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  1. I got the first dose of Pfizer vaccine today! I feel so blessed!
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  2. Fully agreed. Oh, yes - their success in touring in the 70s and very early 80s was intense - that can't be denied; however, the size of the venues they played in after the release of "Eliminator" also can't be denied. They played any place that would have them from their very beginning, but they did move from mostly clubs/theaters to mostly arenas/stadiums once their videos hit MTV. That's what I was getting at. Those who followed rock music closely knew them from the start; the greater masses only discovered them once they had chart-topping singles. I'm sorry that you/ever
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  3. I'm happy that the overwhelming majority of people are understanding why Simone Biles pulled out of the team competition this morning. I'm glad that people are taking mental fitness as seriously as physical fitness in today's world. Congratulations to the team for winning the silver medal - also to the Russian team for winning the gold and for Team GB for winning the bronze.
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  4. There’s a record store in England that I buy music from sometimes (Burning Shed), and they have a habit of putting little promotional items along with the items they ship - this is what they sent in my most recent order: I never expected to receive a card with Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, David Bowie, King Crimson, and Steven Wilson (the founder of Burning Shed - also a musician/remixer extraordinaire and formerly of the excellent band Porcupine Tree) all in masks - now that's topical. 👍
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  5. From our friends @Bands FC
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  6. Got this snapshot yesterday Loons swimming single file across Upper Kananaskis Lake. 🦢 🦢🦢
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  7. Also, on an off-track note, I just want to say that I hope the Belarus athlete Krystina Timanovskaya will be OK. Officials from the Belarus team tried to force her to fly home, after she criticised them for trying to make her take on an extra event at short notice. She was due to take part in the 200m athletics today, but Belarussian officials then tried to add her to the 4x400m relay team at the last minute, which is clearly a longer distance and probably not an event she's practiced in. She posted on social media about the matter, prompting team officials to come to her accommodati
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  8. I think you mean Paltrinieri, Gregorio Paltrinieri. I like him. Silver in the 800 meter in Tokyo, if I am not going wrong. I just want to mention another Silver today, Vanessa Ferrari. She absolutely deserves it!! Congrats to Carey too. But I am sad for Simone, Simone Biles. She deserves Respect.
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  9. 34 years ago today. This is a really nice read... https://nation.cymru/culture/a-celtic-bond-on-the-day-u2s-the-edge-played-rugby-at-the-arms-park/
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  10. Scenes from today's outing on Lower Kananaskis Lake with my 10' 6hp boat. Mind-bending 360 degree scenery. 😮
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  11. This is pretty awesome for them: Number 1 in Ireland and UK!
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  12. I don't want to give attention to the racist morons who've been sending horrible words to our players. But I would like to highlight how the community in Manchester have responded to the defacing of a mural of Marcus Rashford. Not only was the abusive graffiti covered up as soon as it was found, but through the day, local people have been covering the covering fabric with hearts, England flags and supportive messages for Rashford and his team-mates. Which says a lot. Whoever put the graffiti there snuck along in the dark, but in the day-time, lots of people have been showing that they wil
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  13. What a tournament it’s been 🤯 Congratulations to Italy and commiserations England. And England you should be proud of your team what an amazing performance to reach the final ! What a time we live in too, when we can marvel at Ronaldo, Modric, Kane, Mbappé and Chiesa all playing at the same tournament. And I haven’t even mentioned amazing players in the Copa America ! Lets all meet again next year for the World Cup in Qatar for the beautiful game..
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  14. About perfect weather today to take in the rugged beauty of the Kananaskis along the back roads.
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  15. Saw them live in Cardiff just pre covid. They were very very good. Interesting mix in the crowd of old U2 fans and teens and twentysomethings. You can see Bono in Eli. will buy the album as I love the tracks I have heard so far
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  16. Beautiful scenes in the men's high jump final! There was no separating the ever-amazing Barshim and his Italian rival Tamberi, so they were going to have a jump-off, but Barshim asked if they could just share the gold instead. The official confirmed it was possible, and Barshim indicated he was happy to do so - Tamberi leapt into his arms joyfully and there wasn't a dry eye in the stadium! ....and now Tamberi is celebrating again as his teammate wins the men's 100m!
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  17. ...and he proved it again today! 😄 Team USA won the Gold Medal in the Men's 4 x 100m medley relay, giving Caeleb Dressel his 5th Gold Medal of these Olympics! He joins Mark Spitz, Eric Heiden, Matt Biondi, and Michael Phelps (who did it in three different Olympic games) in the group of American athletes who have won at least 5 Gold Medals in a single Olympics! A couple of other interesting details about this race in particular: ever since this event has come into existence in the Olympics, we have never lost it in an Olympics in which we competed (we didn't win it in 1980 only becaus
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  18. Unfortunately, I have to agree - it’s exactly what they did with the JT 30th set. However, with the recent ATYCLB set, they didn’t really bother - there was nothing truly and completely new with respect to music on that one… And that’s why I put stuff that could be included on a possible new set on the last page. There is stuff (audio and video) that they could include that might entice those who already have the 20th anniversary to think about getting the 30th, or attract those who didn’t get the original deluxe sets 10 years ago. I just hope they put a lot more thought and effort into w
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  19. Can I just say, one of my favourite things about this weird Covid Olympics has been team members putting the medals around each other's necks on the podium. Such a lovely idea!
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  20. Man, that Caeleb Dressel is a fast swimmer! 😄 ...and Katie Ledecky is the master of long-distance swimming! 😎
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  21. I love AB, but the priority now should be new songs. By the way, what can be added to the Uber deluxe box set? Please let's look at the future now, not the past.
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  22. Alessandra Perilli wins bronze in female trapshooting for San Mario, their first Olympic medal ever. Love stories like that.
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  23. Woohoo!!! Sunisa Lee just got the gold in women’s gymnastics!
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  24. How she became a top-notch swimmer with the dearth of proper-sized pools in Alaska makes her accomplishment all the more mind-blowing... That's one of those results that make the Olympics so special, i.e., it seems like there are just too many obstacles for Olympic success to ever happen to a particular individual...and then it happens anyway. And every Olympics is chock-full of these examples. The Olympics rule... 🤘
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  25. yeah, they got very big with the videos. they were a huge MTV draw. i loved that stuff too. Jesus Just Left Chicago is my fave ZZ Top song. i remember having the eight tracks in my beetle vw with a hole in the floor behind the driver's seat and we would crank ZZ Top. good memories.
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  26. My dog's name is Ri'ri'. She is an Irish Terrier. I just found out that her eldest daughter is going to be doing the first round of breeding over the next two days. Puppies! Joy is having a bunch of Irish Terrier pups crawling all over and attacking a person. I cannot wait. Meanwhile, mine is very happy now that our new couch arrived. It was months overdue. We were both quite desperate. It's a very handsome couch and well made.
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  27. is there a time to post another version...
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  28. Fiji in Rugby Sevens... joy!!! =D
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  29. Gold medals coming out of our ears this morning! So happy for Tom Daley who finally got one at his fourth Olympics - I was in tears watching their celebrations! Then we got another in the mountain biking (our first ever medal in that event). And we have a second taekwondo finalist later - will it be gold or silver?
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  30. Wild flowers in the garden beginning to bloom.
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  31. The postal service in America is still slow. We are experiencing a spike in the Delta variant of Covid-19, which is increasing in its threat. That's starting to have an impact. It may shut everything down again. Production of everything has been halted, in many cases, to a grinding standstill. People are waiting months, past the due date, for furniture, cars, etc. There are few raw materials for production. Costs are soaring. (8-2X4's cost us $50 the other day and that's for pine) I'm planning on the worst and hoping for the best with this gift. Remember it has to go through our customs b
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  32. Highlight of today's ride Bighorn Sheep. 🐑🐑🐑
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  33. Congrats!!
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  34. Hi! Just joined this community. I have been a fan of U2 since i was 7 and my auntie gave me an iPod with their discography. Here is one of my chickens.
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  35. I'm glad to read that people here are proud of the players on England's squad - that's the reaction that they deserve. (And certainly better than the pre-game storming of the stadium: https://global.espn.com/football/uefa-european-championship/story/4430638/euro-2020-final-fans-try-to-storm-wembley-before-italy-vs-england ) England has come so far since 2016 (doesn't the game with Iceland seem like another lifetime ago?) - they finished 4th in the last World Cup, they finished 3rd in the most recent UEFA Nations League, and now they have finished runners-up in the next most difficul
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  36. Congratulations to Italy. 🇮🇹 I just wish it hadn’t gone to penalties…
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  37. @Madfl3asums it up well here. Giving the album my first listen right now and it’s brilliant. Even if I didn’t know who his father is, this would have caught my attention. Good stuff.
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  38. ‘it’s going to Rome..
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  39. Today I finally received a few gifts @dmway had posted for my birthday. It includes Greta Van Fleet CDs, 4 books, 2 lovely cards and a few other things. Feeling glad.
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  40. Brilliant news! I know you've been having horrendous problems with Covid in Brazil, so it's a huge relief to hear you (and other U2 friends) are starting to get vaccinated and protected
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  41. Watch out England..........😉
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  42. …and Italy get to the Final with the help of a Brazilian (Jorginho)! Poor Morata - people wanting to berate him for his underwhelming penalty attempt will have to remember that there would have been no extra time without his game-tying goal after coming in as a sub in the 2nd half. Still, think how far Italy has come. They failed to qualify for the last World Cup in 2018. After that, they have done nothing but win. Very impressive! It should a very good final between Italy and the survivor of England/Denmark. By the way, is there a 3rd-place game this time around? I have se
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  43. Well that was a lot closer than I expected. Was rooting for Spain but thought Italy would get through - I'll be surprised if they don't win the whole thing.
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  44. ... and an excellent review of the upcoming release by the good folk over at U2Songs :
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  45. If anyone thinks they will be going through soccer/football withdrawal after this coming weekend, you don't need to! There are 3 more tournaments to watch before the Premier League starts up again: 1) the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2) the Olympics 3) the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals (and final) I just created a thread for all three events to be commented on: https://zootopia.u2.com/forums/topic/42361-concacaf-gold-cup-and-more/ But, until then, first things first! Good luck to Spain, Italy, England, and Denmark in the Euros - and to Brazil, Peru, Arge
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  46. Happy B-Day, Zooropa!!
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  47. I hope you saw the end - quite a few goals in the 2nd half!
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