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    That took balls!

    That took balls!
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    This is all anyone needs to know: the first time...

    This is all anyone needs to know: the first time the HOF held a popular vote for inductees, Yes won by a wide margin. Yet, the HOF overruled that vote and refused to induct Yes the first time...
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    ^^ If it's still "warm," it must be on vinyl.

    ^^ If it's still "warm," it must be on vinyl.
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    It doesn't surprise me. NPR tends to be more...

    It doesn't surprise me. NPR tends to be more intellectual than other US news outlets. One benefit of being listener supported, not a corporate entity.
  5. Thread: Whitesnake

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    ^^ While the 80s version of Here I Go Again had...

    ^^ While the 80s version of Here I Go Again had better lyrics, changing "hobo" to "drifter," the original version of Fool for Your Loving is much better than the '89 version.
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    ^^ If it was drug related, it could be weeks...

    ^^ If it was drug related, it could be weeks before we know. It takes that long to perform drug tests.
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    Yes, it still Stacks up.

    Yes, it still Stacks up.
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    When he joined Purple, they fixed his teeth, and...

    When he joined Purple, they fixed his teeth, and did other things to improve his appearance.
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    ^^ It was prog by early 80s standards.

    ^^ It was prog by early 80s standards.
  10. ^^ Reminds me of when Pat Boone went "heavy...

    ^^ Reminds me of when Pat Boone went "heavy metal."
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    I still remember an episode of the Andy Griffith...

    I still remember an episode of the Andy Griffith show from the mid 60s in which Andy and a nurse try to convince a farmer to get a tetanus shot. The more things change, the more they stay the same. ...
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    There's a venue here called the Marquee Theater,...

    There's a venue here called the Marquee Theater, right on Tempe Town Lake. In the past, they've hosted bands like Dixie Dregs and Queensryche. They've been closed most of the pandemic. Within the...
  13. On Brahms' and Tchaikovsky's birthday no less.

    On Brahms' and Tchaikovsky's birthday no less.
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    The show hit hardest by Phil's death, of all the...

    The show hit hardest by Phil's death, of all the show he was doing at the time. It was so so when Jon Lovitz replaced him.



    Lily, or Ukrainian Milana Vayntrub in real life made a couple of...
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    ^^ He was also great as Jimmy James in News Radio.

    ^^ He was also great as Jimmy James in News Radio.
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    It's not that difficult today, or in recent...

    It's not that difficult today, or in recent years. Moore's law being what it is, even an old obsolete Hi-Fi recorder was light years ahead of what they used in the 80s. The reason we've been...
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    ^^ The vast majority of early CD transfers have...

    ^^ The vast majority of early CD transfers have drums which sound like cardboard boxes, chief among other issues.
  18. Kids today, I tell you......... 15083

    Kids today, I tell you.........

    15083
  19. Thread: Birders

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    Beats old coots any day.

    Beats old coots any day.
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    I've heard the early CD versions of Ys. Not good...

    I've heard the early CD versions of Ys. Not good at all. I didn't much care for it either until I heard a better sounding recording. It's a harsh album to begin with. The poor sound quality...
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    We're now in the "only me" decade.

    We're now in the "only me" decade.
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    A CD from 1989 is going to have rather poor sound...

    A CD from 1989 is going to have rather poor sound quality. Technology had not yet advanced enough to compensate for the shortcomings of the CD format.
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    He barely survived a drug overdose decades ago.

    He barely survived a drug overdose decades ago.
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    There's a difference between inherent risk and...

    There's a difference between inherent risk and creating a hazard. If I intentionally run a red light and crash into someone, I can't just tell the other party "you knew the risk of driving before...
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    Many of the same people refuse to vaccinate their...

    Many of the same people refuse to vaccinate their daughters against HPV. Their daughters are "never going to have sexual contact" with anyone carrying the virus.
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    Back when John Oliver was still with the Daily...

    Back when John Oliver was still with the Daily Show, he proved more than capable as guest host. He filled in for an entire summer while Jon Stewart was directing a film overseas.
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    A reduced risk is not quite the same as...

    A reduced risk is not quite the same as eliminating risk altogether.



    To expand on a Dr Fauci analogy: we here in the US continually spike to football at the 45 yard line, just after crossing...
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    As portable keyboards go, the new Casio WK-7600...

    As portable keyboards go, the new Casio WK-7600 is pretty kick ass. It has built in drawbar organ function, complete with switchable percussion. The WK-3000 series also had organ function, but the...
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    When one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies gets hacked, nobody's personal info is safe anywhere.
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    It remains unclear whether those vaccinated can...

    It remains unclear whether those vaccinated can still transmit the virus asymptomatically.
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    Welcome back my friend to the show that never...

    Welcome back my friend to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend.
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    They and their friends must be playing it. The...

    They and their friends must be playing it.

    The new e-bike motor I ordered arrived at the Chandler AZ Fedex annex last night. It appears they're sticking to their "scheduled" delivery of this...
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    Ironically, only a psychopath can meet the legal...

    Ironically, only a psychopath can meet the legal definition of "insane." Yet they will gain no benefit whatsoever from the treatment prescribed by law, when found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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    Just like the preacher writes a new sermon for...

    Just like the preacher writes a new sermon for each week's Sunday service, Bach as the church kapellmeister wrote a new piece of music. Like Bach's music, some sermons are better than others.
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    A sign of the times. My gripe is cell...

    A sign of the times.



    My gripe is cell phones are too large....they should make them smaller. Perhaps they could shrink them by making them fold in half like a clam shell.
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    Almost as bad as flying on Southwest Airlines.

    Almost as bad as flying on Southwest Airlines.
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    ^^ There have been several occasions in which the...

    ^^ There have been several occasions in which the Amazon driver dropped my package on the patio next door, or versa vice. Apparently, some drivers can't read the difference between Unit 155 and Unit...
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    Contrary to popular myth, psychopaths are not...

    Contrary to popular myth, psychopaths are not necessarily criminals. Many corporate executives are. Their psychopathy is what enables them to succeed in business.
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    ^^ Maybe they think if they're handling your...

    ^^ Maybe they think if they're handling your media more carefully, they can take longer delivering it.
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    Yes, I knew they were married.......case closed.

    Yes, I knew they were married.......case closed.
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    Oh yeah? Prove it!

    Oh yeah? Prove it!
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    One of the funniest episodes of SNL was hosted by...

    One of the funniest episodes of SNL was hosted by Kevin. He did a skit with Kevin Nealon as a musical duo....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biPrDkJjjCs
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    ^^ And of course, you Europeans use the proper...

    ^^ And of course, you Europeans use the proper term "plectrum." At the risk of being picky.
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    Last week in my local Fry's (Kroger) food store,...

    Last week in my local Fry's (Kroger) food store, they played Kansas He Knew. The same store who months ago played Karn Evil 9.
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    She was the only Big Bang cast member who truly...

    She was the only Big Bang cast member who truly understands the science.
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    Better yet, the vaccine should be banned. Then...

    Better yet, the vaccine should be banned. Then skeptics will say, "Oh yeah?! I'll show you! I'm getting the shot!"
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    And one can't mention that album without also...

    And one can't mention that album without also mentioning Greg Lake, who soon after would team up with Emerson and Palmer.
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    The next day after my first jab, no ill effects...

    The next day after my first jab, no ill effects to speak of, apart from very slight discomfort at the injection site. No Microsoft agents tailing me out in public. No Borg implants growing out of...
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    Just returned home from my local Fry's (Kroger)...

    Just returned home from my local Fry's (Kroger) Market. While shopping, the pharmacy announced over the intercom they had 3 extra Moderna doses. I walked in for a gallon of milk and a bottle of...
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    What do you call it when Blackmood breaks his...

    What do you call it when Blackmood breaks his guitar?


    A Fender bender.
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    Just being stuck inside all the time can induce...

    Just being stuck inside all the time can induce Seasonal Affective Disorder. Even here in Phoenix in mid April. Definitely go outside.
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    Charlie insulted everyone under the sun, and that...

    Charlie insulted everyone under the sun, and that was no problem. But the moment he insulted the producers of the show and the network, "That's it! You're fired!"
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    <sayin'>Most road work these days is performed by private contractors, who may or may not be unionized. Or whose employees may or may not be documented.</just sayin'>
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    On the old NBC show, Dave did even more skits...

    On the old NBC show, Dave did even more skits with Phil Donahue, who taped his show just across the hall.
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    Using my latest method above with plain water in...

    Using my latest method above with plain water in the rinse stage, the water beads and runs off. The record air dries in no more than 10 minutes or so, not much time for airborne particles to adhere....
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    People of a particular stripe want everyone to...

    People of a particular stripe want everyone to carry their birth certificates at all times, so they can prove they're a citizen. But for them, showing proof of vaccination is over the line.
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    ^^ If you choose the wet method, like the Vinyl...

    ^^ If you choose the wet method, like the Vinyl Styl method I described just above, you *NEVER* want to dry with a cloth just before placing it on the turntable. In my experience, drying with any...
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    Not long after my oldest nephew graduated high school, he seriously considered going into HVAC repair. I told him if he did, he'd work all day on hot roofs in 115 degree heat. And when temps spike...
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    ^^ The Stooges happened at a unique time between...

    ^^ The Stooges happened at a unique time between the silent era when comedy had to be physical, and the talky era when jokes became king.
  60. ^^ Here in the Phoenix area, houses don't have...

    ^^ Here in the Phoenix area, houses don't have the type of attic in which one can easily store things. It doesn't snow here, so there's no need for a steep roof pitch. Also, most air conditioners...
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