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  1. Thread: JoJo Rabbit

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    Rebel Wilson doesn’t do too much. Sam Rockwell,...

    Rebel Wilson doesn’t do too much. Sam Rockwell, however, steals every single scene that he is in. Scarlett Johansson is really good as well.

    I had the same issue you have, the Nazis weren’t funny...
  2. I was just thinking that same thing within the...

    I was just thinking that same thing within the past few days. Me and Bok had some really good times in the old days. Those chess games we played were a hoot, I loved every bit of it even though he...
  3. Thread: JoJo Rabbit

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    JoJo Rabbit

    So when I first heard the premise of this movie, I thought that someone in Hollywood was either going to be involuntarily committed to a sanitarium or at the very least had seen the last they ever...
  4. Thread: Online Education

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    Thank you. I will dig a bit more and once I...

    Thank you. I will dig a bit more and once I decide on a school I will discuss the nuts and bolts with them. I have two Associate’s degrees so I am hoping some of that will transfer and I can avoid...
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    I have not. But I have read Primo Levi’s “If This...

    I have not. But I have read Primo Levi’s “If This Is a Man” and “The Periodic Table,” and they would seem to be similar in nature. Grim. Definitely worth the read but difficult to work through.
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    If you enjoy that then I will recommend something...

    If you enjoy that then I will recommend something from out of my library. Not sure how hard this is to come by now.

    “Selous Scouts: Top Secret War” by Ron Reid Daly and Peter Stiff (I would have...
  7. Thread: Online Education

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    The degree will be a Bachelor’s in Military...

    The degree will be a Bachelor’s in Military History or in History with a focus on military history.

    The school is up in the air right now. I am unconcerned about the pedigree as long as it is an...
  8. Thread: Online Education

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    Online Education

    Does anybody have any experience with taking college courses online?

    I am giving some thoughts to finishing up my Bachelor’s degree but with my schedule would have to do it online so was wondering...
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    I recommended Morgan to Bok, but Bok hates...

    I recommended Morgan to Bok, but Bok hates cyberpunk so Morgan is kind of a non-starter for him. If I had to describe Morgan’s work, at least the stuff I have recommended, I would call it crime...
  10. A .22 rifle that my dad had, just some plinking...

    A .22 rifle that my dad had, just some plinking at cans and such. We were fairly young so we didn’t have to clean it or anything. After that I don’t think I shot anything for years, until I got in...
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    Check out Richard K. Morgan. “Altered Carbon”...

    Check out Richard K. Morgan.

    “Altered Carbon” is probably his best book, the other books in that trilogy are just meh. “13” was pretty good and the one I just finished “Thin Air” I thought was...
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    Do you read science fiction?

    Do you read science fiction?
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    Still struggling against the tide of my "Read 50...

    Still struggling against the tide of my "Read 50 Books In 2020" New Year's Resolution. I am behind. Since they have moved us to 12 hour shifts I may be able to make some progress so I have lined up...
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    I love old timey sports stuff so I will...

    I love old timey sports stuff so I will definitely follow them. I can remember going to the old Tiger Stadium and thinking "Wow, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb and all those greats played here." I had the...
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    So I have some bad news. Like catastrophic news....

    So I have some bad news. Like catastrophic news.

    The game file got corrupted it looks like, so the first season is the last season with this save.

    I had made it through the off season and saved...
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    I can't do anything about concessions as it isn't...

    I can't do anything about concessions as it isn't in the game, but one of the things that I WILL have to do in the off season is determine ticket and season ticket prices for next year.
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    It is October 30th and the season has ended. ...

    It is October 30th and the season has ended.

    The Cleveland Indians won the World Series, taking down the Atlanta Braves 4 games to 2.

    The Colorado Rockies finished third in the division, four...
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    Because I can’t keep Brendan Rodgers at SS all...

    Because I can’t keep Brendan Rodgers at SS all the time as I need him to play 2B when Kolten WONG! Gets tired. Marrero is better defensively at SS than Rodgers while Rodgers is better defensively at...
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    Ok, so due to the fact that I am being forced...

    Ok, so due to the fact that I am being forced onto 12 hour shifts, 7 days on and then 7 days off, I feel like I am going to have a lot of time to play OOTP. I might even finish up the 2020 season...
  20. To be fair, the picnickers could be carrying...

    To be fair, the picnickers could be carrying sporks in those baskets....
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    Okay, new update. It is July 31st, 2020. July...

    Okay, new update. It is July 31st, 2020.

    July has been a pretty forgettable month. We went 12-13 for the month leaving us at 63-46 on the season. That is good for our ultimate goal of winning more...
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    Okay, another month has gone by. It is now June...

    Okay, another month has gone by. It is now June 30th. It has been a good month.

    Our record now is 51-33. We are in second place in the division, 7 games behind the Dodgers but 3 games ahead of the...
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    They forced me to come in to work today and...

    They forced me to come in to work today and tomorrow on my off days so I thought it would be a good time to get some more fake baseball out of the way.

    It is now May 31st, and as the old saying...
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    It is April 30th. We started the season very...

    It is April 30th.

    We started the season very well. I was going to give an update at the end of March but figured the season had only been going for a week so why bother. But just so we have a high...
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    The season has begun. It is March 31st. I will...

    The season has begun. It is March 31st.

    I will recap all of the roster changes prior to Opening Day aside from the Arenado trade which I already covered.

    On March 21st I shopped Charlie...
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    The first boat anchor is away! Nolan Arenado...

    The first boat anchor is away!

    Nolan Arenado has been traded in a blockbuster deal to the Philadelphia Phillies!

    The Rockies give up Arenado and his ginormous salary. The Phillies give up 3B...
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    In an important update on the Colorado Rockies, I...

    In an important update on the Colorado Rockies, I have found a replacement Assistant GM!

    I started sifting through the available personnel who have experience in the front office, and who share my...
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    To get into the playoffs the Milwaukee Brewers...

    To get into the playoffs the Milwaukee Brewers won their division. That means they beat the Chicago Cubs, who spent 90 million dollars more than the Brewers, and the St. Louis Cardinals, who spent 65...
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    You might want to drive up the road and let...

    You might want to drive up the road and let Milwaukee know that considering they’ve been in the playoffs the last two years.

    If you don’t like baseball, that’s fine, sometimes I don’t like it. But...
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    I will get around and actually play some tonight,...

    I will get around and actually play some tonight, but I wanted to post something on what I see as the major issues with the franchise, and my plans for the future. As I said earlier there are some...
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    Just looked at my post, and those screenshots are...

    Just looked at my post, and those screenshots are a little small so probably going to be difficult to get any details off of them. If I can't figure out a way to make them bigger when I post them I...
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    The 2020 Colorado Rockies

    So I decided to GM the Rockies for this season (and maybe a couple more) in a computer baseball simulation game called Out of the Park Baseball. I've been playing this game for years, and since the...
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    The Red Sox traded Mookie Betts and David Price,...

    The Red Sox traded Mookie Betts and David Price, and Chris Sale just had Tommy John surgery, so I am already in Hell
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    Obviously not. Their total operating budget for...

    Obviously not. Their total operating budget for 2020 is $10 Million in the red.

    Hondo McHondo is going to have his work cut out for him. But never fear, as Bok found out quickly, Hondo McHondo is...
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    It’s going to take me a day or two to figure out...

    It’s going to take me a day or two to figure out the new version of OOTP as they have added in a lot of customization for your screens. After I get that sorted out I will start the season and post a...
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    I will do that if I can figure out how to post...

    I will do that if I can figure out how to post screenshots from my computer. Back when me and Bok ran the Texas Rangers for a season I had a hell of a time figuring out how to get him the box scores....
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    I’m actually thinking about taking over the...

    I’m actually thinking about taking over the Colorado Rockies, Ginger.

    I just had a look at them and they are the kind of team I like to manage in this game:

    1. Decent payroll but not top shelf...
  38. Thread: Kingdom

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    Kingdom

    I am jacked into this show on Netflix. Was browsing around trying to find something to watch and decided to give this a look. Five hours later I had binge watched the first five episodes non-stop....
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    It’s starting for me. Not the real thing, of...

    It’s starting for me.

    Not the real thing, of course, but the latest version of Out of the Park Baseball just came out so I picked it up. Going to run through a season or two GMing and Managing...
  40. New Zealand

    New Zealand
  41. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdvxBxHX2U&list=R...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdvxBxHX2U&list=RDpYdvxBxHX2U&start_radio=1
  42. It's not appropriate, it's just what I am...

    It's not appropriate, it's just what I am listening to right now.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8Gp00IFwbI
  43. Thread: Midway

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    Military history of all time periods is my area...

    Military history of all time periods is my area of interest, although there are periods where my knowledge is weak. The Civil War and WWII are my strongest. I will accept your book recommendation and...
  44. Thread: Midway

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    Our island. Our name.

    Our island. Our name.
  45. Thread: Midway

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    You won’t be disappointed with Midway, I dont...

    You won’t be disappointed with Midway, I dont think. If you are, feel free to say so because I would be curious about why.

    For my part, if there is anything that I didn’t like about Midway it is...
  46. Thread: Midway

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    Same with Dunkirk. People loved that movie, and...

    Same with Dunkirk. People loved that movie, and as I recall it won some awards. But it had very little to do with what actually happened at Dunkirk.

    I don’t expect movies on historical events to...
  47. Thread: Midway

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    Midway

    I never got a chance to get to the theaters to see this on the big screen so I went out and bought it last week. Was finally able to sit down and watch it. Amazing.

    The historical accuracy of this...
  48. No, Astro Banditos. We'll always put the name...

    No, Astro Banditos.

    We'll always put the name in italics just like that.

    I can think of 10 really cool recruiting video ideas already.

    This guy will be our recruiting campaign spokesman:
    ...
  49. Astro Banditos

    Astro Banditos
  50. Apparently he released it on election night...

    Apparently he released it on election night...
  51. Bush league. It lacks a chainsaw bayonet.

    Bush league. It lacks a chainsaw bayonet.
  52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YawagQ6lLrA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YawagQ6lLrA
  53. That’s the one. They come out with a new version...

    That’s the one. They come out with a new version every year, and every year I throw my money at them and get it.

    A couple years back Bok and I co-managed the Texas Rangers for a season. Lot of fun.
  54. That computer baseball game I play allows you to...

    That computer baseball game I play allows you to GM/manage in the Negro Leagues. I've never taken a crack at it although I would like to. Maybe I'll give that a shot this Spring as part of my protest...
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    Bok, Look At This Game

    During my YouTube safari last night I came across the channel of one of the developers of this game. I seem to recall you are into rebuilding cars, or maybe just one car, so I thought this might be...
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    Of course you have the right to criticize people...

    Of course you have the right to criticize people in the service. Everyone has that right. They don't get issued halos when they join up.
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    Sign stealing is fine by me, it is a matter of...

    Sign stealing is fine by me, it is a matter of human cleverness. But the use of the brute force of technology to the level that the Astros organization, including all those players, is a whole other...
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    Baseball Is Dead To Me

    I love baseball. Always have, at least for as long as I can remember. It’s the only sport apart from rugby that I have any interest in watching in person. Field of Dreams is one of my top two or...
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    Those Crazy Japanese

    On another double shift today and as usual am wasting some time searching YouTube. This is the kind of odd shit that I usually find. Can't decide if I like it or not.


    ...
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    Purged? Did he remove him from the Army or...

    Purged? Did he remove him from the Army or something? On the bright side, maybe now he can take that gig as Ukrainian defense minister. Seems like a step up.
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    No sense of timing at all. If he’d waited a week...

    No sense of timing at all. If he’d waited a week they could have billed it as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
  62. Thread: Tweets

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    I wonder if he gets a serviceman’s discount on...

    I wonder if he gets a serviceman’s discount on Haagen-Dazs. If not, the next few weeks could get expensive.
  63. A Few Good Men, Gone In 60 Seconds and Snatch are...

    A Few Good Men, Gone In 60 Seconds and Snatch are three more movies that I can’t seem to pass by if I run into them while surfing.
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    Ha! Instead of a giant boulder we will chain that...

    Ha! Instead of a giant boulder we will chain that bronze to your ankle. I will also put blades on the wheels off my motorbike like those Ben Hur chariots....
  65. I will give a list of movies that I think are at...

    I will give a list of movies that I think are at the top end. Both Das Boot and Bridge Over the River Kwai would be on my list so I won’t go over them again.

    Gettysburg If I had to pick only one...
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    For my part, I am looking forward to starring in...

    For my part, I am looking forward to starring in an episode of Monday Night Rehabilitation, hunting you through the deserted streets off Dallas from the back of a Suzuki dirt bike while wearing a...
  67. How are we judging “greatest war movie”? The...

    How are we judging “greatest war movie”? The actors’ performances? The technical aspects of the film (cinematography, score, etc.)? The authenticity of the material and historical accuracy? I need to...
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    That’s “God Emperor Donald” to you, whiner.....

    That’s “God Emperor Donald” to you, whiner.....
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    Now he and Tony Curtis can once again argue over...

    Now he and Tony Curtis can once again argue over who really is Spartacus.
  70. Thread: Iowa Caucuses

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    Math is hard.....

    Math is hard.....
  71. Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now? - Kylo Ren

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brbrdnh74yA
  72. Thread: Rave On

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    I will beat you like a gong, kid. Here's a little...

    I will beat you like a gong, kid. Here's a little something off my iPhone playlist. Sit down, Boomer.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoCOg8ZzUfg
  73. Thread: Rave On

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmS0qi6IqB4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmS0qi6IqB4
  74. Thread: Chess Question

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    Well this won't insult your gameplay and there is...

    Well this won't insult your gameplay and there is no little hand to shake afterward. It's kind of pricey, and I just found it a little creepy but it's still cool.


    ...
  75. Thread: Chess Question

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    Well considering the fact that I work alone in an...

    Well considering the fact that I work alone in an extremely secure facility, there will be no face-to-face play :)
  76. Thread: Chess Question

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    Chess Question

    This question is aimed at Bok because I know he plays, or at least played, a lot, but anybody should feel free to chime in...

    Does anyone have any experience with electronic chess boards over the...
  77. The Martian

    The Martian
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    Indeed. Also, I finally sat down and read Old...

    Indeed. Also, I finally sat down and read Old Man’s War. You were right, it was kind of meh. I thought the story was interesting but his writing technique was jarring. Apparently nobody ever...
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    Thin Air by Richard K. Morgan Science Fiction....

    Thin Air by Richard K. Morgan

    Science Fiction. The kind Bok hates.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soo6oi-6OQ4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soo6oi-6OQ4
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    What I Am Listening To Tonight....

    Listening to these guys at work tonight. The beatboxing guy is a little weird, but if I don't look at him it isn't so bad.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ew_bfFvros


    ...
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    Also with full hearts, the Seattle Seahawks have...

    Also with full hearts, the Seattle Seahawks have suspended their campaign to win the Super Bowl...
  83. It was really savage stuff, but funny.

    It was really savage stuff, but funny.
  84. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99IoN2pymfE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99IoN2pymfE
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    I texted my friend. The ones we drank didn’t use...

    I texted my friend. The ones we drank didn’t use gin, they had cognac. But if they had used gin it wouldn’t have mattered because I didn’t taste the liquor at all. Like I said, too much work for me...
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    The only mixed drink that I care for is a mojito,...

    The only mixed drink that I care for is a mojito, but I have to tell you that friends got me to try two different mixed drinks while I was at that gaming convention in Chicago last March. I can’t see...
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    I would have a lot more neon lights out front and...

    I would have a lot more neon lights out front and girls twerking on the roof. I might occasionally have a Ladies Night and climb up on the roof myself.
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Justice For Juicy

    Still a genius.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZXoErL2124
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    I probably will not succeed, because the vast...

    I probably will not succeed, because the vast majority of the stuff I read is non-fiction and it takes me longer to plow through that so I can keep names, places and such straight in my head. For...
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    I have a new audible suggestion for you. After...

    I have a new audible suggestion for you. After you listen to Six Frigates pick up Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell. Outstanding book although probably less so if you have no interest in Napoleon’s time.
  92. Thread: The Gentlemen

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    I definitely want to see this

    I definitely want to see this
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    Dude that is fantastic. Congrats!

    Dude that is fantastic. Congrats!
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    New Year’s Resolutions

    What are yours, if you have any.

    In addition to the perpetual “Lose weight and get healthy” resolutions that I seem to make every other year or so, this year I am making a resolution to read (or...
  95. Well you can call it a trial or anything else...

    Well you can call it a trial or anything else that you want, but a proceedings where the rules can be changed on the fly would not be something that I would associate with a trial.
  96. It’s not really a trial. I don’t even know what...

    It’s not really a trial. I don’t even know what to call it. The senate can handle it pretty much any way they want. They can hand it off to a committee and have those members handle all of the...
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    The control room I work in has to be staffed 24/7...

    The control room I work in has to be staffed 24/7 and we have some operators who have small children so I usually volunteer to cover shifts for them on holidays aimed more at kids. It's kind of sucky...
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    Worked doubles on Christmas Eve and yesterday, so...

    Worked doubles on Christmas Eve and yesterday, so my nice Christmas will come on payday :)
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    The reviews are magnificent! ""I am not a...

    The reviews are magnificent!


    ""I am not a cat person. After watching this frankly mortifying film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, I'm not altogether sure I am a movie person anymore...
  100. Thread: Landslide

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    I think Labour is shattered, at least for the...

    I think Labour is shattered, at least for the near future. Jeremy Corbyn all but resigned, said he won't lead Labour into another election. They will need to regroup, but I think Brexit is going to...
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