Esoteric Selections
Esoteric Selections

Esoteric Selections

From the deep reaches of the inner mind, to the lighthearted musings of a friendly conversation, to investing and crypto ramblings, to reflections on pop culture phenomenona: assorted subjects and scattered connections.

Classic cars of an upcoming TV pilot - behind the scenes

5 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Last month, it was announced that filming for a pilot episode of The Spook Who Sat by the Door would begin in Baltimore, Maryland. Based upon the 1969 novel by American writer Samuel Greenlee, the production is being led by Academy Award winner Lee D...

One Pandemic Restriction I Will Miss

3 Jun 2021 1 minute read 3 comments RocketEnthusiast

As most states have lifted coronavirus restrictions, the United States is getting back to "business as usual." However, this post is not intended to divulge my opinion on masks, the origin of COVID-19, or a pro/anti stance on vaccines. No, I want to...

The Day That Mudrick Capital Went From WSB Hero to Villain and How the Apes Struck Back

1 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Just this morning, AMC (NYSE: AMC) disclosed that Mudrick Capital had agreed to purchase $230.5 million worth of new shares last week. The 8.5 million shares were bought at price of approximately $27.12 per share. As this news broke, Wall Street Bets...

Five Underrated Tom Petty Songs (1976-1989)

1 Jun 2021 2 minute read 2 comments RocketEnthusiast

Before I took a deep dive into the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the frontman was only known to me as "the guy who sings that Free Fallin' song." I would hear that tune and host of other radio hits including "American Girl" and "I Won't B...

Weekend Flashback: Harry and the Hendersons Topps Movie Trading Cards 1987

30 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

In my previous post, I shared a few thoughts on the Topps merger with Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corp. II (more specifically the digitization of trading cards) and promised to deliver the goods in a subsequent post. Here it is, I've dug up a sealed...

Topps and the Future of Collectible Cards

27 May 2021 2 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

On April 6, 2021 Topps Co Inc. announced its intentions to become a publicly traded company via a reverse merger with a special purpose acquisition company led by Mudrick Capital. The deal places a $1.3 billion valuation on Topps, an iconic sports ca...

Five great cover songs performed by Jimi Hendrix

25 May 2021 2 minute read 3 comments RocketEnthusiast

Despite a mainstream career of only four years, Jimi Hendrix dazzled fans and fellow musicians alike: from his signature right-handed strats re-strung and played upside down to the iconic "wah wah" pedal sound effect he made famous, some of Hendrix's...

They're here - Brood X has arrived!

22 May 2021 1 minute read 2 comments RocketEnthusiast

It was 2004 the last time I saw those devilish red eyes. Seventeen years younger, a few inches shorter, and a couple dozen pounds lighter, I developed a curiosity developed for these strange creatures. Flying seemingly blind (they're not), squirming...

A Token George Costanza Could Support

19 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Jerry: "It's not about nothing." George: "No, it's about nothing." Jerry: "Well, maybe in philosophy, but even nothing is something." Iconic lines from Seinfeld, the "show about nothing." When I initially discovered Bitcoin back in 2011, I thought no...