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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A leitmotif of the just-released MIB3 is people saying profoundly: “Never ask a question you don’t want to know the answer to.” In Brazil, a very popular tagline is “tudo acaba em pizza” (everything winds up as pizza). A Curmudgeonly explication of these subtexts follows.

The Brazilian phrase has its origin, not in politics as most people these days think, but in football, aka soccer. Way back in the Sixties, there was a power struggle between two warring factions of Palmeiras, a São Paulo football power, long known as . . .

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