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Dg west deptford Offline
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MACS Offline
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BuckyB93 wrote:
Amazon bought IMDb back in 1998 for $55M (along with two other companies).

IMDb TV launched it's streaming service in 2019. Free streaming but add supported. It's a new one to me.


I have Amazon Prime and a Fire TV. Yep... IMDb is an app. It's free to watch for me. Not sure of the ad situation, as I haven't watched it yet.
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Watched a handful of the Classic Album series.

Pink Floyd - The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon
The Who - Who's Next
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Rush - 2112
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes
Led Zeppelin IV
Deep Purple - Machine Head

All pretty good. The documentaries, although focus on the specific album, the go into the group dynamics, recording sessions, issues with producers and publishers, what led up the the album and beyond.

Funny thing I learned about Zep IV... when they gave Atlantic, the record company, the album cover artwork, Atlantic records didn't like and refused it because it didn't list the album title nor the group. (The cover front and back have no words if you notice). Atlantic tried to refuse to publish the album it until they fixed the art work... Zep said, Ok.. so I guess we won't give you the master tapes of the songs. Your move Atlantic... Upon further review of the contract, Zep had full control of the album artwork and Atlantic had no say... History was made.

Each documentary has some inside insight on things like this... pretty cool

Peter Gabriel - So... not so good (although I do like Peter Gabriel). Some interesting and insightful stuff but... the 80's film clips - ugh. Did we really dress like that back then?

Still a bunch more to watch.
MACS Offline
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Watching IMDb - Yep... commercials here and there.
Speyside2 Offline
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It's always interesting to learn a little more about great bands/artists and albums.
Gene363 Offline
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We watched one show on IMDb, via Prime. It was something we had paid for no ads, but was also available, with ads. Amazon doesn't care/know so it started playing the version with advertisements, I had to search again to get to the correct listing.

Ads, once you go without ads, you'll have a very low tolerance for them.

Sunoverbeach Offline
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Learned the coffee bean is a fruit (or technically he pit of the coffee cherry if you want to be specific). I will be increasing my intake of piping hot, sugar free, fruit juice. Thus bumping up my daily servings of fruits & veggies.

The plan is foolproof and I don't wanna hear any contrarian nay saying Not talking
RMAN4443 Offline
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BuckyB93 wrote:
Watched a handful of the Classic Album series.


Led Zeppelin IV




Funny thing I learned about Zep IV... when they gave Atlantic, the record company, the album cover artwork, Atlantic records didn't like and refused it because it didn't list the album title nor the group. (The cover front and back have no words if you notice). Atlantic tried to refuse to publish the album it until they fixed the art work... Zep said, Ok.. so I guess we won't give you the master tapes of the songs. Your move Atlantic... Upon further review of the contract, Zep had full control of the album artwork and Atlantic had no say... History was made.

.

Led Zep IV, was the album I used most often for removing seeds from my herbal attitude enhancer...Bombed
Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here worked pretty good too
MACS Offline
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Just finished watching the Fleetwood Mac Rumours documentary.

Such a great album. So wild to hear how they made such a great album while they were going through such turmoil.
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ZRX1200 wrote:
For fishing reels I use Lucas extreme gun oil. I also use Lucas CLP.

My lesson for today?

If you have a 5 shot mocha for breakfast and a rueben sandwich for lunch, don’t trust your farts.


I've learned to NEVER trust a fart.
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Chocolate is a fermented product.

delta1 Offline
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one should always go big with a mounting hook for a heavy framed mirror...

especially in bathrooms where the humidity softens the drywall...
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delta1 wrote:
one should always go big with a mounting hook for a heavy framed mirror...

especially in bathrooms where the humidity softens the drywall...

Now you can help us all learn something...does a broken mirror really cause 7 years of
bad luck????? Think
delta1 Offline
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I got lucky...the mirror dropped about a foot, onto the 1 inch thick backsplash, then landed upright on the vanity behind the 8" tall faucet fixture. The faucet kept it from falling forward onto the floor, which would've broken the mirror. It knocked a small table clock, a metal hand towel stand and a ceramic lotion bottle onto the floor. Those made the loud crashing sounds I heard.
Stogie1020 Offline
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Delta, from the sound of it, you have a fancy bathroom!
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Just the sink/counter. The tub is still galvanized iron over a fire pit
Ram27 Offline
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Reading the replies in this thread!!!! Think
HockeyDad Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Just the sink/counter. The tub is still galvanized iron over a fire pit


That is a leading cause of greenhouse gases.
Mr. Jones Offline
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8 track make NO SENSE

I LEARNED THAT LONG AGO!!!

J/K

BWUHAHAHAHAHA!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂
Gene363 Offline
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delta1 wrote:
I got lucky...the mirror dropped about a foot, onto the 1 inch thick backsplash, then landed upright on the vanity behind the 8" tall faucet fixture. The faucet kept it from falling forward onto the floor, which would've broken the mirror. It knocked a small table clock, a metal hand towel stand and a ceramic lotion bottle onto the floor. Those made the loud crashing sounds I heard.


Sounds like poltergeist activity, know a priest or a shawman?
RMAN4443 Offline
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delta1 wrote:
I got lucky...the mirror dropped about a foot, onto the 1 inch thick backsplash, then landed upright on the vanity behind the 8" tall faucet fixture. The faucet kept it from falling forward onto the floor, which would've broken the mirror. It knocked a small table clock, a metal hand towel stand and a ceramic lotion bottle onto the floor. Those made the loud crashing sounds I heard.

so, your saying the "bad luck" thing is still unknown??? Think
bgz Offline
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I'm sure I learned something today... but I already forgot what it was...

So did I actually learn it then?
rfenst Offline
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Gossip I learned in less than one hour this evening at a neighbor's Holiday Party:

One of the teenagers who used to babysit my kids is married and both her and her husband have gone through astronaut training and work for NASA.

Her brother, who watched my kids sometimes too, was a software engineer in on the beginning of Square and his stock options at the time of the IPO were worth $11 million and as the shares rose and he exercised additional stock options he became worth tens and tens of millions. (His dad told me this so I Googled him and it appears to be true.)

The girl around the block who used to play with m son when they were little is in medical school.

The brainiac girl three doors down, who also babysat my kids, finally came out to her parents and is a surgeon- and is also going to law school part-time (idiot).

The neighborhood loser kid went from high school to doing serious mega prison time for selling fentanyl laced drugs that killed two people. (It didn't make the news that I am aware of so I doubt it.)

My next door neighbor's son, who runs the family business (presently holding five Mexican restaurants), sold-off several of their others and wants his dad's permission to walk away and retire before 35. Dad is saying no.

The white people who bought the house on the corner are angry because they didn't know the seller was black.

Meiul, who lives across the street, is still an illustrator for Disney after longer than 20 years.

The new people across the street who I had not met yet, seem really cool.

Most important, the three or four idiot families in the neighborhood who cause all the trouble or who we have had issues with were not invited!
bgz Offline
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I learned TW doesn't have a belly button.
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I learned that I can just punt on the last final papers in the classes this term and it only effects my overall GPA by 0.02. I'm totally burned out on these stupid management courses I has this term.

For 50 points out of a thousand they want me to to write 1000 word paper and address the following

Cut and paste from one of the assignments:

Robert is a supervisor at a large bottling company. His job includes managing safety and breaks and setting schedules for his twenty-five employees who use forklifts and other machinery to package and move filled bottles on to trucks for delivery.

Robert has career goals with the organization. First, he would like to become the bottling manager, which is one step up from his current job. In five years, Robert would like to become the director of operations who oversees the entire factory floor.

Robert is an excellent, well-liked manager by his employees, but when it comes to his supervisors, he is very quiet. He never mentioned the fact that his shift had one hundred accident-free days in a row or that productivity had increased 10 percent since he took over the shift. Robert is also a bit shy, so he avoids any kind of social interaction such as the holiday party.

While Robert wants to be promoted in the organization, he knows he lacks some of the skills needed to do the job, such as the ability to put together budgets. Because of this, he has identified two courses he would like to take to improve his financial skills.

Robert was recently asked to review the operational processes during his shift and excelled at it. In fact, because of the shifts’ awareness, Robert motivated his staff to change some of the procedures to be more cost effective. Since Robert would like a promotion, he knows he should assess his strengths and weaknesses.

1. Consider each of the following topics discussed in this chapter and discuss Robert’s strengths and weaknesses in each of the following areas (making reasonable assumptions is fine). Then create a plan addressing what Robert can do to improve in each area:
a. Power positioning
b. Planning, action, and attitude
c. Etiquette
d. Personality characteristics
e. Mentoring
f. Continual learning

2. Once you complete some ideas for Robert, think about your strengths and weaknesses in each area. Make a plan on how you can improve on each point


Frankin' gag me with a spoon. The last chapter in our textbook went into things on how to dress for work, the appropriate type of handshake (firm but not firm and only one hand, don't use both hands), how to greet people, how to position your eating utensils after a business lunch (knife and fork placed on the plate crossed over to indicate that you're done).

WTF?
bgz Offline
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Sounds to me like the Robert in your story is soft and is going to be a sh*t manager for ever because he just isn't management material.

He needs to learn how to divert blame, deflect problems, gas light his peers, and god for bid have an accident already, he's making everyone else look bad.

He might even need to develop a drinking problem.
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So they are teaching you how to be a hand shaker. Yeah, like that has any value. Also they could teach better. Utensils on the main plate at 5 pm signify finished.
Speyside2 Offline
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BTW. Professors teach because they failed in the real world.

Here are 5 rules of Never that should be your mantra in the buisness world.

Never ever ever be satisfied.
Never ever ever save pennies to loose dollars.
Never ever ever loose an opportunity.
Never ever ever negotiate on a price you know is fair.
Never ever ever loose sight of you most valuable assets, employees, and customers.
MACS Offline
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Never ever ever confuse lose and loose. They're not the same word. LOL
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If you're belt is too loose, you could lose your pants
Speyside2 Offline
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Yep, you all know English is not my strength. Though I do take pride in often being asked what my primary language is.
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The international language of love? Think
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8trackdisco wrote:
No Quarter.

In battles where the side about to be victorious says the enemy will Receive no Quarter, it means prisoners would not be housed. Essentially all survivors would be killed.

Santa Anna offered No Quarter to those in the Alamo.
No Quarter was also the way the tribes played the game, which Whitey didn’t understand.



Not history guy by any means but I walked past the Alamo a few months ago and it was way smaller than I expected. Would have toured it but there was a lot of construction going on there.
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bgz wrote:
Sounds to me like the Robert in your story is soft and is going to be a sh*t manager for ever because he just isn't management material.

He needs to learn how to divert blame, deflect problems, gas light his peers, and god for bid have an accident already, he's making everyone else look bad.

He might even need to develop a drinking problem.


Based on that analysis, you don’t need to go to school any longer and just step in masterfully and quickly in. Fourtune 1000 company on Monday for 300k a year.
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8trackdisco wrote:
Based on that analysis, you don’t need to go to school any longer and just step in masterfully and quickly in. Fourtune 1000 company on Monday for 300k a year.

Can you send me a link? Anxious
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dkeage wrote:
Can you send me a link? Anxious


It’s in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You’d have to physically work year around in an outdoor office.

Still want the link?
dkeage Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
It’s in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You’d have to physically work year around in an outdoor office.

Still want the link?


I bought a good jacket from Sierra Trading....
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shaun341 wrote:
Not history guy by any means but I walked past the Alamo a few months ago and it was way smaller than I expected. Would have toured it but there was a lot of construction going on there.

wait until you see how small Plymouth Rock is...
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frankj1 wrote:
wait until you see how small Plymouth Rock is...

I pizzed on Plymouth Rock back in the late 70's...alcohol was a contributing factor...Anxious
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I've never seen the Rock. When I first moved out here and wanted visit some of the history that MA has to offer, I wanted visit it. After locals told me what it was and stuff... I have no urge to see a hunk of rock that is probably, mostly a fairy tale anyway.

If I want to see rocks up and in person, I'll go hiking in some of the local state parks
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Did a class trip to Boston a lifetime ago. Saw the Rock, Old Ironsides, Salem Witch Museum and some stuff I don't recall currently. It was 7th grade and the kind of trip that leads you to believe the whole area is just one big museum
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Did a class trip to Boston a lifetime ago. Saw the Rock, Old Ironsides, Salem Witch Museum and some stuff I don't recall currently. It was 7th grade and the kind of trip that leads you to believe the whole area is just one big museum


The tour of Old Ironsides (USS Constitution - the worlds oldest commissioned warship) I liked and would do again. There's not many of the tourist traps in the Boston area that I would recommend but this one would be one. Every year on the 4th they take it out for a "sail" in Boston Harbor and fire off a 21 gun salute.

Back in the day when younger, a coworker and I sailed his small (40 ft?) trimaran from Ipswitch, MA to Boston for the event. We made good time on a windy day but with wind... comes waves... was a bumpy ride. It was pretty cool couple of days.

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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Did a class trip to Boston a lifetime ago. Saw the Rock, Old Ironsides, Salem Witch Museum and some stuff I don't recall currently. It was 7th grade and the kind of trip that leads you to believe the whole area is just one big museum

Seen all that stuff when we lived in Needham (sp)? 7/8 years old. Also The house of seven gables? Thought it was all pretty cool. Able to see lots of things on weekends, unlike Texas where everything is so far away
RMAN4443 Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Did a class trip to Boston a lifetime ago. Saw the Rock, Old Ironsides, Salem Witch Museum and some stuff I don't recall currently. It was 7th grade and the kind of trip that leads you to believe the whole area is just one big museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the Higgins Armoury Museum(now defunct)
were/are a couple of pretty cool museums...The Boston Museum of Science is also pretty cool,
I remember, sort of, seeing the Pink Floyd laser light show there a couple times, way back when...
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dkeage wrote:
Seen all that stuff when we lived in Needham (sp)? 7/8 years old. Also The house of seven gables? Thought it was all pretty cool. Able to see lots of things on weekends, unlike Texas where everything is so far away

spelled correctly.
bgz Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
Based on that analysis, you don’t need to go to school any longer and just step in masterfully and quickly in. Fourtune 1000 company on Monday for 300k a year.


Awesome!!!

Can we make it quick though? I got a tee time, then I gotta go b*tch at the help and try to get my costs down... this inflation thing and all.

Hey, what time we start drinking?
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8trackdisco wrote:
Based on that analysis, you don’t need to go to school any longer and just step in masterfully and quickly in. Fourtune 1000 company on Monday for 300k a year.


Is there a contract involved? I prolly could suffer out a year in the UP for $300k
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bgz wrote:
Awesome!!!

Can we make it quick though? I got a tee time, then I gotta go b*tch at the help and try to get my costs down... this inflation thing and all.

Hey, what time we start drinking?


Sooo many reasons to rule your out for the position, all in one post. Your naturally better in you current role a Damn the Man role or Under-Bridge work.
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BuckyB93 wrote:
Is there a contract involved? I prolly could suffer out a year in the UP for $300k


Other than the New Englander speech impediment, you don’t check enough boxes.
Thank you for applying with us!
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Willy Wonka trivia.

Ernst Ziegler, who played Grandpa George, was nearly blind (from poison gas in World War I), so he was instructed to look for a red light to guide him when his character was meant to be looking in a certain direction.
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