OT - NO POLITICS Calm down & step back - (please read)

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  1. Gee Wally HF’s Grumpy Old Moderator

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    We are going to try again. Fenway is crushed and I don’t have the stamina for this stuff anymore.

    We need to move forward. But realize we can’t ignore our new reality.

    What has been tearing us apart stops now. Done. Not debatable.

    We can still discuss Covid. But tightly held to reputable updates .
    That info could be important here. Data, Openings, MBTA news, Airport, Uber, groceries, day care, etc.....

    This will be a guiding principle to start in regard to Covid and demonstrations:

    We're treating it the same as any other political discussion. It's not permitted unless it is directly related to hockey. If a player. owner, hockey media or some well known hockey personality makes a comment that's fair grounds for a thread. Some guy with a twitter account who likes to talk about hockey, isn't. If the thread becomes a partisan political debate it may be closed. Posters warned, thread banned or removed where necessary.

    Local businesses reopens, schools, current things including demonstrations..but..NON POLITICAL - all good.

    Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
    Via Post or PM.
    That includes flaming the Moderator Team or their activity.

    Actions will be at the sole discretion of the Moderation Team.

    If anyone feels they cant abide by this they are best off not posting.

    We all came here for one thing in common . Our hockey club. It is what bound us in good time and bad. Let it be so again.

    For those that want to discuss and debate other current Covid related things please go here:

    COVID 19 - The Coronavirus Outbreak
     
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    I remember it well. It was a travesty!
     
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    See that’s my worst fear. That I’ll go somewhere and have to pee.
     
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    its basically whats keeping us from looking at real estate. Now that I’m WFH the options are many. But we need to wait until whatever phase ultimately opens up bathrooms . Crazy.
     
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    Rolling with another $0.50 Pick 5 to play the Belmont and close out the day:

    Race 8: 1
    Race 9: 2,3,4 or 5
    Race 10 (Belmont): 8
    Race 11: 1,2,5,7 or 9
    Race 12: 2,7 or 8

    If this hits, it’ll be insane. We usually never play Pick 5s...
     
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    Picks for the Belmont $0.10 Superfecta

    $14 bet with
    1st: 8
    2nd: 1,2,5,9,10
    3rd: 1,2,5,9,10
    4th: All

    Both of our remaining bets hinge on 8 winning. If the 8 hits it’s gonna get real interesting.
     
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    Almost......The 10 faded late and gave up 3rd to the 3......so close.
     
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    3 down, 2 to go. The 2 singles hit so we are really liking our chances here.
     
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    ‘Blues Brothers’ 40th anniversary: Looking back at the ‘best movie ever made in Chicago’ and its legacy

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The “Blues Brothers” was released nationwide on June 20, 1980. To mark the 40th anniversary of the movie, a watershed film for Chicago that spread the city’s soul around the world, the Sun-Times over the next five days is republishing a series of stories first printed on its 25th anniversary in 2005. The series, the newspaper said at the time “takes you back to the streets of Jake and Elwood Blues and checks out what’s happened since the Bluesmobile rolled.”

    This story was first published on June 20, 2005.


    ‘Blues Brothers’ 40th anniversary: Looking back at the ‘best movie ever made in Chicago’ and its legacy

    The filming itself was a major event for Chicago. It pumped an estimated $12 million into the local economy during the 3 1/2 months crews were in the area.

    John Belushi, a Chicago native who grew up in Wheaton, was so popular at the time he could simply flag down police cars and they would take him wherever he wanted to go, recalls his widow, Judy Belushi Pisano, who is writing a book about his life, “Belushi.” John Belushi died in 1982 at 32 from a drug overdose.

    Filmmakers closed the Kennedy Expy. in both directions, dropped a car from more than 1,000 feet in the air near Lake Shore Drive, raced cars along Loop streets at more than 100 mph and even took over Daley Plaza for a three-day weekend. Such stunts would be unlikely now, Moskal said. Residents, unaccustomed to seeing Hollywood live, called local newspapers aghast at the car chases they witnessed.

    It seems almost comical now that initially, highbrow critics from the East and West coasts didn’t like the movie — Newsweek called it “desperately unfunny,” while the Los Angeles Times called it a “$30 million wreck.”

    Chicago’s reviewers, on the other hand, figured it out right away: “What is a little startling about this movie is somehow it all works,” wrote the Sun-Times’ Roger Ebert on the day of the movie’s release, June 20, 1980. “There is even room, in the midst of the carnage and mayhem, for a surprising amount of grace, humor and whimsy.”

    Late reviewer Gene Siskel took it a step further: “‘The Blues Brothers’ is the best movie ever made in Chicago.”
     
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    Ugh. Lost it on the last race.

    Ah well, still up on the day.
     
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    Maine CDC Saturday update:

    25 new cases/holding at 102 deaths
     
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    That's a brave bet! Shame it didn't quite come off, but Carlton winning that game at all is a massive upset.
     
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    That was intentional

    I went to Catholic grade school - the nuns made sure we knew the difference between ‘new’ and ‘knew’ and ‘to’, ‘too’, and ‘two’
     
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    Best modern day music comedy. Great sense of the grit of the inner cities at the time. Love the tape on the Piano with Ray Charles before the dancing in the streets and the tens of soul music cameos spread across the film. Nailed it with James Brown as the Gospel pastor and the upstate chicken wire scene. It was big bow to soul music caught on film and you could tell they were all happy and proud to take part. Great movie and some good life lessons from real people. 10/10
     
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    The police cars used in the chase scene were real - They were cars that were about to be retired so the producers made a deal with the city.



    and the mall was real as well

     
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    We had my father in law over for a late lunch today. Simple - grilled some burgers and chicken and made a grilled veggie pasta salad and a watermelon and fresh mozzarella salad (my new summer obsession)

    I offered to grill so my husband could visit with his dad instead of having to be outside which he took me up on. My father in law is the sweetest man but he was still all “you’re going to make your wife grill”?! And then my husband said she offered and is more than capable.

    He’s now doing the dishes while I relax on the couch.

    it’s pretty awesome to see gender norms start to fade.
     
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    Well mission accomplished.

    If I ever did anything right it was surprising mom here at the Cape.
    My sisters couldn’t believe it when I knocked on their room door.
    Mom broke down. All good. Had supper delivered and just got her to bed.
    Tomorrow we will get her down to the sand and water edge.
    Tuesday if she’s up to it she wants to see PTown own more time. The old penny candy store, Portuguese bakery and Herring Cove beach. Places she and dad took us 50 years ago.

    View from my room.

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    Herring cove beach is lovely.

    this is amazing stuff. Glad you could treat her to such a great weekend.
     
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    This would have been a monster tourism weekend for the Cape

    90 degrees in mid June would have set that place up
     
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