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Old 12-10-2018, 08:54 AM   #41
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Oh, life is bigger
It's bigger
Than you and you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I've said too much
I haven't said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
Every whisper
Of every waking hour
I'm choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up
Consider this
Consider this
The hint of the century
Consider this
The slip that brought me
To my knees failed
What if all these fantasies
Come flailing around
Now I've said too much
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
But that was just a dream
That was just a dream
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I've said too much
I haven't said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
But that was just a dream
Try, cry
Why try?
That was just a dream, just a dream, just a dream
Dream
Songwriters: Bill Berry / Michael Stipe / Mike Mills / Peter Buck
Losing My Religion lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group
Love that song. I worked for the Catholic Church for 9 years. This was my mantra after knowing what goes on behind closed doors.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:54 AM   #42
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I just realized that I can't relate to your analogy at all, b/c I have never seen any of these shows - although I recognize the names as TV characters.

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The economy and the stock market are not Zach & Cody or The Olsen Twins. They're more Chip & Ernie or Jethro ad Ellie Mae.

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Old 12-10-2018, 10:06 AM   #43
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I just realized that I can't relate to your analogy at all, b/c I have never seen any of these shows - although I recognize the names as TV characters.
HA, you must be in an odd demographic. Too old to know Zach & Cody but too young to remember Chip & Ernie. Jethro and Ellie Mae have been in continuous reruns for almost 50 yrs tho. Surely you know who they are?
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:39 AM   #44
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HA, you must be in an odd demographic. Too old to know Zach & Cody but too young to remember Chip & Ernie. Jethro and Ellie Mae have been in continuous reruns for almost 50 yrs tho. Surely you know who they are?
I'm in the same boat as Amethyst. We watch very little TV that includes advertising.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:44 PM   #45
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Love that song. I worked for the Catholic Church for 9 years. This was my mantra after knowing what goes on behind closed doors.
It's about being "fed up" with "unrequited love". I suppose it could be used for one's Job, or in this case "the economy,stock market, and near future!
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:19 PM   #46
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I agree that the issues of retail now are not like 2008/09. The current issue is older big box stores not doing well, because that business is moving to Amazon etc. Sure, there will be some ripple impacts, because those stores employ staff so jobs leave with them, but it's not because consumers aren't spending retail dollars.



Axios shared this pic today - the CEO of walmart keeps this on his phone as a constant reminder that retailers come and go. A lot of those listed in this thread have slipped in recent years, but others have taken their place.


I like that picture from Axios. It looks like the stores that didnít adapt to the new world eventually were left behind. Walmart really has adapted over time.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:06 PM   #47
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On the flip side, damn the freeway's are mighty congested this time of year.
+1 . Noticed that as well.....makes me wonder if there are more shoppers or travelers?
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:21 PM   #48
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I like that picture from Axios. It looks like the stores that didnít adapt to the new world eventually were left behind. Walmart really has adapted over time.
Yes ,they have! Let's see what happens when Amazon buys out Target!
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