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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by CellarDweller on March 02, 2019, 04:53:14 pm »
I don't know if it's still true, but I believe at one time businesses had to pay the credit card company for the "privilege" of accepting the company's cards, so a business, especially a small one, saved money by accepting only cash.

Banks take a commission from the business when their card is used. American Express apparently charge a higher commission which is why you see signs saying their cards are not accepted.  Banks here have guaranteed Paywave as, not needing a PIN (signatures are now only accepted if you are a tourist), they may be used before the owner realises their card is missing. Therefore the bank charges the business a higher commission. For that reason there is often a notice saying Paywave not permitted.

To my knowledge, the banks still take a commission.  Sometimes you will  go into a place and see a sign that charge cards are not accepted for purchases of under $5.00 or $10.00.  That's because those business don't want to pay the commission on those small purchases, and will try to force customers to pay cash for them instead.  Card companies have told business that they can't do that, but they still do it anyway.
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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by CellarDweller on March 02, 2019, 04:49:23 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.



I hope everyone is doing well!

;D

Left work pretty much on time on Friday,  and it was pay day, so that made things even better.

;D

Woke  up to freshly fallen snow, about two inches worth, but the temps have gone up enough that it's been melting most of the afternoon.
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Q. Why did Monroe use an electric knife for the turkey?

A.  Because Alma cooked it to death!

Q.  Why was the family watching figure skating after the meal?
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Alma waited for Ennis to come home
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by CellarDweller on March 02, 2019, 04:30:24 pm »
woke up to freshly fallen snow
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by CellarDweller on March 02, 2019, 04:29:00 pm »
complete your filing
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by serious crayons on March 02, 2019, 02:21:50 pm »


Wait, you mean like this, when you click on the button above with an icon of a framed picture? Then you would put the image address between the two bracketed img's?

Or maybe I'm not understanding what you're looking for.
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on March 01, 2019, 10:01:24 pm »
I've been meaning to write that I read Jeffrey Toobin's piece in the Feb. 18 & 25 on Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi, and it left me feeling profoundly hopeless.

As an American I am feeling profoundly hopeless because if Corsi's Alt-right political pornographies are best sellers, then there really is no hope for this nation.
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A very busy man! And with good reason! Odd, though, that Suspira didn't seem to even play in my town. Did anyone see it?
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https://www.queerty.com/call-name-director-creates-provocative-homoerotic-new-show-hbo-20190228



Pipeline
Luca Guadagnino
Call Me by Your Name
director creates provocative, homoerotic
new show for HBO


by David Reddish
Thursday 28 February 2019






Fresh off the success of Call Me By Your Name  and the acclaimed Suspiria  remake, director Luca Guadagnino has inked a deal with HBO to create and direct a new miniseries.

The new show, written with writers Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri, bears the tentative title We Are Who We Are, and like Call Me By Your Name, the plot tells a love story set against an Italian backdrop. We Are Who We Are  follows American teenager Frasier Wilson who gets relocated to a military base in Italy courtesy of his army Colonel mom, and her wife. There, he befriends another teen named Caitlin. Gossip around the base speculates that Frasier and Caitlin have fallen in love, but the young American has a secret: he actually pines for his friend Mark back in New York, and also develops a romantic connection with a soldier named Jason.

Much in the same way Call Me By Your Name  examined first love and coming-of-age over a summer, We Are Who We Are  will create a story of youthful self-exploration and personal growth.

The series heads into production this May, with a release date set for 2020. Guadagnino also still plans to direct the sequel to Call Me By Your Name  which will reunite Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, tracing the evolution of their relationship five years after the original film takes place.

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