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    Quote Originally Posted by The Feral Slasher View Post
    The show highlights the struggles of the American working class...no healthcare, debt, struggling to work 2 jobs, no time with family...the last episode the guy was working 70 hours a week. He had lost his house because his wife fell on some stairs and the medical bills put them into bankruptcy.....so with that background the CEOs disguise themselves to work with the plebes to apparently discover that their underpaid employees actually struggle !! Like, they had no way of knowing this before...it's just startling new information. Then to address the problem of all their employees being underpaid/owerworked, etc, the give 2 or 3 of the employees thousands of dollars to change their lives. Great ! Tears, hugging, feel good, warm fuzzies, etc. The CEO and selected workers become best friends and fade off into the sunset. Meanwhile the CEO just pretends that these 2 or 3 workers weren't representative of their employees as a whole, who are left with the same problems as before. Probably a bit exaggerated. The first few times I watched the show I thought it was pretty cool. Then at some point I a bit more about it
    The part in bold was one of the things I was thinking about in my original post. I mean what kind of crazy country do you live in where you lose your house if you trip on the stairs ? Be careful out there !
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    Cat vs Shark!!

    New stray showed up in my yard this weekend. She took exception to the Shark floating chlorinator I have in the pool.

    https://ring.com/share/612d9785-9a0f...9-f1516c9ad1ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Feral Slasher View Post
    Nothing to do now but go to spotify and listen to mastodon and radiohead

    Still enjoy Man of War. Listened to Smashing Pumpkins 1979 which I also think is exceptional, but for some reason I think Johnny doesn't approve
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyelander View Post
    Cat vs Shark!!

    New stray showed up in my yard this weekend. She took exception to the Shark floating chlorinator I have in the pool.

    https://ring.com/share/612d9785-9a0f...9-f1516c9ad1ca
    that was fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Feral Slasher View Post
    Still enjoy Man of War. Listened to Smashing Pumpkins 1979 which I also think is exceptional, but for some reason I think Johnny doesn't approve
    Ramp it up w/ some Mastodon, broseph!

    Man of War is an exceelent song. Radiohead has a pretty mixed bag, imo, but that one is top notch. I liked Smashing Punkies' first album Gish but not much after that. Edit: Cherub Rock is a badass song.
    "Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. Thatís the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system." óDr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Mastodon ranges from mega metal to sensitive prog rock a la King Crimson. Here's one closer to the latter (but since it's long enough, they get all the genres in there).

    "Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. Thatís the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system." óDr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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