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  1. We picked up a 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid today. (OK, technically it's at the dealership still for a software update.) We drove to 3 places yesterday just trying to test drive one and each time, it had been sold the night before or someone was in the process of buying it. The original plan was test drive one and place an order for a 2022. At the last place, which was actually the closest location to us and where we intended to actually place the order, we got there right as someone was buying it, so we couldn't even test drive it. It was now 1:30pm and we had an hour before we had to leave to
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  2. I have to present to the school board tomorrow our improvement plan and make the case for our charter's re-authorization--it is kind of a big deal. I am super nervous--I am considering applying for the superintendent position when the current one retires so I need to make a good impression. I was actually on the committee to approve a new charter school (It is backed by Hillsdale College--this is a far right wing school called Accent Classical Academy that pretends not to be religious) and I voted against it so I am being heckled by the religious right. Anyways--it is scheduled to be a
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  3. Definitely my favorite Star Wars streaming series so far. I always come here after watching something Star Wars related, to see what you all are saying. This is the first time in a while I’ve felt compelled to post. To Tank’s point, I really enjoyed the lack of endless winks and nods. Those always make the Star Wars galaxy feel so much smaller than it should be. Just as an aside, the droid’s voice reminded me of TARS and CASE from Interstellar.
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  4. In case anyone was wondering, the car buying experience still sucks. We spent 9 to 3 driving around to dealerships trying to test drive a car. At the first one, I had an email saying it was still in stock. Got there and it was gone, sold the night before. So they said they would open up a new one for us to look at. Then they couldn't find the keys. Turns out someone had the keys in their pocket and took them home. So then they had to track down another car. We spent an hour dealing with this nonsense. Then the guy had to go find a business card, and he was out. It was such a disaster, there's
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  5. I didn’t want his luck rubbing off on me.
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  6. Thursday, September 22 Pittsburgh at Cleveland Sunday, September 25 Houston at Chicago Las Vegas at Tennessee Kansas City at Indianapolis Buffalo at Miami Detroit at Minnesota Baltimore at New England Cincinnati at NY Jets Philadelphia at Washington New Orleans at Carolina Jacksonville at LA Chargers LA Rams at Arizona Atlanta at Seattle Green Bay at Tampa Bay San Francisco at Denver Monday, September 26 Dallas at NY Giants
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  7. Its like when someone makes a movie that disagrees with the Gospels and people freak out. The movie doesn't change what you celebrate in church so who cares?
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  8. The thing is, *if* it was just a fantasy series and the names weren't Tolkien's all-star lineup, for me it would still be meh. As it is, it's the EU of Tolkien.
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  9. Yeah I've read LOTR probably half a dozen times at least, the Hobbit 2-3, Silmarillion twice. I know it doesn't fit. There are things that I don't like (the aforementioned mithril, half of everything in Numenor, etc), but I mean, come on. They're just stories. They aren't setting any books on fire. You can like both things separately from each other.
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  10. No, the Silmarillion is mostly about the 1st age, this is the 2nd age. They actually don't even have the rights to the Silmarillion. Im a Tolkien fan, but not to the extent others are. I've read LOTR probably 5 times, read the Silmarillion two times through and certain segments I enjoy more than that. Not claiming to be any kind of Tolkien expert or scholar and probably aren't as concerned about changes to the lore as others may be. I like the show so far, I think some of the things its doing thematically are really good. Im not sold on the mithril thing but also not going to flip o
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  11. Lord, gimme strength. I've watched all the episodes of this show so far, and it's just a mess. The writing, the cliches (slow motion fighting! another king in exile!), whatever the hell Galadriel is doing, the piggy-wolves. Also, how did the producers spend eleventy-one zillion dollars on the show but it looks so much like a bad 80s fantasy flashback? Every time the Harfoots are on screen, aside from their being so ridiculously a stereotype of the big-trottin' Irish, I expect them to break into a chorus of "Safety Dance". I suspect my biggest issue is that I know too much Tolkien.
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  12. At this point, I'm just like "well of course he does". They're not hiding anything anymore.
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  13. I'm wondering if they are the children of the miners that were used as labor-- either indigenous, or left behind after the accident. While they are tribal, their clothes are manufactured and their gear is repurposed technology, Maturity-- yes, exactly. While the lack of cameo/easter eggs is different, it's just in general more somber and isn't going out of its way to be cute. The closest thing to cute is the droid, but even he seems to have some trauma in his past lol. And yes, the prop community is going nuts in excitement to see the first live-action version of the Briar Pistol
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  14. Well that was super interesting. It’s feeling a little piecemeal and takes the first three episodes to come together and make sense with all the individual parts— but I have to say it’s the most mature, both tonally and in content, SW to date. It almost feels like this was and original story adapted to Andor/SW… which may not be a bad thing. This may also be the first Star War since Empire Strikes Back to not expend half its energy reminding you it’s a Star War with countless callbacks, Easter eggs, winks, nudges, and cameos. Something else I really appreciate. Not to say they weren
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  15. So bad he even put in a power gap in the standings
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  16. I'm so sorry! Let me fix that.
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  17. At least you aren't doing so bad that you got left off the totals list
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  18. This dude was awesome taking down the bully!
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  19. I mean, I agree there were plenty of plot pushing moments. Pawns being moved on the board as it were, I just didn't find it as engaging a watch as previous episodes. Those things are all important, yes, but not that entertaining to watch. Drawn out sex scenes in cinema bore me because they are always so corny, or unrealistic. Though I would say the shot of the king's back was good use of nudity. His scabby sores looking pretty serious now. Don't think he is long for the world.
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  20. Same here. I have long wanted to see the early years of the Empire. It is cool to see that mid era where the PT and OT collide, like clone troopers still around, but you see imperial officers and tie fighters. I also personally have wanted to see Andor because I am a fan of Rogue One, and the tone seems like it will be similar.
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