They most definitely were rivals. Remember Blockbuster Online? Reverse engineered to look and work like the Netflix site at the time. What they didn’t have was user data or the algorithm to use it. When they tried streaming they had a lot of really bad content as filler to get the numbers up.
A status meeting that lasts more than 15 minutes is an unreasonable time sink. A full hour just for status is ridiculous. No status meeting at all and expecting people to take time to read and write on their own is equally absurd.
The UUSO is discontinuing now that the UUA has a new memorandum of understanding with the Boy Scouts of America. The UUA will create its own group to manage the relationship. Sadly, atheists and transgender people are still discriminated against by the Boy Scouts of America, making the UUA’s relationship with the BSA questionable at best.
I grew up on a farm just north of a town of 200 (now around 160) in Northeast Missouri. Now I work in New York. I know a thing or two about rural and small town life. Don’t get clever.
I understood the meaning when I heard the remixed version, and enjoyed it even more because of that. It speaks to moments of failure that everyone can relate to in different ways, and the upbeat style of the remix makes it sound like declaring victory in the face of despair.