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  1. I did not <sigh> and now it's full price again. I need to work on not overthinking potentially fun purchases.
  2. I don't need this, right? Right? https://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay-cosmetics/naked-cyber-eyeshadow-palette/ud1066.html
  3. I need to stay away from r/Yellowjackets. Anyways, maybe Van didn't die.
  4. I don't think they eat Van, at all. But it will certainly escalate whatever is going on with Tai. Also, Tai had taken the bone thing off Van. It was the first thing I noticed when she came to in the tree. I am more and more convinced they never turned to cannibalism but instead sacrificed/spilled blood for the 'spirit' or whatever Lottie sees and hears and she will ultimately be our antler queen. Good call on MC's part re: Jeff.
  5. MC thinks Jeff is the 50K blackmailer, as his going out to 'work' aligns with the pickup time. Also Shauna didn't get a postcard. No less possible than any else happening. Guess we'll find out.
  6. Congrats to everyone who brought the Lodestar Award into existence!
  7. So do they all wind up back at the crash site at some point? I've wondered about that. And Adam's back tattoo.
  8. I watched the pilot the weekend it premiered on the Roku channel that let's you preview stuff for free. I was hooked from go and immediately subscribed to Showtime. I very much hope there isn't a supernatural aspect but instead is just a story of teenage girls going feral in a bigger way than LotF ever did. At any rate, we are thoroughly enjoying it. MC suggested Adam was Javier as well. I also think Jackie survived to adulthood but I guess we'll see.
  9. There were a lot of clever and poignant things this season. There was also the dumbest episode ever. And a lot of horses. Submit to the Crow Horse.
  10. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/police-shoot-washington/2021/08/25/86ce8258-0582-11ec-8c3f-3526f81b233b_story.html Of course, a dfferent set of police responded to each incident but also, you know.
  11. The men's teams competing in Olympic soccer are U23 and generally not made up of first squad players. So the Mexican team that won bronze and the Mexican team that played (and *lost in the final of) the Gold Cup are two entirely different groups of players. Also keep in mind that the Olympics and Euros and Copa America were played a year late. The Gold Cup was on schedule. The women's teams are the same squads competing for the World Cup.
  12. I was looking up the release date for Alecto the Ninth and discovered that it's been pushed out until 2023, after intially being pushed out to 2022 AND that it's now book FOUR in the series. https://www.tor.com/2021/07/30/announcing-nona-the-ninth-a-new-addition-to-the-locked-tomb-series-from-tamsyn-muir/
  13. The difference in reaction and reception is based on one's view of athletes - human beings or commodities.
  14. I hope Bob Odenkirk's ok. https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/bob-odenkirk-hospitalized-collapse-better-call-saul-1235029033/
  15. Do you think, just like us commoners, that the past 18 months has taken some mental toll on these athletes? I mean, I'm not an elite athlete but I cry for no specific reason more than I did pre-pandemic. I rage more and my concentration and ability to abide stress is absolute shit. These young men and women are not robots. The delay of the Olympics, the lack of routine in training and competition cycles, and you know, the ongoing pandemic that's particularly bad in the part of the world where they currently are all adds up. I don't care who you are, it's going to get to you at some point. It's also not like Biles ever needs to compete again. She is the greatest and her body of work speaks for itself. Even the greatest needs a mental health day. That she, a sexual abuse survivor, chose to remain on with Team USA and US Gymnastics to be the face of change rather than retire into the sunset is huge. I think some of you have forgotten that aspect of her story when discussing mental fortitude and pressure. Given how many pro athletes (and amateur no doubt) have substance abuse problems, drinking problems, gambling problems, and general impulse control, do you think that's really any better in dealing with anxiety or depression or the pressure of always having to be on? Knowing when to be done is the healthiest thing of all.
  16. Which is absolutely for the best if she's not mentally in it for any reason. She'd otherwise risk injury or even death, given the speed and complexity of her routines. On a side note, today's athletes are under levels of 24/7 immediate access scrutiny their predecessors never faced. I can't even imagine the weight of it.
  17. @Iskaral Pust is Comcast your internet provider? If so you can get their version of a Roku box called Flex? I think and it comes with a Peacock subscription (both are currently free) and with that you get access to more Olympics stuff. And Premier League games as well. https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2021/07/23/nbc-sports-premier-league-schedule-fixtures-nbc-sports-watch-live-stream-link-tv-info-peacock-video/ We have Hulu Live as well.
  18. Um, taking birth control is not a nothing thing. There are health risks. I don't really appreciate the repeated suggestion that it's NBD, particularly from people who have not and will not ever have it in their system.
  19. That is a terrible take as well. Her life isn't over and she'll continue to run and train. Or maybe she won't. But missing one race doesn't invalidate everything she's done to this point.
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