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  1. Pulled this off the shelf a few days ago loving it and forcing myself to slog through gramps’ memoir. this book is amazing. Dom’s anger, guilt, grief, and fear come through page after page. Wally has brought his characters to life not subtly but just short of beating you over the head with their dysfunctionality. I ache for Dom. Sometimes an asshole yes, but no one other than Dessa was ever there for him. Not ma, not Ray, not Thomas, not Joy.
  2. I started reading the book again a few days ago. I’m just ahead in the story of where they are now and forcing myself to slog thru his grandfather’s memoir. They have been very true to the book and Mark is doing a masterful job. But... after watching tonight’s episode i have figured out what it is that I don’t like. It’s the darkness of the cinematographic style. In know this is popular right now with directors but not with me. yes it’s a depressing story. But nearly every scene of this movie is dark, with faces in shadow, dark and dreary inside and out all the time. The story is dark enough, I feel they have gone over the top with the low lighting. I’m alsp having issues with the sound. Many times all I hear is mumbling. i know people have commented on missing Dr. Patel’s grandmotherly presence. I don’t have a problem with Archie or her age. But in the book Patel was native to a India and didn’t understand a lot of Dom’s cultural references and idioms which made their sessions interesting. And many times Wally called out the colorful saris she wore. If they were going to make this do dark, those saris would have been a bright and welcome contrast. I can’t remember if they talked in episode 1 about Shiva or whether there was one in her office. From the book I thought that was a memorable metaphor, that shiva represents both destruction and the rebuild that comes after, which is what Dom is going through. nonetheless I’m all in because Ruffalo is nailing it.
  3. This is one of my all time favorite books. but I am struggling through episode one, hanging on in hopes it engages me.
  4. There actually is a difference between a cellar and a basement. A basement is structurally part of the house, is built all or in part as the underground portion of the foundation. They usually have a cement floor and can be made habitable. A cellar is a hole dug under the house, not part of the foundation, and usually with a dirt floor. Mostly used only for storage and tended to be cool for storing roots, bulbs, canned goods, wine, at an even cool temperature. They are rarely built in order to be made habitable, e.g. plumbing, heating, drywall, etc. I’ll take “useless information that nobody cares about for $400 Alex.”
  5. There is another commercial that has “vitamin” as a verb. SMH. I actually know a lot about manufacturing and I can tell you that speeding up a production line is not as simple as it seems. Production cadence, called takt time, is ultimately limited by the slowest operation on the line. It doesn’t do any good to speed up one part if the incoming operation and following operation are limited is some way. (Think Lucille ball working the factory conveyor belt). And even if you could speed up the line quickly, you have to have raw materials arriving to feed the line. Most plants like this are limited by the trucking industries. There is plenty of pulp out there, but we don’t have the logistics to get it there. And then when you do produce more, you need the distribution channel to also be able to execute moving product out. Again, highly reliant on trucking. Good luck finding many in the younger generation willing to do that job. My current pet peeve is Molly and her fucking Stitch Fit jeans. First of all, I don’t think they flatter her figure. Secondly, it’s girls night out. It’s not a first date. Or a job interview. Or your first night out after gender reassignment or lap band surgery. So how is this a “big night out”? Get over it.
  6. Back in the day I thought he was kinda hot. THEre was a poster years ago of him holding a bottle of whiskey and it was captioned Wicked and he was sexy. i did like him in Ed TV. But my favorite role is when he plays Officer Abe Lincoln in Boys on the Side. So young a fresh faced. Reminds me of Brad Pitts role in Thelma and Louise. I hear he also has hygiene issues.
  7. I won’t eat their pizza but as far as the commercial, the guy riding the ostrich through the office while chaos ensues is hilarious
  8. Driving erratically crazy! whose voice is “just ok is not ok”
  9. He is swoon worthy. He’s so good I’ve watched the recent Kelly Pickler one. I tolerated her just to see him. His facial expressions at times were hilarious. To be fair, it’s not always hot chocolate. Sometimes it’s hot cocoa. </snark>
  10. I tried for a bassoon comeback and failed my serably. topic? While I was just sitting here reading this that damn “we’re expediting this order” lady violated my space. I hated Domino’s for a long time but somewhere along the line it became edible. It’s no artisan pizza but when I’m desperate I’ll hit Dominos before Pizza Hut any day.
  11. The visual is bad enough. But made worse by him saying he’s dumping his cargo. Next one someone will brag about pinching a loaf, and then some other guy countering with dropping a deuce, but no this other guy out does both of them with his commentary about his morning stink bomb. I have worked places where guys brag about their nasty morning poop. Thanks for sharing! No wonder you’re single!
  12. I agree Holiday Date isn’t great but I liked seeing Brittany in a leading role and I found Peter Benson to be hysterical.
  13. Just saw a commercial for weight loss “ Dr to Help”. I've seen that snake oil salesman before for some other product or maybe the same one under a different name it starts with a woman with a frozen face and a wooden delivery then cuts to Dr Help whose face is also frozen with an equally bad delivery and clearly reading cue cards It’s some of the worst production values I’ve ever seen
  14. Actually, no, Ram is not Dodge. They re-branded as a separate entity about 10 years ago. If you go to Dodge.com there are no trucks on their website. You have to go to RamTrucks.com instead. i upgraded from a Dodge Dakota to a Ram and it’s taken me a while to get used to not using the term Dodge. The dealer was kind of rude when I slipped up and called it a Dodge. they are both brands under the Fiat Chrysler umbrella though.
  15. I find it interesting that people focus on her hair. I noticed her plastic face right away. Her cheeks don’t move anymore.
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