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  1. I’m sure. But the first three episodes pretty much give a lay of the land that the people of these different areas had representation (if we were not to believe what we heard in 4-6 and didn’t want to take their word that the Jedi and Senate were good people). And seemed to have a voice that was heard. It appeared that their leaders cared for them and wanted peace for them. I mean, if Star Wars movies are written for people who are trying to get PhDs in Star Wars theory then I could more easily digest a discussion on why the empire may not be evil. But I think the idea behind these movies has always been based on a mass appeal to the audience, to the base, core values that beings who can think and rationalize should hold. I think Lucas himself may have referenced the book “The Hero With a Thousand Faces” as an inspiration and 4-6 certainly follow the cycle. I can appreciate how they would be in a better position to rebuild and maintain power. Thank you for that good piece of info!
  2. I would think the main reason is that there was a republic that was overthrown by an evil dictator who usurps all of the resources? Blows up cities and planets, murders people, etc. I’ll admit I did not read all the stuff on why the empire are the good guys, but those things stuck in my mind as making them not good. What I find hilarious is that we have a small band of rebels fight and win against the odds in numbers 4-6, only to do what? Become suckers who lose control of the assets and resources to allow the exact same things to happen again!!! They again are left with old crappy equipment to try and beat the big guys with all the cool stuff? Seems odd for people who can make neat spaceships that they are still pretty stupid when it comes to trust and power and governing. I have to digest and see this recent offering again. Right now I ho-hum on it, and it’s not because of how they shafted Luke or anything like that. It moved slowly for a Star Wars movie. I’m kind of over the over use of cheeky witty humor as well. I like some well placed snark or the odd comment st the right time but lately they seem to be written with too many of those. I found the “hey we have a few hours, let’s fly down to a planet where there is a casino that has a gambler with a lapel. Find that person and talk them into helping us out” thing to be a little of a stretch as well. All in all it was entertaining, offered some new things, story lines, conflicts of good vs evil, but I just didn’t like as much as some other offerings. Honestly have watched Rogue One a few more times with my young son and really appreciating that one a lot more. Maybe with time my opinion on this one will change too
  3. Always fond of Nat King Coles Christmas album and the two that Johnny Mathis put together. I know that’s not a song but those albums remind me of my childhood Christmasses. Remind me of decorating our tree (my dad would always put those records on) as we did decorating.
  4. Start golfing again. Get instruction. Find an instructor. Break 100. This is the year. It’s do those things or sell the clubs because I can be okay with being a bad golfer, but I’m not okay with being a horrible golfer anymore. I want to have fun when I play, and it’s not fun looking like a total asshat. Merry Christmas everyone!!
  5. I'm with the others. Put the cheese on top, it's there to help hold your other toppings in place. 85% is about as high as I will go too, need some fat for flavor.
  6. With so much going on, what should we talk about first? Are there any PGA Tournaments or LPGA Tournaments on the horizon that will be taking place in Florida?
  7. Interesting you bring that up, I almost drowned in Hawaii when I was 18. Got rolled by a wave, came up, blew the air out and was greeted with a crest of another wave breaking on my forehead. Tumbled me in the sandy water, I started to lose consciousness when I felt my foot touch the ground. Was able to push up and take a breath. Oddly, it was dare I say, a peaceful feeling, I don't know how to explain it. Went and rented a boogey board since waves were getting big, and went right back out in the ocean.
  8. God bless, as if this day could not get any worse, Tom Petty passed.
  9. I remember thinking that my mom would not hesitate to shoot and kill him. This was about 30 years ago, I STILL woud not mess with my mom. Yeah, that whole fireworks thing was wrong. Hope he wasn't a vet and we gave him a flashback and more PTSD......or a heart attack.
  10. 1). Let's see, when I was about nine or ten my mom and I were home alone when we heard loud banging on our front door. A woman was screaming for my mom to let her in as a man was walking up to the house as well. My mom went and got the shotgun and had me call 911. She was able to hold the shotgun at the window of the two people. The guy tried to drag her away from the door and my mom told him to stop what he was doing. He said something to the effect of "you wont shoot me" and my mom racked the slide and said she would, right through the window. It was just crazy, people banging on your door all whacked out screaming and crying. I was on phone with dispatcher and told them our address and who we were just fine. It was after the police showed up that it hit me. 2). I used to kick soccer balls against a wall in my backyard all the time, just practicing and getting better. One night I was sitting home alone in our living room watching tv. The couch is up against the wall that separates home from backyard. The wall has three very large sliding glass windows right behind couch. WHAM!! Something black and white hits the window really hard and amazingly does not shatter it. I saw black and white so instantly think someone is in my backyard and threw a soccer ball at window to break in. My legs turned into spaghetti for about what was probably 3 or 4 seconds but felt a heck longer. Actually I froze at first and was telling myself in my mind to get up and run and my legs would just not cooperate. I did eventually. When I realized that nothing else was happening I went back to window and looked out to see what was a black and white cat in the backyard. Apparently the stupid cat tried to jump into our home through the window without realizing there was in fact a window. 3). This is a bad story, and we as kids did a bad thing where thankfully no one got hurt or died. So once upon a time I was a 12 or 13 year old boy with friends that age. I was staying the night at my friends place in Las Vegas, I used to bike the 3 miles to his house. Well he had some fireworks still and we decided to go play with them. One of the things we thought would be fun to do was to shoot a rocket off of the overpass bridge on 95. It was late at night. We set the firework up, lit it and backed up. Then we noticed a car coming down, it was sheer horror as we watched this rocket take off like a heat seeking missile right at the car. It was a direct hit, the rocket hit the cars windshield, the car swerved and thankfully did not crash. We ran as fast as we could back to my friends house. I felt horrible even though was not my idea and i was not the one to light the fuse. We got lucky, but that was scary, we really could have killed someone that night.
  11. I never knew, wow, so glad to hear you are okay.
  12. Not sure you can, one of those things that takes time. If its inflammation related and you had some extra Prednazone (anti inflamatory steroid) l'd say to take two a few hours before you play but that would be bad advice. Rest and what you are doing are probably the best thing you can do and see how you feel Sunday. Hoping for the best.
  13. I have played with "That Guy" a few times, matter of fact I started a thread about one of them and etiquette a while back. That Guy is everywhere like Guy Faux! The only "club" I belonged too was a health club that had a real "That Guy" who used to love just hanging out in the men's locker room. Stark naked, trying to hold lengthy conversations with anyone he could corner, and not so subtly trying to get you to look at his rather small package. I honestly think he spent more time naked in the lockers than he did working out.
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