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  1. parrot

    What just happened to the ski girl?

    The fall didn't "disqualify" her, she missed a gate. She could technically get up and go back through the gates correctly, but once she went down/off course she was effectively out of the race anyway.
  2. parrot

    I have Cancer :/

    Glad to see you're still kicking skids.
  3. parrot

    Recommend a TV Series on Netflix

    Not Netflix, Hulu, but "Mr Inbetween" is excellent.
  4. parrot

    Best Gambling movie

    The full movie is available on youtube.
  5. parrot

    I have Cancer :/

    Hoping for the best for you skids.
  6. Thirded. We're big softball fans around our house. Slapping seems to be falling by the wayside a little bit since they changed the in/out of the batter's box rules. Hotter bats are making it more of a power game as well.
  7. parrot

    Books you are reading

    'The Reckoning' by David Halberstam. It's basically about the history of the auto industry in American and Japan - focused on Ford and Nissan - but with a lot of tangential historical asides about oil, Japanese reconstruction, etc. Fascinating stuff. In the hands of a lesser writer it could be pretty dry stuff but Halberstam makes it a page-turner. The only thing I'd read of his prior to this was 'The Education of a Coach'. Now I'm thinking I need to read a lot more of his books.
  8. parrot

    Why are gas prices up $.70 a gallon in 2021 ???

    Gas pretty much always goes up in the spring/early summer due to refinery changeovers for seasonal fuel blend changes. Also price of oil has been going up with Saudi and Russia cutting production. Also, also the Texas power outage shut down a good portion of the country's refineries for a time.
  9. parrot

    Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War

    Newbie looking for opinions.
  10. parrot

    Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War

    Thanks. Cool. I don't play online but love a good CoD Campaign.
  11. parrot

    Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War

    Anybody play the campaign?
  12. parrot

    Biden set to raise nationwide gas tax by 89 cents

    Coal has been steadily declining as an electricity source for more than a decade and is now well out-paced by natural gas, which is much cheaper and much cleaner. Coal is dying because natural gas is killing it. We actually produce almost as much nuclear power as coal power at this point. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/U.S._annual_electricity_generation_by_energy_source_in_1970_through_2019_(49882975922).png
  13. parrot

    Well this blows

    Same. This focking bums me out Wiff. I want to thank you for all the times you made me laugh out loud reading your stuff on here. You're my boy Blue!
  14. parrot

    I have Cancer :/

    Best of luck with this Skids. Hope it all goes well.
  15. parrot

    PPP Loan

    They are interest-bearing at 1%. I assume that is the bank's cut. And even if you eventually get full forgiveness on the loan principle, the vig is running from day 1 so there will be some interest to be paid.