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DBD Street Journal

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Chicken Soup for the Soul and Redbox files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/29/24188785/redbox-bankruptcy-filing-dvds-chicken-soup-soul-entertainment

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What are the flavors of UC Berkeley-themed baby food?

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2 am kielbasa/Russian hot/sauerkraut in strained stale beer

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Cheeseboard pizza.

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Asian Ghetto foods all mixed together

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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Sen Josh Hawley (R-MO, Stanfurd BA History '02) says the quiet part out loud, saying that he is a Christian nationalist and advocates for it. Who is dumb enough to nazi this coming

https://twitter.com/NatConTalk/status/1810678794187075708

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All GOP politics have devolved to tough guy messaging to pander to the base, as opposed to actually legislating. The unstated implication seems to be that Dems are satanic or something? Lol

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Details start getting leaked about Oakland Mayor's home-raid and it's a shitshow

https://sfist.com/2024/07/08/sheng-thaos-romantic-partner-now-appears-ensnared-in-fbi-investigation-too/

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I thought maybe the Biden team had put a stop to the defections, but between this and Pelosi's comments ("He needs to make a decision") it seems like the drumbeat will go on. Interesting times!

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In other words, it ain't over until it's over.

Let's hope it's over soon. Like maybe Sunday at the latest. I'm not sure I want it bleeding over into the GOP convention and allowing the GOP to flog the Dems as in disarray.

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I don't think pulling a Dem candidate for another at midnight will result in any less flogging. This is a shitshow any way you slice it.

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Not sure about that. Other Democrats in swing states are consistently out-performing Joe Biden in polling. The big drag on Joe Biden is perception of his age and continued fitness for office. A younger candidate can take that away.

Of course the right wing will attack whoever it is, but this is about persuadable voters in the middle. They've been pretty dead-set on the "Joe Biden is too old" idea for a while now.

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I'm not disagreeing with the strategy. But let's be fair: the party is a misaligned shitshow right now. There will be flogging no matter what decisions are made between now and Sunday.

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CAL

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4 Football games vs UCLA scheduled starting in 2026.

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This means we will miss Ethan Garbers and perhaps play against former Cal commit Justyn Martin

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Seems like Martin is destined for a career riding the bench in Pasadena. I was crushed when we lost his commitment. Thought he might be a star.

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On a probably related note, the Cal/Florida home-and-home series was cancelled. I was not looking forward to going to Gainesville anyways.

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Oh no. I thought the date may have changed but not cancelled. Playing Florida would have been cool.

I guess it's less appealing now that we are playing powerhouses in the East Coast on a regular basis, but I still would have loved an SEC game.

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Yeah, I suspect this is because we will already get regular games against Florida teams in the ACC now. May as well use the non-conference slots on west-coast games.

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Looks like other series were cancelled too. Georgia and UCLA (2025-26), Ole Miss and USC (2025-26) and Auburn and UCLA (2027-28).

No more Pac12 vs SEC

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I'm guessing several of the ex-Pac schools are looking to have a friendlier travel schedule for non-conference play.

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i appreciate that Gainesville sucks as a town. college football would have been good to see there though, i think.

plus, 2 of my sister-in-laws went to UF. would have been a semi-fun family rivalry game.

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The second most Confederate flags I've seen flying (behind western part of Virginia) is northern Florida near Gainesville.

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I know these games will be good for a turnout and potentially for recruiting and donor outreach in LA, but I'd prefer us make this breakup as uncomfortable for them as possible, which could maybe help in getting a B1G invite down the road if the west coast B1G schools find their new arrangement too difficult without more west coast representation. Also, we need to start scheduling in more non-conference patsies to get on the better side of a win-loss record if we ever expect to survive long-term.

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Is it weird that I'm not enthusiastic about this?

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Not at all. The attraction the UCLA series for me was not just that Cal is an in-state rival with UCLA and that LA is evil, but that we were conference rivals and if we finished ahead of the Bruins ion the standings it made it even better to beat their sorry asses.

In other words, the raison d'etre for the series was seriously wounded by UCLA moving to a different conference.

That is all.

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I am with you - fuck them. Strategically though it makes sense for us to play games in LA area for recruiting purposes

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no, everything sucks

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Calimony required supposedly

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Go Bears!!!

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PRO

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Holiday gift idea for HSB: cycling socks - never used - that cost over $1,000

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/products/a-close-look-at-mark-cavendishs-pound180000-tour-de-france-setup

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seems like the largest chunk of the $180k+ setup was a very fancy watch

Though exact models vary in price, the RM 011 series watches frequently fetch between $150,000 and $180,000 (around £117,000 - £141,000) making Cav's outfit one of the most illustrious in the peloton

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there is a rule that all the bikes that the pros use must be available to the general public, ie no custom made parts or anything.

he actual bike setup is a modest $15k. i used to ride a Willer Triestina bike as well. it was great. a lesser known brand in the US, very classically Italian.

As far as cost is concerned, standard range-topping versions of the Filante SLR retail for €11,300 (around $12,191 / £10,316), but if you want the bike in the special edition Cavendish colours, you will have to cough up €13,300 ($14,350 or £11,255).

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ICYIMI: Jeremy Lin wins a championship again, this time with his brother

https://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/jeremy-lin-joseph-lin-new-taipei-kings-champions-19526078.php

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Moneyball finally comes to English football

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cjm9ep377mxo

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Rays SS Wander Franco officially charged in the Dominican Republic

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/40530027/tampa-bay-rays-ss-wander-franco-charged-sexual-abuse-sexual-exploitation-minor

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What a creep. I assume this must void his contract, or at least excuse the Rays from paying him

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DBD AV CLUB

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EA details top 100 players in NCAA 25 Football. Jaydn Ott is #25 and the only Cal player

https://www.ea.com/games/ea-sports-college-football/college-football-25/roster

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What songs are inextricably linked to a movie (for you)

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Bohemian Rhapsody

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"Where Is My Mind?" and Fight Club

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So what? So let's Dance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0X-oA2l-1E

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I think the Trainspotting soundtrack is probably my fave

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Rocky songs, Top Gun songs, Little Mermaid songs.

many others, but those are some of my favorites.

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ELSEWHERE IN COLLEGE

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Breaking news: better players get drafted https://fxtwitter.com/CFBRep/status/1810853269750559070

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Phil Knight vows to continue to put his thumb on the scale for the Ducks. I bet his estate will bless Oregon with a huge payout and then the school will slide back to Nebraska-like equilibrium over the long term https://x.com/TP4PT/status/1810846496847175833

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UofA alt helmets

https://x.com/ArizonaFBall/status/1810765872119640237

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Cal's alt-uniform helmets are the Roth helmets, plus we have the white and gold versions of the standard helmet. But what if we had a Block C Bear version?

https://calbears.com/documents/2017/6/1/17_Cal_BrandGuidelines.pdf

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I'm sure I'm very much in a small minority, but I always kinda liked the Cal script inside the bear paw too. They just needed to make it bigger.

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I love the Block C helmets.

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Incoming Duke freshman shows why the Blue Devils may still be better than the Golden Bears

https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/40522505/flagg-no-fear-approach-team-usa-scrimmage-draws-rave-reviews

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First, OK State HC Mike Gundy says he is not going to punish their star RB for DUI. Then he doubles down saying that he's done it a thousand times.

https://amp.awfulannouncing.com/college-football/mike-gundy-admits-driving-under-influence-thousand-times-ollie-gordon.html

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LUX

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Fiat

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