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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, March 4

A pipe dream

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Hi, everyone!

It took me way too long to check if I was repeating a ramble, so at 9:29p, I deleted several paragraphs worth of a ramble. Yay me!

Ramble of the Day

Allow me to share a pipe dream: I’d like to one day be in a movie theater only with the people I came with and no one else, and not because I booked out the movie theater.

The only thing I’d really want to do is talk at whatever volume I’d like to the people I came with, but I’m not always a massive chatter during films. I talk more the less I like a movie, or at least the more I find it funny in a way I’m able to crack jokes about it. The problem is that I mostly don’t watch films I know I’ll make fun of in a theater, so the chances I’d use the privilege would be low, but I’d like to dream. (The chances would be higher if MoviePass was still a thing — and I’d actually waited a few weeks to see Skyscraper.)

The time I got as close as I’ll probably ever get was when I went to go seen Moonlight, more than a month after its initial release. I went with my sisters on a Thursday night, and there was just one other person in the theater. It didn’t matter much because Moonlight is not the type of movie you want to chat during, and I don’t harbor any ill will towards Moonlight or that one person in the theater.

I’m not expecting to ever achieve this, but I have a little bit of fun seeing if it’ll happen to me.

tl;dr: I’d really like to one day accidentally end up in an empty movie theater, but I don’t expect it to happen.

Links of the Day

The Coppa Italia semifinal between Juventus and AC Milan has been postponed indefinitely because of coronavirus cases in Italy.

The Portland Thorns acquired Becky Sauerbrunn in a trade from the Utah Royals, with Elizabeth Ball and $100,000 going the other way.

Saarbrücken is the first fourth division side to reach the DFB Pokal semifinals.

David Squires recaps Manchester City’s Carabao Cup win and Watford’s defeat of Liverpool in his latest cartoon.

Today’s longer read: Fabrice Robinet on New York City’s indoor, five-a-side scene and the French people responsible for its popularity for The New York Times