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Grease

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Jul 1·edited Jul 1

-d Lightnin

Why this car is automatic

It's systematic

It's hydromatic

Why it's grease lightning

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It took me a while to hear/understand the risqué parts of Greased Lightning's lyrics that the 7-year old me didn't understand at the time.

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speaking of risque lyrics .. at the Mariners game yesterday they started playing "Fight for Your Right" by Beastie Boys.

they bleeped out the part about

"Now your mom threw away your best p___ mag"

i was a little surprised they even played the song ..

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Unusual flavored products

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Christina Tossi's Milk Bar in Manhattan sells Cereal Milk Bars that taste like elevated breakfast cereal & milk and they are delightful.

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Jul 1·edited Jul 1

yes, this is a good thing.

once upon a time, you could only get the dessert only inside one of the fancy Momofuku restaurants. now the popularity of the Milk Bar is such that it stands alone pretty well.

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PRO

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A’s drop series finale to Arizona 5-1

https://www.athleticsnation.com/2024/6/30/24189571/athletics-diamondbacks-medina

The Oakland Athletics will finish off the three-game series today at Chase Field in Phoenix against the National League West’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Mark Kotsay sent 25-year-old righty Luis Medina to the mound to face Brandon Pfaadt for the D-backs.

Luis Medina held the D-backs hitless into the third inning but gave up a one-out double to Tucker Barnhart. A Geraldo Perdomo ground out moved him to third, but a Corbin Carroll ground out ended the inning.

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Well, that was unexpected

The Giants blew out the Dodgers, just as you all thought they would.

https://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2024/6/30/24189628/giants-dodgers-recap-spencer-bivens-matt-chapman-heliot-ramos-patrick-bailey

I am far from a baseball expert. Very far from a baseball expert. I was tempted to say the furthest thing from a baseball expert, but seeing as how I am a person who has met my sister, that would be a blatant lie.

But I will say this: my years of covering the San Francisco Giants may not have made me more prepared to hit a triple-digit fastball, or more adept at scouting the vertical break of an A-Ball prospect’s curveball, but it has given me a fairly strong understanding of fandom. I read a lot of comments, on articles, Twitter, and in emails. I interact with a lot of fans, some happy, some angry, some indifferent. But more than anything, a few times a week, for many years, I have logged into the Vox Media CMS and started my baseball fandom therapy session.

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James Paxton battered in Dodgers loss to Giants

https://www.truebluela.com/2024/6/30/24189177/james-paxton-chris-taylor-dodgers-giants-extra-base-hits

The Dodgers ran out of gas and got blasted by the Giants 10-4 on Sunday’s series finale at Oracle Park in San Francisco.

James Paxton has worked through traffic just about all season, with his results (3.39 ERA entering Sunday) better than his batted-ball data and expected statistics would suggest (4.47 xERA, 4.78 FIP entering Sunday). The series finale provided a chance for those factions to move closer together, as Paxton was hit hard, giving up six doubles and a home run, and nine batted balls with at least a 100-mph exit velocity.

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Sources: Klay Thompson to join Mavericks on 3-year, $50M deal

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/40475185/klay-thompson-join-mavericks-3-year-50m-deal

Free agent Klay Thompson plans to join the Dallas Mavericks on a three-year, $50 million deal that includes a player option, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, ending his historic run with the Golden State Warriors after 13 seasons.

Thompson's move to Dallas comes as part of a multi-team sign-and-trade that'll also send Mavericks guard Josh Green to Charlotte, sources said. Thompson had four-year offers for more money but taking less was offset by the chance to win a fifth championship with the Mavs as well as the difference in state taxes.

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All good things, etc.

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Thank Gawd that's over. Next up - Draymond being dealt to who knows where.

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I wonder what the Warriors offered. Probably no more than 2 years guaranteed. Although I don't see the Mavs winning it all the way they're currently constructed, even though they made it to the NBA finals.

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it is not clear how Klay fits in w/ Luka and Kyrie unless he is mostly there to score points for 2nd unit and that is very up and down for him

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Mariners lose 5-3 to Twins in a perfectly forgettable game.

the only thing of note was that i was there in person on a beautiful Sun afternoon in Seattle.

we got off downtown and walked past a very festive Pride Parade on the way to T-mobile park.

there is are a lot of great Asian food options. i got the pork katsu curry w/ rice and these Chinese donuts. the katsu was great, the donuts were just savory and fried dough and nothing special.

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end of an era, sounds like Klay Thompson is very likely gone from the Warriors. as good as Steph has been, i am sure that part of his success has been the other realy good 3 pt shooter on the team.

i am bracing for even more painful coming years for the W's

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[T&F] Bears, Golden

https://calbears.com/news/2024/6/29/track-field-bears-golden.aspx

In California track & field's busiest post-NCAA Championships slate of competition yet, seven Golden Bears appeared in a total of six national championships across the globe on Saturday in search of glory and potential Olympic bids. Throughout the day, all seven of them shone – three Bears earned gold medals, while two others earned silver and the final two advanced to their respective event finals.

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oops...wrong section

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Happy Bobby Bonilla Day!

Bobby Bonilla Day: Why New York Mets pay $1.19M every July 1

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/40430232/bobby-bonilla-day-2024-new-york-mets-pay-119-million-every-july-1-ohtani-contract-deferred-money

The calendar has turned to July 1, and that means one thing: It's time for Mets fans everywhere to wish each other a Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! Why? On Monday, 61-year-old Bobby Bonilla will collect a check for $1,193,248.20 from the New York Mets, as he has and will every July 1 from 2011 through 2035.

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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SCOTUS rules on Presidential immunity today

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My non-lawyerly take on the immunity ruling is that SCOTUS is essentially overturning what the Burger court slapped down - the imperial presidency.

Buckle up. This election season and beyond will be a bumpy ride.

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Fully expecting the worst

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SCOTUS, living up to your expectations.

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At first blush it looks like a complicated mess. Immunity for official acts, but not unofficial acts. Which makes it sound like a sitting president could “officially” throw his opposition in jail.

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This will seriously undermine a lot of the legal cases against him. What a shit show.

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More than anything, it does look to me like them creating a mess for the lower courts to sort out. Similar to the Chevron decision.

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CAL

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[T&F] Bell Wins British 1500m Title To Book Olympic Spot

https://calbears.com/news/2024/6/30/track-field-bell-wins-british-1500m-title-to-book-olympic-spot.aspx

California track & field closed out its two-week slate of competition at several national championship meets around the world on Sunday as four Golden Bears – three alumni, one newcomer – each earned medals in their respective events, with one earning her first-career spot in the 2024 Olympic Games.

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[T&F] Bears, Golden

https://calbears.com/news/2024/6/29/track-field-bears-golden.aspx

In California track & field's busiest post-NCAA Championships slate of competition yet, seven Golden Bears appeared in a total of six national championships across the globe on Saturday in search of glory and potential Olympic bids. Throughout the day, all seven of them shone – three Bears earned gold medals, while two others earned silver and the final two advanced to their respective event finals.

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Go Bears!!!

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DBD AV CLUB

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The last thing that Walt Disney wrote was "Kurt Russell". Kurt Russell hasn't the foggiest idea why.

https://www.slashfilm.com/1607176/walt-disney-kurt-russell-friendship/

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ELSEWHERE IN COLLEGE

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Western States Endurance Run from Olympic Valley to Auburn was Saturday. The winner did the 100 miles in 14 hours 13 minutes. That’s about an 8 1/2 minute per mile average, which is crazy. The course includes 18,000 feet of ascent and 23,000 of descent.

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