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Great news, tng. It’s back on! That bar has been humming since the 1930s and is one of the most beloved institutions in this town. If anyone from Hubski finds their way to this city, I’d love to buy a beer there.

ButterflyEffect  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Opposite of 2008

I read it. I don’t get it, but I read it. Dumb it down for me / share your thoughts?

When the neon light at the bar around the corner turned off.

ButterflyEffect  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mike Pence: There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’

This is where social media needs to be blown up. If you live your life virtually and everyone on your Facebook page is saying the same thing...well...

I cannot wait for a world post Facebook.

ButterflyEffect  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 24, 2021

This song always evokes a visceral reaction from me, Hoodwink’d is kind of a formative album for me. I wouldn’t say I’m depressed, but I also wouldn’t say I’m doing great mentally these past few weeks. I’m not sure what triggered this yet, but I’m in a state of some level of disengagement from...almost everything. I’m managing a team of 130 or so employees and getting great results but feeling burnt out from my entirely non routine hours, each day is in and out at different hours, and have a counterpart on our day shift who does not work remotely similar to the way I work. Frustrating.

Outside I’m just ready to get back to exploring the mountains, myself, and trying to do some hard and fun things. Things are more frustrating than fun right now and that’s not healthy, but spring is around the corner...despite skiing 20 days so far this season it has felt like half the amount I would have liked. Being a multi sport athlete is something I’m still figuring out.

Was behind a large funeral today on the way to work. Three motorcycle cops, three limos, and a good half mile of cars. Guess somebody important must have died? Too bad we don’t all get that kind of send off.

ButterflyEffect  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 422nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Huh. People describe Daft Punk that way? Usually see that reserved for, like, Juan Atkins, any number of acts from Germany in the 80s/early 90s, or Giorgio Moroder (which probably isn't accurate). It's more likely that I'm off-base with this.

ButterflyEffect  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rush Limbaugh Dead

Here's what the CEO of Gravity Payments (the $70k / year salary place) had to say. Wow.

    I grew up listening to Rush Limbaugh 3 hours a day as a home-schooled kid. My parents idolized him.

    5 years ago my parents called me: "Rush is about to talk about you!" I was in the news for slashing my CEO pay to raise our min wage to $70k. I excitedly turned on his show.

    Rush said: "I hope this company is a case study in MBA programs on how socialism does not work because it's gonna fail." I was devastated. My dad said Rush got it wrong. But it led to a flood of hate-mail against me.

    Rush was right: we were a MBA case study. Harvard Business School concluded the $70k min wage was a huge success. Our revenue tripled. Retention & productivity skyrocketed. We were featured as success stories in the BBC & NY Times.

    Rush incorrectly said everyone would make $70k when only me & a few new employees do. It's a min wage. It's not socialism; he knew that. He never agreed to have me on to give my side or do an updated story on our success.

    His listeners still assume we failed. A top auto-complete search for our company is "out of business." I've had 5 years to tell our story & prove him wrong but most people crushed with misinformation don't have that luxury.

    I'm sad he died & my thoughts are with his family. But I'm not sad his show is over. He hurt a lot of people with his words.

ButterflyEffect  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 422nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Same. Except I was in elementary school so never got to experience what you’re describing, and unfortunately the only recent act I can think of is Burial whom I never seem to be on the same coast as his tours. Cannot imagine how revelatory seeing Daft Punk circa 1997-2002ish would have been.

ButterflyEffect  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2000–01 California electricity crisis

Nailed it. Follow the history and it leads you here...what I did not know was that Snohomish County is what sunk Enron. I need to watch that documentary.

ButterflyEffect  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone in Denver?
ButterflyEffect  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Boys Who Wear Shorts All Winter

It’s just gross, man, if elizabeth is talking about some nice slushy brown/black snow with salt and crushed salt corroding everything, yeah people mean to do it but...poor feet.