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31 [M4R] USA/LA I don't find the Office (US), 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Archer, or King of the Hill humorous
2020.09.06 21:13 bocfan6431 [M4R] USA/LA I don't find the Office (US), 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Archer, or King of the Hill humorous
I've watched a few episodes of each at least. I just don't really find them to be funny. I know some people like them and that's fine. It's just some of these shows are just really unfunny. I might get a chuckle once per episode. Otherwise I am left speechless watching a show without laughs. Maybe I don't get it. If you like these shows please explain to me why they are funny. Should I be looking at them from a different point of view? For context I like Mike Judge. I love Beavis and Butthead, Idiocracy, and Office Space. I just couldn't understand why King of the Hill lasted so long. I found the first episode of Archer to be really funny. Then the rest of the series became increasingly unfunny. It puzzles me because I love James Bond and spy movies. I tried rewatching the first season and I didn't laugh as much after the first episode. I'm sorry if I insulted you by saying I don't like a show but I really don't. It's okay if you like seeing Jim, Pam, and all of the rest of the crew from Dunder Mifflin. It's just not my thing. I personally like more visual comedy. Movies like Airplane!, The Naked Gun, Top Secret, Hot Shots Part Deux, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, The World's End, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness. I love British comedy like Monty Python, basically anything with Rowan Atkinson, Red Dwarf, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. My humor has been shaped by Adult Swim as well. Shows like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, etc. Maybe I do like American humor but I appreciate the insane and surreal over dry humor. Some of the prime time cable comedy shows like Parks and Recreation come off as dry to me. The more insane, unexpected, and ridiculous it is the more I find it funny. Oh, and I love Horror Comedy. Especially Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and Ash Vs. Evil Dead. Anyways, I understand humor is subjective. I just wanted to see if I was looking at these shows in the wrong context. I feel bad when a friend introduces me to a show and I don't laugh. Maybe this is why I don't do very well on dating sites trying to meet women. It seems like 80% of the women list Parks and Recreation and the Office. I don't really fit in with these people and I feel like an oddball. At the same time I can't fake liking something and be dishonest like that. Thanks for reading me go on about my opinion about American comedy and my sense of humor. If you have anything to add just message me. Maybe enlighten me on what I'm missing out on or maybe I'm not alone. Sorry if I poo pooed all over your favorite shows if they were.
2020.08.30 23:04 thecambridgegeekAudio Drama/Fiction/RPG Debuts - August 2020
I've got what I think is a mostly exhaustive list of the new audio drama series that came out in August, which may be of interest to those looking for new shows. See below. Anyone want to tell me any I've missed, and I'll update it? (Note, "new" here means that the Ep1 of the RSS feed was released, or a previously non-fiction feed started producing fiction.) Listened to any of them that you would recommend? Previous months are available here: https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/results.php?proof=Releases&tag1=Audio%20fiction And the ongoing updates (just in case you don't want to wait for the end of the month) are available here: https://twitter.com/AudioDramaDebut And I do a weekly podcast collecting a few trailers here: https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/archive/add/add.php 8/1: Fireside Folktales (Dramatised - Fantasy) Site: https://firesidefolktale.wixsite.com/site Synopsis: Fireside Folktales is a collaborative show that takes myths and legends from around the world and breathes life back into them, transforming them into single-season audio fiction performances. Each story is created by a different writer. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Get in touch with us! We’re looking for stories from all over the world, especially myths from regions such as Africa, South Asia, Scandinavia, Russia, South America, and more! Fireside Folktales is here to help you tell your story, and to make mythology queer again. RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/fireside-folktales 8/1: Glass Letters (Fiction - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/glassletterspod Synopsis: Glass Letters is a limited series audio fiction story about loneliness, connection, and letters in bottles. Brought to you from an island in the middle of nowhere, and created by Anna Godfrey. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2baae9f4/podcast/rss 8/1: New Light Radio Dramas (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://anchor.fm/new-light-theater-project Synopsis: With the shutdown of live audience events, New Light Theater Project has decided to produce our very own Radio Dramas -- storytelling that utilizes dialogue, music, and sound effects to imagine characters and story. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2ed2c1c4/podcast/rss 8/1: The Embers of Eden (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: https://embersofedenaudiodrama.podbean.com Synopsis: Rival officers Sumner and Hewitt have found themselves trapped inside the mysterious ship which destroyed their own. Finding the truth about its origin may be just as important as staying alive. They'll have to set aside their personal conflict to withstand alien attacks, killer drones, the vacuum of space, and creatures which defy nature. Is the priority to escape or thwart a new danger to all human worlds? What secrets still burn like embers? Each episode of this science fiction adventure switches between the perspectives of Hewitt and Sumner as they fight for survival and answers. RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/embersofedenaudiodrama/feed.xml 8/2: B-Roll (RPG - Fanfiction) Site: https://anchor.fm/b-roll-podcast Synopsis: B-Roll is named as a pun for its ancillary nature to B Cubed (https://anchor.fm/b-cubed), similarly named for the hosts' last names starting with B, and for the fact that it's an actual play D&D podcast. You know, like, rolling dice. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2cd65458/podcast/rss 8/2: Merryweather (Dramatised - Thriller) Site: https://merryweather.buzzsprout.com/ Synopsis: Betty is a journalist who gets an interview with a man who murdered 21 people in a mass shooting. He claims that Merryweather, the international candy manufacturer made him do it. Betty starts to realize that there could be more to his claims than she originally thought. From then on she is entangled in a very dangerous conspiracy where she is forced to question who the true monsters among us are. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1256204.rss 8/2: No Small Rolls (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://shows.acast.com/nosmallrolls Synopsis: Join our merry band of actors for a D&D campaign where there are ‘No Small Rolls’, just battles, buddies and beverages! Dungeon Master David Knight ushers his players Ben Galpin, Chris Watts, Darrel Bailey, Grace Kelly Miller and Vicky Gaskin through a home-brewed world full of stories, secrets and silliness. Episodes are all underscored with epic original music by David Knight. RSS Feed: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/nosmallrolls 8/2: The Pink Nightmares (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://redcircle.com/shows/the-pink-nightmares Synopsis: Anthology series of audible nightmares. Fictional short stories. Very real scenarios. RSS Feed: https://feeds.redcircle.com/44156405-f015-4eee-ae0b-4f54ef84b062 8/2: Voyage of the August (Dramatised - Historical) Site: https://voyage-of-the-august-0cbf160a.simplecast.com Synopsis: A tale of queer love and mutiny on the high seas! The Voyage of the August chronicles the final voyage of a merchant ship bound for England in 1717, whose crew takes their fate into their own hands. This work of historical fiction is presented as a serial radio drama, to be released in nine weekly installments. RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/e5oqyamq 8/3: Forever and a Day (Dramatised - Soap opera) Site: http://www.faadseries.com/ Synopsis: Forever And A Day follows the trials and tribulations of the Harper, Bennett, and Marshall families, as they face life’s complexities head-on in the fictional town of Augustus, Illinois. The Harpers and Bennetts are butting heads, as the gubernatorial race in Illinois heats up; and brings with it multiple twists and turns that could end up destroying both families! Meanwhile, the Marshalls face new challenges, as they try to continue their almost outdated formula of how to run their long-standing magazine, The Magnifier. Forever And A Day is about the bonds of humanity and the psychology of modern day, socially relevant topics, that are seen through the many fictional citizens of a bustling, midwest city. RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4410364/episodes/feed 8/3: Pulp Fury Radio (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://pulpfuryradio.podbean.com/ Synopsis: Audio plays for a new age. Pulp Fury Radio is a podcast anthology series featuring a range of genres such as Sci-fi, Noir, Mystery & Fantasy. Giving our audience something new, by bringing back something old. RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/pulpfuryradio/feed.xml 8/3: The Patron Saint of Suicides (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery) Site: https://www.suicidesaints.com/ Synopsis: Haven Otomo spends her spare time saving people from jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. She also owns a private suicide hotline. Possessed with unnatural powers of persuasion, she’s always been good at talking people in and out of things. When a rash of suicides hits the city, a detective reaches out for her help on the investigation, and her insight into why people kill themselves. When the crime becomes more complicated, she must question the people she trusts most, and whether they are involved. RSS Feed: https://suicidesaints.libsyn.com/rss 8/3: The Shadow of the Hook (Fiction - Fantasy) Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1253579/ Synopsis: Wolfgang Wimmers reads The Shadow of the Hook - a fantasy novel for children 8+ and for those few adults that haven't forgotten that magic (and mayhem) truly exist... in the hidden. A most daring adventure; join Oskar and his sister, Rosa as they help two new friends - Ash (a broken-winged fairy) and Quilby (a young gnomeling wizard) escape from their pursuer, the Grobble - a crazed and vicious troll with only one thing on his mind... to make fairy and gnomeling stew!! May contain scary elements, heroic bravery and traces of nuts. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1253579.rss 8/3: The Theatron Project (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://www.theatronproject.com/ Synopsis: A new type of performing arts podcast focused on creativity, community, and content. We provide various programming from new adaptations, revamped older plays, new work, experiments, drunken shenanigans, and more! RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/271c9324/podcast/rss 8/3: The Vanishing Act (Dramatised - Historical) Site: https://vanishingpod.com/ Synopsis: The Vanishing Act is globetrotting farce about a German magic enthusiast, an American conman in Paris, an unfortunately-named engineer, a disappearing French magician, and a duck. A Rambling Absurdity in 12(ish) Parts. RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/vanishingpod/feed.xml 8/4: Heavy Metal Presents: WonderWerk (Fiction - Anthology) Site: https://www.heavymetal.com/wonderwerk/ Synopsis: Heavy Metal Magazine’s Graphic Audio Podcast, features immersive sound design & Hollywood quality production in all new mind-bending stories set in the thrilling worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror. RSS Feed: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/wonderwerk 8/4: The Quarantine Plays (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://themerrybeggars.com/radio Synopsis: When Coronavirus hit the United States, The Merry Beggars launched a contest for 10-minute radio plays responding to the theme of "quarantine." We received over 120 submissions from playwrights around the world. While we can't produce all of them, we've chosen twelve original scripts to bring to you. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1095722.rss 8/4: The Streets of Avalon: The Bleak Testament (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/whatdoiknowj Synopsis: An actual play podcast following a group of protagonists that they try to survive in The Isles, a poor and neglected neighborhood in the fantasy city of Avalon. Cultists, guilds, criminals, and monsters hide around the corners, but the most dangerous thing lurking in the shadows might just be the secrets. A D&D 5e actual play using The Streets of Avalon campaign setting from Brett Bloczynski and Encoded Designs. Starring Robert Everson, Eric Bonz, John Arcadian, Brandon Barnes, and Eileen Barnes, with Jared Rascher as the game facilitator. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2f63d4d4/podcast/rss 8/7: Gallivanting Goblins (Dramatised - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/alexandra-ricou/ Synopsis: In the small town of Frome, Somerset at the end of the 19th Century, a young girl called Flora embarks on an unexpected adventure through fairy land. Written by Alexandra Ricou with music and lyrics by Danielle Sharp, in collaboration with Beth Fiducia-Brookes. Gallivanting Goblins was conceived as part of Wassail Theatre Company's Connecting Communities project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Gallivanting Goblins was originally recorded in August 2020. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2fb617d0/podcast/rss 8/7: RPGs Like To Party (RPG - Anthology) Site: https://rpgsliketoparty.wixsite.com/podcast Synopsis: Friends coming together to play TTRPGs via Discord and Roll20. Call of Cthulhu, World of Darkness, Pathfinder, Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds and more. RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/1305853/episodes/feed 8/8: The Lost Adventurers (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/the-lost-adventurers Synopsis: Four guys playing D&D together to tell a cool story. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/302d0840/podcast/rss 8/9: Porcelain Theatre Co. (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://soundcloud.com/porcelain-theatre Synopsis: Porcelain Theatre was founded by A.E Quinn and Diarmuid O'Dwyer to create theatre that focuses on giving representation to the marginalised sections of our community. Our pieces often focus on tabooed subject matter. Giving voices to those who are often overlooked. 8/10: Anyway, What Else? (Dramatised - Slice of life) Site: https://journify.co/podcast-anyway-what-else Synopsis: Anyway, What Else? listens in on the lives of four millennials who are approaching breaking point. They have never met, yet they share so much in common. Like reading a diary over the author’s shoulder, these audio journals reveal their confessions, anxieties, loves and losses. Is Jess a date-aholic or just serious about love? Is Lucia a star teacher, or does she give too much? Is Jamie pushing away his boyfriend in the pursuit of an unachievable dream? Is Sandy about to explode? Anyway, What Else will have you laughing, cringing and crying. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/3068376c/podcast/rss 8/10: In Another Room (Dramatised - Horror) Site: https://www.violethourmedia.com/in-another-room Synopsis: The Violet Hour presents - IN ANOTHER ROOM. Adapted from E3W Production's ground-breaking, LA-based immersive show of the same name, IN ANOTHER ROOM is a collection of interlocking ghost stories, each one taking place in a different room of a notoriously haunted house. These ghost stories span the entire history of the mysterious home—from its troubled construction in the 1870s to today—and recount the tragedies of the various souls that have lived, and died, within. RSS Feed: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/inanotherroom 8/10: Keystone Horror Podcast (Fiction - Horror) Site: https://www.keystonehorror.com/ Synopsis: The Keystone Horror Podcast is dedicated to telling original stories of strange and unusual events, not gore heavy descriptions or content written just to gross you out. Each story is a standalone experience that does not require you to listen to previous or future episodes. Every episode is based in Pennsylvania, pulling from local legends, historical events, and personal experience. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1145786.rss 8/10: Nowhere, On Air (Dramatised - Urban fantasy) Site: https://nowhereonairpodcast.weebly.com/ Synopsis: Semi-late night community radio broadcasts from a strange little town in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta (aka, not just the middle of nowhere, but nowhere itself). Nothing ever happens here. Certainly nothing weird. Why would you even suggest that? If you like mysteries, conspiracies, the absurd, Canadians, and what is probably the podcast equivalent of a "b" movie, Braedon, Alberta might be the place for you! New episode every 10th and 21st. Listen close. Don't wander off. It's a long way to get where you're going. Especially out here. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1256909.rss 8/10: Shelf Lives (Dramatised - Slice of life) Site: https://shows.acast.com/shelf-lives Synopsis: Shelf Lives is a series of short, original audio plays exploring the fictional lives of the different people we all knew and loved during lockdown, in the one social setting we grew used to for many, many months: the supermarket. Each episode follows a different character in the same shop, on the same day, at exactly the same time, as they get to grips with both private crises and one very public pandemic. These are short, sharp ten minute insights into people’s lives - plays in podcast form. RSS Feed: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/shelf-lives 8/10: Tales from the Rusty Speeder (RPG - Fanfiction) Site: https://anchor.fm/rustyspeeder Synopsis: An interactive Actual Play podcast using Fantasy Flight Game's Star Wars: Edge of the Empire rule set. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2d82f294/podcast/rss 8/11: Donald August Versus the Land of Flowers (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://donaldaugustpod.carrd.co/ Synopsis: Donald August Versus the Land of Flowers is a 5-episode fiction comedy podcast. A boy and his summer nanny set out to play detective in South Florida and instead stumble into a supernatural – and sinister – palm plant. The show follows Donnie, a 12-year-old obsessed with playing private investigator, and his reluctant, teenage summer nanny Lex. You'll also hear from Donnie's retired uncle, the future third female president of the United States of America, and a librarian who didn't ask for any of this. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1257881.rss 8/12: Plot Hooks Adventures (RPG - Fantasy) Site: http://plothooks.buzzsprout.com/ Synopsis: Plot Hooks is a podcast focused on the arts of narrative and collaborative storytelling in the world's premier roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. (A discussion show that started doing an actual play.) RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/757187.rss 8/12: Power Out (Dramatised - Thriller) Site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08bxh3s/episodes/downloads Synopsis: What happens when the power system we’re hooked up to fails? A new thriller about power and protest on a dying planet. Starring Vinnie Heaven and written by Sarah Woods. RSS Feed: https://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/p08bxh3s.rss 8/12: Shark-Man the Podcast (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://anchor.fm/shark-man-podcast Synopsis: IMPORTANT! Start this story from Episode 1. Shark-Man is a 9 part series. It tells the story of Dewey Dorsalfine and his journey into shark magic and discovering his true shark nature on the Oregon Coast. This is a whimsical fantasy story meant for the whole family. It involves silly language and magical thinking. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/fc1fa0c/podcast/rss 8/13: The Art of Ambition (Fiction - Crime/Mystery) Site: https://www.raggedfoils.co.uk/artofambition/ Synopsis: In the city that never sleeps, the next opportunity is right around the corner... The Art of Ambition is a modern noir-esque series told from the perspective of a New Yorker with his ear to the ground and a knack for turning a situation to his advantage. Written by Mark L. Burrow, starring Joshua Manning, directed and edited by Thomas Mitchells, theme tune by Barrie Bignold. The Art of Ambition was expanded from a monologue - The Art of a Doorman - originally produced by Natalie Winter for Ragged Foils’ Ragged Scratch Podcast. RSS Feed: https://frog-keyboard-9l8w.squarespace.com/artofambition?format=rss 8/13: The Legion Tapes (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: https://www.thelegiontapes.com/ Synopsis: The Legion Tapes are selections from an archive chronicling the world after the end. The alien Legion takes over worlds and absorbs the sentients of those worlds. They've assimilated eleven species so far, and humanity is next on their list. But even after the nations of the world fall, and even after being reduced to communicating solely by radio, humanity's fighting back. Season 1 (subtitled The Archivist) begins four years and fifteen days after the Legion's arrival on Earth. Normally content to listen, record, and edit tapes for the Archive, Owl finds herself drawn into more and more danger after a mysterious car brings the Legion to her door. RSS Feed: https://crane-oarfish-kdx8.squarespace.com/episodes?format=rss 8/13: The Spectrumverse (Fiction - Superhero) Site: https://anchor.fm/spectrumverse Synopsis: Everyone wants to be a superhero when they are a kid. Billy was no different. When he was growing up, he idolised metropolis man and the other superheroes from his home town of Haverford. After a night unlike any other, Billy is forever changed and gains the power to control light. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/310b00dc/podcast/rss 8/13: Theatrephonic (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://catonapiano.uk/posts/theatrephonic/ Synopsis: We bring together professional actors to perform brand new plays. New drama and comedy published every fortnight. RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4539255/episodes/feed 8/14: Arcane Archives (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://arcanearchivespod.com/ Synopsis: Just a Double AA podcast trying to earn our third A. A weekly D&D 5e actual play podcast! RSS Feed: https://arcanearchivespod.com/episodes?format=rss 8/14: Can You Hear Us? (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: https://canyouhearuspodcast.weebly.com/ Synopsis: Hello and welcome to Can You Hear Us, an audio drama following several survivors after a mandatory nationwide quarantine is put in place from the government, only for the virus to mutate by unknown means. Causing those infected to turn on those around them. Spreading the virus even more. Before long world leaders surround the united states with warships, forcing isolation. These Stories are an work of fiction, and are not for the faint of heart. These includes loud sounds and violence, and some adult content. Consumer Discretion is advised. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2f91b3cc/podcast/rss 8/14: Cryptid Paranormal Investigators (Fiction - Horror) Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/1162205 Synopsis: CPI (Cryptid Paranormal Investigators) is an Indie-Horror podcast made to simulate early 40's radio shows. This story draws its inspiration of monsters from wide areas of the internet such as The Slender Man, The Rake and many more. Zeke Battson was accused for the murder of his family at the age of 14. Together with the help of his new found friends Francesca and June, they must travel to U.S encountering strange paranormal creatures in hopes of finding the one that murdered Zeke's family. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1162205.rss 8/15: Heirs of the Pandavas (Fiction - Fantasy) Site: https://omny.fm/shows/heirs-of-the-pandavas Synopsis: Several centuries have passed since the great Battle of Kurukshetra. The tales of valour and bravery and the triumph of good over evil from that time of gods and mighty warriors are just that - tales. Stories parents tell their children to instil bravery in them for they live in a cruel world. No avatar protects the lands of Bharat, as evil in the form of demons, sorcerers, bandits and despotic rulers and all manners of creatures that dwell in the darkness of hell are unleashed upon its innocent denizens. 2 souls walk this hell on earth. A brother and a sister, a warrior monk and a ranger, born in the lineage of Shatanika, one of the sons of the mighty Pandavas. They are on a quest to erase a curse upon their family. Nothing about this adventure will be easy. RSS Feed: https://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/d12d0745-fc3d-4551-91b0-abb4005ee39c/ae5a4aff-f3c5-4ce4-a394-ac0e00855480/ce3e86c6-bc77-4702-93b9-ac0e00892ee2/podcast.rss 8/16: Fantastique (Fiction - Anthology) Site: http://podfantastique.com/ Synopsis: Stories of Wonder, Dread, and Hope. RSS Feed: http://podfantastique.com/feed/podcast/ 8/17: Metamorphosis (Fiction - Science fiction) Site: https://www.volcano.ca/metamorphosis-trilogy-episode-releases Synopsis: Metamorphosis charts the progress of a fictional global pandemic in Canada’s largest city through three fictional diaries. These audio-journals - from a 13-year old girl (Lucretia); a 30-year-old woman (Kerri); and an 86-year old senior (Nella) - are funny, intimate, and often fantastical. 8/17: Silent Hill (Fiction - Horror) Site: https://audiodjinn.wixsite.com/home/silent-hill Synopsis: Silent hill is a psychological horror. The story follows Harry Mason as he searches for his missing adopted daughter in the mysterious town of Silent Hill. Stumbling upon a cult conducting a ritual to revive a deity it worships, Harry discovers his daughter's true origin. RSS Feed: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:868384132/sounds.rss 8/17: The Path Down (Dramatised - Superhero) Site: https://thepathdown.com Synopsis: It’s freshman year of college. Vanessa Ortega is a telepath struggling to control her power in more ways than she realizes. Dexter Sullivan is an aspiring animator still reeling from the loss of his parents two years ago. Between Vanessa’s telepathy and Dexter’s grief, they’ll soon learn that they each have to confront their inner demons. RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/the-path-down 8/18: Circle (Dramatised - Horror) Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1266395 Synopsis: From Darker Truths in Strange Fiction comes a twisted tale of a young paranormal investigator, going to find a haunted cabin, only to find something much worse. Will he become one of them, or will he find the will to escape? RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1266395.rss 8/18: Last Best Hope (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://www.lastbesthoperadio.com/ Synopsis: After the intrepid crew of Star Command's U.S.S.S. Bittersweet Symphony gets lost in Time and Space, it will take all their gusto to find a way back across the Galactic Divide to save the Earth and Humanity itself! RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1259126.rss 8/18: Practical Heroes (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/practical-heroes Synopsis: Welcome to Practical Heroes! A group of nerdy voice actors enjoying your favourite tabletop roleplaying games - including 5e Dungeons & Dragons. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2fcdea40/podcast/rss 8/18: Roomie Roamers (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/roomie-roamers Synopsis: A Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition actual play podcast. The adventure follows the story of three adventurers making waves in the Cilintir Archipelago, an unexplored group of islands found off the southern waters of the Sword Coast. Allie Deutschmann is the DM for this game. Spencer Rapoza plays Damian, a seafaring tiefling warlock on a path of revenge. Taylor Knode plays Inga, a beautiful tiefling paladin who wants to spread the joy of Sune. Kody knode plays Arius, a high elf seeking knowledge that no one else has. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/31972e68/podcast/rss 8/18: Station Obscura (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: https://stationobscura.syntaxproduction.com/ Synopsis: Station Obscura follows the interstellar wanderings of one astronaut-scientist Dr. Steve Apollo as he meanders the expanse of the universe, capturing stories he picks up with his frequency interceptor. Each season Dr. Apollo and the Station Obscura Earth team releases the latest three-episode story acquired by the Doctor from a new voice in our galaxy. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/2b30cfc0/podcast/rss 8/18: The Cast Perilous (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://thecastperilous.podbean.com Synopsis: An actual play fantasy RPG/storytelling podcast, featuring home-made sound effects and (endearingly?) amateur players. We prefer storytelling over rules-lawyering, so we use a rules light, old school inspired system, Low Fantasy Gaming. Listen as we tell the tale of young villagers, who are drawn into adventure within the Dolmenwood, a weird faerie-tale forest, in turns both dark and whimsical. RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/thecastperilous/feed.xml 8/18: What Are We Even Doing (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/what-are-we-even-doing Synopsis: The W.A.W.E.D DND Podcast. Homebrewed & recorded straight from the table to your ears. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/30f31760/podcast/rss 8/19: D&Dweebs (RPG - Fantasy) Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/855625 Synopsis: A 5E actual play podcast featuring a group of dweebs just trying their best to play D&D. Join Tim, Abby, Shelby, and Brandon on their quest to play the world's most famous role playing game. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/855625.rss 8/19: Dungeons & Doctorates (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://linktr.ee/dndoctorates Synopsis: A D&D podcast following the adventures of three postgraduates in a fantasy university dealing with supervisors, monsters, and peer-reviewers. RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/DnDoctorates 8/19: F**ked Up Bedtime Stories (for Adults) (Fiction - Anthology) Site: https://shows.acast.com/fked-up-bedtime-stories-for-adults/ Synopsis: F**ked Up Bedtime Stories (for adults) features seven short stories written by Alissa Anne Jeun Yi, Dipo Baruwa-Etti, Tim Crouch, Vivienne Franzmann, Matilda Ibini, Amy Jephta and Anthony Neilson. ETT asked these 7 brilliant and provocative writers to tackle the strangeness of our nighttime imaginings and twist the familiar form of bedtime stories into something uncanny, dark and surreal. RSS Feed: https://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/fked-up-bedtime-stories-for-adults 8/19: Futile Attempts (At Surviving Tomorrow) (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://mrkimnoble.com/futile-attempts-podcast/ Synopsis: Futile Attempts (At Surviving Tomorrow) is the new podcast from critically acclaimed comedian and performance artist Kim Noble. RSS Feed: https://futileattempts.libsyn.com/rss 8/19: Private Detective Randy Randy (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://linktr.ee/RandyRandy_Links Synopsis: rivate Detective Randy Randy is a scripted comedy podcast that follows the unabashadly self-assured titular character, Randy Randy, beginning on the night he meets Miss Legs, a widow just released from prison for killing her husband 15 years ago. The only problem is, she didn't do it. Or so she says. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1adbac44/podcast/rss 8/20: Curse of Strahd: Twice Bitten (RPG - Horror) Site: https://anchor.fm/twice-bitten Synopsis: Six DMs return to the mists to run a completely Rules-As-Written Curse of Strahd campaign. Our core question: what happens when, rather than luring in a party of heroes or adventurers, the mists of Barovia claim a group of cowardly, cynical, selfish, and/or traumatized individuals who fall—not leap—into adventure? Join Jack, Kaiya, Linus, Tsarina, Twi and their DM DragnaCarta (creator of the popular Curse of Strahd: Reloaded guides) to follow the story of a group of ordinary people thrust headfirst into danger. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/32a17340/podcast/rss 8/20: Forties AF (Dramatised - Slice of life) Site: https://www.fortiesaf.com/ Synopsis: Forties AF is a sexy, sassy, and funny fiction drama podcast about three forty-something single friends and their complicated lives. Hope, a newly-forty entertainment magazine reporter by night and aspiring writer by day, picks up the pieces her thirties left behind. Chanise, a postal carrier in her late forties, is a new empty nester and is adjusting to her new-found freedom. Brianna a hopeless romantic in her mid-forties, is a hairstylist at a very popular and hip salon and is seeking out her complete happiness. These ladies support each other as they laugh, love, and cry together, because – as they’re about to find out - life begins at forty. RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/9ZaMRb3l
2020.08.27 16:21 ParticularJokerSuperjail! is coming to HBO Max in September (as well as other Adult Swim shows)
Did not see a post here, but it is coming alongside other Adult Swim shows. Other Adult Swim shows include: Ballmastrz: 9009 Black Dynamite The Brak Show Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Informercials Joe Pera Talks With You Lazor Wulf Moral Orel Sealab 2021 Squidbillies Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Source in case I missed any: https://screenrant.com/hbo-max-september-2020-movies-shows-release-dates/
2020.08.25 17:06 sauce_muricaGreen and Gold Part 4 A closer look at United's Finances - Where Has the Money Been Spent?
Manchester United remain a global behemoth. With annual revenues in excess of £627m,  United is one of the most valuable clubs on the face of the planet.  As explained in prior G&G installments, in purchasing United, the Glazer family loaded United with heavy debts.  The evolution of that debt over time has caused some to question how United are spending their money. For example, by June 2010, those debts had escalated to over £784m.  The infamous payment-in-kind loans were quietly repaid in 2010. At that same time, the cash earned from Ronaldo's sale (and the Aon shirt deal) was reportedly used to repay a significant portion of the bonds issued in February 2010.  In August 2012, half of the club's IPO proceeds were used for debt reduction, with the other half heading to Glazers.  In total, this led to a bond debt reduction from 509m in June 2010, to 360m as of September 2012 --- resulting in some reputable sources to question whether it was "very possible that debt is virtually eliminated in the next few years."  That has not come to pass. This entry into our Green & Gold Series takes aim at the following question: United remains one of the biggest and most profitable clubs in world football, with some of the largest revenues around. Where has the money gone? We can do things others can only dream of Are United a Growing Giant or a Shrinking Violet? In 2018, Ed Woodward famously stated to investors that "[p]laying performance doesn't really have a meaningful impact on what we can do on the commercial side of the business."  There is some truth to this sentiment. From 2009 - 2019, the club's finances have grown significantly.  In 2009, the club's commercial revenue was approximately 66 million. By 2019, that figure had more than quadrupled to 275 million.  The club likewise benefited from the Premier League's own boon in popularity. From 2009 to 2019, TV revenues grew from 98 million to 241 million.  In total, from 2009 - 2019, matchday revenue decreased from 41% of the revenue base, to 19%. One of the results of this can be seen during COVID. While other clubs scrambled to secure finances, furloughing staff and cutting wages, United has to date been able to survive without such significant cuts.  However, if a deeper look is taken into these figures, combined with the relative growth of similarly-situated clubs, cracks begin to appear in Woodward's "results don't matter" assertion. For example, as illustrated here, the club's on-again off-again relationship with the Champion's League has seen a drastic reduction in gate and TV revenue from the infamous Tuesday/Wednesday night matches:
Looking at it differently, as of 2014, by some conservative estimates the cost of missing out on CL football was approximately the cost of one Marouane Fellaini.  By 2019, the figure was estimated by the club at around £65million (which figure excludes any potential reduction in the Adidas sponsorship deal).  Simply put, the cost of missing out on the sport's elite competition has grown alongside the expansion of the sport itself. Comparing United's Growth Relative to That of Our Rivals As recently as 2016, United's revenue growth continued to outpace rivals.  However, as years have gone by, that gap has shrunk. From 2017-2018, Liverpool's revenue growth increased nearly 100m, up to £455m from £364m --- taking them from 5th highest to 3rd highest in the league.  City's revenues likewise increased from £473m to £500m (2nd highest in the league).  Thus, while United's revenue increased from £515m in 2016 to £590m in 2018, City's increased from £392m to £500m, and Liverpool's increased from £302m to £455m *within the span of two years.  This change is highlighted in the following chart:
As for commercial revenue alone (an area United is often touted as being the best), the following chart highlights the relative growth of commercial revenue by comparing United to its biggest European counterparts: https://cdn.theathletic.com/app/uploads/2020/05/25080041/revenue-compares.png As can be seen, over time United's closest rivals appear to be closing the gap on United's claim as one of, if not the, biggest clubs in world football. With that in mind - let's take a closer look at how United has expanded its global reach since the Glazer takeover in 2005. A change in the club's branding/commercialization approach Glazer acquired Manchester United in 2005. At the time of the takeover, "United's income of 171.5 million pounds ($323.8m) for the 2003-04 season kept them top of the list [of richest clubs] for the eighth year in a row."  Simply put: Glazer inherited a behemoth at the top of the footballing world. Upon buying the club, the Glazer contingent reportedly met with staff, and according to a former executive indicated:
“They said, ‘Look, we’ve bought this club because we saw an opportunity.' They never came with, ‘We are fans of the club forever and always will be’. They didn’t claim to be anything other than businessmen and they are very good at what they do.” 
The change in tactic upon Glazer arrival allegedly prompted United Chairman Sir Roy Gardner and non-executive directors Ian Much and Jim O'Neill to offer their resignations.  Concerns have been raised since regarding the manner by which the Glazer family extended MUFC's reach / image / branding. Edward Freedman served as managing director of the club's merchandising from 1992-97.  During his time at United, he took the club's merchandising operation "from a turnover of £1.2 million in 1992 to £28 million when he left five years later."  His work with Tottenham, and then United, was significant enough to merit BBC including him in their documentary titled "The Men That Changed Football."  Asked to speak regarding the Glazers' work with United's continued expansion, Freedman responded:
“They haven’t got a clue what a brand is. It’s a very clever money-making move for them to get those deals. However, I’m sorry to say that, as far as enhancing Manchester United, it doesn’t work.” 
Freedman's ire related to the manner in which the club worked to increase the reach of its branding efforts. Freedman's aimed to maintain United's status as a "premium brand" and expand the club's reach by working with select, "high profile" branding partners (a la a Rolex or Porsche). Instead, Freedman's ire was drawn by the club choosing, after he left, to sign onto multiple, "lower-quality" partners. The result of this change in branding strategy can be seen through the years. For example:
Others in the footballing world have taken issue with how the increased commercial efforts impacted the players:
One high-profile agent privately complained that the club was “obsessed with commercialism” and “one big money-making machine”. After arriving back in the early hours following a match at West Ham, some stars were required to drive mini kids’ Chevrolets in a sponsored stunt the next day instead of resting. 
As for Freedman's thoughts on United's approach to branding expansion, he stated “I really can’t deal with it. We were offered all that long ago and never would accept any of it. Not for all the money in the world. Then, of course, the people who understood the brand left and people came in who saw only the recompense of taking money. But taking money for things that aren’t compatible with your brand will eventually ruin your brand. That’s what I can see them doing. The whole charisma, the whole glory of Manchester United, seems to have gone.”  Freedman was not alone in this concern. In April 2007, Lee Daley (a reported lifelong United supporter), left Saatchi & Saatchi UK to become United's group commercial director.  He resigned four months later, with one source claiming he quickly became disillusioned at becoming "a glorified sponsorship sales manager."  And although United's sponsorship efforts have resulted in some successes, including what was, at the time, one of the most profitable kit sponsorship of all time,  those successes have not always been well-received:
On the commercial side, the shirt sponsorship struck with Chevrolet, worth £450 million over seven seasons, was a major success. But the deal will not be renewed past 2021 and the person responsible for the deal at General Motors, Joel Ewanick, was dismissed soon after its announcement in 2012, with a spokesman saying he had “failed to meet the expectations the company has of an employee”. 
Although some have lauded the Glazers' "industrialization/branding efforts" at United, and other clubs have since copied the process, others are more critical - claiming that United's continued growth and success has resulted more from the continued growth of the Premier League than from Glazer ingenuity.
“The step-change in television income, which came out of nowhere and could not have possibly been projected in a business plan, helped them massively.” In the UK alone, Premier League rights rose from £1.024 billion to £1.706 billion in 2007 and reached £5.136 billion in 2016. 
Other sources insist the Glazers did project such an increase, based upon their prior experience with US sports, including their ownership of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Not all of the Glazers' initial plans came to fruition. For example, the Glazers reportedly initially planned to increase revenues through higher matchday costs.  In 2006 documents, it was outlined that the cost of matchday tickets to attend games at Old Trafford was "undervalued" despite increased pricing, on average, by 12.5% in their first season at the helm.  The Glazer plan envisaged a further 36% increase in matchday costs prior to the start of the 2012-13 season.  However, that plan was not borne into action, which is one reason matchday revenues have stayed level. Social Media The Claimed Expansion of the Supporter-Base Alongside the club's expanding commercial revenues, the club has repeatedly touted its expanding supporter-base to shareholders as a measure of the club's off-field success. In 2013, United claimed to shareholders that it had "659 million" supporters.  Stated differently, United claimed that, as of 2010, approximately 1 out of every 10 human beings on the planet supported United. To reach that figure, United hired Kantar, a market research company, who polled 54,000 adults in 39 countries in the summer of 2011. Most questions were answered online.  The figures were then extrapolated to produce a number for each of those countries, with that information then extrapolated to cover the rest of the world, "taking into account such things as the popularity of football in these countries, and whether players born in them had played for Manchester United in the past." Kantar director Richard Brinkman claimed he "would back my figures and argue [they are accurate] to within a 1% margin of error."  The claim drew plenty of detractors. For example, Nick Harris, editor of sports finance website SportingIntelligence.com, noted at the time that:
"In five years, purportedly, Manchester United's following has gone from 333 million, or thereabouts, to 659 million. So almost a doubling of people following Manchester United in five years. This is eyebrow-raising stuff!" 
Mr. Harris likewise questioned other Kantar claims, such as the suggestion "that more than 30% of South Korea's total population of 49 million were followers of Manchester United."  Especially in light of the live viewing figures for United in the country, at the time, registering less than one million people.  By 2019, United reported to investors claiming to have 1.1 billion fans.  Stated differently - from 2013 to 2019, United claimed to have gone from "1 in 10" people worldwide supporting United, to "1 in 7." The survey for the 2019 report was once more completed by Kantar. We're Man United and We'll Spend What We Want Alongside being one of the top earning clubs in world football, United are also one of the top spending clubs. As discussed previously,  United are not shrinking violets in the transfer market - with one of the highest net spends over the last decade.  Let's take a closer look at where United, under Glazer ownership, has spent those funds. Player Signings United last won the Premier League in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson. Since that time, United have spent over £1.015 billion on player purchases.  But let's break that down a bit further. First, let's take a look at what that billion has gotten us:
Aaron Wan Bissaka
Angel di Maria
£6.84m (loan fee)
AllfiguresinthisthreadaretakenfromTransfermarkt. Prior to that, from 2005-2012, Sir Alex spent a total of £362.8m. Accordingly, from 2005 to date, under Glazer ownership United has spent £1.3778 billion on player acquisitions. Player Sales
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Ritchie De Laet
£2.70m (loan fee)
Angel di Maria
Robin van Persie
£2.70m (loan fee)
£2.70m (loan fee)
In total, United has recovered £488.42m (plus one Alexis Sanchez) from player sales/loans. Accordingly, under Glazer ownership, Manchester United has a total net spend of £889.38m.
So Where Has the Money Gone?
The Cost of a Takeover & Multiple Re-Financings The Glazer family acquired United in 2005. United spent more money paying the interest costs associated with the newfound debt than they spent on player acquisitions any year between 2005 - when the club was acquired - and 2013 - when the debt was refinanced.  In 2013, United refinanced their debt. By refinancing, United repaid about half of its outstanding bonds using a new bank loan from Bank of America.  By doing so, United reduced the club's interest bill from around £31m per year (pro-forma post the IPO) to around £21m per year.  By the summer of 2015, Manchester United refinanced the club's debt on four separate occasions - the last of which occurred in 2015.  In 2015, the club's debt stood at £382m, with total annual interest costs of £20m.  The refinancing reduced the cash interest paid. The amount of interest paid between 2005 and 2015 can be visualized here: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pilgsdeAZRc/VWn1gP4bkYI/AAAAAAAAEQw/tButyOPUIlM/s1600/2015%2Brefi%2Btable%2B3.png Public float profits Glazers Some have viewed the public float of the club's stock as evidence of a possible future in which the club is sold. To date, reality has not matched this expectation. The initial public float raked in £150 million in funds. Per some reports, the initial plan was for the Glazers to pocket the full profits from the float, but the NYSE expressed reservations with that plan. . Ultimately, half of the funds was used to pay off some of the club's takeover debt.  The remaining half landed in Glazer pockets.  Despite the funds realized from the float, the target price for the shares was $16-20 per share. The price was ultimately set at $14/share.  Hopes that the float would result in greater transparency were likewise short-lived. "Classed as an 'emerging growth' company,  United were exempted from having to reveal all their financial data to the market,  a position they reinforced by moving company registry from Old Trafford to the Cayman Islands."  And by setting different voting rights for Class A and B shares, and retaining the Class B shares, the Glazers were able to retain a 78% ownership interest in the club - and an iron grip on the club's voting rights.  Glazer Profits Per the most recent financial reports, annual dividends total approximately £84 million.  In January, dividends of £11.3 million went to shareholders.  The Glazer family currently owns approximately 78% of the club, meaning they split approximately £8.8 million of that equally.  In addition, the Glazers recovered approximately £75 million from the NYSE listing, together with loans to other companies (between 2005-'12), and further share sales. In total, the Glazers have made more than £200m selling slices of their shareholdings to investors.  Upon refinancing the club's debt in 2010, the paperwork submitted revealed the Glazers had, since 2006, been paid £10m in “management and administration fees” and Kassewitz and each of her five brothers had borrowed £1.66m, £10m in total, from the club.  The total paid to the board and executive management in 2018-19 was £10.7m, which the accounts do not break down individually. Woodward is paid by a subsidiary company, Manchester United Football Club Ltd; his salary in 2017-18, the most recently published, was £4.152m.  By comparison, in nine years at Liverpool, FSG has put in a net £100m.  Meanwhile, since initially purchasing the club in a £790 million leveraged takeover, the Glazers have "personally received close to £200 million from the club." 
So many people are pushing so many contradicting ideas about nutrition that it's becoming extremely difficult to know who to trust.
Many people are naive and like simple and elegant models of nutrition that claim to solve all problems.
Many people have an ego and won't update their beliefs and recommendations based on new research that challenge their claims.
Many people are old, conservative, and out of touch with new research.
Many people are corrupted by fame and/or money. They often have something to sell.
Many people have a poor understanding of nutrition, biology and science. They fail to see beyond 1st-order effects.
Probably very few people are evil and motivated by misguiding people into sickness.
Since I can't afford reading and understanding all new nutrition research, I'd like to learn from a few proxies, people or resources that are known to be relatively fair and unbiased. I'm looking for people with an history of open mindedness, lack of dogmatism, rigorous research assessment, up to date about new studies, not selling anything, in good health, and following their own recommendations. Are there such people out there? Who are they? Here is a list of some influential people in nutrition which I don't know if I can trust:
2020.08.24 19:19 ThrowRAwettowelI want to ask my roommate to move out based on his behavior, but he’s my best friends little brother, any advice welcome!
I originally posted this on AITA and someone said to post it here! Some minor details are changed. Long post, sorry! My (24m) best friend, Tim (26m), has a little brother, Eric (20m). Tim & I have known each other since we were in elementary school, he’s like a brother to me. I’m also like a member of Tim’s family, been on vacations with them, spent a ton of time at their house, & I’m fairly close to Eric, he’s like a little brother to me. I own an apartment. It’s not big, just 2 bed 1 bath, but it’s good sized for 1-2 people. I had a roommate but he moved out before covid got really bad & I’ve been living here alone for a few months. Tim has been trying to get me to ask Eric to move in with me for awhile, so once I didn’t have a roommate anymore it was an option, so I said okay. I talked to Eric’s parents about rent & picked a date for him to move in. Ahead of time I also talked to Eric about having his girlfriend, Penny (19f) over & how she can sleep here a max of 3 nights a week & can’t spend every day here. & I am working from home during covid & during my work hours he can’t have people over as I’m on video calls almost all day (my work hours are really easy to work around as I start early in the morning & I’m done by early afternoon). He agreed to all of this. Fast forward to move in day & I had to help Eric a lot bc his help bailed, but then he wouldn’t unpack, he left stuff on the front porch for days & boxes in his room & the apartment. I finally said something & he took the boxes out & put the extra stuff in his room. But since then it’s gone downhill. He doesn’t respect that I work from home or the restrictions about having Penny over. He has Penny over every single day if not more than once & they spend so much time in the common area. They have already started grocery shopping together & leaving it all here. Also, Eric doesn’t work or go to school (found this out after he moved in) but Penny does work & pays for everything for Eric (not my business or problem lol, but he’s clearly using her). Other problems: he eats my food without asking; all of the decorations & stuff he has put out in the common area or his room are weird & remind me of college (strobe lights, tapestries, free concerts/event swag); he is very possessive over my dog & insists on playing with her every time I am playing with her; he leaves his wet towel on the ground or on my couch; he doesn’t put anything back where it goes, just brings it into his room & leaves it there so I have to go looking for it. If this was a normal roommate I would kick him out in a second bc there’s no lease. But I’m worried about the reaction from Tim’s family & I’m worried this will effect Tim & my’s relationship in the future. I would never want to lose my best friend over this, but I don’t think I can manage living with Eric for a whole year. Any and all advice welcome about how to talk to Eric, Tim, or their family. Thank you!
2020.08.24 18:41 ThrowRAwettowelWIBTA for asking my best friends little brother to move out less than 2 weeks after he moved in?
Some minor details are changed. Long post, sorry! My (24m) best friend, Tim (26m), has a little brother, Eric (20m). Tim & I have known each other since we were in elementary school, he’s like a brother to me. I’m also like a member of Tim’s family, been on vacations with them, spent a ton of time at their house, & I’m fairly close to Eric, he’s like a little brother to me. I own an apartment. It’s not big, just 2 bed 1 bath, but it’s good sized for 1-2 people. I had a roommate but he moved out before covid got really bad & I’ve been living here alone for a few months. Tim has been trying to get me to ask Eric to move in with me for awhile, so once I didn’t have a roommate anymore it was an option, so I said okay. I talked to Eric’s parents about rent & picked a date for him to move in. Ahead of time I also talked to Eric about having his girlfriend, Penny (19f) over & how she can sleep here a max of 3 nights a week & can’t spend every day here. & I am working from home during covid & during my work hours he can’t have people over as I’m on video calls almost all day (my work hours are really easy to work around as I start early in the morning & I’m done by early afternoon). He agreed to all of this. Fast forward to move in day & I had to help Eric a lot bc his help bailed, but then he wouldn’t unpack, he left stuff on the front porch for days & boxes in his room & the apartment. I finally said something & he took the boxes out & put the extra stuff in his room. But since then it’s gone downhill. He doesn’t respect that I work from home or the restrictions about having Penny over. He has Penny over every single day if not more than once & they spend so much time in the common area. They have already started grocery shopping together & leaving it all here. Also, Eric doesn’t work or go to school (found this out after he moved in) but Penny does work & pays for everything for Eric (not my business or problem lol, but he’s clearly using her). Other problems: he eats my food without asking; all of the decorations & stuff he has put out in the common area or his room are weird & remind me of college (strobe lights, tapestries, free concerts/event swag); he is very possessive over my dog & insists on playing with her every time I am playing with her; he leaves his wet towel on the ground or on my couch; he doesn’t put anything back where it goes, just brings it into his room & leaves it there so I have to go looking for it. If this was a normal roommate I would kick him out in a second bc there’s no lease. But I’m worried about the reaction from Tim’s family & I’m worried this will effect Tim & my’s relationship in the future. I would never want to lose my best friend over this, but I don’t think I can manage living with Eric for a whole year. So Reddit, WIBTA if I told Eric to move out? And if not, how do I talk to Tim about it?
2020.08.24 07:33 tendervegitationThe 90 Day Fiancé Archetypes Guide
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there are a lot of recurring themes on 90 day, one of those being the same types of people that we see over and over again just with different names. If you want to get on the show, audition for one of these roles and you’re guaranteed to be casted. I’ve broken down 11 of the roles/archetypes that I’m familiar with along with cast examples. Feel free to add as you see fit. Some of them definitely overlap too and may not be 100% accurate but you get the gist.
Young, vain Latina who is a self proclaimed “model” with huge fake tits and no subtlety when trying to use her designated bland white guy for her big break whilst emasculating him in the process. See: Paola, Larissa, Fernanda, Jennifer
Asian/South American girl from an impoverished third world country who looks like she’s 13 years old and just wants to live a comfortable life so she has to pretend to not be disgusted by her spouse while using him (isn’t good at pretending). See: Karine, Rose, Evelin, Nikki, Hazel, Juliana
Fat slob American man that can’t hold a job because he doesn’t want to, leeches off of others and/or is just extremely cheap. Creepy fetish for foreign women, has kids who hate him and if he doesn’t have kids, he probably isn’t allowed around them. See: Annie’s David, Eric, Colt, Jorge, Ed, Paul minus the fat part
Scrawny, nerdy white American man who thinks American girls are all immoral sluts because some girl probably dumped him for a chad. He is cheap, creepy, and/or always suspects his spouse is an opportunistic whore. See: Russ, Tim, Corey, also Paul
Middle aged, frumpy, delusional white woman obsessed with sex who has no respect for their spouse’s culture and chooses to ignore the fact that they are being used for a green card because their husband died or left them or something and they want that jiggy jiggy. See: Angela, Lisa, Laura, Danielle
Suave, young Middle Eastern man who you aren’t sure whether they have an annoying frumpy white woman fetish or they are just really willing to take one for the team to get that damn green card. See: Mohammed, Aladin, Azan, Zied, Omar
Entitled American girl with fake tits and resting bitch face. Has the temperament of a toddler who doesn’t get her way. Total snatch and is constantly trying to catch their spouse in a lie/accuse them of cheating. See: Chantel, Ashley, Stephanie, Libby
Creepy old white man who lures a woman younger than his daughter out to America promising her a better life but only buys her lingerie and plans to use her as a sex doll. See: Mark, Sean, Juliana’s Michael, Lana’s David also Ed
African man who just always has a bunch of bitches lined up and on speed dial, sending their white female spouse into a jealous rage. See: Angela’s Michael, Usman, Jay
Dickhead European beefcake who has outdated ideas about gender roles and will probably beat the shit out of you and your family if provoked. See: Jesse, Jon, Andrei, Antonio, Sasha
Eastern European woman who wants to make money or get to America to buy a bunch of makeup and will go through as many creepy perverted men on seedy dating websites as she needs to in order to get it. See: Lana, Anfisa, Maria, Natalie
2020.08.22 19:36 biggreekgeekFlatten the Curve. #50. PART 1. Jeffery Epstein & Espionage. Peter Thiel & Carbyne. Isreali Surveillance Tech & UAE. China Uyghurs Dentions & Erik Prince. Human Rights Watch; Similar Tech in China & Carbyne. Carbyne in the USA 911 SYSTEM. Michael Chertoff: Wrote Patriot Act + Carbyne Director.
Read Flatten the Curve Part 49. Link Here Headlines. A line designed to get into your head. And it works, judging by the amount of circulation of conspiracy posts that help move those headlines that masquerade as revealing connections, but are merely propoganda headline clones being disseminated. So lets get ahead of the lines before the lines get into your head. Humans have two primary modes of communication; verbal and nonverbal. Nonverbal is body language. Body language on it's own can give you insight. Pairing verbal and nonverbal gives you the whole picture. Headlines are verbal. The content is nonverbal. That's how you get a glimpse of the bigger picture. But we can't look at each article as a completed part of the communicative process. That would be like only watching hand gestures while having a conversation with someone. The article isn't the subject, the event is the subject, and if the subject was person, then we have to find as many articles as we can to profile the body language and interpret the nonverbal communication. Let me show you what I mean.
Offender Conspiracy Article Profiling • criminal article profiling, is an investigative strategy used by law enforcement agencies conspiracy theorists to identify likely suspects hidden motives and has been used by investigators conspiracy theorists to link cases subjects that may have been committed by the same perpetrator. Multiple crimes may be linked to a specific offender event and the profile may be used to predict the identified offender's conspiracy's future actions real intent. Criminal Profiling Here
Nonverbal communication (NVC) Multiple Article Profiling (MAP) • is the transmission of messages or signals through a nonverbal platform multiple article content searches (MACS) such as eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, posture, and the distance between two individuals, article source, differing information, dates, pov, and the connections between the sources. It includes the use of visual cues such as body language (content), distance (dates) and organizations/politicians, corporations, law enforcement, environmental issues, economics, and technology/AI. Original NVC Content Here
I have no doubt that the actors who have advanced copies of the script are using data algorithm aggregation that compiles the different content sources into a complete picture for them. We plebs aren't so lucky, we have to peruse and parse multiple sources to connect the dots. In essence, we are the plebs living in a technofuedal era before the invention of the modern Gutenberg technopress for the masses. So let's throw on some work boots, grab a shovel, and start digging.
The Hacks and Muckrakers.
May 18, 2018: Vanity Fair • “We just got back from the Middle East,” he told a room full of Israelis, upon arriving in Jerusalem from Saudi Arabia last May. Source Here
May 22 2017: Slate • The President Just Told a Room of Israelis That He “Just Got Back From the Middle East” Source Here
Trump. The man's Presidency has come at a time where it's all starting to fall apart. And I can't help but think of Trump as Julius Caesar part two. A populist leader who threatened the establishment and upended the republic, paving the way for Augustus Caesar and the soft introduction of Roman empire, as it let the pretenses of being a Republic fade away. If you aren't familiar with that time of history, I would highly recommend doing so. There is more to my comparison that I'm not elaborating on, except to say, if you dig you will find someone else who loves Roman history, looks like a clone of Augustus, and we watched as he made rounds while articles suggested that he had aspirations of becoming President. Do I think that it'll happen soon? Probably not. History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. And we're only at the start of the Hollow Men by T S *Eliot *.
December 14, 2016: Techcrunch • President-elect Donald Trump met with some of the most prominent executives from the tech industry today at Trump Tower, with investor Peter Thiel and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at his side. Trump opened the meeting with CEOs from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and others by thanking Thiel for his support. “I want to add that I am here to help you folks do well. And you’re doing well right now and I’m very honored by the bounce. They’re all talking about the bounce. So right now everybody in this room has to like me, at least a little bit,” Trump said, perhaps in reference to the fact that he received little support from Silicon Valley during his campaign. “We’re going to try to have that bounce continue. Perhaps even more importantly, we want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. There’s nobody like you in the world. There’s nobody like the people in this room and anything we can do to help this go along, we’re going to be there for you. You’ll call my people, you’ll call me, it doesn’t make any difference. We have no formal chain of command around here,” Trump said.
Interesting, wouldn't you say? No formal chain of command around here. They thanked Peter Thiel for his support. Ok. Maybe nothing, maybe something. Ok. It's something.
August, 2018 Articles: www.theverge.com • Trump claims Google is suppressing positive news about him.
www.cnbc.com • Trump: Facebook, Twitter, Google 'have to be careful'.
Stop the presses, because were getting squeezed and pasteurized. The tech leaders meet with Trump. They thank Thiel, suggesting that he organized the assembly. And then Trump starts bashing the Technocrats that he's meeting with? Nothing but Bread and Circus. Plain and simple.
June 27, 2017: Tech Transparency Project • No other company in America was as intimately tied to the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party during Barack Obama’s eight years in office than Google. Today the company is doing everything it can to restore the same cozy White House access it enjoyed under President Obama. Eric Schmidt has attended at least two meetings with Trump and attended a third White House meeting with tech leaders last Monday. At the same time, The Groundwork – a secretive Schmidt-funded startup that ran the Clinton campaign’s data operation – recently relaunched itself as a technology platform for liberal organizations working to fight the Trump Administration’s agenda. By all appearances, Google appears to be working overtime to both ingratiate itself with the Trump Administration while simultaneously cashing in on the “resistance” to Trump’s agenda. Source Here
By all appearances? He's working both sides? Trying to cash in? Really? Seriously? Let's break that down. ** 2020 • Eric Schmidt/Net worth: 15.3 billion USD. Call me crazy, but I don’t think a guy with 15 billion dollars is worried about "cashing in**". As I've stated numerous times, this is no longer about money, it's about control. That's imperative to understand. You don't worry about the money hidden under the mattress when you have a locked vault full of cash. Money is only an incentive for those who either don't have it or need more of it. Neither of those categories apply to Eric Schmidt. So lets examine how badly the Tech guys and Trump aren't getting along, shall we?
March 2, 2016: Defense News • Google Executive Schmidt To Head New DoD Advisory Board. Source Here
Ah. He's working for the Pentagon to make it better. And this happens almost a full year before meeting with Trump. This doesn't look like someone playing both sides, this looks like a team player in a game that only has one team. This is political wrestling that would make Vince McMahon envious. If you want to dive deeper into how Eric Schmidt funded the non profit that started fake news, here's a previous Flatten the Curve post. Part #19
Attendees included Eric Schmidt and Larry Page of Google, Tim Cook of Apple, Satya Nadella and Brad Smith of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon (who expressed his excitement that Trump’s administration could be “the innovations administration“), Safra Catz of Oracle, Chuck Robbins of Cisco and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook. Thiel’s business partner, Palantir CEO Alex Karp, attended as well.
Those are big names and big companies. But they all hate Trump, right?
Thiel has been instrumental in shaping Trump’s approach to technology, helping assemble a list of candidates for technical roles in the upcoming administration and reportedly bringing David Sacks and other long-time associates to the transition team. During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Thiel talked about spreading the prosperity of Silicon Valley to other regions across the country and cited space travel as one of America’s great technological achievements. “Instead of going to Mars, we have invaded the Middle East,” Thiel said.
I should point out that Thiel and Musk started PayPal together.
November 24, 2019: Business Insider • What do the founders of YouTube, Yelp, Tesla, and LinkedIn have in common? Apart from leading massively disruptive technology companies, their founders all share a common resume line item: employment at PayPal. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the "PayPal Mafia," and they all put in time during the payment platform's early days some 20 years ago. Source Here
Oh. And Pete's instrumental to creating Facebook. Thiel became Facebook's first outside investor when he acquired a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in August 2004. He sold the majority of his shares in Facebook for over $1 billion in 2012, but remains on the board of directors. And he funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit to take down Gawker. Told ya, it's just political wrestling to entertain us.
However, one of the biggest proponents of travel to Mars, Elon Musk, has also been one of Trump’s most outspoken critics. Musk donated to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and frequently denounced Trump, saying that the former reality television star “doesn’t seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States.” But since the election, Musk appears to have warmed up to Trump. He was a late addition to the invite list for today’s meeting. The transition team also announced this morning that Musk will join Trump’s strategic and policy forum, a group of business leaders that will serve as an advisory committee to the president-elect. Source Here
Musk and Trump, a marriage made in heaven. It's destiny, I tell you, destiny. Or an act (don't worry Elon, I haven't forgotten about you) designed to make us believe that somebody up there is fighting for us down here. Yet the inclusion of the quote about Mars and War in the Middle East stands out, wouldn't you agree? And we have environmental collapse triggers happening. Riots happening. Why those riots are also happening in Beruit, aren't they? And Isreal and Saudi Arabia don't get along with Lebanon, or the Hezbollah. And President Trump went from Suadi Arabia to Isreal, didn’t he? And wasn't there an explosion there recently? Must all be a coincidence. Let's get back to Pete the magical Thiel and see what else Hulk Hogan's buddy is mixed up in.
He co-founded Valar Ventures in 2010, co-founded Mithril Capital, serving as investment committee chair, in 2012, and served as a partner at Y Combinator from 2015 to 2017. Through the Thiel Foundation, Thiel governs the grant-making bodies Breakout Labs and Thiel Fellowship, and funds nonprofit research into artificial intelligence, life extension and seasteading. A co-founder of The Stanford Review, he is a conservative libertarian who is critical of high government spending, high debt levels, and foreign wars. He has donated to numerous political figures. At the 2009 Singularity Summit, he said his greatest concern is the technological singularity not arriving soon enough. Source Here
Singularity. Not. Arriving. Soon. Enough. Call me paranoid and pass the tin foil hat, but what Matrix code is needed to decipher his words intent? Not soon enough for what? Better Netflix selection? The Alien invasion? Godzilla awakening because of Fukushima? Are the Decepticons already here? Or have they been downplaying the ELE that's approaching? I'll take ELE for a thousand, Alex. So he's into AI (he backed Deepmind and OpenAI) and life extension. He went to Stanford. He's also going to have his body cryonically preserved. And his Palantir surveillance is, well, nottofreakyououtoranything, everywhere. Palantir's first backer was the Central Intelligence Agency's venture capital arm In-Q-Tel. Then Palantir became Big Brother. Literally. The Palantir clients include the CIA, DHS, NSA, FBI, CDC, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point, the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization and Allies, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. And Palantir is also being used by Banks, Hedge Funds, Financial Services, and other corporate clients. Big Brother wants to be Palantir went it grows up. Now, are you wondering why I started with Trump, Saudi Arabia and Isreal? Are you curious about how it goes from ex CEO of Google Eric Schmidt "playing" both sides of the fence to Palantir and Peter Thiel? Just sit right back and hold tight, cause I'm about to take you on a one way trip to a Brave New Normal World that's called 1984. Warning. What you're about to read will make you forever question every officially sanctioned narrative. Trust me. Still game? Are you sure? Last chance. You're about to leave neverneverland and you can't go back. Alright. Let's go.
It's All Hidden In Plain Sight.
Let's talk about Epstein. Yep. Him. I've been strangely quiet about Jeffery haven't I? Nothing written about the Captain Pedo and his Amazing friends didn't mean there was nothing there, it just meant that I didn't find anything that indicated something deeper than a pedophile blackmail ring. And sex and political blackmail is as old as time itself. There's a reason they say the world's two oldest professions are prostitutes and politicians. Yet it turns out the professional pimp and the abducted teens may be playing a bigger role than we thought.
July 31, 2019: NY TIMES • Mr. Epstein’s vision reflected his longstanding fascination with what has become known as transhumanism: the science of improving the human population through technologies like genetic engineering and artificial intelligence. Critics have likened transhumanism to a modern-day version of eugenics, the discredited field of improving the human race through controlled breeding. Mr. Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, which he confided to scientists and others he hoped to use as the site for seeding the human race with his DNA.
Welcome to the Island of Dr. Moreau. We're it's the monsters trying to make humans. Do you still think this was all about blackmail, cause it wasn't. Stop thinking in normal terms, because normal is dead, long live the New Normal.
At one session at Harvard, Mr. Epstein criticized efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care to the poor because doing so increased the risk of overpopulation, said Mr. Pinker, who was there. Mr. Pinker said he had rebutted the argument, citing research showing that high rates of infant mortality simply caused people to have more children.
Epstein criticized efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care. Hmmmm. My memory is foggy, but isn't there someone in Africa trying to provide health care and reduce starvation? Who could that be? Wasn't he into computers and had pictures taken on Epstein’s private jet? Wasn't it Bill Gates? Now why would Billy be hanging around someone who would vocally espouse an ideology that is completely antithetical to his stated humanitarian goals?
Also at the Indian Summer dinner, according to an account on the website of Mr. Brockman’s Edge Foundation, were the Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Jeff Bezos, who was accompanied by his mother.
Then there was Mr. Epstein’s interest in eugenics. Once, at a dinner at Mr. Epstein’s mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Mr. Lanier said he talked to a scientist who told him that Mr. Epstein’s goal was to have 20 women at a time impregnated at his 33,000-square-foot Zorro Ranch in a tiny town outside Santa Fe. Mr. Mr. Lanier, said he had the impression that Mr. Epstein was using the dinner parties to screen candidates to bear Mr. Epstein’s children. Mr. Epstein did not hide his interest in tinkering with genes — and in perpetuating his own DNA. Interviews with more than a dozen of his acquaintances, as well as public documents, show that he used the same tactics to insinuate himself into an elite scientific community, thus allowing him to pursue his interests in eugenics and other fringe fields like cryonics. One adherent of transhumanism said that he and Mr. Epstein discussed the financier’s interest in cryonics, an unproven science in which people’s bodies are frozen to be brought back to life in the future. Mr. Epstein told this person that he wanted his head and penis to be frozen.
More Epstein and Eugenics. Source Here Now call me crazy, but there's some strangeness happening. Cryonics, don't die, just Let It Go and get Frozen. First Peter Thiel, now Epstein. Let's hope the AI Singularity arrives in time, right? Now I wouldn't have even bothered with their shared interest of joining the Walt Disney Cryonics Club, if there wasn't more in play, and there's more in play.
August 9, 2019: TRT World • The billionaire shared the same personal network that included Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, infamous Blackwater founder Erik Prince, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, UAE Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.
According to investigative journalist Vicky Ward, quoting a meeting with Trump’s transition team, Acosta told a White House official: “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone.”
That's a bit of an exclusive club, kinda like being in the Mouseketeer CIA club. But, hey, nothing to see here, is there? But just in case, let's look into the company that Epstein worked with, Carbyne.
This single company, Carbyne, brought together a who’s who of power brokers and intelligence figures from multiple regions including Russia, China and the Trump administration itself, with Epstein at its heart. Officially, Carbyne provided high-tech solutions for emergency centres. In reality, it existed in a grey area giving it unprecedented access to private information, with significant potential for privacy abuse. Carbyne provides a service for police emergency centres, providing complete access to the caller’s camera and GPS, providing the dispatcher with a live video feed.
Ok. So Epstein and Thiel both are into AI, Surveillance, and Cryonics. President Trump was in Isreal and Saudi Arabia in May 2017. And who ended up in Isreal just afterwards? PayPal Founder in Israel: Too Much Copying and Not Enough Innovation in High-tech
June 15, 2017: Haaretz • Billionaire Peter Thiel visits Israel – and gives out tips on how to build a successful startup. Source Here
Hey, one month after Trump visited the Middle East, Peter Thiel decides to take middle eastern vacation to give out business tips. And then Thiel must've reciprocated and invited the Fresh Prince of Saudi Arabia to get the all inclusive Palantir surveillance pitch. Smile for the camera everyone, cause the world's a stage and we're filming a world wide Truman Show.
April 7, 2018: Gulf News • Google, Thiel feature in Saudi Prince’s Silicon Valley tour. The Saudi delegation visited several Silicon Valley corporate campuses, including Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. In addition to Facebook, where Thiel sits on the board, the Saudi delegation visited data-analysis start-up Palantir Technologies Inc and a trio of investment firms created by Thiel: Clarium Capital, Valar Ventures and Founders Fund. Thiel is chairman and co-founder of Palantir. Source Here
March 17, 2020: Forbes • These responders are now using a tool built in part by former members of Israel’s military intelligence—Elichai being one—that’s backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who is now the company’s chairman, and a small, passive investment from deceased multimillionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. SourceHere
Ok look. I get it. Rich people make investments, those investments are bound to end up in the same company. But these companies aren't exactly run of the mill home security systems, are they? Nope. This is the kind of surveillance systems that the KGB or the Stasi could only dream of. And when you wish upon a star dreams come true. And Peter Thiel must be wishing upon a star. Ok. Strap in, buckle up, and try to keep up, or you're gonna get left in the dust. Cause it's boom or bust from here on out, and we're gonna add it up like the count. So Elichai owns Carbyne. Peter Thiel invested in Carbyne. And Carbyne is in the USA linked to the 911 system, and it's being used to fight the pandemic.
Forbes (Link Above) • Its founder thinks Carbyne’s tech could make the lives of 911 dispatch and healthcare professionals much less chaotic in the Covid-19 crisis. Carbyne relies on callers submitting themselves to self-surveillance via their own mobile phone. Once a caller uses their Android or iPhone to call 911 (85% of emergency calls now come from mobile devices), they receive a text message that asks for permission to get their precise location and access video from their smartphone camera.
Step right up and give your permission to be saved. Big Brother is looking out for you. So Elichai used to work for the 8200. Cool name, right. I'm not sure about you, but that sounds pretty dystopian. And I've gotta say, that all of Technocrats that are promising us an AI utopia, sure seem to be getting ahead of the curve by building doomsday bunkers for a dystopia. And here we sit wasting our time Doomscrolling. So what else has sprung up from the 8200? Have you ever heard about the NSO Group?
November 1, 2019 - WhatsApp identified an Israeli company, NSO Group, as having developed the spyware called Pegasus, which it held responsible for the breach. This disclosure was part of a lawsuit WhatsApp has filed against the NSO Group in a US federal court, saying the company was actively involved in hacking users of the encrypted chat service. As per the WhatsApp complaint the “target users included attorneys, journalists, human rights activists, political dissidents, diplomats, and other senior foreign government officials.” NSO’s spyware Pegasus has been reportedly used to target journalists in Mexico investigating drug cartels, rights group Amnesty International, human rights activists in UAE, activists in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. According to Israeli news reports, Saudi Arabia paid $55 million for its use. The contract was later frozen over the scandal alleging NSO software's role in Saudi Arabia tracking slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the months before he was murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey. In India, 17 people, who are known to be targeted include activists and human rights lawyers. Source Here
Whoops. Do you remember Jamal Khashoggi? He was trying to expose Human Rights abuses against Saudi Arabia. And then Suadi Arabia decided to murder him, and confirm that they were abusing human rights. Jamal paid the ultimate price to prove his point. But who is selling the hacking tools? At this point they all seem to be springing up from members of the 8200, and the companies they started.
TRT - Link Previously Provided • DarkMatter, a UAE surveillance and intelligence group employing former NSA operatives was built on the back of a larger initiative to modernise Emirati intelligence and military operations. The group took part in at the Arab Future Cities Conference in November 2015, where it presented a vision of smarter, tech-driven cities, which caught the eye of Chinese officials. Smarter cities meant Big Brother-esque widespread surveillance installed throughout the UAE. Only two years later in April 25 2017, DarkMatter signed a Global Strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei, a leading Chinese company, for the same ‘Big Data’ systems and ‘Smart City’ solutions. The middle man? None other than Erik Prince, who had gone from working for the Emiratis, to working for a Chinese billionaire. In suspect timing, the Memorandum of Understanding also took place right before China scaled up its total surveillance and crackdown on Uighurs in Xinjiang, China.
February 2, 2019: Reuters • Xinjiang is a major part of China's Belt and Road infrastructure network but the region has faced attacks blamed on members of the Muslim ethnic Uighur minority. Beijing has responded with a security clampdown condemned by rights groups and Western governments. Frontier Services Group (FSG), a Hong Kong-listed company founded by Prince, said in a Chinese-language statement posted on its website on Jan. 22 that it had signed a deal to build a training centre in southern Xinjiang. Prince is deputy chairman, a minority shareholder and a board member of FSG, a security, logistics and insurance provider. Source Here
Watch this video.
Chinese authorities are using a 911 mobile app to carry out illegal mass surveillance and arbitrary detention of Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region. Source Here Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Aren't we condemning China for the camps, and yet the West is helping to build those camps? Must be a big mistake. We didn’t know what was happening. And Erik Prince swears he didn't know. Honestly. He's not lying. Cross my heart and hope to die. Pinky swear.
8200 leads to NSO and Carbyne. DarkMatter is in the UAE with NSA employees. The NSO hack was used to capture Khashoggi. Peter Thiel invested in Facebook, Facebook owns WhatsApp. Peter Thiel invested in Carbyne. Eric Prince works for and founded FSG, which built the Muslim reduction school. China is using similar tech to target Muslims and send them back to school. Carbyne 911 surveillance tech accesses your phone camera after you click on the link to give permission. So. Peter Thiel funds Carbyne. Eric Prince is working for the UAE developing security and the UAE ends up with Dark Matter, and then his company (FSG) is sold to China, and they build re-education centers, which uses technology like Carbyne, and that technology is being used in the USA. Got it? Good. Because I'm seriously having a hard time keeping up with the behind the scene footage of this LARP.
Link Previously Provided • 1,400 people worldwide, including Indian lawyers, rights activists and journalist, were targets of an online spying campaign that used highly sophisticated spyware developed by an Israeli firm via WhatsApp. WhatsApp is at the centre of a global storm over privacy after it was revealed that at least 17 Indians and about 1,400 people worldwide had their phones breached through the social media app. Their privacy was compromised by surveillance technology so invasive that could read and transmit the entire contents of a phone as well as operate its camera.
WhatsApp, Doc, I think I need an appointment because I'm suffering from Mass Psychogenic Illness from too much Doomscrolling. Do you want to get deeper? I mean really deep? Yes? Ok. Let's jump into the deep.
October 18, 2019: fortune.com - How a WhatsApp Tax Launched Massive Anti-Government Protests in Lebanon.
What a crazy New Normal World Order we live in. What are the odds that we have a WhatsApp hack tax protest and we also have a WhatsApp hack that uses your phone camera, while also using similar tech in the USA and China. That's inconceivable! That's incredible! Someone call the press and let them know about this! Uhm. Wait. Better not. You might get Khashoggid. So Eric Prince is involved. Peter Thiel is involved. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, and Peter Thiel helped Facebook grow. And then there was this.
March 28, 2018: Daily Mail • Employee of Peter Thiel's company Palantir helped Cambridge Analytica harvest the data of millions of the Facebook users. Alfredas Chmieliauskas is said to have suggested to Cambridge Analytica that it create a personality quiz smartphone app to get access to networks of Facebook users. The Times report also claims that Sophie Schmidt - the daughter former Google executive Eric Schmidt - had urged Cambridge Analytica to work with Palantir. Source Here
At this point, I think I'm going to need to buy a whole lot of tacks and string and make pciture maps on my walls. If we're all living in a Truman Surveillance Show, might as well play the part of the New Normal crazy conspiracy theorist, right?
January 17, 2017: The Intercept According to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, in December Prince attended the annual “Villains and Heroes” costume ball hosted by Mercer. Dowd wrote that Palantir founder Peter Thiel showed her “a picture on his phone of him posing with Erik Prince, who founded the private military company Blackwater, and Mr. Trump — who had no costume — but joke[d] that it was ‘N.S.F.I.’ (Not Safe for the Internet).”
No. Sanity. Fracking. Involved. Is more like it. This insanity can't pass for sanity, can it? And yet they label us crazy when we start to find the big picture, even if we aren't entirely sure what the big picture means.
The Intercpt Continued: In July, Prince told Trump’s senior adviser and white supremacist Steve Bannon, at the time head of Breitbart News, that the Trump administration should recreate a version of the Phoenix Program, the CIA assassination ring that operated during the Vietnam War, to fight ISIS. Such a program, Prince said, could kill or capture “the funders of Islamic terror and that would even be the wealthy radical Islamist billionaires funding it from the Middle East, and any of the other illicit activities they’re in.” Prince also said that Trump would be the best force to confront “Islamic fascism.” “As for the world looking to the United States for leadership, unfortunately, I think they’re going to have to wait till January and hope Mr. Trump is elected because, clearly, our generals don’t have a stomach for a fight,” Prince said. “Our president doesn’t have a stomach for a fight and the terrorists, the fascists, are winning.” Source Here
Sounds good, right? Kill people who kill people and maybe someday we won't have people getting killed. Killer idea! HEWDSHAWT! Grab your BFG and let's go BGH. It's a date! But then why are these cell phone surveillance hacks companies being constantly linked with their names, and those hacks are being used to target journalists and human rights activists? It's a small New Normal World Order after all. And it's getting smaller everyday. No worries though, Keep Calm and Carry On, We're All In This Together, and You're Either With Us Or Against Us. It's all good. That kind of thing could never happen here.
July 27, 2019: NARATIV • Michael Chertoff, who ran Homeland Security under George Bush, serves on Carbyne’s advisory board. Chertoff wrote the Patriot Act, which authorized digital surveillance of Americans. Source Here
Uh. Is nobody paying attention? Are the wolves guarding the sheep?
March 16, 2003: Washington Post • It didn't help that as the World Trade Center burned on Sept. 11, 2001, the news interrupted a Carlyle business conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel here attended by a brother of Osama bin Laden. Former president Bush, a fellow investor, had been with him at the conference the previous day. Source Here
Need more proof?
September 16, 2015: Carlyle Group • The Carlyle Group and The Chertoff Group Acquire Majority Stake in Coalfire Systems. Founded in 2001 and based in Louisville, Colo., Coalfire is a global cybersecurity and technology services provider specializing in cyber risk advisory, compliance assessments, technical testing and software services for private enterprises and government organizations. With its technical depth and breadth of IT services, Coalfire serves clients in sectors including technology, retail, payments, healthcare, financial services, education, local and state government, and utilities. Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and the co-founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, said, “Cyber threats are an existential risk to companies and individuals around the globe. We and Carlyle are excited to partner with Coalfire, an innovative technology-enabled services company helping clients to address cyber risks.” Source Here
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2020.08.05 00:31 __justsayin__Globe: As hundreds of stores shut down, retail landlords cut rents in bid to help struggling companies survive
Some retail landlords are starting to chop rents to help tenants survive as the coronavirus pandemic enters its fifth month and a flood of retailers close stores and seek creditor protection. The Retail Council of Canada estimates that one in five stores are now vacant across all types of malls, plazas and big-box centres. A growing number of brands – including Aldo, Ann Taylor, Reitmans, DavidsTea and Mendocino – have announced plans to shutter hundreds of locations. While the economy is showing muted signs of recovery, retail continues to languish, especially in enclosed malls. Landlords are being forced to make concessions, as they balance rental revenue and their ability to fill vacant spaces with new tenants. “We are taking a hit like everybody else,” said Eric Carlson, chief executive officer of B.C.-based Anthem Properties, which has $5-billion in retail, office and industrial properties in Western Canada and the United States. “Retail can’t survive without customers. Every landlord will want their retailers to survive,” he said. DavidsTea to close 82 retail locations in Canada amid COVID-19 Anthem is forgiving rent for some of its tenants that were not allowed to open. It expects grocers, liquor stores and others with strong sales to pay full rent. But after months of deferrals, Mr. Carlson has had to change course for his hardest hit retailers. “You have to give them some slack and give them an abatement,” Mr. Carlson said. “It’s not just out of virtuous nobility that you take that. It’s rational self-interest. The more everyone does well, the more everyone comes through. The better we will all do in the long run.” Tenants are also pushing for new rent deals that are based on a percentage of their sales instead of the standard fixed amount every month. Landlords are reluctant to provide this because the rental income is unpredictable, as well as a logistical nightmare to verify sales of privately held companies. If landlords agree to an interim period of percentage rent, they are asking for something in return, such as a lease extension. “More of these deals are being struck,” said Jordan Karp, who heads Savills Canada’s retail unit and represents tenants and landlords. Mr. Karp said he has told landlords: “At the end of the day, do you want them to be there and operating or do you want someone brand new? A lot of landlords say, ‘I want them here, so when we come back on the other side, they are there.’” SmartCentres REIT, which operates 165 retail plazas in the country and leases space to 115 Walmarts, has agreed to percentage rent for a handful of its tenants. “We are customizing rent payments around the realities of each vulnerable retail tenant’s situation, giving them as much as we can, taking into account the reality of our own situation,” said SmartCentres CEO Mitchell Goldhar, adding his trust is on track to collect more than 90 per cent of the rent because Walmart and Loblaw grocery stores make up a large part of its portfolio. Enclosed malls are in a different position. Their properties were among the last to reopen amid crowd restrictions and physical-distancing requirements. Major operators collected about 15 per cent of their rent in May and approximately 25 per cent in April, according to real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. Since those dismal months, rent collection is rebounding. But it is still below normal levels. Store hours have been reduced, retailers are failing and even if they have reopened, they are attracting fewer shoppers. On an afternoon late in July, one of the country’s most profitable malls, the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto, was subdued. Most stores were advertising deep discounts. The food court was quiet, with staff behind counters beckoning shoppers to their restaurants and a string of eateries closed. There were lineups for a couple of brands, Apple, Lululemon Athletica and Uniqlo Co., which were restricting the number who could enter their shops. But other stores had little traffic. “Malls have been quieter than they would have been. The less people in shopping centres, the less sales there will be,” JLL executive vice-president Tim Sanderson said. “The longer this goes on, the more people will change their shopping patterns and go online.” Downtown Vancouver and Toronto, once hubs of activity with a giant office work force, are now mostly vacant. Street retailers in their cores that were once teeming with activity are much quieter. “It’s pretty tough because there isn’t the volume of people coming downtown,” said Scott Lee, JLL’s executive vice-president of retail for Western Canada. “The domino effect is that people are not eating out much, not grabbing as much coffee and not shopping as much in general,” he said. In Vancouver, at a popular shopping area on Robson Street, JLL said the vacancy rate is 15 per cent today compared with 9 per cent before the pandemic. Similarly, in Toronto, at a busy shopping area on Queen Street, vacancy jumped to its highest level in two years and rents hit the lowest since early 2016, when the brokerage started tracking rents. “With more space coming available and fewer tenants in the market there will be downward pressure on net rental rates,” said Brandon Gorman, JLL’s senior vice-president of retail in Toronto, who represents landlords. Mr. Gorman said tenants are looking for percentage rent deals that convert to a fixed rent at a later date, as well as later possession dates and rent-free periods. Even strip malls, where stores such as Walmart remained open through the pandemic and others were allowed to open earlier than enclosed malls, are losing revenue. Some of the chains that typically lease space in plazas, such as Hudson’s Bay Co., The Brick, GoodLife Fitness and Cineplex Entertainment, did not initially pay the rent when non-essential shopping was closed. And because of their size, they did not qualify for taxpayer-funded rent relief for small businesses. As of the end of July, taxpayer-funded rent relief had been provided for 63,000 small-business tenants, according to the federal finance department. However, Ottawa’s rent relief program is due to finish at the end of August after two extensions. Major mall operators Cadillac Fairview, Oxford Properties and Ivanhoé Cambridge have provided deferrals and applied for the federal government’s rent relief. Oxford has submitted more than 1,000 applications, on behalf of mostly its small retailers. Cadillac has about 1,400 tenants that qualify for the relief. Ivanhoé had deferred rent for more than 70 per cent of its retailers at its malls. “Brick-and-mortar stores will need to reinvent themselves, not only because of the rise of e-commerce but also because consumers’ changing lifestyles and shopping habits,” said Diane Brisebois, president of the Retail Council of Canada.
2020.08.04 01:06 saint_peteRandom Habs journalism from 30 years ago (w/brief analysis)
Last week I was poking around old Montreal Gazette articles researching a Habs topic and I thought I'd share some of what I found because maybe others find this sort of thing interesting. Specifically, I ended up reading a bunch of articles circa 1990 by Michael Farber and Red Fisher and I was very pleasantly surprised by their quality and the enjoyment I got from reading them. Maybe you'll like their style too. With all due respect to today's Habs journalists / twitter horns... anyway, no need to get nasty, but I sincerely doubt anyone sensible ever confused Farber for an illiterate. As for Red Fisher, he was always opinionated and, to be fair, he can come across like a bit of know-it-all, but he's such a charismatic and convincing writer that he either wins you over to his side or makes you get out the old typewriter to craft a witless letter to the editor. These guys also had genuine access to the coach and the players and not the filtered pablum they feed us now. Our local journalists might consult their own archive for inspiration on what (and how) to write about the Habs. Anyway these articles are about Patrick Roy's old backup Jean-Claude Bergeron. I was hunting for evidence of his nickname (Jean-Clone), which only proves that forgettable nicknames have always been a thing in hockey. But it also proves that hockey journalism used to be good! For those with access to ProQuest, here are links-- 12-- to the articles. I'll copy the text below for those who don't. I'd be curious to know your thoughts. "Goalie looks good in Forum debut; But Jean-Clone needs work if Habs want steady backup" Author: Farber, Michael ; Publication info: The Gazette ; Montreal, Que. ; 12 Nov 1990: C1. Full text: Pat Burns knew he would have to do it eventually: rip the wrapping off Jean-Claude Bergeron and let the home crowd see him do something other than pick splinters from his bottom. After all, Patrick Roy makes $1.3 million a year, but with all the games he has been playing, it works out to about $3.75 an hour. The provincial government was going to investigate the Canadiens for possible violation of the minimum-wage laws. The game against Minnesota last Sunday had been the teaser, the second game in two nights, a stumbling team as the opposition, seemingly the soft spot for a 22-year-old to land. Burns pondered it hard, saw Bob Gainey making his Montreal return, and changed his mind. When asked Monday if he could see a date for Bergeron, Burns shrugged and said, "Well, December is really busy." So Christmas came early, if you'll pardon the expression, when Bergeron took his place in front of the net last night against the Quebec Nordiques. It was another Sunday tail-ender, the foe figured to be a powder puff and, gracious knows, the kid needed the work. Other than the fact Bergeron grew up in Baie Comeau and was nurtured on this Battle of Quebec stuff, you couldn't have stumbled on a better evening for a coming out party. So what do we know? Burns said what the hell. After 10 straight starts and 17 of 18, Roy was going to turn the keys over to his stand-in. Now that the debut has been enshrined in the standings - a 5-4 Canadiens overtime victory - what do we know about the mystery goalie? We know he stands up most of the time. We know he has decent reflexes. We know he is capable of giving up two goals when he is left to his own devices, like in the first period when the Nordiques buzzed for 16 shots and potted a pair on deflections. We know he was as sharp on 23 days' rest as anyone could hope to be. The situation surrounding Bergeron's first home start might have been ideal given the context, but the context is skewed. A 22-year- old neophyte doesn't need simulated game conditions with goalie coach Francois Allaire; he needs shots. He doesn't need exposure to the National Hockey League; he needs games. A Fredericton tune-up would have been perfect during Roy's Steel Nerves Tour. (Andre "Red Light" Racicot could have sat with a towel 'round his neck while the Bergeron played some minor- league games.) Brian Hayward, the recalcitrant professional was a splendid back-up goalie - despite his self-assessment as something better - simply because he could flick the flakes of rust from his shoulder and play well. Bergeron shouldn't have corrosion at this stage of his career. He needs at least 20 games If you accept the premise that the National Hockey League season in Montreal is an 80-game laboratory for the playoffs, Bergeron should play at least 20 games - a hedge in case Roy is indisposed. If Bergeron plays any less, there is the risk the Canadiens will never develop confidence in him and Bergeron will lose the confidence he has in himself. "I've got to accept my situation," said Bergeron, who was touched for five goals in Detroit on Oct. 18 in his first NHL start. "It's something I've got to get used to because Patrick Roy is a great goalie, maybe the best in the league. But I'm sure with the win tonight, I'll be back in in six, seven, eight games. But my job this year is being a back-up. It's what I have to do." Bergeron is a fine specimen for a goalie, a Roy look-alike. They are both six feet tall. Roy, at 182 pounds, is 10 pounds lighter. Both play a positional game. Both wear cage masks with dangling neck guards. Both are Libras. Bergeron even has taken to swivelling his neck like Roy, noted for his funky chicken routine. Is it live? Or is it Memorex? A week ago, Basil McRae of the North Stars watched Bergeron practice and wondered, "Is it live or Memorex?" The only difference is Jean-Clone has a better haircut and Roy has a couple of Vezina Trophies and a Stanley Cup ring. Maybe Bergeron will have the others some day. (A bad haircut is a lock after the Canadiens hold their rookie initiations.) The reviews were good - "Good moves and follows the game pretty well," said Guy Lafleur; "He wasn't lucky," Burns said - and surely there is room for a rangy goalie with solid fundamentals and a good attitude. "I think I did as much as I could," Bergeron said, a puck from win No. 1 at his side. "I was aggressive. I didn't lose confidence in the first period. The only thing was I had a little nervousness." Not unlike his coach. But the end result was two points. Canadiens win, Nordiques lose - just what would have been expected if Roy had played. In the standings this morning, you really can't tell if it was live or Memorex. "Red Wings wreck debut of Habs goalie Bergeron; Yzerman scores twice on porous defence" Author: Fisher, Red ; Publication info: The Gazette ; Montreal, Que. ; 19 Oct 1990: F1. RED WINGS 5 CANADIENS 2 DETROIT - What was it they were saying about Jean-Claude Bergeron? Big kid. Quick hands. Moves well in his crease. Doesn't panic. A clone right down to the interesting mannerisms, they were saying, of Patrick Roy, who has won everything there is to win in his special area of expertise. They were saying these things about Jean-Clone because he played so well with the big kids in Sweden and the Soviet Union. He also excelled against the Detroit Red Wings in a pre-season exhibition. Last night, though, was for real - for the first time. His first National Hockey League game - a once-in-a-lifetime thing. What also happens once in a lifetime is for a new kid on the block to lose in his first regular-season appearance, as Bergeron and the Canadiens did last night, 5-2. It was a night of many firsts for the pale, blond 22-year-old kid with the wondering, wet eyes. Butterflies? "You bet," he told reporters. "My first time ... big crowd." Disappointment over losing? "Whenever you lose ..." he shrugged. Thrills, too. For example, there's the first-time thrill of stopping his first difficult shot, particularly when an old man such as Steve Yzerman, who's 25, is the shooter. There's the first-time jolt of allowing his first NHL goal on Detroit's seventh shot of the game - except that Marc Habscheid's shot wasn't one. What it really was, was a tap-in. Randy McKay, who had played 38 NHL games more than Bergeron going into the game, did most of the work for Habscheid. It was McKay who slipped around and suspiciously through Donald Dufresne midway through the first period. Then he swept in on Bergeron, who did all right going down. What he did all wrong, perhaps, was steering one- half of the puck over the goal-line with his legs, leaving himself in a somewhat awkward position and the puck loose. Unhappily for Bergeron, nobody cleared the puck. Happily for the Red Wings, Habscheid fully extended his arms to tap the loose puck over the line. There was the first-time, close-up view of a three-way passing play by NHLers which ended with Bergeron giving up one side of the net to Gerard Gallant, whose goal midway through the second period provided the Red Wings with a 2-0 lead. Even Vezina Trophy winner Roy lets those in. There was also the thudding realization that there's a price to be paid after relinquishing any kind of a rebound behind this Canadiens defence, which doesn't clear rebounds. Such as the time he failed to close his fist around Gallant's fairly routine shot late in the second period. A short rebound - and there's Yzerman slipping the puck into the open side. Where did he come from, eh? And where did the puck go when Sergei Fedorov squeezed it through his pads midway through the third period? Yzerman added his second of the game after yet another Bergeron rebound. Or how about the ice-level view of Denis Savard scoring a patented Savard-type goal a little more than a minute after Gallant had provided the Rd Wings with their two-goal margin? There he is, going around a defenceman named Bob Wilkie - and maintaining control of the puck with his left hand and then steering it along the ice between Tim Cheveldae's legs - still with only his left hand on his stick. Mike Keane scored the Canadiens' second goal with fewer than three minutes remaining in the game while the Red Wings were short two men. The Savard goal appeared to lift the Canadiens, who had struggled through the first period with only four shots, but Yzerman cooled the fervor with his fifth goal of the season, as he so often does in this arena. This night belonged to Bergeron, if only because it was his first, but it was a night of firsts for several others. Detroit's Bob Probert, for example. Once, late in the first period, and again early in the second, he was (a) high-sticked and (b) roughed up by Gerald Diduck. In both cases, Probert displayed an uncommon amount of restraint, allowing Diduck to draw minors. "Probert doesn't have to prove he's a tough guy," said Detroit coach Bryan Murray. "He can play this game." Another Red Wing who can play is Rick Green. A full season away from an NHL rink has provided him with several new wrinkles, but none on the ice. He continues to play consistent, steady defence. A boring chap. He does silly things such cleaning out strangers from the area in front of his goaltender, and annoying stuff like sending Yzerman out of the Red Wings zone on a sprint which ended with the Gallant goal. This was a night to remember for Bergeron, but not one the Canadiens, as a team, would like to retain among their treasured memories. Basically, it was an off-night for The Good Guys, particularly so soon after a night rooted in excellence in Buffalo 24 hours earlier. They'll try again tomorrow night at the Forum, when the Philadelplhia Flyers are the visitors. Illustration Color Photo; AP; Detroit captain Steve Yzerman (left) and Habs captain Guy Carbonneau battle for puck on faceoff last night.
An editing base for David Bowie's photographers. The original was removed by bots so I'm using my profile instead. Don't think I'll be able to put it anywhere else... made it for myself anyway, hmph. Anyone coming into my profile to use this, feel free. It's unorganized as hell. A:
Fraser Gray: nice '78 stage pics, sailor hat, kicking leg up and all that jazz
Francesco Scavullo: wearing ill fitting shirt in 1974, also wearing old school clothes holding fedora with big bow-tie
Frank Edwards: gonna have to use getty, wearing flat cap 75
Frank Micelotta: 96 rehearsal pic
Frank W. Ockenfels III: great ones in '95 with a jawline beard (Buddha of Suburbia shoot), red background and blue suit in 2003
Frank Trapper: walk of fame with Iman
Frans Schellekens: nice singing '89 photos
Fred W. Mcdarrah
Gary Gershoff: with Gervais in '07, 83 sitting cross legged
Gavin Evans: finally found this man- he took the shushing photos from 95, some in very dark room, edited for him to have an extremely defined visage (found one unedited though), worth looking into story
Geoff MacCormack: aka Warren Peace, lots of results will just be him with Geoff because they're great friends and you may ask yourself "but who took the dang photo?" (timed camera?)– the photos you do find by him are wonderfully intimate
George Chin: David bringing back the red platform boots wearing only blue jeans – TM
George Hurrell: 77, these are beautiful, his face is glowing– taken old Hollywood style, like Elvis
George Rose: 78 stage
George De Sota: use Getty, tan 1997 jacket with orange spiky hair, later on– some rather feminine 2001 pics
Mark Allan: very cool guy photos, looks somewhat pissed off
Mark Blackwell: took behind the scenes photos of the Outside Kerslake shoot (minotaur)
Mark Seliger: wearing royal clothes, leaning against brick wall, nice 04 pics
Mark Sullivan: grabbing milk
Markus Klinko: cool 2002 Heathen photos that were unseen for a while
Masayoshi Sukita: wonderful! I especially love the B/W Ziggy ones, very crispy looking– also did Heroes of course and very dignified '89 pics
Matthew Rolston: 93 wearing white shirt over a t-shirt and suspenders '93
Michael Benabib: with very short '98 hair, wearing red shirt making many faces
Michael Childers: looking very euphoric in the The Falcon studio for This is Not America... stupid watermarks
Michael Lavine: several fondling with a large Bowie knife wearing a cow pattern shirt with a high collar– some in front of brick wall wearing striped– shirt (which I have trouble finding again, it was on tumblr)– some in '86
Michael Ochs: the variety in eras of these pics is astounding
Michael Stroud: or M. Stroud, photos with Dana Gillespie
Mike Abrahams: nice smiling B/W portraits from '92, one is serious
Eric Hosmer homers (1) on a line drive to center field.
Starling Marte singles on a ground ball to right fielder Wil Myers. Ketel Marte scores. David Peralta to 3rd.
Eduardo Escobar grounds into a double play, shortstop Fernando Tatis to first baseman Eric Hosmer. David Peralta scores. Starling Marte out at 2nd. Eduardo Escobar out at 1st.
Greg Garcia singles on a line drive to center fielder Starling Marte. Jake Cronenworth scores. Wil Myers to 2nd.
Ketel Marte out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Trent Grisham. Ildemaro Vargas scores.
David Peralta singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Trent Grisham. Tim Locastro scores. Nick Ahmed to 3rd. David Peralta to 2nd. David Peralta advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by center fielder Trent Grisham.
Jake Cronenworth doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Kole Calhoun. Trent Grisham scores.
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