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by Kevin Coupe

It's been a long week as we've introduced the new, rebooted MNB to the world … and once we got past Monday, most everything seems to have gone pretty smoothly.

And so, I thought we could use a little comic relief in the Friday Eye Opener.  A member of the MNB community sent me this video earlier this week, and I thought I would share it with you.  It does paint gender roles in somewhat stereotypical fashion, but I still think it is pretty funny … and to be fair, the men are portrayed as being dolts.  (Not unfairly, I would add.)

So enjoy.

One more thing… 

One of the real pleasures of the week was hearing from so many of you, and finding out the degree to which you view MNB as your own.  That is enormously gratifying, and I will continue to work hard to make sure people continue to feel that way.

One of my goals over the next few days is to again go through all of the emails you sent me, and compile a list of where you think we can improve the MNB experience.  And then, to quote the great Jean Luc Picard, we will do our best to "make it so."