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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...
  9. Not long after my oldest nephew graduated high...

    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.
  11. ^^ 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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    Within a day or 2 of moving into the house they...

    Within a day or 2 of moving into the house they owned before the one my parents own now, my Mom backed into the mailbox knocking it over. It was pretty fancy, made of square hollow decorative block,...
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    Pre-pandemic, I didn't care for the way Corden...

    Pre-pandemic, I didn't care for the way Corden interviewed all guests simultaneously throughout the show. I prefer fast forwarding through the guests who don't interest me.



    I don't recall...
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    The universe is about to implode. On last...

    The universe is about to implode. On last night's Colbert, NBC morning personality Willie Geist was one of the guests. On last night's Seth Meyers, it was CBS morning personality Gail King. They...
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    If one is willing to suspend disbelief, it is a...

    If one is willing to suspend disbelief, it is a good show.
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    I don't know about FedEx, but UPS will only track...

    I don't know about FedEx, but UPS will only track a package if the shipper calls, not the end customer.
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    ^^ A month or so ago, I ditched the Spin Clean...

    ^^ A month or so ago, I ditched the Spin Clean for the Vinyl Styl. The goat hair brushes of the latter work far better than the velvety pads of the former, reaching much deeper into the grooves.
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    Bear in mind one of the parties in Congress are...

    Bear in mind one of the parties in Congress are out of touch with even their own base in matters like getting money out of politics.
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    There is a place in which Bitcoin is by far the...

    There is a place in which Bitcoin is by far the most used currency: the Tor Network, aka the dark web.
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    This just in: he fired his assistant for putting...

    This just in: he fired his assistant for putting 1 too many candles on the cake.
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    I recently discovered an extremely effective...

    I recently discovered an extremely effective cleaning method. A 2 stage system using the Vinyl Styl Deep Groove washer. The first wash step with 10:1 Simple Green solution. I dab it dry with a...
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    That primarily has to do with English being their...

    That primarily has to do with English being their second language. I suspect if I tried writing in Spanish, my lyrics would be equally inane. Bottom line: I never cared about lyrical content in...
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    It's worth mentioning the new administration has...

    It's worth mentioning the new administration has re-opened Obamacare enrollment, and has cut premiums across the board for said coverages.
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    That would be a Northern Mockingbird...

    That would be a Northern Mockingbird (https://ebird.org/species/normoc). They sing a lot of songs.[/QUOTE]

    A week or so ago, I was riding my bike along a canal path. A Mockingbird flew directly...
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    In the last couple of episodes of Young Sheldon,...

    In the last couple of episodes of Young Sheldon, I couldn't help but notice Annie Potts' dark roots are showing....underneath the gray die job they give her to look older.
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    And Charles will be so old when he finally takes...

    And Charles will be so old when he finally takes the throne, he likely won't be there very long. Long live King William.
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    Yes, there should be a 30' wall built along the...

    Yes, there should be a 30' wall built along the US/Canada border to keep us yanks out of your country.
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    A report on last night's Daily Show brought up...

    A report on last night's Daily Show brought up another issue. If one pays tens of thousands of dollars for an NFT, and the server hosting the actual product crashes, one's left with an expensive...
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    As the show progressed, it did take more side...

    There are quite a few side-plots and characters to keep track of, but binging should help out with that greatly. I enjoyed it all the way through, including the ending. Others' mileage will obviously...
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    ^^ Not to mention for a while there, all the...

    ^^ Not to mention for a while there, all the guitar duties fell on Rich's shoulders.
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    There was the occasional inaccuracy. When Tyrell...

    There was the occasional inaccuracy. When Tyrell asked Elliot what his favorite Linux desktop was, he pronounced Gnome as "nome," when it's actually "GGuh-nome." But that may have just been a...
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    AstraZeneca trials were halted in South Africa...

    AstraZeneca trials were halted in South Africa because it simply wasn't effective against their variant. The J&J on the other hand is.
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    Haven't listened to her music in a while. Guess...

    Haven't listened to her music in a while. Guess I will be tonight.
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    The beauty of the show is it didn't dumb down...

    The beauty of the show is it didn't dumb down technical subjects, which otherwise would've treated audiences like morons. If a hospital show had dialogue like, "Doctor! His blood pumper thing...
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    ^^ Groovy Man! I can dig it!

    ^^ Groovy Man! I can dig it!
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    Here in the Phoenix market, shows start a minute...

    Here in the Phoenix market, shows start a minute early on the NBC and CBS affiliates, during the first 2 hours of primetime. I've always had to schedule shows to start recording a minute early.
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    ^^ One of the benefits of adding sound to motion...

    ^^ One of the benefits of adding sound to motion pictures. Interestingly when technology emerged to do so, the conventional wisdom within the industry was "Who'd want their pictures to talk?"
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    The first ever satellite which caught the world...

    The first ever satellite which caught the world by surprise, and the US with our pants down.
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    For almost as long as I've had a DVR, roughly 2...

    For almost as long as I've had a DVR, roughly 2 decades now, I've added 2 minutes to the end of the recording time of every scheduled recording.
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    Months ago, a local school district wanted to...

    Months ago, a local school district wanted to reopen, but teachers refused to comply. An angry father demanded they do their jobs or resign. I'm like, be careful what you wish for. That's an...
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    ^^ Almost as bad as when a high-school friend...

    ^^ Almost as bad as when a high-school friend ordered Black Sabbath Live at Last in the early 80s. It was sent 4th class mail and took a month or two to arrive.
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    Particularly the song Manley. It's very...

    Particularly the song Manley. It's very interesting, very complex, and shows how much Alfonso has grown as a composer.
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    Now more than ever.

    Now more than ever.
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    That reminds me of Chinese State Media citing the...

    That reminds me of Chinese State Media citing the Onion as a source of how ridiculous we Americans are. They didn't know at the time the Onion is satire.
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    Perhaps you've heard about the campaign to remove...

    Perhaps you've heard about the campaign to remove Dr. Oz as guest host. People! Jeopardy isn't broadcast live! The episodes in question were taped weeks or months ago. They can't just edit Dr. Oz...
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    Week before last, I sent a card to my nephew for...

    Week before last, I sent a card to my nephew for his 18th birthday. In a senior moment, I wrote down my own zip code instead of his. But every other part of the address was correct. Yesterday, it...
  47. Wring that Neck Gillan would have no...

    Wring that Neck Gillan would have no participation in. My friend acquired a recompilation with a more obscure performance. At the end when the crowd is cheering, Gillan said thank you. My friend...
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    Speaking of Different Strokes, Gary Coleman was...

    Speaking of Different Strokes, Gary Coleman was quite an intelligent guy in real life. In the early 2000s there was TechTV, which I would watch religiously. Gary guest co-hosted one of the shows,...
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    ^^ The sound improvement in Hi-Res is not so much...

    ^^ The sound improvement in Hi-Res is not so much about higher frequencies. That's just a shiny object naysayers get transfixed on. But I get your meaning.
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    Back before the do not call registry, I got few...

    Back before the do not call registry, I got few telemarketing calls trying to sell me subscriptions which didn't interest me in the least. I told them I couldn't read, and they never bothered me...
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    ^^ If your screen blanking causes playback to...

    ^^ If your screen blanking causes playback to stop, the last thing you want is your screen blanking. If you're worried about battery usage, you can dim the screen so it's barely visible.
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    ^^ That was more of a transcendental exercise. ...

    ^^ That was more of a transcendental exercise. Playing the same thing over and over again, 840 times. And it's more for the performer than any potential listener.

    EDIT: The piece itself is only...
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    When adjusting my vinyl noise removal software, I...

    When adjusting my vinyl noise removal software, I can hear when I start over-adjusting, and hearing less and less of what I hear in 24/96 Hi-Res. If what I hear in Hi-Res is imaginary, that's one...
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    ^^ Also a safe bet.

    ^^ Also a safe bet.
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    ^^ The beauty of not renewing my AARP membership...

    ^^ The beauty of not renewing my AARP membership after the first year, and always refusing to be on anti-social media is I now receive very little junk mail.
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    I always thought it would be quite poignant if...

    I always thought it would be quite poignant if SYFY, or some other cable network had re-run the series...in 1999. A comparison of a future vision of 1999, and how it really was in 1999. In high...
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    That was certainly the case for Parade...one of...

    That was certainly the case for Parade...one of his longest of all, clocking in at 15 minutes.
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    Since HDTracks changed hands from a US to a...

    Since HDTracks changed hands from a US to a foreign company, many titles are not available in the US...or at least not yet. I've also noticed how I arrive at a title through searching plays a major...
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    ^^ Even more unusual, it's one of Satie's rare...

    ^^ Even more unusual, it's one of Satie's rare longer pieces. Most of his works were intentionally kept around 3 minutes, to fit on a 78 rpm record. He wanted his work accessible by all.
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    On an Android phone, the free Youtube app from...

    On an Android phone, the free Youtube app from the Google Play store works much better than trying to stream Youtube through a web browser. For one, it's treated as any other video player, and will...
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