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Mr. Ected

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  1. Even later than you. My wife started watching this recently and I watch on and off. This show is so great. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson. Hard to think of a better cast than that. I am struggling as to whether I can suggest this show for my parents, since it is a bit 'mature.' Another that my wife found that we like is Derry Girls. As a teen in that era (Boston, not NI) it brings back some great memories of music and other stuff of that era.
  2. I try to put everything on a cc. When I do charge, it is on our AMEX, unless someone doesn't accept it. I love how we get a ton of points on everything. I also have as many bills as possible tied to that card. As far as cash, I usually get $200 out of the bank from an ATM when needed, and give half to my wife. With 3 teens, in he pre-covid era, there was always a need for cash for something. I can't remember when I went to the ATM to get the cash that I have left in my wallet (~$20)
  3. PM sent to @Mr. Ected @kutta, @Tusken Raider - Sent TR a PM. If he's ok, we'll exchange addresses! THanks!
  4. Wasn't sure where to put this, figured this thread worked. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't it Be Nice (vocals only) Beautiful.
  5. Oh god, I remember being in maybe 5th or 6th grade, we were changing classes and had lots of stuff in our backpacks. For whatever stupid reason, it was cool to only use one shoulder strap. It was so annoying and would always slip off and need re-adjusting. So stupid of me but I guess that was the kind of stupid #### one had to do to be "popular" in 6th grade. What a ridiculous age that is. In a normal year, my kids (12th, 11th, 8th) have 3" binders for each class, with their teachers printing copies of everything rather than giving them a textbook. For some reason, the kids feel like they need to carry every page with them all the time. For years, I have tried to get them to have a binder for each day (A&B day schedule) with stuff they are working on and a binder at home for each class, that way they can carry less around and be more organized. Crickets. Or heck, their school gives them a ChromeBook. Scan everything and store the PDFs on your computer. Easy to find stuff that way, nice and light, too!! Obviously parents know nothing. (I know I would likely have been similar.)
  6. In my kids' HS it's not that the school doesn't let them, it's just that the school is large and it would take too long to get back and forth. Part of me is glad they get this year off 'remotely' or else they would be walking around leaning to one side, since they carry such huge amounts of weight in their backpacks on one shoulder!
  7. Love seeing some Triumph representation in this thread. 40% Canadian trios!
  8. Isn’t this similar to Target or a grocery store making a store-brand pain killer or cereal because the name brand one is selling well?
  9. I noticed that as well. I liked the filmed as well. I will have to dig up the article. I like the comparison to sports, I think this is a reason why they will do this more with musicals in the future, rather than just distant shots showing the stage. I agree that the ensemble and staging were spectacular. The article noted that possibly the filmed version focused too much on the main characters. Reviews are like that, often with people who watch/read/etc things and just want them to be the way they have always been.
  10. We watch a bunch of HGTV shows, and I wonder how much of them are scripted, especially with the curious occurrences in every episode of some semi-disastrous event with the house that is being renovated.
  11. Read that LMM was given the option to have the spitting CGI'd out, but he wanted to keep it in to show how the King sang. Saw it once in the theater, and multiple times on Disney+ (my wife, like others in here , has become a bit of a fanatic, listening to the soundtrack constantly. The King is my favorite character, I love the little things they do with him, like the stomp and change of the lights to blue in his first songs, and him dancing happily around when all is going poorly towards the end. I loved the way they filmed the show. I read that they filmed one live show, then filmed it again on a day off without a crowd so cameras would not interfere with people sight-lines. I hope to see more musicals filmed this way in the future. On a separate note, some people have said that the format loses some of the perspective of the background with the other dancers and props. I go back and forth, both are important.
  12. We're looking also. One for my daughter and one for my wife. With everyone at home, more time spent in desk chairs!!
  13. Countries rearranged by population. Shows countries rearranged so that area is proportional to population. (China is in Russia, etc.) ETA: you may want to d/l so you can zoom better.
  14. Put this song in my top 5. Magic Power - Triumph Something's at the edge of your mind You don't know what it is Something you were hoping to find But you're not sure what it is Then you hear the music And it all comes crystal clear The music does the talking Says the things you want to hear [Chorus] I'm young, I'm wild and I'm free I've got the magic power of the music in me I love how the chorus changes slightly the next time it comes up, after a verse about a girl listening to the radio waiting for a song (who does that anymore! ) She's young now, she's wild now, she wants to be free She gets the magic power of the music from me
  15. Here are my top 5 (not in order). Red Barchetta - Rush One of the few songs I've heard that doesn't have a chorus (I know you guys will point out thousands of others!). It's one of those songs that part of me would have loved to have seen the video of, but in reality the song doesn't need it, because the lyrics and the music do just as good of a job, if not better. Magic Power - Triumph Triumph in general, and Rik Emmitt in particular are so under rated. He can sing, play and he had that hair!!! (Live Version) Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown - Jim Croce Forgot that I had put this video up. Love the intro to this tune. Man, he could tell a story. More Than a Feeling - Boston Not a bad opening track to a debut album. I've Seen All Good People: a. Your Move b. All Good People - Yes Love the music, Jon Anderson's voice is beautiful.
  16. That is astounding when you think about it. Makes me feel young. I was listening to Dan Patrick last week, and they mentioned that Matthew McConaughey was the same age to the day that Mr. Brimley was when he did Cocoon. RIP.
  17. You can blow out a candle But you can't blow out a fire Once the flames begin to catch The wind will blow it higher - Biko by Peter Gabriel Still gives me chills whenever I hear the song.
  18. Custard !!!!! My humble apologies! Still delicious. We went thru Milwaukee and made it up here in one trip. Had a wonderful fish fry last nite, now I just need some Fried Cheese Curds and Culver’s and I’m set!!! There is a Culver’s in town here, so I plan to make several trips while we’re here.
  19. Nice - we live right by the interstate, so you can see our house. I also work at the Culver's right off the interstate in DeForest. Mental note....LOVE Culvers. Ice Cream is awesome, we might stop by for a break!!!
  20. I am in Lodi - a little town slightly NW of Madison. Have fun on that overdue trip! I'll wave as we drive by! We think we're going to head thru Madison instead of Milwaukee.
  21. I was up near Eagle River in St. Germain last summer. My cousin lives in Lac du Flambeau. That area is a great place to visit in the summer, great outdoors stuff to do! Lac du Flambeau looks like more water than land!!
  22. @Mr. Ected - where you heading to around here? I think at one point you said your wife's side of the family is from WI? The in-laws live in Shawano, a little north of Appleton, half hour west of GB (hard place to visit often for a Bears fan!! ). We are headed there for a couple days, then up to Eagle River (2h north) for a week, then back to Shawano for a week or so. We need to get out of our house, and this is a great, semi-already planned opportunity to get away and see some family. Where are you?
  23. Been offline for much of the last couple weeks. Working and prepping for a trip to WI. I think I have enough to make 30, most of them are far off the beaten path, so I don't think they've been taken.
  24. DC has done well lately with Caps and Nats. The 'Skins will never be good until they change ownership. Can't remember the Bullets/Wizards ever being really good since I moved down here in 1988 (and that includes when they had Mr. Jordan).
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