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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#85224 May 6, 2013
Is there anything better than drinking outside after a stupidly long winter?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#85225 May 6, 2013
OMG it's so hot....82 freaking degrees!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85226 May 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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IIRC, we paid about 30 bucks to get in and then played unlimited video games for 8 hours, breaking for lunch to eat at Ed's. Not really a good business model on their end, affordable fun for poor college students.
Maybe I'm not understanding you, but it sounds like you're saying it was a bad business model in the sense that they were not making money cause they were not charging enough and that $30 is a bargain. I think that's crazy. I think that's a lot to charge. The way I see it, not many people are going to go spend $30 to play video games if they have to play per game. To me, you get more people in and paying $30 with the promise of unlimited play. Certainly more people that would pay $30 a la carte.

I have no idea where in Chicago your Disney Quest was, but ours is at Downtown Disney, which is in the middle of Disney's own entertainment/nightlife property(Cirque du Soleil, House of Blues, Planet Hollywood, lots of restaurants and shops, huge movie theater, bowling alley, hot air balloon, boat rides(and that's just some of the stuff on 1/3 of the property. Lots of tourists. Free shuttle buses and boats to and from the Disney hotels. I'd bet more people would think less about dropping $30pp for this kind of thing while on vacation than they would for a local attraction. I only went cause I had free passes.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85227 May 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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IIRC, we paid about 30 bucks to get in and then played unlimited video games for 8 hours, breaking for lunch to eat at Ed's. Not really a good business model on their end, affordable fun for poor college students.
Oh, and like everything Disney, the current cost is always higher than you remember.

$46 for adults
$40 for kids

At least its free parking there. Go to one of the outdoor theme parks and its $14 a car.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#85228 May 6, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Is there anything better than drinking outside after a stupidly long winter?
No!

Some plants I ordered came today. Why couldn't they come during the weekend? Eh, they'll keep until I get to them on Friday. They're in little pots.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85229 May 6, 2013
Freaky. Watching Hawaii Five-O. Story about a girl kidnapped 10 year ago found dead. Breaking news at the bottom of the screen. Girl kidnapped 10 years ago found alive today.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85230 May 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Freaky. Watching Hawaii Five-O. Story about a girl kidnapped 10 year ago found dead. Breaking news at the bottom of the screen. Girl kidnapped 10 years ago found alive today.
I'm recording Hawaii Five-O, but I've been reading the article about the women they found. 3 of them who were abducted over 10 years ago. I can't imagine what their families are feeling tonight.

What I don't get is that the foreign news sites (Australia and the UK) have articles on this that are a couple of hours old, but it is just breaking in the US. Um, this is happening in Ohio, so how are they releasing the story so much faster?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85231 May 6, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I'm recording Hawaii Five-O, but I've been reading the article about the women they found. 3 of them who were abducted over 10 years ago. I can't imagine what their families are feeling tonight.
What I don't get is that the foreign news sites (Australia and the UK) have articles on this that are a couple of hours old, but it is just breaking in the US. Um, this is happening in Ohio, so how are they releasing the story so much faster?
Maybe you just have not looked in hte right place. I actually saw a news clip earlier this evening posted to Facebook BEFORE I watched the show. Looked like 5 o-clock local news. Was just extra freaky when that's what the tv show story was about and then the news scrolled across the screen.

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/c...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#85232 May 7, 2013

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85233 May 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you just have not looked in hte right place. I actually saw a news clip earlier this evening posted to Facebook BEFORE I watched the show. Looked like 5 o-clock local news. Was just extra freaky when that's what the tv show story was about and then the news scrolled across the screen.

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/c...
I first heard about it when I got the CNN alert, and when I googled it the international sites all had timestamps earlier than the articles than the US articles. I could see that if the US articles had been updated, but they often had even less info than the international articles.

I am so embarrassed by the state of our news/communications services. The online site of our state newspaper is often unreadable because there are so many typos and grammatical errors. No one is bothered by putting out half of the story because they would rather put out misinformation than nothing.

Since: Jan 10

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#85234 May 7, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Ok, I gotta change the subject.
I know next to nothing about hockey, but I know that it is a really physically taxing sport. This guy amazes me.
http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_23178351/...
Hey, he's our guy! GO WILD! Sunday's game was awesome, hoping for another win tonight. Harding is doing well -- and stepped up to the plate (so to speak) in game 1, after not playing for like two months.

I think young people with MS are thrilled to have him "representing" them and what they are capable of.

Since: Jan 10

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#85235 May 7, 2013
Also, that article is misleading. He hasn't missed most of the short season due to his MS... he wouldn't have played much anyway, because our regular goalie is very good.

Since: Jan 10

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#85236 May 7, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I first heard about it when I got the CNN alert, and when I googled it the international sites all had timestamps earlier than the articles than the US articles. I could see that if the US articles had been updated, but they often had even less info than the international articles.
I am so embarrassed by the state of our news/communications services. The online site of our state newspaper is often unreadable because there are so many typos and grammatical errors. No one is bothered by putting out half of the story because they would rather put out misinformation than nothing.
No excuse for that, I know, but remember that newspapers are losing money. they've lost paper subscribers and ad revenue is way down. They need a new business model.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85237 May 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>No excuse for that, I know, but remember that newspapers are losing money. they've lost paper subscribers and ad revenue is way down. They need a new business model.
It's a cycle. I rarely go to that site anymore because it's so unreadable.

Since: Oct 12

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#85238 May 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you just have not looked in hte right place. I actually saw a news clip earlier this evening posted to Facebook BEFORE I watched the show. Looked like 5 o-clock local news. Was just extra freaky when that's what the tv show story was about and then the news scrolled across the screen.
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/c...
Great ending to a horrible situation....Don't know if you recall this...but i believe that is the same Cleveland neighborhood, where the guy had killed and buried all the prostitutes around his house?.....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85239 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Great ending to a horrible situation....Don't know if you recall this...but i believe that is the same Cleveland neighborhood, where the guy had killed and buried all the prostitutes around his house?.....
I wondered about that.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85240 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry PEllen, beat the Heat?...lol...not a prayer, this Heat team is even better than last years...You just witnessed your miracle for this season....I'd have a little attitude about Derek, after all this.....
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Can you imagine what a powerhouse the Bulls would be if they had Derek Rose, Luol Deng, Kurt Heinrich and the other guys playing, too? It will be sweet to beat the Heat
Sorry PEllen, beat the Heat?...lol...not a prayer, this Heat team is even better than last years...You just witnessed your miracle for this season....I'd have a little attitude about Derek, after all this.....

Nyah nyah nyah nyah.

(ahem,) Just cause you pay high proces doesn't mean you get the goods.

Since: Jan 10

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#85241 May 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Great ending to a horrible situation....Don't know if you recall this...but i believe that is the same Cleveland neighborhood, where the guy had killed and buried all the prostitutes around his house?.....
I haven't heard of THAT story (that I recall, anyway), but this story is amazing. And a sad twist is, it'll give false hope to people who have a lost/missing loved one.

But these three families... I am so happy for them!

Since: Oct 12

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#85242 May 7, 2013
Darlin, i believe you witnessed...YOUR MIRACLE FOR THIS SEASON, TOO....lol.....i fear, we have awoken a sleeping giant......(evil laugh)......

Since: Jan 10

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#85243 May 7, 2013
I love that the black guy who saved the three women (or who is credited with much of it) is quoted as saying (and now I"m paraphrasing), " I knew something was wrong when this young pretty white girl ran into the arms of a black man." (referring to himself)

I love this guy Charles. He heard screaming, and he DID something. He investigated.

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