Author Archives: AverageAndy

About AverageAndy

An average guy living a great life in New Jersey.

RIP Joel Schumacher

Just want to mention the passing of director Joel Schumacher.   He directed some of my favorite movies, including “St Elmo’s Fire”, “Flatliners”, and “The Lost Boys”.   Movies that I still think about and enjoy today. Joel Schumacher (1940 – 2020) … Continue reading

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Gary Lee Cavagnaro (Bad News Bears)

Came across this video while looking for some of the cards to complete the Panini Golden Age Bad News Bears insert set that was released in 2013 Some of the cards are hard to find (minis and white borders) but … Continue reading

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Hard to believe Survivor premiered 20 years ago

On May 31st, 2000, a new reality show called Survivor premiered on CBS. I member watching as I had read a small blurb on the website slashdot about the show and though it sounded really cool Slashdot – Survivor to … Continue reading

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“Hey c’mon, let the kids play!”

Sad to see that former MLB Player and All Star Bob Watson passed away.   I do remember him as a player, but will always remember him for his line in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training – One of … Continue reading

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Survivor, Social Distancing, and More

Its been a long time since I have had the motivation to write here on AverageAndy.  Have been hunkered down at home due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic, doing the social distancing thing.   I have been keeping busy during … Continue reading

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Clive Cussler / Dirk Pitt

Very sad to see that author Clive Cussler passed away at the age of 88.  He wrote the Dirk Pitt novels which are some of my favorite books and have been part of my life for the past 30+ years.  … Continue reading

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David Rupprecht

I am sad to report that my uncle David Rupprecht (my dads brother) passed away on Sunday, February 16th at the age of 78.  Dave was a true gentleman and although I didn’t get to see him much (he lived … Continue reading

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Survivor is back for Season 40

Last night was the premier of Survivor: Winners at War.  Crazy to think that this is the 40th season, and even crazier to think that I have never missed an episode.  That comes to around 583 hours (or around 25 … Continue reading

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Quick Update

Just a quick update to remember a a few people who have recently left us All left their mark  in different ways, touching millions of people with music, sports and movies.   Due to them, the world is a better place.  … Continue reading

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Survivor, The Rise of Skywalker, and lots more

Season 39 of Survivor (Island of the Idols) ended last week with Tommy Sheehan Outwiting, Outplaying, Outlasting all other contestants and taking home the 1 Million dollar prize.  While I really enjoyed this season (despite the issues regarding improper touching … Continue reading

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