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There is a local dance studio that has the most annoying to me commercials.
I told my wife that if we won the big jackpot I would buy the local ABC station and fire the staff that approved/aired the spots.

Turns out I can spend that dough somewhere else...



the owner of the dance studio is being charged with embezzlement!! Too bad, so sad, buh-bye!
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Speaking of annoying commercials...

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that this annoying Peter freakin Pan character is going to a School Reunion?
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Yea, we used to have a local car dealership like that.Very annoying commercials and they had the one way tire shredders on the parking lot. Once you went on the lot you were trapped until they were willing to let you out. They went down for not paying taxes.

When I was looking for my El Camino I went there because the had an Elky listed. When I showed up they wanted my car keys which I told them a flat NO way. I looked at the POS Elky that had bad rust, a slipping transmission, it pulled to the left real bad when I hit the brakes, the tires were shot and it overheated on a 3 mile test drive. They wanted crazy money for it. I tried to leave and you have to run a gauntlet of salesmen each saying what will it take t get you in that car. I offered 50 bucks. Then on to the next guy. Same deal, only my price dropped to 25 bucks. They finally let me out and then had the balls to tell me to never come back! Like there was any chance of that.
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Oddly enough, the Geico commercials don't annoy me.

There is a dealership in Flint that always touts that they stand behind the UAW and they have ALL American vehicles on their lot. The husband used to be Mayor and was crooked as anything. I will never buy anything from there.
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I seldom watch TV so we don't see commercials.
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I bought two cars from an AMC dealership that was borrowing money from AMC for the new cars he had on the lot and got his loans called in when Chrysler bought AMC. Because the cars weren't worth the loan values, ie depreciation, they sent him to jail for it. it's not just the dealers that are crooked. Know that's what happened because the Chrysler lawyers contacted me. They were telling me that I not only had to give the car back but had pay depreciation because I didn't actually own the car. Only by producing copies of my paperwork showing I transferred the title from AMC to me as a bill of sale was i able to keep them from taking it or any of my money.
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Weekend!!!!
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I'm bummed that this work-cation is coming to an end. I don't want to leave this place.

Well, on the bright side, I completely nailed (bad pun) my to-do list this trip. Our house is really looking like it's almost finished. Just in time, too!
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Good morning. Today is 'kickoff' for First Robotics.... Anyone else involved with a HS team?
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Was this you last trip before retirement Jim? Only a few months now right?
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Morning all.

The Autocross is canceled for tomorrow. The low is 19 tonight and the high is 32 tomorrow. I can't get my engine to ever get warm enough in COLD weather. Plus being out in the cold just sucks the fun out of an Autocross.
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Oh noooo...Think I am going blind. Look outside and there is hardly any color, everything is going white! Maybe I'm dying, it feels so cold?
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Was this you last trip before retirement Jim? Only a few months now right?
Yep, unless my wife gets cold feet about making the switch to fixed income. She was telling me last night she was nervous about that, even though we've been number crunching together for over a year, with the numbers looking very doable.
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Oh noooo...Think I am going blind. Look outside and there is hardly any color, everything is going white! Maybe I'm dying, it feels so cold?
Please keep that **** in OK, ok?
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I entered a contest with a local rock station to have a band come visit you at work whilst they are in Flint. The band is POP EVIL from the West side of MI and are really starting to hit it big. Their song is in the newest Dodge Ram truck commercial.

I doubt I'll be selected but you never know. I suggested they bring guitars and we can jam.

and if the drummer has an unfortunate accident they might need a fill in for the upcoming shows.
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Yep, unless my wife gets cold feet about making the switch to fixed income. She was telling me last night she was nervous about that, even though we've been number crunching together for over a year, with the numbers looking very doable.
Can she find something part time in CA. Still brings in some money but you get to love the retired life!
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Okay, awake now. Colourful and warm inside, must be the weather.

The double chocolate donut and coffee from dunkin donuts woke me up.
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We had some white fluffy crap but less than 2 inches. Likely less than one and it did not stick to the roads at all.
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