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DBD Summer Cottage: San Clemente house available - comes with a new infinity pool

https://twitter.com/OCFireAuthority/status/1636093898929078272

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Give the DBD a dad joke

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Mar 16, 2023·edited Mar 16, 2023Author

What's the best thing about living in Switzerland?

The flag is a big plus

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Q: What do you call a pointless pachyderm?

A: Irrelephant.

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We had a contest at work for the best neckwear…

It was a tie.

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A photographer should not be negative, there can be a lot of interesting developments in their line of work, some are hard to picture.

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What's brown and sticky?

A stick

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A barred spiral galaxy walks into a bar. The bartender says "You can't come in here, you're barred"

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You can't trust atoms, they make up everything.

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I for one trust atoms…FYI.

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Someone might take exception...

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Did you know diarrhea is hereditary?

It runs in your jeans

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What is the leading cause of dry skin?

Towels!

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Rise like bread, no loafing around. Sorry if my jokes were so crummy and stale but it's the yeast I can do on the amount of sour dough that I make. People say I get my rye sense of humor from my Danish parents. Speaking of my parents, they were the upper crust of society, the toast of the town until they were burned by some other guy. Wait! Don't go! I'm on a roll!

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can rewatch some TLOU eps and get a bunch!

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Q: what starts with P and rhymes with Potato?

A: Potato

you can do this to most words ..

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What did the spider want to be when it grew up?

A web designer

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Pro

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It is never too early for the Mets to do Mets thing. The Met's closer Edwin Diaz seriously his knee celebrating Puerto Rico's victory over DR. He goes in for an MRI today.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/35868605/puerto-rico-ousts-favored-dominican-republic-advance-wbc

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I didn't see the video but I'm guessing ACL. Pulled a Martin Gramatica.

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Looks like it was his right patellar tendon. Typical recovery is 8 months so 2023 is out but he should be ready for 2024.

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Likely out for the year, per reports.

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Blues goalie Binnington had been chippy for much of the match. Hartman scores and clips the goalie going through his zone, which he obviously took offense to. Then this happens. A goalie on goalie fight was not allowed. Binnington got a match penalty. Hartman and Fluery got minors.

https://twitter.com/timandfriends/status/1636205481428393985

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[F1] Team Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was be penalized 10 place grid spots because the team went through two Electronic Control Unit equipment pieces and they're only allowed 2.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/64965903

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2 for the whole year and they're on #3 after 1 race. Brutal

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W's lose 9th straight on the road. Curry scored 50 but defense gave up a ton of open 3s and no one else really was pitching on scoring.

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This team's inability to win road games is truly baffling. How are they so different when playing in a different building?

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That sounds like a familiar problem....except if you can't win at home either....you're screwed.

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Cal

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TIL: The parents of Chris Pine (UC Berkeley 2002 BA English) are Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, who played Sgt Getraer on CHiPs and that character's wife. They have been married for 54 years.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjEzODM4ODMzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzA3MDEzOA@@._V1_.jpg

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TIL: Michael Dorn (ST:TNG's Worf) played Patrolman Jebediah Turner on CHiPs for the first five of the series 6 seasons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZefoMs5D1k

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Such a great 80s show.

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Worf looks much more menacing w/ all that Klingon makeup.

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I remember that guy.

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I didn't realize this. Chris Pine looks more and more like his dad with every passing year.

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RIP to his hair in the next 10-15 years I guess.

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He might actually be safe…if he has a sister, though, her kids could be fuct….

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"What old age does to men is evil in every respect"

-3,500 year old hieroglyphic proverb

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Go Bears!!!

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[WSWIM] Cal is surprisingly in 3rd place after Day 1's 200 Medley Relay and 800 Free Relay. Cal solidly outperformed their seedings. That being said, Cal's competitiveness has dipped and are not considered close to competing for the national championship. Virginia, Texas, and Stanfurd are the top 3 teams.

https://calbears.com/news/2023/3/15/womens-swimming-diving-bears-off-to-strong-start-at-ncaa-championships.aspx

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[SB] Cal blanks Fresno State 3-0 as the team continues to lean on a 3 starter rotation with Sona Halajian continuing to be out. All 3 pitchers - Reimers, Teperson, Archer - have been great so far this season.

https://calbears.com/news/2023/3/15/softball-bears-shutout-bulldogs-in-midweek-matinee.aspx

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A weird experience you had at someone else's house

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Years ago, an artist that seemed to be talking about punishing his wife... very weird, she didn't complain.

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DBD Street Journal

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Richard Branson's satellite launching firm Virgin Orbit has been scrubbed - all employees furloughed, all operations paused

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/15/virgin-orbit-pauses-operations-furloughs-staff.html

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Sam Bankman-Fried (son of two Stanford law professors) transferred $2.2b of FTX funds to his own bank account as payments and loans. Another $1b was transferred from the related hedge-fund Alameda Research (CEO: Caroline Ellison - Stanford BS Mathematics 2016) to SBF and 5 other insiders

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/sam-bankman-fried-said-taken-2-2b-ftx-entities

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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Fox News defames Silicon Valley Bank

https://popular.info/p/silicon-valley-bank-donated-zero

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How many work meetings do you average a week?

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Probably around 10. Usually 7-8 regularly scheduled meetings and a few ad hoc ones sprinkled in. Lately my Mondays and every other Friday have been completely meeting-free, and it's been glorious. I don't mind meetings, but it's nice to be able to work uninterrupted for large chunks of time.

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Mar 16, 2023·edited Mar 16, 2023

we have meeting free Fridays also, but that does not apply to managers meeting other managers!

i am not even technically a people manager, but since i sort of managing a project i get lumped into this exempt bucket.

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This week was brutal. I counted 32.

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Too many. Not counting the impromptu chats initiated on skype or teams, ~ 30 on the calendar. yes some are double booked.

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25-30 probably.

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Dozens.

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5 Bluetooth meetings and 1 company meeting.

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i have 5-8 per day

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Mar 16, 2023·edited Mar 16, 2023

i am guessing that is most of your day!

my wife's job is equally meeting-impacted. i would not do well in that environment.

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i have about 2/day, so lets say 10-ish. maybe that will ramp up a bit once i hire and start managing the 2 people i am meant to hire.

lots of little random impromptu little meetings happen. but still not too bad.

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Hawaii

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The missus and I went to Kauai for our honeymoon. It was a natural paradise, with tons of places to hike, swim, kayak while surrounded by tropical greenery

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Kauai is the best.

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And chickens everywhere

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F-ing EVERYWHERE

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I've been once in the late 80s. I did the full touristy thing and it was fine, I guess. I have no interest in going there again. There are great beaches close to me and If I'm going to fly that far, I might as well keep going to Asia for an even better experience. About 95% of my family would love to go to Hawaii but never any further because they fear the unknown. There is a subset of my in-laws who are openly hostile about flying further than Hawaii, which includes my aunt-in-law who asked me why "you people bought up all of Hawaii" the first time I met her.

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@sounds like your in-laws are lovely people@

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Oh, I have a group of in-laws who are Trump-lovers and unironically moved next to the Mexican border because mobile-home plots were affordable and they could go across the border to buy goods/services for cheaper there. @BuildTheWall, Mexico@

The aforementioned "you people" aunt no longer even makes eye contact with me ever since we told her that our kid is trans.

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Was just there last week -- Kauai and then the north shore of Oahu. I have been to all of the normal tourist islands -- Hawaii (x3), Lanai (x2), Maui (x∞), Oahu (x7-8ish), Kauai (x3). I don't really have a desire to try to hit up Molokai and the rest aren't really accessible to mainlanders.

It's the easiest tropical vacation from the west coast so I tend to go there when I have some time, want to just chill and am out of creative ideas.

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Big Island in Nov 2022. Colleague lives in Volcano (the original remote worker) and has a couple of houses she rents to friends and family. The ultimate get away for nothing but down time.

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My cousin and her family live on the Big Island…her husband works for the NPS in Volcanos National Park. Such a pretty area!! The Big Island is a gem.

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Three trips there, once stopped on the way to Japan for a couple of days. Been to Oahu, Maui, and Kauai but not the big island. Also lived on Oahu between 1980 and 1982 as my Dad was captain of a Destroyer based at Pearl.

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I haven't been since 1990. I should fix that.

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I've never been. Because I'm a yokel I remain fascinated and slightly put off by the fact that it's a 10 1/2 hour direct flight to Honolulu from Dulles, within 30 minutes either side of that I could get to Amman, Istanbul, Lagos, Sao Paulo, pretty much all of Europe, etc etc etc. (although let's be real, I'm not going to Lagos or Sao Paulo).

I wouldn't mind going though for the "tropical Iceland" vibe around the landscape what with all the volcanic excitement.

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I’ve been to Maui twice, but not since I started the US National Park bucket list thing, so now I’ve at least gotta go back eventually.

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Been twice but not in decades. You offering to bring all DBD members for a weekend getaway?

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i think weekend getaway in lower 48 might get a better turnout

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Been there once as a tourist with family and twice for work. As a tourist we did Oahu (Waikiki, Polynesian culture center, and snorkeling in some bay) and the Big Island.

Work was to visit the cable company in Mililani. Stayed once in a condo in Turtle Bay and once in downtown Waikiki. Stayed over a weekend once and we went snorkeling off a catamaran in Turtle Bay. I helped a coworker that couldn't swim adjust his mask and ended up swallowing some seawater and lost my lunch maybe 15 min later.

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Been through the airport a few times coming and going from the South Pacific but never got out of the airport. My brother has a second home on Maui so maybe I'll make it there someday. I'm not a beach/water person so it's not a priority.

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Mar 16, 2023·edited Mar 16, 2023

strategic piece of land to own when playing Axis and Allies.

have not played in many years, but fondly remember when i used to play more often

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only been once. short stopover on trans-pacific flight in the early 80s when they needed to stop to refuel still. spent a few few hours there, saw the Pearl Harbor memorial, and that's about it.

it is not super high on my list, but i suppose i would go more if lived on west coast. from the east coast it quite a schlep ..

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they ordered Hawaiian tacos for lunch at the office yesterday. i just saw photos since i mostly work remote and go into HQ about once a month for a week at a time.

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DBD AV Club

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Top Chef Season 20, Episode 2. Dawn has timing problems again!

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Elsewhere in college

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What's next, dissolving HBCUs?

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NCAA games..

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Princeton shames Arizona.

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And my tax dollars are wasted as #4 seed UVA loses to Furman.

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Isn't the Furman coach on our list? Make him the next Andy Enfield.

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first final score .. Maryland beats WV

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"Hawaiian Punch Twist" should be an option.

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The answer to a Will Short puzzle, DBD style.

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This theme makes me think I might need to make some musubi today.

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