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Seattle grey is one thing. Amazon probably doesn’t want a giant, menacing, black, monster cloud thing hanging over its eventual second headquarters.

On a day when the tech giant released a shortened list of cities which could become home to HQ2, its rival in the world of streaming television reached out via Twitter to throw a fictional dark horse in the ring.

Hawkins, Ind., is the town where the fantasy series about 1980s-era kids and the Upside Down world that terrorizes them is set. Netflix’s offer of $11 is a nod to Eleven, the character played by actress Millie Bobby Brown.

It’s been too long a day for me to look up whether it has a suitable airport, infrastructure, universities, affordability index, tech-minded workforce or anything else to meet Amazon’s requirements for HQ2.

Besides, does Amazon really want to compete with the work being done at Hawkins National Laboratory? Or try to recruit against those folks?

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