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Let’s go back a ways. Not sure if you can make out the details here or not, but let me fill you in on some backstory.

Before the G.I. Joe movie was released, Paramount ran a trailer for the movie during the Super Bowl. Not even through the trailer, I got a text message from my buddy Matt saying it looked awesome and that we were going to watch it opening night together. He knew how big of a hobby G. I. Joe was for me. I replied, hell ya, dude, let’s do it.

Fast forward a bit, my buddy Matt moved on to a better world, courtesy of cancer. It didn’t matter. I got that ticket for him. I still have it. I found it futzing through my wallet just now.

You’re missed, buddy, although you’re in a better place now.

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