Twin peaks westover reviews

One Eyed Jacks

2023.05.28 17:12 drifpifallo One Eyed Jacks

I don’t know if this has been discussed before but, I’m curious what the Twin Peaks community thinks about the connection between Marlon Brando and Twin Peaks. In the original series One Eyed Jacks is the name of the casino / brothel secretly owned by Ben and Jerry Horne. It’s also the name of the only movie Marlon Brando ever directed. Of course in Twin Peaks (2017) you have Michael Cera doing a good (and hilarious) impression during his monologue in the style and costume of Marlon Brando from the The Wild One (1953). So many references to Marlon Brando surely merit some more thought and discussion.
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2023.05.28 16:57 annont430 Seat harness recommendations

My back can no longer take twin tip jumps with a standard waist harness, so I need to make the switch to a seat harness.
Anyone have any good recommendations? Reading reviews online it seems like durability is an issue with some of the models.
If it helps I'm around 200lbs and a intermediate/advanced rider but keep my twin tip riding to just medium height jumps and basic tricks.
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2023.05.28 16:34 time_lol Challenger jungler coaching

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2023.05.28 16:07 R3D_NOTHERE What's my type based on these characters
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2023.05.28 15:57 cergo123 TwinFinder: Find who looks like you among 1M famous people

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2023.05.28 15:46 MGK_2 I Tell You A Mystery

I Tell You A Mystery
Welcome here folks. It becomes a little too obvious to me on what is going to happen. It is not if, it is when. Let's reveal the thinking on why I say this. It all goes back to the Mystery on the 2022, mid-summer daydream run up. We are living in strange times. You don't need me to tell you that. From the surface of it, it appears as if we are going to hell in a handbasket, it is almost as if we are about to fall off a cliff, however, that hasn't happened, at least not yet. I get it, though at times, it may seem that I don't. The things we have experienced holding this stock are not normal, but neither are the times.
In the long term, Leronlimab shall become the CCR5 blockade of choice, the Gold Standard. That shall happen. It will be written into the medical journals and text books as the monoclonal antibody which cured humanity of HIV and shall become the standard of care in NASH and metastatic malignant tumors. Many of us here already know that this shall happen. So, I wanted to know more about Leronlimab and in order to explore LL, you need to know the company CytoDyn behind it and so I put together this page to help me understand them.
Both myself and a buddy of mine who you also may know, u/psasoffice do come together on occasion to lay down the dirt on that what it is. Today then becomes another instance of yesterday's conversation. I say this to say that in much of what follows, I am the messenger. The bike messenger who picks up the package, reads it while I peddle along, and then deliver it to you soon after the discussion. And let me tell you, u/psasoffice puts together the pieces, a puzzle master where no plot or twist is beyond his x-ray vision. As a matter of fact, He has been behind much of what I've written for over the past 6 months now; it might have been since October or even September of last year, when he sent me something which peaked my interest indicating that he liked what I was putting down, and then, with his perspectives and insights, it just kept expounding. You can see what I've written here , but somewhere around this post , I began talking with u/psasoffice and many of the articles thereafter have his influence.
There were many indications or hopes set that the hold will lift by a certain date. That didn't happen. It has been my notion, (not necessarily u/psasoffice's notion, but it may be), that when we see that Peace and Safety become raised of concern, then it shall be then when the hold lifts. Well, next week, America may default on its debt so then, the markets could quiver. That could lead to unrest. What I've said is that when there is rampant havoc & distress all around, and the masses screaming for Peace and Safety, so it is then when things shall begin for CytoDyn. I said it before and I'll say it again, that when this time arrives, we best remain still, stalwart, confident and quiet. We have seen the signs of where we are headed, and know, we have arrived, we are there. We have taken the exit off the highway and are nearing our destination. Therefore, when the strong winds blow, take a strong, solid and stout stance and know, that this moment was just one of the reasons why you bought your shares. This Initiating Juncture and the events which follow the triggering event of lifting the hold are not that far off, but rather, they are right around the corner. Actually, we have reached the destination, so get out of your car, take a breather and stretch. Shut your engines off. We are there. We did it. We've reached that point. Patience is a virtue. I sincerely appreciate all of you on this difficult journey together.
We have been living the same day again and again, like its Ground Hog Day over and over. All of us have been under the impression that all has been done. That all has been submitted. We understand that no more than 30 days should pass from the day the last submittal was sent before a Result is issued. However, we have the same lack of result day after day. Such a grueling process, what does all of this mean? It means that we have gone through the required process for so long and have paid a huge price, but despite becoming emaciated and haggard, we have finally arrived. Our heads were forced under water by manipulative hands for so long, fighting us against our wills to survive. Finding ourselves running out of air, we finally break free from the over whelming strength of that grip and take that needed breath. Those still here after so long shall find the answer they seek since their desire for this answer is as much as their desire for that breath of air. A Breath of fresh air is well worth the wait when forced underwater indefinitely, outside of your personal control.
Just 2 weeks ago, Cyrus took a leave of absence due to illness. Cytomight sensed he had something going on, but he probably was trying to stick it out, but in the end, he had to leave and now requires time to recover. Lets hope that when he recovers and is able to return, that the Result is already in by then. We already know that the Result shall be a positive one. Lets hope that on the day which he returns, that the NDAs, partnerships & collaborations which are all contingent on the hold being lifted have all or some, been already signed and activated, thereby allowing Cyrus to return as CEO. Wait! How can these agreements be signed if Cyrus lies in bed? Oh yeah, I remember now, we do in fact have an interim President Antonio Migliarese who is already versed in the signing these official agreements. What a Team Cyrus has put together. I love the profound wisdom of this strategic team and proud to own a part of it.
We recently got some awesome news in the way of CytoDyn's newly hired CMO, Dr. Melissa Palmer, who is nothing but a NASH specialist and long time expert in the field of Hepatology. Also, CytoDyn hired Dr. Salah Kivlighn, who has a rare blend of science and business acumen and has 15 years tenure at Merck & Co. What does that tell you? NASH is CytoDyn's #1 indication. Management at CytoDyn has been communicating that NASH is #1 on the docket for clinical trials since the time that Cyrus came on board, because it was his team which established NASH as having the highest revenue potential. Cyrus has been telling shareholders that NASH is to be CytoDyn's own, that is, without partnership, but this is becoming increasingly more difficult to adjudicate.
If CytoDyn does in fact have a clinical trial for NASH in design and development and in the running, then the Mystery of which I speak is, how does CytoDyn pull this off?
Lets look at some of the details. A Phase 2 clinical trial for NASH would be pretty expensive ($35-50 million) and large, (150 to 200 patients) and it could take 12-18 months before we see any results. In the 12/7/22 R&D Update, Management stated that they had hoped to initiate it by 3q 2023 and to be fully enrolled by end of 2023.
As a reminder of the 12/7/22 R&D Update Investor Deck found here. :
Slide 98
  • 1:31: 40: So in terms of what potential time lines can look like, I think it's really important to highlight that from a value-creation standpoint, and I've mentioned this before, we truly do need to generate a large robust and what I call unequivocal data set that will leave no questions left on the table, right? And that a strategic partner would find attractive and attractive enough to do a real value-accretive deal with the company.
  • 1:32:14: And so we've gone through and knocked out what the potential time lines are across each of the different areas that we presented on today. And we're -- as I mentioned before, NASH & Oncology are our priorities. However, because this is all going to be funding dependent, we're going to focus on NASH initially and work with co-development partners to the extent that we can to develop in oncology.
  • 1:32: 44: So what do we expect in 2023? So our largest priority is the removal of the clinical hold in HIV. This is essentially a gating step for us to be able to get back to normal operations as a company and do what biotech companies do, which is advanced therapeutics and try to bring them to market.
  • 1:33:10: Following the lift of the clinical hold, we expect financing to fund operations and to achieve this value inflection point that I've just alluded to. We intend on initiating a new NASH trial. We would like to commit to an investment in and advance longer-acting CCR5 molecules, as this is potentially the future of at least certainly HIV therapy, as Dr. Sacha presented.
  • 1:33:35: We continue to contribute in medical meetings and peer-reviewed publications. Again, the CD02 trial data is in process for that right now. We're going to continue to reshape our team and our capabilities in order to meet our goals. And at some point following the achievement of earlier metrics listed on the slide, we're starting a corporate rebranding as well.
Now back to what I was saying about the large and expensive clinical trial for NASH. What about the problem of recruiting the patients? There is huge demand for these patients. There is a lot of competition here. NASH patients are like gold to enroll as so many Pharmaceuticals compete for those patents for their own NASH trials. How does a small Biotech, pre-revenue company with only $5 million in available funds pull this off? Not only paying for the trial, but how can it show itself as having the clout required to round up those patients in a rapid way? My feeling is a partneCRO needs to be involved somehow.
First off, we know for sure, that the NASH clinical trial will not be entered into until the hold lifts. Once the hold lifts, we can expect near immediate revelation of how this will be accomplished. But, we can speculate as to how this will get done. u/psasoffice suggests that if we follow the money, we can find our answer. But you might ask, What money? We don’t have any. So then, what if we follow the share price?
Remember back to mid-summer 2022, when Cyrus was hired as President, share price was low and even fell following his hiring, but soon thereafter, in late July through August of 2022, the share price rapidly rose to $1.26 per share and then progressively diminished once again over the course of ensuing 6-9 months to where it is today.
Lets take a look at this so we can get to the secrets which will be revealed, where we can open the doors of the collaborations. You may ask, How did we get someone to accept a collaboration? When were the collaborations accepted? Along with Mazen Noureddin and Jonah Sacha, Cyrus presented the R&D Update Investor Deck on 12/7/22 and he was able to say all the things which were said then 6 months in advance and he said them essentially in a DEFA14A SEC filing. The forecasts made in this document and in this presentation were filed with the SEC in an 8-K.
So then, how long before Dec 7 did Cyrus know that the very things which he would plan for the company which he wrote about in the Investor Deck were so very possible to file it with the SEC? Let's say he knew of the strength of his forecast say 1-2 months in advance. Therefore, by mid October he was aware of secret agreements, Cyrus must have known of specific collaborations which would allow those prognostic statements to be made in the Investor Deck, but which were predicated upon the hold being lifted. Therefore, How long did it take Cyrus and collaborators to sit down and make the agreements of NDA? Again, another 1-2 months? So by August, 2022?
Now you can see why the share price inexplicably rose in July / August, 2022. A Collaboration on a NASH clinical trial occurred which also explains the result of these words spoken on 6/30/22 Conference Call by Scott Kelly after his trip to EASL in London: "37:10 Scott Kelly: OK, so we certainly acknowledge being more metered and conservative in our publicity. We will be announcing important presentations and studies on a going forward basis. Regarding the NASH, about how NASH attracted partnerships*, we just presented the PDFF and cT1 and biomarker data at* EASL in London*, just to shed some color on the importance of the EASL meeting, there were over* 7,000 delegates present or online from 114 countries*. There were* 1,722 abstracts presented*. There were only* 4 poster presentations selected for a walking tour with the chairman at EASL. And We were one of those 4*. I was present and I can tell you, it was* well received by the scientific community*. We* can not comment on potential partnerships. But there are multiple opportunities for NASH and NASH HIV."
What also happened in August? Only the removal of the first management player who’s experience was in Negotiation and Partnerships, Brendan P. Rae. No longer any necessity for Negotiation? I guess not. As time went quickly by, without any word of what was taking place, the share price began to fall. It became uncomfortably obvious that by mid November, Recknor had been let go. He was CytoDyn's most experienced scientific, medical and managerial player for NASH, but in the game of a collaboration, anyone and everyone is a commodity and all are replaceable. On the same topic, a significant stock bonus was paid to the president in September of last year after only two months on the job. Was a deal struck? Also, our very own CMO, Scott Kelly who coined the phrase: “There are many ways to structure a partnership.“ himself gets terminated in December 2022. A CMO possessing far more experience in the #1 indication than he could ever have was already being eyed and prepared to take that role for the biggest proving ground party that will show that Leronlimab eradicates steatosis and fibrosis in NASH and NAFLD. Welcome Dr. Palmer.
Once the NASH deal was struck in July/August, it wasn't long before the share price began to rise but just as quickly, it fell as well. Rumors of a partnership must have gotten out, the price ran way up, but then later, in late August, down it went. The stock price dropped because there were no announcements by either party backing the deal. That’s due to the fact that it is contingent on the hold lifting and that it could be a year out before this collaboration moves forward. The collaboration was put on hold along with the clinical hold. It was not revealed outright and therefore, shareholders were not aware of it, but it still exists and therefore CytoDyn remains confident. It is not a traditional partnership, but rather a non traditional one which we may use to answer the questions of how can the NASH trial be funded and how can CytoDyn have the utter confidence to put together such a timeline for proceeding in such a large scale Phase 2 trial in NASH without possessing the necessary funds itself.
How then can we define a Non traditional partnership? CytoDyn will not get a large upfront payment. Instead, CytoDyn continues on its own, however, all the CRO work shall be done by our collaborator. What’s is in it for the collaborator? They run the NASH trial because they believe Leronlimab helps their drug get over the finish line. But Cyrus was saying NASH would be Leronlimab monotherapy and wouldn't be combination therapy. CytoDyn just can't go it alone, it is too small, and a hard luck story company which has failed in its history thus far at every turn. For NASH, u/psasoffice is thinking GSK, while I'm leaning towards Merck.
All of us know that Leronlimab could do it alone in NASH, but that’s not how the Pharma game is played. CytoDyn needs help, and it has 4 different plays, and each play is devoid of a deep enough data pool which would bring in funding for that indication. Cyrus' long term goal is to build out a strong enough clinical trial data pool to present it to a partner or a buyer. So then, without any cash of our own, Cyrus' plan is to have someone else's funding, partner with CytoDyn and build for us that data pool and in the end, have exactly those same partners compete for the entirety of it, for the whole or part once that data pool is firmly in our grasp.
The same story goes for HIV-Prep and HIV-Cure which is probably being run by the 3rd party Research and Development Bio-Tech company Vir, in collaboration to develop the long acting or a more longer acting molecule of CCR5 blockade. Vir is pretty much a given with Scott Hansen's strong connections there. This was kept secret, but somewhat hinted at by Cyrus in the 4/11/23 Webcast .
We can apply the same logic in the Oncology study being run by MD Anderson using Merck's Keytruda in combination with Leronlimab. We had all been waiting to find out what had happened with the results of the MD Anderson study, and Cyrus threw us this line: "Leronlimab is currently being trialed in combination with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in a breast cancer xenograft model in partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center." From here, he gave us a hint of what is to come.
It can be assumed that as these collaborations are announced, there shall be share price inflection. In his astute fashion, Cyrus has given us the secrets, but, because of these strange times, the share price has not yet moved. But what it has done is it has held us here, because we are above the times. And we may be seeing a default on the debt in the coming week as well, but remember to remain strong.
CytoDyn knows its has a problem. Therefore, while our collaborators are running these trials for us, CytoDyn itself, remains detached as we pursue other similar non traditional collaborations. The perishable, flesh and blood CytoDyn uses the strategy of its intellect and the power of its IP to become the imperishable CytoDynasty. As Leronlimab has many, many, many indications, so shall CytoDyn have many, many, many collaborations. This is the direction until Merck goes up against GSK who bids against TAK , (thank you Jake!!), for the likes of little CytoDyn who at that point, possesses the grand data pool which Cyrus coveted which was freely obtained in only a few short years of time well spent.
Oh Black Hole, do yourself a favor and swallow and regurgitate everything you just read. Where then shall you find your victoryzzy? I see you stabbing yourself and choking on your own stinger of death. Cyrus spelled it out for you dumb ass. Watch it happen before your blind eyes and you still will deny it even occurred. Oh, I hear it at the door knocking. But you are both deaf and blind. Why are you here? Only to be robbed and the longer and deeper you choose to remain here, the worse it will be for you. However, it is easily avoidable. Cut the short position and go long.
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2023.05.28 14:55 Cuckoo_Studio Moondrop LAN Review $39, But Extremely Exquisite And Flat.

Moondrop LAN Review $39, But Extremely Exquisite And Flat.
Welcome to Cuckoo Studio review. I'm Anzol. The following content is presented from the perspective of a mixing engineer.
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We received LAN sent by MOONDROP, and we will take a comprehensive look at its performance. Similarly to other MOONDROP products, the LAN’s packaging features an anime-style design, with a minimalist silver and white color scheme for both the packaging and the product itself. However, upon taking the LAN out of the packaging, it becomes apparent that its appearance is akin to that of monitoring IEMs, with its one-piece, matte silver stainless steel housing and a small, glossy symmetric graphic embellishment. The LAN’s design aesthetic is perfectly suited for users who prefer minimalist designs.
The LAN is designed to have interchangeable cables, and the included cable matches the LAN’s aesthetics perfectly. The connector and splitter are both designed to be exquisite and integrated, making the out-of-the-box state very satisfying for users.
Their weight of 8.8g per earphone is substantial, as MOONDROP is willing to offer an all-metal body design with their low-priced products, such as JIU and now with the LAN, which provides a sensation that goes beyond its price range.
Let’s take a look at its sound performance.
Frequency response using the harman2018 as the target, the LAN achieves a remarkably flat response, with an overall fluctuation of no more than 2dB from 20Hz to 8KHz. Above 8KHz, the response may vary depending on the insertion depth of the earphone. With a shallow insertion, the LAN has about two high-frequency peaks, with both peaks being above 10KHz, belonging to the air feeling frequency band and will not cause sharp listening sensations. The LAN’s low frequencies perfectly match the 2018 target curve, suitable for most users. It’s a headphone that’s flat but with additional airiness.
Distortion There’s almost no harmonic distortion to be found on the LAN when listening at a normal volume of 86dB. Furthermore, it can be seen that all distortion levels are below the room noisefloor when switching to SPL mode, and any distortion generated at high volume levels will be almost entirely masked by ambient noise. Its low distortion performance is extraordinary for a product at only $39.99. The left and right channel distortion almost remain identical, and its quality control is without any issues.
Let’s enter the Cuckoo Studio mixing space. flat frequency response makes its sound objective and neutral. The volume sensations of important instruments are maintained without any exaggeration or attenuation. The high frequencies will give percussion instruments an sibilance sound fuller, but the addition of gain will not introduce grittiness or sharpness. The left and right consistency is excellent, allowing for solid central imaging. Its remarkable distortion-free performance under normal listening levels and non-colored sound characteristics make its playback clear and three-dimensional, allowing one to hear all song details without any additional sound tinting or smudging sensations.
Subjectively, the LAN has the perfect amount of transient sharpness for my ear characteristics. The high frequencies’ airiness gives an energetic impression without introducing much objectivity interference during monitoring tasks. Its metal housing and the entire set of cables give off a sense of product assurance. Psychologically, I always feel like I’m listening to a relatively high-end headphone.
This year’s MOONDROP product in the 30-50$ price range, the LAN, surprised us with its overall quality. In some cases, high cost-effectiveness headphones can achieve impressive sound quality but lack premium body material and design. Alternatively, some headphones have exquisite appearances, but their sound quality is not objective enough. The LAN, however, delivers in both aspects, presenting a thorough and convincing resolution of such issues. It is hard not to like these earphones and it is truly a product that exceeds expectations within its price range.
This is Cuckoo Studio review. Please stay tuned. I will continue to explore the secrets of headphones with you.
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2023.05.28 12:35 teamcrazymatt Defending the Draft 2023: New England Patriots

No one can ever predict a Bill Belichick draft.
When people start assuming he’ll act based on his stereotypes (first-round trade down, OL early, no early WRs, all Alabama players or small school guys or guys from Rutgers), he’ll do the opposite. When the consensus is that he’ll shift away from those stereotypes, he’ll lean right into them.
So in observing mock drafts, both full and team-centric, there was a lot of accord that he would follow those stereotypes. (Adam Korsak, both a punter and from Rutgers, was EVERYWHERE.)
But then the end of April came.
Before then, New England had suffered a 2022 season full of embarrassment, from Matt Patricia and Joe Judge’s ineptitude at running the offense to a team that seemed to find new ways to lose in humiliating fashion (a certain ill-fated lateral sequence peak among them). The Patriots went from their dynastic reign as a team which would trounce their opponents in laughers to the team that everyone pointed and laughed at. Mac Jones’ Patricia- and Judge-sparked regression along with impressive cameo appearances by ‘22 rookie Bailey Zappe split the fanbase into Mac and Zappe camps, with sports media fueling the flame by spreading or outright fabricating rumors of Belichick shopping Mac, rumors which lasted through the first day of the draft. It was an ugly season and an uglier start to the offseason.
The franchise clearly needed to make changes in 2023, and changes started near the top. Patricia and Judge lost their roles, the former joining the Eagles coaching staff and the latter moving to lead special teams, a necessary move as this Belichick-led squad had plummeted to the lowest-ranked third unit. (More on that later.) Patricia had filled the dual roles of de facto offensive coordinator and facto offensive line coach, and filled both roles with the acumen of me designing plays in Backyard Football 2002, except I could actually design plays that resulted in touchdowns. Judge had manned the quarterbacks room, and given that Daniel Jones finally broke out for the Giants once Judge had been booted from mentoring him, you can guess how that went for Mac and the Pats. In his new role in charge of special teams, he has already cost the team two OTAs and Bill Belichick $50,000 for an offseason meetings violation, and has elevated his 2022 title of Co-Most Hated Man in Foxboro to Single Most Hated Man in Foxboro.
Anyway, New England needed to fill their old roles, and brought in:
Bill O’Brien, Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach A long-time friend of Belichick’s, O’Brien returns for his second stint as Pats OC, having dictated the offense in Rob Gronkowski’s record-setting 2011 season. Additionally, O’Brien comes by way of running the offense and the QB room at the University of Alabama, which spawned Mac Jones. Mac regressed in 2022 after an impressive 2021, but recall that 2022 was under the abysmal leadership of Patricia (calling his plays) and Judge (his direct coach), a situation in which no one could develop. By bringing in his old OC and QB coach, Mac has been put in the best possible position to develop in ‘23, a position which will much more clearly give fans a vision of his future as an NFL quarterback. (And the playcalling will be legitimate! It’s been but a year and we have already forgotten what creativity, route concepts, and misdirection have looked like!)
Adrian Klemm, Offensive Line Coach Belichick’s first draft pick after taking the helm in New England in 2000, Klemm has joined the team after coaching at Oregon last year. He comes with a strong reputation at that coaching position, having headed a Ducks O-line that allowed just five sacks in 2022. Last season, the Patriots saw a regression from their veterans on the line, most notably in Trent Brown’s newfound flag-happiness, and first-round rookie guard Cole Strange put forth a mixed performance. Bringing in an actual offensive line coach gives the team the best chance to fix any issues that showed in ‘22 and to develop their young linemen.
Of course, coaching was not the only issue last season, as New England was criticized for their lack of talent on the roster. Of New England’s high-cash free agent class of 2021, only edge rusher Matthew Judon shined in both his seasons in Foxboro: neither tight end Jonnu Smith nor wideout Nelson Agholor ever got off the ground, tight end Hunter Henry regressed after a solid ‘21, and wideout Kendrick Bourne found himself suddenly in Patricia’s doghouse and off the field. Moves needed to be made as the calendar turned to free agency.
Notable Departures
S Devin McCourty (retired) The most prominent departure from the ‘22 squad, McCourty is one of many who can be termed a quintessential Patriot. A first-round cornerback out of Rutgers in 2010, D-Mac made the switch to safety in 2012 and locked down the position for the next decade. When he was on the verge of leaving the team in free agency in 2015, even reaching out to Belichick to say goodbye, Belichick signed him to a top-valued safety contract and kept him in red, white, and blue. His leadership and personality made him a joy to watch on the field and off, his personality showing itself especially well recently through interactions with his twin brother Jason, who played alongside him for the Patriots from 2018 to ‘20. Statistically, D-Mac ends his career with 35 interceptions, one shy of the franchise record, and 4 touchdowns (two picks, a kickoff return, and a blocked field goal return). We miss him already.
P Jake Bailey (released; signed with Miami) What a drop. After an All-Pro season in 2020, Bailey signed a four-year extension in 2022 only to become the worst statistical punter in the league. After he was injured, the Patriots brought in Michael Palardy, who managed to be even worse (personally, I blame the team’s curse that comes with the jersey number 17). Neither punter remains with the team, Bailey joining an AFC East rival in the Dolphins and Palardy currently unsigned.
TE Jonnu Smith (traded to Atlanta) There is a strong case to be made that Smith is the worst free agency signing Belichick has made as Pats GM. In the two years since inking a 4-year, $50 million deal, Smith totaled just 55 catches for 539 yards and one touchdown, and a ‘22 restructure of his contract meant that Smith appeared to be a monetary albatross the Patriots would not be able to shake loose. What led to Atlanta agreeing to take on his whole contract, sending New England a seventh-round pick to get the player, I have no idea, but I think every Pats fan would agree that Smith didn’t work out in the least and a change was best for all sides.
WR Jakobi Meyers (signed with Las Vegas) Meyers’ departure was somewhat shocking, as the 2019 UDFA had worked his way up to the top of the Patriots’ wide receiver depth chart. More of a big slot guy than an outside #1, Meyers had a minor role in his rookie season and started 2020 at the bottom of the depth chart, but injuries to the players above him got him onto the field, and a 12-catch, 169-yard performance against the Jets that November meant he wasn’t leaving it anytime soon. While not possessing top-tier speed or explosiveness, Meyers was the team’s best route runner and separator, and his departure left another void that needed to be filled.
QB Brian Hoyer (released, signed with Las Vegas) Hoyer was third on the depth chart, Zappe having shown enough to take the #2 spot. While a fine veteran mentor, the Patriots chose to go a different direction with that third QB role.
WR Nelson Agholor (signed with Baltimore) Agholor was given a two-year contract in 2021 with the anticipation of his being the #1 receiver, something which did not happen due to his unreliable hands and separation abilities. For those two years and $22 million, Agholor produced 68 catches, 835 yards, and five touchdowns. Not worth it.
RB Damien Harris (signed with Buffalo) By far the most productive member of the Patriots’ atrocious 2019 draft class, Harris was good in New England but had been passed on the depth chart by sophomore Rhamondre Stevenson midway through 2022. Couple that with Belichick’s predilection to let running backs walk instead of giving them second contracts, sprinkle in a dash of two ‘22 draft picks (Pierre Strong Jr. and Kevin Harris) who will get more opportunities in 2023, top it off with the return of Ty Montgomery II from injured reserve, and it’s no surprise that Harris is no longer a Patriot.
T Isaiah Wynn (signed with Miami) Another former first-round pick, Wynn was all right as a left tackle though was criticized for frequent injury problems; with his fifth-year option picked up for ‘22, he was inexplicably switched to right tackle, where he was very bad. He never really earned the role of franchise tackle, so it was expected that the Patriots would let him walk.
But on the upside, the team now has:
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (via Kansas City) After Meyers signed with the Raiders, the Patriots worked quickly to bring in his replacement in the slot. Smith-Schuster revived his career in Kansas City and is now in position to be a primary target for Mac for the next three seasons, possessing more explosiveness and speed than his predecessor. The biggest concern with JuJu is his durability, but I believe the Patriots have made preparations in the draft (spoiler) in case that becomes a significant problem. The fanbase is excited for Smith-Schuster on the field in Foxboro, and deservedly so.
RB James Robinson (via New York (the green side)) A one-time breakout UDFA in Jacksonville, Robinson’s role diminished with the rise of Travis Etienne Jr.; after being traded to the Jets, Robinson never got settled into a role. In New England, Robinson is likely first in line for the #2 RB spot behind Stevenson, an important role given that Stevenson’s overwork saw his productivity decline as last season came to an end. Robinson also possesses the pass-catching versatility that Belichick loves, a role Harris was never used in but Stevenson is, further suggesting he can have a significant spot on the field for the Pats.
TE Mike Gesicki (via Miami) As Smith never worked out as the co-#1 TE, here comes Gesicki. A pure pass catcher at the position, Gesicki has the size and hands to be a reliable target in the red zone, and should pair nicely with Henry for a potential TE-heavy formation as the team approaches the goal line.
T Riley Reiff (via Chicago) T Calvin Anderson (via Denver) While neither comes with the contract expectation of being a long-term solution at either tackle spot, the hope is that Reiff (expected to start at RT) will be an upgrade over Wynn, while Anderson serves as a reliable swing tackle who can start if needed.
LB Chris Board Jr. (via Detroit) Remember that awful special teams unit? Board is one of the NFL’s top special teamers, a player Belichick singled out when New England faced the Lions last year. It’s unsurprising he brought in such a veteran to help solidify the unit after… just all of last year.
QB Trace McSorley (via Arizona) By bringing in McSorley in Hoyer’s stead, the team is showing a bit of a shift in philosophy with how it is using its backup QB spots. Both Mac and Zappe are pocket passers; McSorley does most of his work outside the pocket and can run with regularity, a trend more common among top-level quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. At minimum, he’s worth a camp spot, and that’s fine.
P Corliss Waitman (via Denver) Following the implosion of Bailey and Palardy at punter, the Patriots were on the verge of entering the draft with none on the roster. Waitman is a veteran addition there, but pretty much everyone expected New England to add a punter either as a draft pick or UDFA. (Another spoiler – my bad.)
After this free agency, many saw the Patriots as still having holes at the top of their depth chart at wideout, tackle, and cornerback. Tight end was also considered a need as New England, despite adding Gesicki to pair with Henry, does not have a tight end signed beyond 2023, entering the draft with only Matt Sokol and Scotty Washington behind their name duo.
Then they went on the clock, entering the draft with:
1-14 2-46 3-76 4-107 4-117 4-135 6-184 6-187 6-192 6-210 7-245
Here’s how it all went down.
Draft Picks
TRADE: 1-14 to PIT for 1-17 and 4-120 Although this trade was criticized for receiving too little back from Pittsburgh, it was not a major loss in capital according to the Rich Hill value chart (325 points to PIT, 320 to NE), and it came with enough high-level talent on the board that the Patriots were sure to get one of their targets. The way the board fell, fans most wanted Christian Gonzalez, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Zay Flowers, or Broderick Jones; when the Steelers took Jones, it became clear that the Patriots were not interested in him (reports came out that the Patriots had not been interested in Jones at all due to coachability concerns), but they were sure to land an exciting player after moving down only three spots rather than the seven-plus many mockers had predicted. Additionally, the Steelers landing Jones appeared to knock the Jets’ war room for a loop (though later video has shown that the Jets were expecting the trade), and the only thing New England fans love more than a victory is an opportunity to screw over the Jets.
1-17: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon The Patriots’ selection of Gonzalez received universal acclaim, and it’s easy to see why. Despite having strong CB depth, the Patriots lacked a true #1 corner; Gonzalez has the ability, length, and athleticism to be that from Day One. The first-round pick via Colorado and Oregon was widely projected as a top-10 selection, so for New England to land him at 17 is a tremendous coup. From his interviews and his play style, Gonzalez seems like a quiet guy off the field who wants to shut the opponent down when on the turf. He’ll be fun to watch.
2-46: Keion White, ED, Georgia Tech White is another player falling under the new Patriots draft umbrella under Belichick and Matt Groh: as athletic as can be. While he is raw, White has the athleticism to play three downs along the defensive line and the versatility to move inside when the situation calls for it. The Patriots thought so highly of him that he was a player they were considering drafting in the first round, even considering a move back into the last picks of the round to snag him, but landed him at 46 anyway. How much he will play as a rookie is uncertain as New England has a very good edge duo in Matthew Judon and Josh Uche, but even if White has to take a year to get acclimated to the NFL, that’s not unheard of in Foxboro and has produced success for highly-touted picks: neither Nate Solder (first round) nor Trey Flowers (fourth round) took on long-term starting roles as rookies (though Solder filled in at right tackle plenty), but were established starters in their second years. Similarly, Uche (second round) started off as an occasionally-used part of a pass rushing rotation before hitting double-digit sacks last year, his third season in the league. And if White earns significant playing time in 2023, all the better.
3-76: Marte Mapu, LB, Sacramento State Here’s that small-school selection that detractors tend to point at regarding Belichick, but Mapu has elite potential. I got tipped off to Mapu late in the pre-draft cycle, and watching film of him I was reminded a lot of Kyle Dugger, another small-school Day 2 player who has turned into an excellent Patriot. Mapu is going to play linebacker, likely his best position, and fill the role of coverage ‘backer that New England has lacked for several seasons. He’s also athletic and scheme-versatile, having spent time at safety and linebacker while at Sacramento State, so he will be able to move around the defensive formation if the situation calls for it. Add to that his tackling, his closing speed, and his containment, and you’ve got yourself a potential stud.
4-107: Jake Andrews, C, Troy The Patriots need their future long-term center with David Andrews now 31 and having an injury history, and Jake Andrews (unrelated) is set up perfectly to be that guy. Andrews the Younger is built in the same mold as Andrews the Elder: both exited college as smaller in stature than other centers but able to get a push on defensive linemen from below, meaning Jake can easily learn specific bits of technique from David. While not expected to play the role immediately, [anagram: Ned Was a Jerk] is now in position to spend time behind [anagram: Swan Diver Dad], preparing himself to take over at center in the near future.
TRADE: 4-120 and 6-184 to NYJ for 4-112 4-112: Chad Ryland, K, Maryland This is not the first time Belichick has selected a kicker in the fourth round, selecting Stephen Gostkowski with pick 118 in 2006; with the Patriots in desperate need for a strong player at the position, moving up to make sure they could land him makes sense (especially with Jake Moody being selected by the 49ers at 3-99). And Ryland is what Nick Folk is not: a big-legged kicker with kickoff ability. Folk has been appreciated in New England for his accuracy, but his distance and accuracy notably declined in 2022, and when forced to kick off, his lack of touchback distance led to trouble, the Patriots surrendering a league-high three kick return touchdowns (including two in the season finale). It’s clear an upgrade at kicker was a requirement this offseason; with Moody gone, giving up a sixth to move up eight spots is absolutely fine. In doing so, New England has hopefully landed their kicker for the next decade.
4-117: Sidy Sow, G, Eastern Michigan At this point, it may be considered confusing for the Patriots to have drafted a left guard in Sow when last year’s first-round pick Cole Strange is entrenched there and Mike Onwenu mans right guard at an elite level, but Groh’s post-draft comments indicated the team would give Sow opportunities at left tackle as well. And not only does Sow have experience at left tackle, he has the size at 6’5” and 326 pounds. New England’s projected starting tackles are veterans Trent Brown and Riley Reiff, both of whom are over 30 and are in contract years; if Sow returns to the position, the former mauling EMU Eagle (heh, two birds) offensive lineman could ease the need at tackle for next offseason.
TRADE: 4-135 to LV for 5-144 and 6-214 5-144: Atonio Mafi, G, UCLA Another interior lineman? Yes. Mafi is a guard whom the Patriots worked with at the Shrine Bowl, and has the versatility to move between left and right guard. As the aforementioned Onwenu is in a contract year, Mafi has a clear path to a potential starting job in 2024, and the most important thing right now for the development of Mac Jones is keeping him upright. By selecting three offensive linemen – using a quarter of their 12 selections on the offensive trench – Belichick and Groh have signaled their intent to do just that. From all accounts, Mafi, who met with New England in a pre-draft visit, is thrilled to join the team; now it’s about proving it on the field.
6-187: Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU Boutte is the epitome of a boom-or-bust prospect, his elite 2020 and ‘21 being overshadowed by a disappointing 2022 that dropped him from clear first-rounder to a middle-of-Day-3 selection. As a freshman and sophomore, Boutte looked to follow in the footsteps of highly-drafted LSU wideouts such as Odell Beckham Jr., Justin Jefferson, and JaMarr Chase, showing a complete package of agility, speed, and route running. Unfortunately, an injury plus conflicts with his new coach Brian Kelly led to underperformance, and a poor combine performance cemented his draft stock as having drastically fallen. But if he can get back to his earlier form, where his talent and athleticism led to a combined 83 receptions, 1244 yards, and 14 touchdowns in his first two college seasons, Boutte could become the steal of the draft.
6-192: Bryce Baringer, P, Michigan State While New England had signed Corliss Waitman so as to have a punter on the roster heading into the draft, none assumed he was the long-term answer; when the Patriots made Baringer the first punter taken in the 2023 draft, it became clear who was. A walk-on turned cut turned best punter in college football, Baringer has a booming leg that showed itself in an average punt length of 49.0 yards in ‘22; he also holds the Michigan State record for career punting average at 46.0 yards. As a bonus, he worked with Ryland at the Senior Bowl, so the two have already begun to develop chemistry in the holding game. As another bonus, he wore No. 99 in college, and that is awesome.
6-210: Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty When one imagines a typical Patriots slot receiver – small, shifty, and explosive with the ball in his hands – one might well be imagining Douglas. The five-foot-eight Liberty product can absolutely fly, moving all around the formation and catching balls at all levels of the field. New Englanders got a preview of what Douglas’ game might look like when rookie cornerback Marcus Jones began to take snaps on offense last year; Jones was often put in motion before the snap, worked out of the backfield, and assigned touches where his elusiveness was the spark to gain yards. Douglas has said he models his game after Jones, a claim that demonstrates itself when one views his collegiate tape. I had a third-round grade on Douglas, so the Patriots landing him at 210 is a thrill. (Even though the Giants took one of my draft crushes in Tre Hawkins III the pick before, for which I’m still irked.)
6-214: Ameer Speed, CB, Michigan State The unknown about Speed is whether he will develop on defense; that is not his skill at the moment. There are three things known: his size (6’3”, 210 lbs.), his speed (4.34s 40), and his special teams prowess. With longtime special teams captain Matthew Slater likely entering his last year, the Patriots need to develop a new crop of special teams standouts, long a hallmark of Belichick’s Patriots from the time of Larry Izzo. Last year’s UDFA Brenden Schooler looks like one of those players already; Speed will certainly be given every chance possible to be another.
7-245: Isaiah Bolden, CB, Jackson State More tall athletic cornerbacks! The only HBCU selection in the 2023 draft, Bolden is an incredible athlete who likely earned his way to a draft selection by lighting up his Pro Day. Though just a role player on defense, Bolden has developmental traits that any defensive coach would love, and has also been a top collegiate kick returner, leading all of college football in 2021 with a 36.9-yard average on kickoff returns. I don’t see the two late-round cornerback selections as “throw players on the field and see who sticks” à la the ill-fated dual tight end picks of Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene in 2020’s third round, but selecting players who might have longer chances to succeed, but if they do succeed can truly shine.
Though Bolden was the last of the Patriots’ 2023 draft picks, that did not conclude their rookie class as the period of UDFA signings immediately began. The Patriots have had an undrafted rookie make the Week 1 roster every year since 2004; with just a four-man class this season, chances are slim. They’re not impossible – their only 2021 UDFA, kicker Quinn Nordin, made it – but they’re definitely slimmer. Here are the four who can continue that streak.
Undrafted Rookies
Malik Cunningham, QB, Louisville The most expensive ($200,000) and well-known of the quartet, Cunningham’s slight build and arm as a quarterback led to piles of speculation of his switching positions. However, he has started off his Patriots tenure as a quarterback in rookie minicamp, so he remains a quarterback until further notice. Throughout college, Cunningham’s most intriguing asset has been his supreme athleticism at the position, something which showed up in testing, and it remains to be seen how the Patriots will use that athleticism to help the team. (It may be a good while until outside sources get a look, as minicamp and OTAs have thus far been closed off to the media.)
Johnny Lumpkin, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette After foregoing using a selection on a tight end in a deep draft class (another Belichick trend), New England instead brought in Lumpkin, who projects as a blocking tight end in the NFL. This offsets the biggest negative, his age (he’ll be 26 to start the season), as the Patriots lack a true blocker at the position. Whether Lumpkin can take advantage of this path to a roster spot remains to be seen, but his road to making the team as an undrafted rookie seems easiest at the moment.
Jourdan Heilig, LB, Appalachian State Like Board and Speed, Heilig joins the Patriots as a special teams standout, playing minimal defense as a Mountaineer (three snaps in 2022) but standing out in college on the third unit (210 snaps in 2022). He’ll have a chance to follow in the path of Schooler as a UDFA who makes his mark as a core special teamer.
Justus Tavai, DL, San Diego State The middle of the Tavai brothers (older brother Jahlani is a Patriots linebacker, younger brother Jonah signed with Seattle as a UDFA), Justus played alongside Jonah on the Aztec defensive line in 2022. While Jonah put up eye-popping numbers with double-digit sacks, Justus was a steady contributor as well, putting up 3.5 sacks and intercepting a pass. Tavai is the ninth man on the Patriots’ defensive line right now, so he has a difficult path if he wants to make the team.
He’s not an undrafted rookie, but the Patriots have also brought in veteran free agent Anthony Firsker, TE to compete with Lumpkin, Sokol, and Washington for the third tight end spot, the roster spot opened with their losing reserve Raekwon McMillan, LB to a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Projected Offseason Depth Chart (italics = rookie, (in parentheses = exclusively or primarily a special teamer)) (Note: the Patriots assign temporary jersey numbers in the offseason starting with 50 based mainly on draft position.)
QB 10 Mac Jones 4 Bailey Zappe 19 Trace McSorley 64 Malik Cunningham
RB 38 Rhamondre Stevenson 3 James Robinson 14 Ty Montgomery II 35 Pierre Strong Jr. 36 Kevin Harris 42 J.J. Taylor
WR 1 DeVante Parker 7 JuJu Smith-Schuster 84 Kendrick Bourne 11 Tyquan Thornton 58 Kayshon Boutte 60 Demario Douglas 82 Tre Nixon (44 Raleigh Webb) (18 Matthew Slater)
TE 85 Hunter Henry 88 Mike Gesicki 86 Anthony Firsker 87 Matt Sokol 17 Scotty Washington 65 Johnny Lumpkin
T 77 Trent Brown 74 Riley Reiff 76 Calvin Anderson 75 Conor McDermott 64 Andrew Stueber
G 71 Mike Onwenu 69 Cole Strange 54 Sidy Sow 55 Atonio Mafi 63 Chasen Hines 62 Bill Murray
C 60 David Andrews 53 Jake Andrews 65 James Ferentz 66 Kody Russey
DL 90 Christian Barmore 92 Davon Godchaux 91 Deatrich Wise Jr. 93 Lawrence Guy Sr. 95 Daniel Ekuale 98 Carl Davis Jr. 96 Sam Roberts 70 Jeremiah Pharms Jr. 67 Justus Tavai
ED 9 Matthew Judon 55 Josh Uche 51 Keion White 58 Anfernee Jennings (97 DaMarcus Mitchell) 51 Ronnie Perkins
LB 8 Ja’Whaun Bentley 48 Jahlani Tavai 52 Marte Mapu 30 Mack Wilson Sr. (45 Chris Board Jr.) 43 Calvin Munson 59 Terez Hall 47 Olakunle Fatukasi (66 Jourdan Heilig)
CB 50 Christian Gonzalez 31 Jonathan Jones 13 Jack Jones 25 Marcus Jones 27 Myles Bryant (61 Ameer Speed) 63 Isaiah Bolden 37 Tae Hayes 26 Shaun Wade 34 Quandre Mosely 39 Rodney Randle Jr.
S 23 Kyle Dugger 5 Jabrill Peppers 2 Jalen Mills 21 Adrian Phillips 24 Joshuah Bledsoe (41 Brenden Schooler) (22 Cody Davis) 29 Brad Hawkins
K 62 Chad Ryland 6 Nick Folk
P 59 Bryce Baringer 15 Corliss Waitman
LS 49 Joe Cardona 46 Tucker Addington
Conclusion Is this a perfect Patriots team? No. There are still long-term holes at offensive tackle and tight end, and there is a question mark as to who can be that pass catcher whom defensive coordinators have to plan for, a player the team has lacked for several seasons.
But is this an exciting Patriots roster, a team who has a chance to exceed their middling projections and expectations, a team worth watching and cheering for? Absolutely. Belichick and company have stabilized the coaching staff; added explosive, athletic players at nearly every position; brought in a new crew of players to take over special teams; and begun their draft with three players who could not only start in the NFL but have the potential to star. I fully believe that this is not an 8-9 caliber team, even in an AFC East with three other teams that have added big name after big name.
As Bill Belichick might say, we’re on to 2023.
We’re on to victory.
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2023.05.28 11:42 tomalakis The Art of Kája Saudek

Check out here:
Kája Saudek (born Karel Saudek; 13 May 1935 – 26 June 2015) was a Czech comics illustrator and graphic artist. He was considered one of the best artists of Czech comics. He has been called the "King of Czech comic books". His specific artistic work has also complemented several films and the popular educational television series Okna vesmíru dokořán (Windows of the Universe Wide Open), and he has also illustrated a number of books and magazines, including several from the pen of Jaroslav Foglar. He was the brother (identical twin) of photographer Jan Saudek. In 2009, three of his comics - Muriel and the Angels, Lips Tullian and Arrnal and Two Dragon Teeth - were ranked in the top ten of the Komiksárium poll, which sought the best Czech comics of all time. This made him the most important Czech comics creator in history. His (and Macourek's) comic Muriel and the Angels won the poll. However, Kája Saudek was not only the author of bold comics, but also a skilled promotional graphic artist and artistic solitaire successfully moving between film, applied graphics, illustration and free painting. The artist's peak works, mostly created during the 1960s, blend the atmosphere of the time with an extremely impressive artistic handwriting, unique even in a global context.
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2023.05.28 11:25 Realistic_Butterfly4 Hotel topazio beach vibe

Hotel topazio beach vibe
Has anyone stayed here? Opinions? Things to do around? Myself and the other half are heading tomorrow
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2023.05.28 11:24 Dry-Fall3880 Family dropping you during TSW

So I got into TSW end of februari 2022. It happened right after I moved to another country. I came to this country a few months prior during the summer and I was living my best live. It was the peak of my life. In januari 2022 I signed all the paperwork and became official citizen from this country and a month later TSW happened. I have a twin sister and she doesnt have a good relationship with our older sister and parents. Always drama since forever but the 2 of us have always been close. Im the oldest twin and have always been stronger when It came to allergies, astma and eczema. Since childhood we suffered but her case was always worst. We both use the same medication and when I got TSW symptoms in 2018, the doctor prescribed me betamethasone. It worked in the beginning. obv because its stronger. Went from hydrocortisone to betamethasone. My sister and I were always so positive about steroid creams because our childhood eczema was bad. So happily I let her try my betamethasone cream and she started to use it too! Prior to my TSW, she was struggling also with TSW related symptoms but like me, we did not know it was TSW. Her hands were really bad due to skin tinning.
When my TSW started, I noticed she kept more distance from me. Her symptoms got worse but she was trying things out with her doctor and she never really shared much about her struggles. She always avoided the subject of skin and my TSW kept getting worse till the point I went to the ER. I didnt want to scare her so I tried not talking about my TSW. What hurt me more was that she stopt asking me how I was doing, checking up on me like the rest my family did. My older sister and parents have been sooo supportive they really lived with me through my journey. Even as far as taking the plane visiting me. My twinsister however didn't. At one point I told her ' i dont feel like sharing my journey because I feel like you are scared' she confirmed that also. She said she doesn't know how to react, what to say and she was feeling scared. June last year she suddenly blocked me on whatsapp and deleted our connections on all social media platform. Till this day i have no contact with her. My grandmother died in februari this year and my family saw her at the funeral. She seems to be doing fine. No TSW from her side. Due to the family issues she had with my parents and childhood trauma, she been dealing with mental issues. When my TSW started, her lifw actually turned for the better. She got a new house, new job, a boyfriend which relationship seems to be doing fine. I however went the other way. I want to feel compassion for her choice. Some people choose fear instead of love I will never forget the love from the people that were with me. With her however, i feel really broken because she dropped me when I was at my worst. She even promised me before I moved away that she we there for me through good and bad times.
Do you think I should understand her feeling sincs she is using the TS like I did and fears TSW and therefor struggles with herself? Shouls I forgive her one day if she wants to reconnect, knowing that she wasn't there for me when I was at my lowest?
Any other people had the same issue?
P.s in august I (we) turn 30 years old and it will be the second birthday that we haven't celebrated together for the first time. I feel sad.
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2023.05.28 10:17 Alockworkhorse What on earth was “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” trying to be?

I often see references to Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman as a 70s television classic, but it hasn’t entered pop culture memory the way (say) the Mary Tyler Moore Show has, and I don’t even think it aired prime time here in Australia where I live.
The wiki page calls it a “soap opera satire” and some of the listed premises sound like bizzare parodies, but every source on the internet I find seems to consider it a serious satire commenting on social issues.
I looked up clips on YouTube - that just made me even more confused. One of the clips was funny, but I kept expecting a laugh track and there clearly isn’t one (which at the time would have been kind of expected for a sitcom or comedy). Plus every clip I’ve watched has a surreal dream-like quality that reminds me of Twin Peaks.
Was anyone around during the original airing and can tell me what Lassler et al were “going for” with this show? Is this an early example of a comedy-drama like are common nowadays or a tonally confused soap opera?
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2023.05.28 10:10 FictionalMediaBully Bully Reviews: Strife of the Party

Bully Reviews: Strife of the Party
The pink is far from the sink, the source of the brown that makes me not frown.
"Strife of the Party", a season five episode, is a gross, disgusting, sickening, vomit-inducing, and monumentally delicious delight - one that sees Lola trying to sabotage Lana's party because of her selfish behaviour.
Lola's selfish tendencies of directing a pure, clean, and exquisite party contextualise her savaging of Lana's party, and the latter's direction is contextualised not only by wanting to throw the best birthday party ever but also by the fact the former directed their first six.
Due to the setup, the story portrays the twins as one-sided and disapproving of each other's styles, creating effective contrast bound to conjure laughs from the viewer - this bit, the juxtaposition between Lola's elegant and hygienic appearance and a giant, grotesque, and unhealthy mud cake, is particularly brilliant and cannot be understated.
Although both express a one-sided approach, Lola is ultimately in the wrong, and this is brought to the screen by small details, like directing six birthdays tailored entirely to her preference and partially contributing to Lana going all out.

"I need you to hide everything poop coloured now!" - Lola.
"Do you have a dumpster? ... Wow, old batteries, rotting fish heads." - Lana.
Sorry, but not sorry; you should have seen this coming.

(Lola gets kicked by a bull going berserk due to spicy mustard)
Word of advice, don't stand directly behind such a nutter of an animal.

(Exploding candles trigger a big mud cake to fall on Lola)
Always predict the unpredictable.

"She actually thinks a pile of leaves can be used as both a toilet AND toilet paper!" - Lola.
Why do you care so much? You selfish princess stereotype!

Lola initially succeeds in her mission after taking drastic measures, only for the beans to eventually spill, leading to an emotionally powerful moment of Lana getting rightfully upset over her actions.
Lola remorses on her terrible behaviour and puts her differences aside to fix the damage she caused, earning back her twin's trust; calling it strong character development would be redundant, as the playing out of events does all the talking; genuinely, though, watching Lola get over her dislike for trash to ensure Lana the birthday she wanted is satisfying and highlights how far, as a person, she has come; in other words, learning to curb subjective preferences to the sidelines to focus on the bigger picture; a productive and valuable message to teach children.
As strong as the story is, it has one imperfection - the lack of context for Lana's approval from Mum and Dad; the twins seem to be taking full responsibility for how the party turns out, and the parents don't appear until the story is almost over; when they do show up, their reaction to Lana's direction is that of support; the viewer will wonder why they approve of Lana's oddly specific and potentially dangerous and unsanitary party ideas in the first place; if the story had an early scene of Lana asking Mum and Dad for approval of her party ideas, this contextual hiccup wouldn't exist, because otherwise there's no context until the end, and said context is vague at most; because of this, the story makes more sense on repeat viewings than it does on the first, and not everyone will watch a cartoon a second time.
The aesthetics are remarkable, with polished, expressive, and stylised visuals, cinematography and animation, superb sound design, and exquisite voice work; there is one moment of slightly clunky animation, but it's otherwise very high quality, and it helps to elevate the story to such refined standards; the moment where Lana criticises Lola isn't just satisfying because of the build-up to it, but also the glorious mix of quality writing, animation, music, and voice talent; it, and the episode as a whole, is an exemplary case of the story and aesthetics working in harmony as opposed to being separate entities smashed together; resulting in a cartoon that, although not without areas of tweaking, is well-constructed and as delightful as a tub of vanilla ice cream with either strawberry or salted caramel sauce, just be sure not to mix Oreo toppings, or you'll puke.
"Strife of the Party" is a cartoon I would have intensely disliked as a child; I initially found gross-out humiliating, and something like this I would have turned off at the simple press of a button just a minute in; however, that was then, this is now, as gross-out eventually became one of my favourite sources of entertainment as an adult; as such, "Strife of the Party" was very easy to love, and it helps that the story contextualises the gross-out on display; but more than that, I've grown to appreciate it more than usual after thinking about what Lola went through; aside from learning to suppress her subjectivity, her portrayal as a child who acts like an adult with standards only to come off much more childish and immature in contrast to Lana is pure brilliance; overall, a highly recommended birthday cartoon; not one of the best, but nonetheless clever, funny, emotional, and fundamentally well-produced.
STORYTELLING: 9/11: Hilarious contrast and chemistry, contextualised gross-out, and, thanks to superb writing, a powerful ending with multiple messages culminates into an enjoyable birthday story that will stick with viewers, despite that one contextual hiccup.
AESTHETICS: 10/11: With production values that exude polish and passion, not to mention the eye-catching mix of vibrant and brown colours, what's on offer pleases the senses; the bit of animation clunk that exists for a second hardly takes away from any of the visual and sonic presentation.
CORRELATION: 10/11: The story and aesthetics merge to form true harmonic beauty, delivering a polished cartoon bound to entertain adults regardless if they're under or over eighteen years of age - a shining example of exquisite cohesion.
EMOTIONS: 11/11: "Strife of the Party" is a cartoon I enjoy more with each view, making it a favourite of mine that's hard to grow tired of. I especially began to adore it after thinking about Lola's character development; it resonates with me as someone who aims to separate personal preference and critical evaluation as best as possible - a crucial step in achieving professional status in life.
101.5% - EXQUISITE

BUBBLEBLABBER'S REVIEW: King, D. (2020) Review: The Loud House ‘strife of the party; kernel of truth’, Bubbleblabber. Available at: (Accessed: 28 May 2023).
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2023.05.28 09:48 TheMidnight5031 Thoughts And Musings From A Recent Passer

Hello fine people of the Bar Exam subreddit! I wanted to pop in very briefly to extend my congratulations upon your graduation from law school. You've accomplished truly a Herculean feat and for which you should be proud of yourselves! Now, you find yourself in the hard part of things. Bar prep is a grueling process, but one you will get through! As a brief aside about myself, I took the Ohio bar in July of 2021 (The remote COVID Bar) and did not pass. I then took the February 2022 Ohio bar (the first UBE administration in Ohio), and I passed. Below with some of my advice, musings, and a few suggestions as you tackle this hard time.
First, do not attempt to bite off more than you can chew. If you were not one of those people that studied for 10 to 12 hours at a clip, do not attempt to do that now. The old saying is absolutely true: quality over quantity. It is better to have two or three absolutely rock solid hours a day, then to have 8 hours where you mostly screw around on your phone or are otherwise distracted and only get through really 2-3 hours worth of work. While you may be seeing this as a massive Usain Bolt-esque sprint, it's more of a thousand yard dash. You need to keep constant speed and momentum in order to cross the finish line. Find out where you top out for the day, and when you're done, pull the plug! If you find that you are not making headway with lectures, stop for the day! Instead, take that time and read the Conviser (BARBRI folks know what I'm taking about, and for those that don't, it's an abreviated form of the outlines for a given subject), do some flash cards, some multiple choice, anything. Don't keep smacking your fist into the wall, instead, let the process work for you! :)
Second, you will suck when you start! That's totally acceptable. Most of these topics you haven't seen in at least 3 years, even if you took a bar prep course at your law school of choice. Even then, you only got the cursory 30,000 ft overview. They're really taking you into the nitty gritty here, so you have to keep that in mind.
Third, it is normal to poorly on multiple choices fine, as well as essays, even when you are nearing the end! You are exhausted and mentally taxed. However, no matter what you do, always review your answers! What I got in the habit of doing was working on a set of multiple choice questions, grading myself, and taking a break. I would take maybe 20 minutes to collect my thoughts, calm down if I had done bad or well, and come with fresh eyes to evaluate the situation. Essays are a little bit different in my opinion, however. Do not immediately grade any essays that you see, or look at the model answer as soon as you finish, because it's all too easy to say "Oh, I got that!" In my most humble of opinion, I would always string together two to three essays and evaluate them in one shot. Now, you won't be there right away, but even one essay at a time, it's smart to make sure that you're taking a step back and evaluating always with fresh eyes.
Fourth, you're not going for 100%! It's easy to fall into that trap too, as we are constantly looking to be perfect as lawyers. As Chuck Rhodes Jr. said on Bllions "We [lawyers] are steeped in a culture of perfection." You're looking, as your Themis or Barbri course told you, for somewhere around a D+ plus to a C-. Keep that in mind, because there will be days that it knocks you down when you keep getting low scores. Every day, you get a little bit better, and that's how this exam works. Even if you get a 65% on a given multiple choice set, that could be passing in your jurisdiction (obviously if extrapolated out to the entirety of an MBE administration).
Fifth, if you haven't nailed down your lodging accommodations for your exam, should you require them, I recommend you lock that down absolutely as soon as possible. When I took the Ohio bar, there's a Holiday Inn that's attached to the center where you take the exam. I purposely didn't stay there, because I felt being around a bunch of nervous bar examinees would possibly subconsciously mess with my head. I stayed a little bit outside of the area, and to me, it made all the difference! Consider things like that before booking the convenient option.
Sixth, if you can have a support person, such as a mom, a dad, or another family member, I recommend you take them. They'll be there to keep you calm and help you should you have any last minute crises. Also, be sure to not vary your diet very much in the day or two leading up to the bar. Ideally, my preferred diet was protein shakes, peanut butter bread, bananas, and other easy to digest foods. I know this sounds kind of gross, but there's always one person every single cycle that decides to go get some kind of exotic meal the night before the second day, and has a really bad time!
Seventh, take care of your mental health. If you're using BARBRI, I know for a fact the tool allows you to book days off and adjusts your workload accordingly. I believe Themis may have similar qualities as well. Be sure to take time for yourself throughout the process. There is a lot of information that's going to come your way and it all needs time to settle in. Book several days off now, so that you not only have something to look forward to, but that you know that when you take a day off, you really earned it!
Finally, always keep in mind that this entire process is total nonsense! If you're smart enough to pass law school, you're smart enough to pass this exam! It doesn't matter where you're from, who you are, or anything at all about you! Get in there, and show the gatekeepers that you're more than worthy!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you embark on this journey! Take care and I hope to greet you all as Esquire soon! :)
P.S: the following is a playlist of music that I use to help keep me calm while I did bar exam essays and multiple choice sets. I hope it's able to help you as much as it helped me!

3 (Rhubarb), Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works II:

Blue Calx, Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works II:
Stone in Focus, Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works II:
dlp 1.1, William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops:
dlp 3, William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops:
dlp 6, William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops:
Vivian and Ondine, William Basinski:
El Camino Real, William Basinski:
Weightless, Marconi Union:
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2023.05.28 08:01 hahasadface Looking for goldilocks tent for first time camping with little kids - does a blackout tent with a room divider exist?

Google is failing me. I'm trying to find a tent with both blackout material and separate rooms so my husband will agree to go camping with me and our 4 year old twins. They're used to sleeping in total darkness and if we don't have the blackout tent will be up and cranky as hell until late (as one Airbnb with an unfortunate skylight taught us).
Would also love that they could have their own room in the tent too so as not to disturb them when we come in.
Seems like all the blackout tents are single room. The only one I found is this one but the reviews are not good.
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2023.05.28 07:45 FillupRegular Does anyone know if the Dasher Center in Queens NYC is open? Failed ID verification twice

I'm only asking because I'm seeing google reviews from months ago stating that its not open.
I'm on the shore. I only drive DD during peak beach season. I booted up the app yesterday to see that Doordash is now requiring face ID check like Uber. I submitted my ID and selfie to the facial recognition. Denied. Manual review also denied a few hours later. I submitted the request for another review by the shit facial recognition AI.
I desperately need this good seasonal money, so I called support half a dozen times. They gave me the run-around of course. I have to wait up to 8 business days for another review. They can't escalate my phone call up to anyone else. Roosters and chickens in the background. Blah blah blah usual dd support shenanigans.
I was so happy to see that I got another opportunity to verify tonight, only 24 hours later. But of course, denied again pending manual review in "24-48 hours." REEEEEEEEEEEE
Does anyone know if the Dasher center in Queens is open? I can't waste a whole day of uber pay to drive 3 hours and pay tolls + gas. I'm planning on bringing every form of photo ID that I have if they are open.
On a side note; focusing on uber has been pleasant. I'm making like 75% of what I could be making tho. Uber app is overall less frustrating and the tips are better for some unknown reason. I've only experienced minor bugs, never hour long server outages.
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2023.05.28 06:08 _UNIVERSAL-SOURCE How much of Twin Peaks Seasons 1 & 2 do I have to watch before I watch “The Return” (Season 3)?

I’ve seen all of Lynch’s films, he’s my favorite director. But I’ve seen none of Twin Peaks. I see he barely wrote/directed any of Season 1 or 2, so I just want to watch enough where I would catch some of the references in Season 3, which I want to watch all of since he wrote/directed all of it.
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2023.05.28 05:52 cottonhandle Opinions on DA post-European Summer drop?

from most of the reviews i’ve seen, it seems like DA is getting the same calibre of feedback they used to get when we all obsessed over the brand and believed they had top notch quality and design. I must admit the pieces this round were more thoughtful and stood out from a lot of the other recent drops, which often struck me as boring and repetitive. people also seem excited for upcoming drops (eg the fruit print dresses, the short sleeved button up tee) i didn’t get anything from the drop but am curious: do you guys think DA is back on an upward curve, or was this maybe a one time thing and it’ll take more for the brand to get back to where it began? especially interested in hearing the opinions of those who’ve been around here (this sub, and also customers from their “peak” in the earlier days) :)
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2023.05.28 05:15 groovy1977 Hi guys I did this

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2023.05.28 05:09 Negra2020 Nephew is relentlessly asking for financial support as he tries to sort out his immigration status in Canada

I am from a country in Latin America. I’ve been living in Canada for 27 years. I have achieved financial stability but with current times, inflation, etc, I don’t even know if I am well enough anymore. Who is? Anyways.
Over the years I’ve lived in Canada, I’ve had numerous requests to host family members for few months while they attend college, study English.
I initially thought it was a good way to stay in touch with family but it has become a rule that these people all they want, is to send their kid away for me to look after and become financially responsible of.
I set parameters like asking for monthly allowance to be paid to me, which has always been received with hostility. The resentment is such, some of them (even wealthy) have to be forced to do the monthly payments and later “evicted” or look for your own place. They’re typically young kids who have this impression that I am this wealthy sack of gold. Which I am not.
Last year, I sold my house and purchased a condo with no extra bedroom .. so no more room for people to ask me “can I stay with you?”
My nephew, started doing his paperwork to come to Canada. He was denied for lack of financial support. Then last year, when the whole inflation and cost of living peaked, he found a way to get a student visa and very optimistically to do a living in Vancouver and against our advice, he came.
He had to rent his own room. With a student visa, he can work but only so many hours. He came in November so immigration asked him to review his financials to what, he lied by asking money from friends (back in November).
He’s truly broke and much desperate trying to find a way to stay and is now harassing me to provide him financial support so he’s not returned to the home country. Immigration is again, asking him for financials, which he doesn’t have.
I don’t have a way to support, neither I promised or want to. He just fantasized id be his sponsor and wont take no fir an answer. Plus I will not lie to immigration. Simple.
I said I won’t give him money. I am just not in a position. I caught him lying one too many times. He is shameless. He gets my no and soon enough, he blocks his caller ID to trick me to answer. I didn’t. He tried WhatsApp and tries to be polite. I am fed up with him.
He’s my brother’s oldest son from before he got married. I complained to my brother and he was so mad, he talked to him to stop the harassing but here we go… this morning, he’s texting again. Asking how I am.
I am done with him and no intention to lend money. I am just holding my anger in respect of my brother. It’s not his fault. My nephew is 36 years old. I can’t hold my brother responsible but he tried.
No harsh judgment please. Families are complicated enough. I don’t want to ruin the relationship with my brother by sending his kid to literally hell!
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2023.05.28 03:53 kennynailtech Why Do Nail Salons Scurry Through Clients?

Why Do Nail Salons Scurry Through Clients?
You may have experienced being hurried out of a nail shop after getting a manicure or pedicure. Your disappointment and rage at having just spent your money may result from this. So why do so many nail salons rush so much on clients?
Most nail salons pay their staff on commission nail supply warehouse for each session, which encourages nail technicians to hurry through clients in order to earn more money. They will make more money, regardless of their poor quality, the more clients they have. Rushing through clients is excellent for the nail tech in the short run, but it's awful for establishing a loyal clientele.
It's extremely uncommon to come across a manicure shop where staff are just given a set hourly wage. Nail technicians always have an incentive to hurry up and get to the next client when there is a commission involved.

1. What You Can Do To Avoid Rushing

It's likely that your treatment will be hurried if you go to a nail salon during peak hours so that the nail technicians can attend to the needs of everyone else in line. If you want the nail technicians to have more time for you, try going to the salon when there are fewer other customers there. You can just ask a nail tech when is the best time to come if you are unsure about when is a good time.
Find a nail technician you like who truly takes their time and is patient. Continue scheduling visits with the same nail technician to reduce your chances of encountering one who will rush you out. If you feel that the nail technician is working too rapidly on your service, don't be hesitant to advise them to slow down.
Make a reservation in advance so the nail salon will be notified of your arrival. You won't feel rushed because the salon will give the nail technician extra time to take care of you. If there are customers waiting, do not enter a nail salon without making an appointment.

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2. The Issues with Being Hurried

Obviously, feeling hurried is not at all pleasant. To be honest, though, some customers don't have much time and would rather have a quicker service. Some clients will ask to be finished as soon as possible so they can leave the salon and take care of other things.
Rushing clients has the main drawback of making it unlikely that they will visit the salon again. Customers must pay actual money for services, thus if they were performed inefficiently or with a sense of urgency, their money was wasted.
Another problem is that rushed work is likely to be of worse quality. A standard 60-minute service could be condensed to just 30 minutes. If a service is rushed, the client won't be able to relax and feel satisfied. Nails may not be perfectly formed or may be crooked. Another possibility is that the colors were not completely polished to cover the entire nail.
Additionally, dissatisfied customers often share their negative experiences at the nail salon online in the form of online reviews. If they are upset, you can anticipate a negative review and a description of how they disliked being hurried during their entire experience at the salon.

3. Conclusion

Simply said, nail salons will rush you out in order to take as many customers as possible and so increase their revenue. Do not assume that all nail technicians rush clients unless they absolutely must! Nail technicians that are serious about perfect match gel polish producing high-quality work typically take their time to ensure everything is flawless. Ask your nail technician to take a little more time if you find yourself in a rush one day so you can still enjoy your treatment.
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2023.05.28 03:42 itsabearcannon [USA-IA] [H] ASRock RX 6950XT OC Formula [W] PayPal

First off, proof and confirmation
This card works spectacularly well. Performance for this specific model in rasterization is generally between the 3080 Ti and 3090 Ti. If you don't play games with ray tracing, as I don't, this card is top tier with 16GB of VRAM that should help it age very well.
RT performance, as is the case with all AMD cards, is all over the place with benchmarks putting it anywhere around a 3070 in titles like Cyberpunk up to beating the 3090 Ti in ray tracing on Far Cry 6. If you want to play games with ray tracing, check your specific game in benchmarks from a reputable site.
I've repasted the GPU with Gelid GC Extreme for better temps, and repadded with Thermalright Extreme Odyssey 12.8 W/mK thermal pads to improve the temperatures from out of the box pretty significantly. During 3DMark, it hits a peak core temperature around 73-75C, a memory junction temperature of around 61-64C, and a hotspot temp of 95-97C using the built-in 350W "Performance" preset on the onboard toggle switch. Temps are significantly lower in the ~275W "Quiet" preset. Original box and packaging is included, as well as the original proof of purchase upon request. First owner, nonsmoking home, this card is in pristine condition.
Current retail on this card is $650, so I'm looking to sell it for $550 shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
Please comment before PMing so I know you're not banned, and thanks for looking!
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