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  1. I thought about remaking "When Harry met Sally"...

    I thought about remaking "When Harry met Sally" in one day.
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    Or, in this case, IMDB.

    Or, in this case, IMDB.
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    That was the height of the retail careers then. ...

    That was the height of the retail careers then. That manager I brought up above told me, there were people with law degrees deferring their law careers to sell electronics. But Good Guys, Silo, and...
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    "Obsolescence obsolete".

    "Obsolescence obsolete".
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    When FX-6 design was approved - and rumors of the...

    When FX-6 design was approved - and rumors of the camera were out a year ago - the cripple hammer a la FX-9's stack for external Raw recording was still in play. Then Canon's cripple hammer was on...
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    It's referred to as soccer in the US, Canada,...

    It's referred to as soccer in the US, Canada, Australia and Jamaica, all of which have other "footballs". Say "football" and the Americans will be thinking the pointy ball.

    My favorite player...
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    1987, my first retail job. Working a video...

    1987, my first retail job. Working a video rental section in Milwaukee, with an eye toward a promotion to an actual sales job. One nice lady with a young kid, much like the one 3 minutes in, walks...
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    Appliances are thin margins, with considerable...

    Appliances are thin margins, with considerable back end. A lot like cars. It's very difficult even for big chains to give upfront discounts on appliances. Then there's delivery, where one must...
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    The 1980's were big on the two piece front...

    The 1980's were big on the two piece front projectors, large tube TV's, rear projector TV, satellite dishes, full size VHS cameras, surround sound receivers/systems, laser players, and, most of all,...
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    Maradona's career and a premature death are,...

    Maradona's career and a premature death are, sadly, not precedent setting. Brazilian Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known simply as Garrincha (Little Bird), was there before him. How good of a...
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    The global sports scene is different than the...

    The global sports scene is different than the American one. In the US, if you're a Pats fan, you love Tom Brady. But, if you're a Bills, Jets, Dolphins, Steelers, Ravens fan, you hate Tom Brady. ...
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    When I was working a semi-high-end retail in LA,...

    When I was working a semi-high-end retail in LA, we were given a bit of ass-chewing if we discounted an in-demand item. On some really hot pieces, we even hiked the price up to the suggested retail.
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    Post #163

    Post #163
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    It looks like a head unit of a two-piece video...

    It looks like a head unit of a two-piece video camera from the 1990's.
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    So, he asks, "why did Canon release a camera with...

    So, he asks, "why did Canon release a camera with such a poor thermal design?"

    The answer does not lie with the engineers. The camera was tested and retested. Canon management knew what they had.
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    People lined up for miles in Buenos Aires to pay...

    People lined up for miles in Buenos Aires to pay their final respects. Naturally, a riot broke out. Naturally, very few were wearing masks.
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    David Rubinger for Time Magazine. Soviet Jewish...

    David Rubinger for Time Magazine. Soviet Jewish immigrants (at what looks like at the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv), 1972.

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    We left the Soviet Union 42 years ago today. The...

    We left the Soviet Union 42 years ago today. The second half of 1978 and the first half of 1979 were peak years - technically speaking, 1979 let the way with 51,000 immigrants - due to the signing of...
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    Historically, brands that begin as "cheap" have a...

    Historically, brands that begin as "cheap" have a superior longevity record than brands that travel in the opposite direction. And this goes beyond the Japanese cars and the South Korean and the...
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/time-upgrade-mask-13085...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/time-upgrade-mask-130850474.html

    A piece on masks. Believe what you want.
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    A typical Soviet era photo collage of high school...

    A typical Soviet era photo collage of high school teachers that often was handed out at a year's end. This just happened to be my high school.
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    https://avatars.mds.yandex.net/get-zen_doc/1857933...

    https://avatars.mds.yandex.net/get-zen_doc/1857933/pub_5ee8f7cdc52f3a3812ddedd7_5ee929cdd16af67881add422/scale_2400

    1964 Olympics. Soviet magazine "Ogonyok" (Light). Photo by Lev Borodulin.
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    When your tractor is in a shop. 1980's. 141434

    When your tractor is in a shop. 1980's.

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    https://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/06/olympus-air-a01-...

    https://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/06/olympus-air-a01-revealed/
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    As I had mentioned, a few minutes before the...

    As I had mentioned, a few minutes before the "goal of the century", Maradona used his fist to punch the ball into the net over the onrushing England goalkeeper Peter Shilton. The announcer is...
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