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Nice Guy Eddie

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  1. Odds are the widow received a mailed notice that she was “changing” providers but she probably didn’t understand or she ignored it.
  2. I know it’s not the technical term but the women’s faces all looked washed out to flatter them. A good photographer doesn’t take a good photo, they use lighting and editing to make you look better than you are.
  3. I miss the days when I worked for a company that offered stock purchase programs like that. I took advantage but didn’t maximize it. Stupid. If someone can’t easily afford to maximize it, I would recommend doing anything to suck it up for the first cycle and then you’re set for future buy/sell cycles. one more thing, if tempted to hold onto it, don’t. Sure the stock price might skyrocket but you already depend too much on your employer with your salary. Invest the sales elsewhere.
  4. Rittenhouse‘s future will be posing for $10 photos at events that certain elements love to attend.
  5. Some (many?) of the 250K tech folks weren't producing labor worth $130K per year. When Google fires that 23-year old with limited experience, it has zero impact on their revenue but saves them the compensation. Tech grew too fast based on pandemic needs and they needed to rebalance their labor force. Many of the big tech firms still have more employees than they did 12 months ago. I do feel for the under 35 crowd who have never experienced a time where someone wouldn't keep giving them raises and better jobs regardless of productivity or the economy.
  6. I had never seen the directors version before. Apparently the director was fired after principal filming. They had some rewrites which creates screen time for the character acted by kristofferson. The new director added a few scenes with him, and pieced it together. This explains why that character seemed a bit disjointed from many of the scenes. kristofferson isn’t in the directors cut.
  7. the fat boy comment and then Lucy Liu getting knocked out, might be reason it's not shown often. especially on channels like TBS or TNT. not to mention that this scene is not Alec Baldwin approved.
  8. My recollection was that they added some blue tint or washed out vivid colors in Payback to give it a gritty or older look. also recall thinking that why the bad guys were supposedly the Chicago mafia, even using their name of The Outfit, the guys definitely had non-Italian names and looked anything but Italian. Coburn and Kristofferson.
  9. If I were Brady, I wouldn't show up for a Pats press conference or game without being paid. You want a PR press conference where I sign and we hug/shake hands, that's a $1m contract for that 1 day.
  10. Yep. I see nothing wrong if NE wants to have a retirement ceremony for Brady, and that would seem appropriate to me. Especially on a gameday either before kickoff or at halftime. Ask Brady to invite former teammates or coaches, etc. Obviously Brady is not an average retiring player so I understand a different situation than some random player who is done with their career. But to bring someone back for a 30-minute press conference retirement is lame.
  11. Kraft wanting Brady to sign a 1-day contract so he can retire as a Patriot. I always find these 1-day retirement contracts to be the most eye-rolling gesture. "He retired with us!!" No, he didn't. He retired as he stepped off the field. If you want him to retire as a Patriot, put him in a game.
  12. But they're Americans and have earned the right to live off the govt. And many will have more in lifetime earnings that they ever earned on their own. But to be clear they're not freeloaders at any level. A couple of decades ago, the GOP was open to increased immigration, perhaps with temporary worker visas. I can only assume that 9/11 just made them hate everyone who isn't white. Some already hated non-whites but this solidified it.
  13. Credits before a movie are absolutely pretentious and a waste of the audience's time. the opening credits should be the film title, and then start the movie. And yes, I hate the 5 production company credits as well. I don't care. And maybe many of the people are on the credits are the unthanked people behind a movie, but who cares. They're paid a salary to do their job. When I saw the credits at the beginning of Tar, I fast-fwded through. I would have been annoyed to sit in a theater with that bs.
  14. With the latest drop, I need to crunch the numbers to understand the breakeven with my current plan and it's $99 term fee. The plan still has >2 years remaining and it was always my intention to move away from it ASAP.
  15. I could relate to the aging rockers refusing a night of hard drinking "Na, I gotta be up early" "Acid reflux" "10 years sober"
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