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Guys, I have nothing. My inspirational well is dry right now.

I have a million things racing through my head and I’m exhausted.

I miss having three therapists.Right now I don’t even have one. I should probably change that. And for some reason, my space bar is acting up RIGHT NOW.

There really is nothing hockey related going on right now. I don’t feel like talking about this season- past, present, or a maybe-future- because to me it’s all over. I had some optimism that it could continue until I was reminded on Sunday that the players haven’t officially voted on the NHL plan to resume play. It feels like a lost season and I’m also somewhere out in the weeds with it. Or maybe I’m up a tree or in a pitcher of water. Something like that.

I could talk about which hockey players/ teams/ associations have come out with statements about current events but I just don’t feel like doing that. It’s not a time to praise and pat groups of mostly white guys on the back for being sensitive enough to put forth a statement while continuing to not use their platforms for real change. Honestly, I feel the same about myself and I have no real platform, just thoughts, feelings, and a lack of knowledge about how to help.

So, I call on you all to come up with ways to entertain us, to distract, to find those moments of joy, and to make us all laugh.

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The London Bear
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So, I call on you all to come up with ways to entertain us, to distract, to find those moments of joy, and to make us all laugh.

OK. Distraction. When it comes to immersing myself in a completely different world for hours on end, I’ve always found videogames do the trick. Music comes second, but I just can’t lose myself in it for as long in one stretch as I can with a good game.

Make ya laugh? Hmm. We were playing a quiz game the other morning.
Q: Who was the first world leader to have their own YouTube channel?

Leah: *thinks* … “Abraham Lincoln?”

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

“Beard trimming tips with Uncle Abe”

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I’d watch that!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

This year is infuriating and terrifying. We’ve had issues between law enforcement & minorities before, and we’ve had protests devolve into looting & riots before, but we haven’t had this in multiple cities since I was a child. But we haven’t previously had a nationwide network of provocateurs stirring the pot.
And the White House’s response is insane – literally everyone in America learned from the Vietnam protests, civil rights movement & race riots of the 60s & 70s that heavy-handed responses are a bigger problem than the civil unrest – except the orange-faced menace. The motherfucker tried to get around posse comitatus yesterday. (the law that says the federal government cannot apply military forces domestically).
Is he just stupid? Racist? Being manipulated by Putin? Trying to lay the groundwork for a military coup to interfere with the November election? All of the possibilities require his immediate removal from office, and yet, we have to be saddled with this anti-democratic narcissistic moron at least until January, while he CONTINUES to wreak untold damage on our society.

I’m sorry to bring politics into the forum, but I’m pulling my hair out. Even congressional Republicans should be acting against him, but they are too corrupt and cowardly to lift a fucking finger. I wonder if Susan Collins’ brow is furrowed yet?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

People elected someone who wants to be a dictator. I have no doubt he would love to rip up the Constitution, kick out congress minus the Trump loyalists and rename the US TrumpLand.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

My go to laugh these days is Trixie Mattel and Katya’s UNHhhh Youtube series. Also their Two Queens Who Like To Watch Netflix series also on Youtube. If I say something random, chances are I got it from one of those shows.

If you can, donating is a great way to help right now so organizations can continue the fight.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Good Morning!
I would watch a Nintendo hockey game about now. Replay games are not grabbing my attention….. very little on television excites me but, last night Streetcar Named Desire was on…. Brando, Vivien Leigh… Another great Elia Kazan movie. The use of the music, pushing the censorship envelope, genius . Not much hockey related in it except a couple fights.

Stripes
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Stripes

BTW, there is another side of Monroe you didn’t see. It’s up on top of the mountain and the road between us and them is closed from November until April. You can drive around and get there, but it takes awhile. We don’t see them much in the winter. There are fifty or sixty in the lower town, ditto for the upper… Election years can get a lil testy.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

There was a stage version of that on a couple of weeks ago, with Gillian Anderson as Blanche.

Thanks to the Simpsons I was expecting a musical!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Sound track of the movie was all Duke Ellington. Really great stuff.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha!!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Streetcar is pretty cool, but the one that really grabs me is “On the Waterfront”.

I think Coppola just made me a sucker for mob movies

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

On The Waterfront is my favorite movie!!!