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Congrats to Nam for getting married

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Fun wedding. It was great to see Kodiak and Mrs Kod.

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congrats!!

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ELSEWHERE IN COLLEGE

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Oregon State crushes CU 42-9, gaining over 6 yards per rush and over 9 yards per pass. OSU's defense also strangled the Buff's offense. Cal's loss looks even worse now.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/matchup?gameId=401404020

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A 4-win season looks more and more likely...

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4? Furd is improving. We are regressing BIG time. 3 wins much more likely than 4 IMO

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We’re probably lucky we got U of A when we did, too.

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3-9 is very much still on the table, given this O-line and the schedule.

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I'll believe it when I see it.

Otherwise, it's "Doom" to say so.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

Hate to say it, but the losses at Arizona in ‘21, and at Colorado last week, are absolutely dreadful…a school with a reputable football program talks of terminating a coach. But at Cal, they get an extension.

Regardless, those two are worse than any loss Sonny, Tedford, Gilby, Mooch, or Snyder ever incurred, no?

Now you got arguably the best team in the P12 coming in? Dark times for the football program indeed.

DOOOOOOOMMMMMM

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I cant say I've experienced a loss worse than Colorado this year. Granted, I've only been following since the early 2000's when I attended..

The 2012 opening season loss to a mediocre post-Kaepernick Nevada was pretty bad though (that was the Memorial Stadium relaunch, with Maynard benched this first quarter as punishment for missing a tutoring session), in that sad final Tedford season. But at least it set the tone early!

Wilcox's teams are uniquely frustrating and at this point will just be scrapping to keep scores respectable, in Year 6 of building a program in which he should now be nearing his peak.

I will grant him that the primary reason right now is the offensive line. The most important position group for this team is by far its weakest. Not much you can do about that in-season (or maybe there is?), but he's the head coach and its a product of the last 6 years. And, I'm no brilliant football mind, but my gut says that we are simply losing to teams that are better coached.

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Nothing (NOTHING) will ever be worse to me than Gilby's 61-0 to SC in 1994.

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I remember that game too. A thorough and complete beat down. But, I don’t think we were “expected” to win. The loses to Arizona and Colorado are especially noxious to me because we were expected to win. Colorado was especially bad.

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Oomph, ya that was deflating.

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Flat-out embarrassing.

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There was a COVID excuse for Arizona '21. There are no excuses this time. We're losing because of how poorly formed the roster is.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

Respectfully, sy, and I know I’m in the minority here, but I don’t think the COVID absences excuse away the Arizona loss. That Wildcats team was awful…even with the outbreak, Cal’s lack of a competent backup QB, a trend under Wilcox, was the real culprit. Plenty of schools in the country have a capable backup QB that can at least run the offense. Cal does not, as Glover could barely complete a pass.

I understand people giving Wilcox a pass, but personally that’s when I lost all faith in this staff. A healthy football program wins that game ugly. This program is not healthy.

That said - if he can hit on the next OC and produce even an average offense, this program can turn for the better rather quick. Hopefully he can.

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Agreed. In 2019 I could understand and sympathize with the struggles of a third-string, true freshman QB starting his first game on the road against an 11-win Utah team. But a grad transfer backup QB playing like that against a team riding a 20-game losing streak is unacceptable. Worse yet, the RB corps was intact and yet Musgrave kept insisting on having Glover slinging incompletions all over the field.

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Totally agree. Dude it is eminently foreseeable that the starting QB will go down at some point. How was our back up THAT BAD?!?! He could not complete a forward pass, was amazing

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

Yep, exactly and that was my point last year when we lost. If Garbers missed a game due to a sprain ankle or a concussion, which are totally possible, how is it our backup QB, who was a grad transfer be that bad.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

Exactly!!

And in the pandemic era, after the team already had major absences in 2020? Plus, you know, the City of Berkeley - Wilcox was very aware of the potential for issues, or at least he should have been.

It showed just a concerning lack of preparation for such a contingency on the part of the coaching staff. And if, at the end of the day, Glover is just not a Power 5 caliber QB (as is the case - he’s currently with his 4th school as backup for Memphis), then that’s also on the staff.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

Yep, I didn’t buy the Covid excuse for the Arizona loss and I still do not. That was a historically awful Arizona team and we should have been able to at least grind out an ugly win. Take out Covid and say Garbers misses that game due to an ankle sprain and we still lose.

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I dunno man, something like half the roster was out with COVID. It's a valid excuse.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

I understand. Again, plenty will give him a pass.

But that Arizona team was horrid…definitely worse than this Colorado squad - the Buffs record and poor counting stats are in part due to playing just a brutal schedule (TCU, at Minn, Air Force, UCLA, at Or State). And Cal’s performance in the desert made their Cheez-It bowl effort look good. Tedford wins that game by 2 scores, even with the absences and backup QB.

I just can’t get past the backup QB thing…THAT was the true culprit. To have your QB2 be THAT unprepared to see meaningful action is a major, major red flag. And to see Musgrave continue to try and run his normal offense? Please…

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I think we'll hang with Oregon for awhile until our defense gets gassed. I know we don't have much blocking so offensive performance likely will not be good.

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There's always the chance that Bo Nix has one of his patented 50% completion days with a couple interceptions sprinkled in. That would certainly work in our favor.

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But are his 50% completion and INT games when the D harasses him and makes him rush? Cause if so he's going to complete 90% on Sat.

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In a world devoid of color or joy, Fire Starkey can still find solace in that A&M lost to South Carolina and now has a losing record. A&M was down 17-0 within 5:09 into the game. After a set of curious decisions to either go-for-it or kick a field goal by both teams, A&M's hail mary failed after their successful onside kick.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/playbyplay/_/gameId/401403925

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its so delicious. Only thing that went right for me this weekend, sports wise

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aTm is providing all the schadenfreude I can handle

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The one school with a worse buy out for their under achieving head coach than Cal

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Jack Plummer nearly had as many TD passes against Washington (3) as Adrian Martinez has had all year (4). Then again, K-State is 5-2.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/4361182/adrian-martinez

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Those might be the worst college football uniforms I have ever seen

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Okay, so what happened to Oregon's school colors? Green and yellow? Shouldn't their uniforms have to include at least one of those as the primary? Black and pink will not help you identify which team you're watching.

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The uniforms had accents and trim in green.

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Sure they did.

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Breast Cancer unis.

But, even apart from the pink, the whole wing theme has always been nauseating. Do better Oregon.

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What will they wear in Berkeley next week?

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They will be wearing our blood

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Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?

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Absolutely hideous unis.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

I was rooting for UCLA, don't tell GEAT.

My thinking is UCLA success, since it is "The Number 1 Public University," makes our case that academic reputation and a competitive football program are not inversely related.

Oregon made a clear statement that they were the best team at Autzen, that day.

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There's no reason Cal can't have athletics like UCLA, other than the fact that the Berkeley administration has never cared about having them.

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EXACTLY!

We could have a dream team of coaches and little would change so long as this is the prevailing administration philosophy.

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Jayden Daniels outduels Jaxson Dart as LSU beats Ole Miss 45-20

https://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore/_/gameId/401403923

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Matchup of two 2021 PAC 12 starting quarterbacks on CBS’ National SEC broadcast…the transfer portal era is just nutty.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

It feels like USC was a factory for transfer QBs throughout the Helton era. Everywhere you looked there was a former Trojan playing QB for some random east coast team.

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One of Helton's real skills was finding decent QBs, having them get injured behind a porous offensive line, and then somehow making them worse or leaving them on the bench through recovery. I suppose he only ruined Max Brown's confidence rather than also getting him injured.

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Kicking is winning. Stanfurd's uses five field goals to come from behind and beat ASU 15-14.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=401404018

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Iowa's offense outscored by Ohio State's defense. Also outscored by Iowa's defense. Ohio State's CJ Stroud threw twice as many TDs in the second half of the game than Iowa's Spencer Petras has thrown all season.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401405119

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Cals offense could always be worse, it could be Iowas.

I think the NCAA should grant a waiver to Cal and Iowa so that Cal and Iowa can play each other in a bowl game to settle, preferably the Cheez It Bowl Part 2.

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I went for a walk yesterday afternoon and saw a woman wearing a Chico State jacket. She was not to be confused with a certain QB with a Chico connection who was in town and lost to the Commanders.

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Many in the news picked up on the theme of both old guys losing yesterday.

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So, given the supply chain issues, should we tear down our own goalposts?

Just sayin.'

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34863098/how-tennessee-grounds-crew-got-neyland-stadium-field-ready-historic-upset-alabama

Tearing down Furd's? Maybe, since that has special meaning, if only to get the "this-why-we-can't-have-nice-things" looks and measures form the "white hats."

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I just ordered another 24 Its-Its from Groupon for I think $15. Gotta go pick them up and then stop by Farolito for a burrito.

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You can buy them by the case at Costco.

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But it's mixed isn't it? I can choose just mint and chocolate.

Speaking of Costco, IBC root beer is available by the case. I bought 2 and am thinking of getting more. They also have the glass martinelli small apple shaped juice bottles.

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Ukraine/Russia

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Russia claims that Ukraine is getting ready to [checks notes]... bomb itself with a dirty bomb or a low-yield nuclear bomb.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/24/russia-dirty-bomb-moscow-wmd-forces-00063115

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Russia is shameless. Utterly without any sense of shame or moral restraint.

Having said that, I have increasing doubts about Putin's willingness to use tactical nuclear weapons. I realize that this is counter-intuitive to what I said in my first sentence, but I believe that Putin is practicing brinksmanship.

I think Putin knows that he will have lost the war if he uses tactical nuclear weapons. He will absolutely keep throwing soldiers (no matter how poorly trained) at the Ukrainian conflict in expectation that the United States and its Western allies will cave in the face of mounting deaths.

It's on the US and western allies to pursue a dogged course of pushing Russia out of Ukraine. If the US and western allies can help Ukraine strangle Russia's assault throughout the upcoming winter, all the better. It's probably the best possible scenario. There's been so much histrionics in the press it's hard to tell if that would be a fruitful path to ending the conflict or simply end up dragging it out for years.

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United States and its Western allies will cave in the face of mounting deaths.

Are there numbers on how many Ukrainian soldiers are dying compared to Russian soldiers? Or do you mean the citizens?

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I somehow doubt your assertion. If that's the operative principle for action in the face of a vulgar attempt by Putin to overrun Ukraine, then we are really and truly fucked.

Having said that, I haven't seen any solid numbers reported.

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I believe he was quoting your assertion about caving in the face of mounting deaths, followed by his questions.

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Correct, I was quoting FS and then asking about which deaths he meant. I wasn't very clear.

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Block Text option would be useful.

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If you haven't seen it, there is a POV video of a Russian pilot ejecting from an SU-25. Crazy stuff.

https://twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1584202556124774400

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UK

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This was after Boris Johnson withdrew his nomination for the job. This sparked jokes about BoJo - who has fathered 7 children - finally learning to pull out.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/23/world/boris-johnson-will-not-contest-conservative-party-int

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Incidentally that arrogant arse really thought he could get the parliamentary party to back him again in part because he really truly believes the 2019 general election was a personal mandate.

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I was entertained by people suggesting that journalists ask him if the number of MPs actually supporting him was more or less than the number of children he actually has. Because it's 7 children _that we know of_

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Yes. At least seven children. Nobody knows the real number (maybe not even Boris).

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I didn’t realize that Boris was a deadbeat dad.

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a compulsive shagger and serial adulterer. Apparently he's good at finding women who think "I can fix him" in regards to his behavior when they should be thinking "fixed" like a trip to the vet.

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Hey! Where's our Rishi?

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An under-rated or below-the-radar action movie

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John Carter. Did terrible in the theaters due to weird marketing/dumb movie name, but I thought it was pretty good

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Eh, I wanted to like it, but I didn't think it really worked- some good spots, but not overall working.

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Cool world-building, terrible story structure.

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I agree. I liked it and was hoping for a sequel or franchise but it bombed.

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Scott Pilgrim

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The Long Kiss Goodnight. I rewatched a few months ago. Not as good as my 2001 memory, but still a good Geena Davis-Samuel L Jackson flick.

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I agree. I loved that movie when it first came out and recently watched it again. Not as good as I remember or it hasn’t aged as well but still a good action movie with great performances.

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Oct 25, 2022·edited Oct 25, 2022

I bought it when I lived in Japan (2001~2002). And I learned that subtitles are not always good (both directions).

The scene when they’re driving and SMJ sees the busty woman jogging and almost drives them off the road: after Geena gives him crap, he says, “you see her coming round the corner, ya still got time to comb your hair.” Which made me laugh. My friend didn’t, so I rewound. In Japanese the subtitle was “she has big boobs”.

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension. Where else do you get a movie about a race car driver/rock star/scientist/brain surgeon involving a secret alien invasion, with Peter Weller, John Lithgow and Jeff Goldblum all in the same movie?

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The Last Boy Scout

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Edge of Tomorrow

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I added that movie to my Netflix queue on a whim and it wound up being one my favorite sci fi action movies ever.

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Dark City, great late 90s sci fi movie.

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Gunpowder Milkshake on netflix. Karen Gillan and Lena Hedey. Shoot everyone and everything.

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I enjoyed it, I was hoping they would make a sequel. Visuals were great and action was fun. It reminded me a bit of Sucker Punch but better.

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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New Yorkers welcome Ted Cruz in the traditional Yankee manner

https://twitter.com/WUTangKids/status/1584371182492524544

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Justice Clarence Thomas temporarily halts subpeen vs. Lindsey Graham

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/24/clarence-thomas-graham-subpoena-grand-jury-00063161

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of course he does, the odious jerk

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Democracy literally crumbles a little as 20 of the more liberal members of Congress let Biden know they don't have unlimited support for Ukraine. Jayapal, Blumenauer, Bush, Garcia, Grijalva, Jacobs, Khanna, Lee, Omar, Pressley, Jackson Lee, Pocan, Velazquez, Moore, Clarke, Johnson, Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, Jones, DeFazio, Bowman, Newman, Adams, PIngree, Raskin, Watson Coleman, Takano, Carson, Payne, DeSaulnier.

https://progressives.house.gov/_cache/files/5/5/5523c5cc-4028-4c46-8ee1-b56c7101c764/B7B3674EFB12D933EA4A2B97C7405DD4.10-24-22-cpc-letter-for-diplomacy-on-russia-ukraine-conflict.pdf

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I share DCT's perspective, here. Neither Ukrainian sovereignty nor its agency is undermined by this letter. The underlying principle to the sentiments expressed is pursuing diplomatic action in support of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.

This is how I want to see the US government proceed in this situation. Pursue diplomatic solutions if it brings about a quicker peace and hastens the Russian departure from the Ukraine. It will also have benefits that will reverberate around the world.

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I don't read that as "democracy crumbling a little" in the slightest. It's a responsible suggestion from the people whose job is to make money available for Ukrainian aid, and, if I were to be somewhat cynical, also provides an opening to have Russia be seen to refuse to engage seriously with negotiations again, thereby reinforcing who the assholes are here.

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Incoming nut-job quotes coming. Bob Woodard releases his audio tapes of his Trump interviews.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bob-woodward-on-donald-trump-he-is-a-threat-to-democracy/

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Pelosi: Trump isn't ‘man enough’ to testify after Jan. 6 subpoena

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/23/pelosi-trump-subpoena-00063050

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SHE BLINDED ME WITH...

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Cannabinoids may help prevent colorectal cancer. No, I'm not blowing smoke up your ass.

https://themarijuanaherald.com/2022/10/cannabinoids-have-toxic-effect-on-colon-polyps-says-new-study/

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well, edibles do eventually emerge from the other end, I assume

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Arnie

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I didn't vote for him but I'm pretty pleased with the fact that his autograph is on my diploma.

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Better that than George Deukmejian.

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Enjoyed going to Planet Hollywood back in the day. Arnie, Sly, Willis.

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Sly

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PRO

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One Argentinian soccer fan and his grandpa have a nice family tradition of attending matches together. There's one catch.

https://bolavip.com/en/soccer/argentina-fan-takes-grandfathers-skull-to-championship-match-20221024-0010.html

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Tim Apple doesn't know how to wave a race flag

https://twitter.com/cjzero/status/1584286155440238592

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Looks like he's trying to compete with Zuckerberg to see who can be the least human-like.

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Sort of a general wafting of the flag

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022Author

Looks like somebody likes horseracing

https://twitter.com/HeavenPuppies/status/1581061521207005185

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This got away from the 9ers fast. KC can still do that to people.

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Phillies vs. Asterisks in World Series

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It will be interesting to see if the Phillies pitching can keep this close. The Astros have been consistently playing better than whomever they are playing, by whatever means and whatever amount necessary. And Dusty Baker still knows what he's doing.

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Warriors nearly waste explosive second quarter in 130-125 win over Kings

https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2022/10/23/23419877/warriors-kings-steph-curry-andrew-wiggins-deaaron-fox-jordan-poole-james-wiseman

The Golden State Warriors welcomed the Sacramento Kings and former Dubs assistant coach Mike Brown back to the Chase Center. Brown, who became the Kings head coach earlier this year, was presented with his championship ring for his contribution to the Dubs championship run last season before the game. That was as good as it got for Brown on Sunday night as the Warriors defeated Sacramento 130-125.

Andrew Wiggins was hot early, scoring seven of the Warriors first 10 points en route to an early 10-0 lead. However, the Kings quickly capitalized on a turnover and a stretch of empty possessions to pull within a bucket. Two things were apparent early: both teams were ready to play on offense, while the defensive effort seemed to look a lot like the preseason.

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Final score: Raiders 38, Texans 20

https://www.silverandblackpride.com/2022/10/23/23411822/final-score-raiders-38-texans-20-week-7

It wasn’t very pretty, but the Las Vegas Raiders came out of the bye the right way, beating Houston Texans on Sunday 38-20. Let’s take a look at the key aspects of the game:

Records:

The Raiders are 2-4. The Texans are 1-4-1.

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CAL

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This was the best part of the UW game

https://twitter.com/nocontextcfb/status/1584024856198230017

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@Boomtho with the intro

https://twitter.com/CalMBBall/status/1584271442002051072

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Saw him in the Stadium Club at halftime.

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Marshawn called out the fans, but you know what, if you consistently put out a crap team what do you expect? I do recall how wild Memorial was for the games when Marshawn was there, but man we are so far from having anything remotely as exciting and fun to watch as that. It just makes me sad and angry to watch Cal games this year!

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also, night games blow. and blow hard. I would rather us not put it on TV than have a game that starts after 5PM.

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I'm happy he called it out.

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I totally get it, but still, if more people showed up we wouldn’t suck any less

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But watching the product on the field is only part of the experience. Other draws include hanging out with friends, enjoying the atmosphere, pre-game tailgating, seeing events like Forsett and Lynch getting inducted into the HoF. If I'm attending games in person I'd rather watch an okay team that sells out every game and has an electric atmosphere than a great team in a 50% full stadium (e.g. the mausoleum across the bay during peak Shaw).

We may not be able to field a good football team, but there are plenty of things that can be done to try to build an enjoyable atmosphere that will put butts in the seats (not that the AD seems to be putting much effort into that, though...).

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I don’t disagree, but there is a threshold of non-crappy play the team needs to meet to make the above true, and we are not meeting it

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We were really glad we attended - unhappy with the loss (obviously) but happy to be there.

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Saw that just before I headed to bed. Good to fall asleep to that.

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Yeah, but their dorm rooms are probably still a mess

https://www.popsci.com/technology/laundry-folding-robot/

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At point do humans' muscles completely atrophy, sort of like depicted in Wall-E?

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Go Bears!!!

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[RUGBY] Bears Win Tournament On Treasure Island

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/23/rugby-bears-win-tournament-on-treasure-island.aspx

SAN FRANCISCO – California rugby takes home its second tournament title of the fall sevens season after day two of the West Coast Collegiate Sevens on Treasure Island. The program previously won the WCC7s at Cal Poly on Oct. 8.

Both of Cal's sides – Cal I and Cal II, which is a developmental side of the program – competed in quarterfinal matches today after sweeping their respective pools on day one.

Cal I faced SDSU and handed them a 35-0 to open the second day of competition. Kealan O'Connell found the tryzone just thirty seconds into the match, continuing Cal's pattern of early scoring that was consistent throughout the weekend. O'Connell also went 5-for-5 on conversions in the match.

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[MTEN] Jackson Marches Into ITA Super Regional Final

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/23/mens-tennis-jackson-marches-into-ita-super-regional-final.aspx

STANFORD, Calif. – Cal men's tennis junior Ryder Jackson won his Sunday singles semifinal to advance to Monday's final at the ITA Northwest Super Regional Championships and to qualify for the ITA National Fall Championships in November.

Jackson defeated Pacific's Ran Amar 6-1, 6-2, at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Center. A potential All-Cal final was scuttled in the other semifinal, as Golden Bear sophomore Carl Emil Overbeck fell to Stanford's top-seeded Nishesh Basavareddy, 6-3, 6-1.

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[MSOC] Cal Earns 2-2 Draw At SDSU

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/23/mens-soccer-cal-earns-2-2-draw-at-sdsu.aspx

SAN DIEGO – Fahmi Ibrahim scored his team-high sixth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 87th minute, and the Cal men's soccer team came away with a point after a 2-2 draw on Sunday afternoon at San Diego State.

The Golden Bears have a 3-6-5 record (1-4-2 in the Pac-12), while SDSU is 5-7-3 (1-4-2 Pac-12).

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[FH] Bears Play Stellar Defense But Come Up Short

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/23/field-hockey-bears-play-stellar-defense-but-come-up-short.aspx

BERKELEY – The Cal women's field hockey team had another stellar defensive day. However, the Golden Bears came up short as No. 17 James Madison came away with the 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Underhill Field.

Statistically, the game looked very one-sided with the Dukes (10-6) outshooting the Bears (4-9) 17-2. In reality, most of those shots came on second and third attempts inside the circle, and Cal's defense was up to the task.

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[WSOC] Cal Dominates In Tie Versus Oregon

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/23/womens-soccer-cal-ties-oregon-on-late-roy-pk.aspx

EUGENE, Ore. – Keely Roy scored on an 83rd-minute penalty kick to give the California women's soccer team a 1-1 tie with Oregon on Sunday on Papé Field.

The Golden Bears' record stands at 9-4-4 (4-3-1 in the Pac-12), while the Ducks are 4-6-6 (2-4-2 Pac-12).

Cal dominated the game in shots (24-5), corner kicks (14-2) and possession but needed the late equalizer after Oregon's Kess Elmore scored in the fourth minute. The Bears outshot the Ducks 10-1 in the first half and 14-4 in the final 45 minutes, but Oregon goalkeeper Leah Freeman made seven saves to keep Cal at bay for most of the match.

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[WGOLF] Bears Wrap Up Play At Stanford Intercollegiate

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/23/womens-golf-bears-wrap-up-play-at-stanford-intercollegiate.aspx

STANFORD – The Cal women's golf team wrapped up play in the Stanford Intercollegiate in 16th place on Sunday.

The Bears had their best round of the tournament, shooting 9-over as a team and finishing 31-over for the weekend. Only three of the 19 teams in the field went under par.

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[MWP] No. 2 Bears Roll Past No. 19 GW On Senior Day

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/22/mens-water-polo-no-2-bears-roll-past-no-19-george-washington-on-senior-day.aspx

BERKELEY - The No. 2 California men's water polo team held No. 19 George Washington scoreless for the final 10:51 of the contest, defeating the Colonials 24-10 Saturday afternoon at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

The Bears (15-1) got out to a comfortable lead early in the game, heading into halftime with a 12-6 advantage. Sophomore Roberta Valera scored four goals and added one assist for five points in the game.

Valera snapped a four-goal Colonials streak late in the third quarter, and the Bears would go on to score nine more in a row to close out the match. Thirteen different players scored for Cal in the contest.

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TIL: GW even has athletic facilities. Apparently, they've got facilities in Foxhall (next to Berkley [sic] and beyond Georgetown.

https://gwsports.com/sports/2018/7/23/facilities-gewa-tennis-swim-center-html.aspx

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I used to drive by that all time when I would use Foxhall road for commuting purposes... and yet if you'd asked me I'd probably have assumed it was for Georgetown.

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I've never ridden it but there's a shuttle that goes from the Foggy Bottom main campus up to the other campus. A friend knew some of the softball players years ago and would go up to watch some of the games.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

[MBB/HOF] Bill McClintock Inducted Into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/22/mens-basketball-bill-mcclintock-inducted-into-cal-athletic-hall-of-fame.aspx

BERKELEY – California men's basketball alumnus Bill McClintock was inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame during a gala at Pauley Ballroom on Friday night.

A forward for the Golden Bears, McClintock was a member of Cal's 1959 NCAA championship squad and the 1960 NCAA runner-up team. He totaled eight points in the Bears' 71-70 victory over West Virginia in the '59 title game and started for Cal the following season. A two-time all-conference selection, he earned honorable mention All-America honors as a junior and third-team All-America recognition as a senior. McClintock received the Nibs Price Award as Cal's MVP in 1960-61 and the team's Most Inspirational Award in 1959-60. He finished his career with 740 rebounds (8.8 rpg), which ranked second in school history at the time (now 10th). He also ranks 11th on Cal's season rebounding list with 289 from 1959-60 (10.6 rebounds per game) and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds at UCLA in 1961. As a senior, he led the Bears in scoring (15.0 points per game) and rebounding (10.6 RPG).

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Does he have any eligibility left?

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[VB] Bears Take Set Before Falling To Trojans

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/21/volleyball-bears-find-new-energy-take-set-from-powerhouse-trojans.aspx

BERKELEY – California volleyball (7-12, 0-9 Pac-12) returned to Haas Pavilion on Friday night after two weeks on the road, hosting the surging USC Trojans (16-4, 8-1), who entered the weekend as one of the nation's leading offensive teams. The Bears kept things competitive and clinched their first Pac-12 set in nearly a month before falling 3-1 to the Trojans.

As part of Cal's Pride Night, the Bears donated a portion of each ticket sold to Friday night's match to the LGBTQ Center in Oakland.

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[VB] Bears Close Out Weekend Against UCLA

https://calbears.com/news/2022/10/23/volleyball-bears-close-out-weekend-against-ucla.aspx

BERKELEY – California volleyball (7-13, 0-10 Pac-12) closed out their final home weekend in October on Sunday with an early-afternoon matchup against UCLA (10-9, 4-6), hoping to build off of their improved play on Friday with a victory against the Bruins. Ultimately, it was the latter who found themselves in the win column at the end of the day, out-performing the Bears on both offense and defense in a 3-0 sweep.

Although junior Lydia Grote started off the match with two straight kills, the Bruins quickly seized control of the set by posting a pair of scoring runs worth five and four points, respectively, to go up by six. Cal accumulated points at a steady pace throughout the rest of the set, aided by freshman Mikayla Hayden and senior Sydney Lilomaiava, who posted two blocks apiece; however, UCLA kept pace to stay ahead, eventually clinching the first set 25-19.

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There's win, tie, lose, and then there's "they closed out the weekend". Cal is 0-10 in Pac-12 play.

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DBD AV CLUB

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watched the first 3 eps of Shantaram on ATV+. Started off a bit wobbly, but is intriguing.

Also S2 of Acapulco has started well.

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I like Charlie Hunnam from Guy Ritchie’s The Gentleman. It’s on my list

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Sonos

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i have had a Sonos Connect for a long time to get some non-wifi stuff hooked up to my sounds system around the house. the Connect is connected to a Peachtree Amp and a nice set of Focal bookshelf speakers in the living room.

just ordered a Port to replace it. also ordered an Amp to drive a pair of wired outdoor speakers.

overall happy w/ Sonos, but not sure what setups other people have.

we also have Playbar and Sub for family room TV

the Amp is backordered till Nov so it will be a bit before i can report on it

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we have an older Sonos5 in the kitchen, which is at the point of using a dedicated control app that's not being given new capabilities for some reason? All I remember is that Sonos was simply going to cut support for that generation of speaker and people lost their minds. Otherwise the daughters and I use headphones (AirPods for them, Grado Labs or airpods for me)

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I like Sonos and have a bunch of them. The 3, 5, and 3 1’s plus the Beam.

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I have 5 Sonos 1's around the house and they're fine but I don't love them. They have more connection and sync issues than I'd like.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

Was working on the computer Friday and Saturday nights, and Showtime showed some horror flicks that I watched…I’m not a horror buff by any means…

Friday: Wrong Turn (2021 version) - interesting premise, could have been executed (no pun intended) much better. Gory and violent, but at the end of the day, felt underwhelmed.

Saturday: X (2022) - This one was fascinating, and actually received some critical acclaim following a screening at the South x Southwest Film Festival. Set in rural Texas in 1979, there’s definitely some Texas Chainsaw Massacre-vibes, and it offers an interesting, grainy look into the world of porn as seen in the horror flick. A decent film, with plenty of gore.

These two were definitely NOT good for the whole family, though neither is watching Musgrave’s Cal offense, so I guess there’s that…

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I believe they released a prequel to X called Pearl.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

I read that - Ti West wrote an origin prequel? I’ll check that out…surprised how much I enjoyed it.

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Saw Tar yesterday. Best new release I've seen so far this year. Cate Blanchett is brilliant, one of a handful of actresses who could have carried a film of that magnitude.

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Oct 24, 2022·edited Oct 24, 2022

I’m in South Lake Tahoe (State Line) for work for the week with my wife and kids.

Any recommendations? My kids are 2 and 5.

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Heavenly tram to the top for the view? They're probably too small to do the alpine slide but there's good trails to check out. Also probably too cold to do the South Lake Tahoe beach.

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The MS Dixie is a classic. I think there are different tours for various areas of the lake.

If you're looking for an easy hike, Eagle Rock gets you 200 ft above the lake for some nice views in a short amount of time.

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