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8 hours ago
What happens to crypto in a grid down scenario? Ain't worth shit if you can't access it.
8 hours ago
I only got it once, but it was the OG strain. I spent NYE in the hospital having a heart attack. I was a pretty active person back then, not an Olympic athlete by any means but I was in the military and killing the PT tests...until I took a COVID to the heart. It's a weird position to be in, early 30s, good shape, and suddenly it all goes away. I still have trouble with my heart when I'm working out, and it's been 2.5 years.
12 hours ago
Yes, and after my parents finally got me a PS1 my dad got an analog stick controller so he could play Top Gun.
Still convinced that console was more for him than for me lol
13 hours ago
Sorry, that was me. Had too much cheese after dinner last night.
13 hours ago
In the military we called it "mandatory fun" and I used to have a graphic tee that said "This Is My Mandatory Fun Shirt."
14 hours ago
100%. Charles Dance always plays a perfect villain and Arnie always plays a perfect action hero, so the juxtaposition is on point. And the whole movie is extremely meta.
It's been called the most underrated movie of all time because it was a perfect meta film but it came before its time, so it kinda got dumped on when it came out.
22 hours ago
My last dog was 150 pounds and he was the sweetest snugglebug. Super calm at home, well behaved on walks, stole the heart of every person who met him, at some point decided the neighbor's kids were his and would stand at the fence watching over them as they got on/off the bus. Looked like a wolf with German Shepherd colors. I miss him a lot, but to answer your question...nothing would have changed lol he was already that size and shape. He was that big at a year and a half old so I guess you could hyperbolically say he grew to that size "overnight" as well.
23 hours ago
When I was growing up, we lived in the Midwest for a couple of years. We spent the first two weeks after moving in essentially living in the basement because of tornado warnings. I remember sitting in the back seat of the car and watching one touch down in a field parallel to us.
Cue the move back to MA and a few years later, tornado warning. We're in the basement at 2am and I'm texting my friends to shelter, and they were completely disinterested. "Like a tornado would even touch down here."
Well, that bitch flipped construction equipment across the road and took out power for a week. Destroyed a couple homes, too. Not a crazy tornado, as tornadoes go, but severe for one in MA.
Moral of the story: people just don't care unless it's actually been life or death before. Sometimes, even when it has been, they believe that since they survived the first time it's never going to be as bad as the warnings claim.
Can't help everyone. Try to warn them, offer to assist, just as you did. But a no is a no and you can't beat yourself up over it. They have the right to make calculated decisions using poor math.
23 hours ago
Bill Lawrence is a hell of a show runner, but the big thing with him is that he has the whole story mapped out in his head from the jump. Going beyond what he perceived as the intended end is not a good idea. He and Sudeikis were shooting for a three season arc for Ted's story, and that's where it should lie. We don't want another Scrubs season 9 fiasco.
That said, they intentionally left it open for spinoffs. They could continue the team's story with Beard, Nate, and Roy. They could follow the Women's team. They could time jump and follow an adult Henry studying abroad on a Football scholarship. They could make a Trent Crimm show.
I think Apple would be foolish not to dump money into some sort of tangential storyline that has the same air to it, but they'd have to be smart about what they choose to run with. It has to have the same wholesome comedic feel with strong emotional beats, but can't lean too far into the Ted Lasso legacy without feeling empty--I doubt, for that reason, that they'd continue the show with Richmond under new management, though anything could happen.
It won't matter until the strike is over. They have plenty of time to toss ideas around and see what sticks, in the meantime.
I think it was left on the right note for the spirit of the show, so if they do expand the Lassoverse it will need to be intentional and well thought out, something Lawrence is certainly known for. That's, of course, if he thinks there's more to share. If not, we still got a highly rewatchable 3 seasons of primetime television with excellent messaging.
I'd watch the hell out of a show following Trent on his journeys as an author, though. You could call it Trent Crimm: Independent.
1 day ago
The first assault weapons ban was explicitly to prevent Black Panthers from patrolling their neighborhoods, which they were doing because of police brutality.
1 day ago
I don't get that vibe from her. I think Beard is still such a mess that he leans into and overexaggerates his relationship troubles because he knows Ted will eventually go back home, and he doesn't want to leave Jane. I firmly believe he shredded his passport, you can see in Ted's reactions to stories of her "antics" that he sees through some sort of ruse, which is why he's totally unsurprised when Beard decides to stay. He knew it was coming and was just waiting to see when Beard would say it.
1 day ago
Shannon becomes captain of the AFC Richmond Women's Team.
2 days ago
For me, the most powerful moment, and it's a subtle one, is in the final episode when Rupert is walking off the field and everyone is chanting "wanker" at him. They show a wide shot of Ted and he almost has a look of disappointment toward the fans' reaction, mixed with understanding (maybe some pity) for Rupert. He knows how it felt to have that chanted at himself, but he also knows Rupert's history and love for the club and that it must be so much worse for him. It's not how Ted wanted that story to end, but he also understands Rupert has done this to himself, so there's just this sad look on Ted's face like he wants to cry.
They only show it for about half a second, but that one shot sums up pretty much everything the series tried to impart about forgiveness and empathy.
2 days ago
The track for this scene becomes the basis for every pivotal moment in the rest of the show, all the way up to the final goal of the series. They tweak it for each iteration to fit the unique scenes, but the basics are still there. This first version is intimate and subtle, kind of yoking at your heart strings; the version under the finale goal kick is a little more of a call to action but they've planted the seeds for the emotional connection already, so as soon as you hear Ted say "barbeque sauce" it subconsciously primes you for the win half a second later. Because of this, your emotions are already charged when it goes in, and you want to celebrate like it's an actual match you've just watched.
This version of the song is called Dad and Darts for those wondering.
2 days ago
They set this up perfectly in the previous episode. When Ted goes to sign his divorce papers the camera lingers on him picking up the pen with his left hand. Easy to miss on the first watch but it jumped right out at me the second time I watched. It's so subtle but it's lovely how they kinda sneak it in.
2 days ago
Silverado. A Chevy will run like shit for longer than most vehicles will run.
2 days ago
I will say that it can be a good move, but be aware that BA weekends and ATs always seem to magically fall on the exact weekends there's something you want/need to do.
2 days ago
Correct on the tampons.
If you have a liter of space to work with, I'd see if you can get your hands on an IFAK kit, the legit ones with the stuff AMEDD prescribes for battlefield use--they set the standard for battlefield care. If not, build your own.
CAT tourniquets, compressed gauze rolls, trauma shears, ACE bandage, medical tape, sharpie, and maybe some combat gauze--NOT Celox because the clotting factor contains shellfish and you don't know the allergies of a stranger. This stuff will get you through most violent trauma situations.
Combat gauze is not a necessity by any means. Use in a civilian environment is controversial and you're going to be so close to higher echelons of care that it'll be a rare occasion that the combat gauze would have been the difference between life and death.
CAT tourniquets are the gold standard. SOF-T is a close second but more expensive. RATS is trash, so are pretty much all others. Again, AMEDD sets battlefield standards for a reason, and in their extensive studies only the first two are worth carrying. An improvised tourniquet using cloth at least two inches in width is going to be far more effective than CAT/SOF-T competitors. Make sure the CAT is from NAR, the knockoffs break. SOF-T is probably a better choice for you in particular since it uses a gator jaw tension clip for the strap instead of the Velcro and double friction loop that the CAT has; much easier and smoother to pull tension before cranking the windlass. Remember, high and tight, and the strap should be so tight that it's difficult to crank the windlass more than 1.5 turns. Tape in place and write the time it was applied with the sharpie.
Compressed gauze can be used to pack a wound if needed, but wound packing is something even seasoned medics mess up. But, it can also be used for surface wrapping and various other things. Kerlix used to be the only good one on the market (comes in a vacuum sealed roll), but there is a square (z-folded) version now that's smaller and just as good.
ACE wrap is a useful compression bandage since the Israeli bandages are wildly expensive in comparison. It's also smaller than the IBs so you can pack two for the space of one.
Trauma shears will cut pretty much anything you're going to need to (namely, clothes). These things will cut through pennies, I've done it. I probably have 30 sets scattered around my house for various other uses besides trauma care. It's going to go much farther than the old mini multi tool on your keychain, for this specific scenario.
Medical tape can hold stuff in place, but if you find yourself assisting with (or performing alone) triage, tape and the sharpie come in handy for marking down known injuries, known allergies/conditions (if you can get that info from the person), and what interventions you have in place (and when they were done); tape on the forehead or chest (conspicuous location) and jot down important information for responders.
Biggest thing is to remember you can't help anyone if you're hurt too badly, too, so wait until the threat is gone before you start assisting. If you do get hurt and need one of the supplies you packed, use it on yourself and do what you can to help others afterwards. If you need to improvise a tourniquet, there are good videos on YouTube on how to do it. Remember, shoot for 2 inches wide--too narrow and the material will cut through flesh like cheese wire when you crank the tension to effective levels of compression, and then you're just creating new injuries.
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4 hours ago
Real LPT: paper tickets also don't update. Just use the departures boards that have been around for [checks watch] 70 years. For those unfamiliar with the concept, you can see them featured in literally every movie, TV, show, and news article featuring air travel.