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What would you buy for your parents if money was no issue?

Flowers prepared for upcoming Mother’s Day in Antalya Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

FTRS keeps tweeting this picture. What is it and what does it mean? - GTBuzzed

Ben: So, I’m not on Twitter as much as others, so I don’t always see everything that comes from the FTRS Twitter right when it comes out, so when I saw this, it was for the first time. I was just like, “huh, that’s interesting.”

Akshay: It is whatever you’d like it to mean.

Jake: If I recall correctly, it’s for all your UConn-vibes related needs.

Ridley Scott has provided us a veritable plethora of arguably enjoyable films, television and commercials. Please to power rank your favorites from Ridley Scott. - DressHerInWhiteAndGold

Ben: So I was reading through Ridley Scott’s IMDB page, and I apparently have not seen very much of Ridley Scott. So here is my definitive ranking: 1. Matchstick Men 2. The A-Team (2010). That’s it.

Akshay: Blade Runner, The Martian, The A-Team (2010), and Gladiator are probably near the top for me.

Jake: Other than the Martian, I really have not seen nearly as much from him as I thought I had.

Of the Yellow Jackets that found their way onto NFL rosters this year, who’s the most likely to make their team’s roster? - Anuj Bhyravabhotla

Ben: I think Harvin is almost basically a given, so after him, I will say Jaytlin Askew with Miami. They picked him up as a UDFA, and I think he has a decent chance to make it as a special teamer.

Akshay: I don’t know what the Steelers’ punter situation is off-hand, but I feel like PH3 has a really good chance to make their 53-man.

Jake: Presssssssssssssley. Easy call. Though it does appear Urban Meyer is making quite the Tech squad down in Duval.

When was the last time sports made you feel joy? - Notwima13

Ben: When was the last time someone stabbed you through the heart and you felt joy?

Akshay: lol

Jake: ACC Championship. Easy.

Hello Guys,

Hope you are doing well this week. I’m doing good, thanks for asking. Happy mother’s day to all the moms out there for all that they do.

In relation to that my question this week is, if money was no object what gift would you get your mother (or father, or parent figure, or wolf tribe who raised you as a child) for mother’s day (or father’s day, or parent’s day, or animals that raise children day) to show them that you love them and definitely don’t struggle to be around them when they hover over you waiting to correct your every flaw?

A bit long winded, but essentially what gift would you give your parents if money was no object to show you appreciate them? I’d probably get some kind of fancy yacht with a lifetime supply of gas and docking allowances (not sure what it costs to dock those things). Both parents love the ocean for different reasons. hopefully this would give dad what he needs to fish and scuba and go to different tropical locales; while also allowing mom to explore foreign countries or different states and see beautiful cities, try new food, and meet new people. What would you get for your parents?

Have a nice rest of your week!


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Ben: If money were no object, I would buy my parents a new home. Growing up, my brother and I tore up different parts of the house, so my parents would always joke around and say that we owed them a house. But if money were no object, I would love to buy them a new one that isn’t multi-level since they’re starting to get a little older now.

Akshay: Nice try, Mom and Dad.

Jake: I think if money was no object, I’d get ‘em some PSLs somewhere. They are sporty folks. But I really think their big thing now with all three of us in/out of/going off to college is being able to see the kids and whatnot, so if I could rewind the clock to the days of American Airlines’ AAirpass, which was unlimited flying/Admiral’s Club membership, they would be getting that. An added perk, they’re already AA loyalists, so...makes sense.