how it is received. I’m skeptical and hope to be surprised. Photo from Google Images:

The city of Rockwall, Texas, population 45,000, has planted a 200-foot flagpole to show its patriotism. Photo from GI:

Here’s what some may do to avoid the Putin draft, headline from “‘How to break arm at home’ trends following Russia conscription announcement.”

Headline from “FBI Reverting to ‘J. Edgar Hoover Days,’ Expert Says.” Except that the bias is now leftward.

Dare we get our hopes up? Headline from “Iranian protests taking off in 100 cities, 30 provinces, with dozens killed and widespread arrests.”

Is flirting by texts the equivalent of infidelity? Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is getting a lot of publicity concerning his. So far, no nude shots have turned up. Photo from GI:

The regular session of the floating book shop was rained-out. I’m contemplating whether to do an evening version now that the sun is out.

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vic fortezza

I was born in Brooklyn in 1950 to Sicilian immigrants. I’ve had more than 50 short stories published world wide. I have 13 books in print.