Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia 8 COMMENTS TAGSInspiration Previous articleMortgage rates dip to lowest of the yearNext articleGood morning Apopka…enjoy the sunrise on the seashore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply May 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm Yes, I can understand Ms Chen’s comment. Smells are powerful in bringing up memories. I actually agree with her for it brings back memories of my childhood. The smell of mink musk is another one that conjures memories. I remember the smell of mama’s cooking, that was wonderful. And how about the distinctive odor of puppy breath? Yes, the olfactory senses are powerful when it comes to triggering memories. And by the way, as hard as she tried she was not always successful in keeping me on the straight and narrow. We used to have a lot of striped skunks here in central Florida but they are quite rare now. You have a nice day now and may you be anointed by our friend Mephitis Mephitis soon. Charles Towne Reply Reply Mama Mia charles towne charles towne Reply InspirationBy Charles TowneIt’s expected of us!Farmer Smith owned that there farm on the hill up on Grange Hall Road. Yeah, you know the one. He raised hogs and I’m here to tell you, them porcine critters stunk up the place so bad folks could smell the Smith farm some time before they could see it.Yeah, it’s just the nature of hogs to smell bad. Why I guess it could be said it’s expected of them!And while we’re talking about stink, sin comes to mind, and come to think of it, sin has to smell a whole lot worse than hog stink to God. And while we are talking about stink, the time I tangled with that there skunk comes to mind.I am here to tell you, skunk stink is stink that don’t wash off real easy. I came home expecting some sympathy after that skunk sprayed me the way he did, but what I was expecting, and what I got were two different things, and sympathy wasn’t one of them. Mama made me strip down to my birthday suit and told me to bury my clothes, and then she threw a bar of yellow ley soap out into the yard and told me to go to the river and wash and keep on washing until that smell was diminished some. I scrubbed so long and so hard I think I scrubbed off some of my freckles!I was lucky because it was summer and mama wasn’t about to let me back into the house smelling the way I did. She threw an old blanket on the porch and set a plate of food next to it, and that is where I slept and ate for the next few days. By the time that episode was passed I felt like that old mangy cur dog that hung around the place.I guess you could say that when it comes right down to it its the nature of skunks to stink, and the nature of sinners to sin, at least until they get acquainted with Jesus, and then we began to smell a whole lot better, I guess you could say its expected of us, praise the Lord!Live fully,Love openly,Love God, and make a difference, today. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. Now Mama Mia, don’t hurt my feelings, that is my favorite men’s smelly stuff! May 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Please enter your name here Mephitis Mephitis??? Wow, your mama had a heck of a time keeping up with you, and keeping you on a straight path and out of trouble, didn’t she? I watch “The Talk” tv show a lot, and Julie Chen, one of the hosts of the program, actually reveal one day on the show, that she actually LOVED the skunk smell. I couldn’t believe it! No way, not Julie Chen, the lady of Chinese descent. She said that when she was a child, they would drive to upstate NY, and she would smell the skunk smell while there, and whenever she smells that smell now, as an adult, it would remind her of her wonderful trips as a child to upstate NY. ??????? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply Mama Mia Mephitis is the scientific name for the striped skunk He is really a sweet little stinker. charles towne charles towne You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia May 21, 2017 at 11:28 am I seriously wonder if that essence of skunk is used for the base in the manufacturing of the men’s cologne named “Trump”???…… LMAO Reply May 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm May 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm May 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm May 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Dear Mama Mia, what so many folks don’t realize is that all of the manufacturers that create those lovely perfumes you mentioned most likely used essence of skunk as a base. Therefore, each time you take a little dab behind your ear you have the lowly skunk to thank for that lasting aroma that stinks so nice and that you love so well. Thanks, but no thanks. You and Julie Chen can have all the stinky ole skunk smells you want and love, not me….. I prefer Faith Hill, Red Door, Giorgio of Beverly Hills, and Opium.
An Uber spokesman said the company does not respond to “speculative M&A.” Grubhub, in a statement, did not confirm the talks but said “consolidation could make sense in our industry.”Experts say consolidation is long overdue in the space, where demand from worried, home-bound consumers is surging.DoorDash had a 42 percent share of meal delivery sales in March 2020, versus 20 percent for Uber Eats and 28 percent for Grubhub, data from analytics firm Second Measure showed.“If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em,” said Jesse Reyes, chief executive of J-Curve Advisors, who advises venture capital and private equity funds.Feeding frenzy?The value of the deal was undisclosed.Grubhub had a market capitalization of about $4.3 billion, while Uber was valued at nearly $55 billion as of Monday’s close, according to Refinitiv data.Bloomberg News first reported on the deal talks earlier on Tuesday.Uber “can wait a bit longer and probably get them cheaper. But it could be that you have a lot cats circling the same bowl,” Reyes said.Uber Eats’ first-quarter revenue soared more than 50 percent to $819 million after restaurants across the country shuttered their dining rooms to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.The service, available in more than 6,000 cities worldwide, has been a drag on Uber’s bottom line since its 2014 inception due to heavy spending on customer promotions and driver incentives.Uber in January sold its Indian food business to local rival Zomato and earlier this month closed Eats operations in eight countries.Last week, Grubhub said the restaurant industry was facing enormous challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, and vowed to use nearly all of its second-quarter profits to help drum up business for its restaurant partners.Those comments came amid growing concern from lawmakers and the restaurant industry about the negative influences of so-called “gig economy” companies.Democratic US Representative David Cicilline, of Rhode Island, who chairs the House Antitrust Subcommittee, said the deal underscores the need for the merger moratorium that he and his colleagues have been calling for.“Uber is a notoriously predatory company that has long denied its drivers a living wage. Its attempt to acquire Grubhub – which has a history of exploiting local restaurants through deceptive tactics and extortionate fees – marks a new low in pandemic profiteering,” he said.Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, said Grubhub and other big delivery platforms continue to increase rates, control valuable customer data, and use sophisticated techniques and discounts to funnel customers to their own websites instead of those of their partner restaurants.“Further consolidation of the industry poses significant concerns,” Rigie said.Antitrust experts said the deal, if signed, would likely win approval from regulators.“I think this deal is doable. It does not seem to me to be an excess of concentration,” said Seth Bloom of Bloom Strategic Counsel. “Probably the restaurants will not like it and will express concern but I don’t think that will carry the day.”Other experts told Reuters they expected a lengthy review.Topics : The potential acquisition suggests that the Silicon Valley disruptor is doubling down on its fastest-growing service in a scramble to adapt to what is likely to be a long business interruption.“This would be an aggressive move by Uber to take out a major competitor on the Uber Eats front and further consolidate its market position,” Wedbush analysts said in a client note.It could turn the crowded “US meal delivery market into a two-horse race,” CFRA Research analyst Angelo Zino said.Shares of Grubhub closed up 13.6 percent at US$60.39, while Uber’s gained rose 2.4 percent to $32.40. Uber Technologies Inc is in negotiations to buy online food delivery company Grubhub Inc in an all-stock deal, according to people familiar with the matter.A merger could give Uber Eats’ money-losing restaurant delivery service a leg up on market leader DoorDash at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has upended Uber’s core business of shuttling people from place to place.Uber and Grubhub are still haggling over the deal’s stock exchange ratio, and there is no certainty that they will reach an agreement, the sources said.