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|1 day 20 hours ago||Guh||
|2 days 11 hours ago||Might have a good weekend?||
Oh yeah? With whom?
|4 days 6 hours ago||You really think...||
The punishment will be that harsh? He's "just a kid" for cryin' out loud!
|4 days 9 hours ago||At the end of the day||
BBC, like any TV network, is governed by the advertisers who are paying the bills. Clarkson is perfectly within his rights as a free citizen to say just about whatever he wants.
However, BBC are equally free to decide that he's got to go. Their business depends on those advertisers who, I am certain, want no part in a controversy that impacts their ability to sell products to the members of the public who may be offended by his comments.
The other network that would be perfect for someone like him is HBO. If they can have Bill Maher as a flamethrower, they can make room for Clarkson, too.
|1 week 2 days ago||Recovering from RSV and bronchitis||
And have a splitting headache to top it all off.
I could use a good posbang.
|1 week 3 days ago||You don't say||
|1 week 6 days ago||Something green from time to time||
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||I read it||
And he is right on. There were applicants for music who were auditioning at as many as a dozen music schools. Since most live auditions happen on weekends in late January and February, many choose to attend regional auditions at schools too far away to schedule with travel.
Had my daughter been a mezzo (or been my son and sang baritone or bass) she probably would have been admitted. Soprano is the most competitive voice part by far and she came up short. At least she had the courage to try. I didn't - when I played saxophone, my contemporaries (like Andrew Dahlke, now at Northern Colorado) were far better than I was and I didn't think I could compete. My daughter also knew which of her fellow singers are likely to emerge as stars but tried anyway. I'm very proud of her for that.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||SMTD results are out, too||
My daughter was not admitted. Someone pour me a drink....
At least she was accepted into LS&A. It's still the odds-on-favorite.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I could fault Disney a lot for that||
And I do....
But Disney is also one of the most remarkable and innovative companies in the world for their ability to create an immersive environment. That's their real "magic". I've studied Disney extensively and what they are actually selling is an experience. Sure, guests are paying for tickets, food, souvenirs, photographs and a zillion other things, but those are just the means to create revenue.
If you think about it, Apple is actually selling the same thing. Why would anyone pay 1.5X the price of the nearest competitor's electronic gizmo (especially when that other product is arguably a better one)? Because Apple is orchestrating a value proposition to both the consumer and its suppliers that enable it to create a walled garden (or Hotel California, if you prefer) from which you have little incentive to leave.
That's the business angle. The reason I go to Walt Disney World from time to time is because it's one of the few places where I feel like I am disconnected from the pressures of work. Sure, they have wi-fi and cell coverage in the parks, but I feel less inclined to constantly check my inbox and respond.
My wife and children have a pretty good time, too.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||SoCal!||
Taking my family to San Diego... My son wants to attend UCSD someday and I have to visit a new client that week anyway.
Are you going to brave the crowds at Disneyland? I considered it briefly, but decided against.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||1. Reformed rocket scientist.||
1. Reformed rocket scientist. 2. 2025 Jet Pack... Sorry, wrong thread.
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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Failure on two levels||
First, obviously. Second, if he was trying to nominate himself for the 2015 Darwin Awards, his mix of flammable materials wasn't nearly volatile enough. And the icing on top was that he forgot to say "Hey, y'all! Watch this!"
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So the dog says, he says||
"Get that shit outta here!"
|3 weeks 2 days ago||40 degrees?||
I don't know what it's like to have temperatures without a "minus" sign in front of them.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If you were Class of '91||
You may have known a friend of mine from grade school, Paul Ziemba - Class of '90.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The cheerleaders||
Took care of rehabbing him.
Thankyouverymuch ... Tip your waitress. Try the prime rib.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||A class of Ohio State fan||
That's like saying it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I will not be happy||
Until our unis look something like this:
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure there will be times next season||
When the "page turn" seems more like "same song, different verse." However, I don't expect that to last very long because Harbaugh.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||He's graduated from douchenozzle||
He's up to "douche canoe" at least.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No wonder and no kidding||
If a company's (or government agency's or university's or ...) leadership team needs Disney to tell them how to develop loyalty and improve their customers'/constituents' experiences, they aren't qualified for the positions they hold.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Disney Institute||
I have an acquaintance who used to promote the Disney Institute to various companies. When Disney made it a revenue generating business in the mid-90s, he ran its business development activity.
I found it astonishing when he told me a few years later some of the groups who had taken courses that lasted from a day or two to a week or more, including U.S. Government agencies, colleges and universities, and many, many Fortune 500 companies. It's a substantial piece of business for DisneyWorld.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Actions speak louder than words||
I frankly don't care what either URBZ or Wilcher said. It's what they both DO from here on out that matters.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The time I saw this||
It actually worked, but only because the 40th anniversary of Apollo 15 was being recognized by the University. One of the crew, Al Worden, was honored at halftime. Made sense that Rocketman would be included.
It was nice that time, but should not be repeated.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||But the league||
Would be reduced to games played in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Bangkok.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It happened just that way||
Falk said as much, as have JUB and others. By the time it happened, there was no "old guard" to tell DB otherwise.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||On the unconstructive bombing||
To clarify, I really liked the piece. You could have a career as a prosecuting attorney (or at least an intern writing up indictments). If your essay had been read to a hanging judge, Brandon would be headed for the gallows in the literal sense.
I'm looking forward to your follow up. I'm sure JUB will take on the subject as well. So far, Hackett seems not to suffer the same vanities that plague Brandon. It's a start.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||A eulogy||
Agreed. But it's been almost 4 months since DB was shown the door, which was why I was interested in Brian's wider view of what was learned and what can (and should) be done moving forward.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||In the Big House||
Sounds like it was written and recorded by Nickelback... I hate Nickelback.