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Skiskel And Ebert

As young film nut, Siskel and Ebert were my deities

As young film nut, Siskel and Ebert were my deities

bowl-headed kid at Sabino Junior High, 1979.

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As young film nut, Siskel and Ebert were my deities

As young film nut, Siskel and Ebert were my deities

In 1998, Almquist finally got to meet one of his idols when Gene Siskel named him the winner of the "You Be the Movie Critic" contest.

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As young film nut, Siskel and Ebert were my deities

As young film nut, Siskel and Ebert were my deities

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As young film nut, Siskel and Ebert were my deities

As young film nut, Siskel and Ebert were my deities

It was the late '70s. I was 10 or 11 years old, and quickly coming to realize that I wasn't good at much of anything. If you've ever wondered who paved the way for today's "Participant" and "Thanks for Showing Up" trophies, look no further.

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