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    Sticky: The number for the home-made mask must be wrong...

    The number for the home-made mask must be wrong then.
  2. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Can he stay with any team for more than a season?...

    Can he stay with any team for more than a season? Boy, he must really be a cancer in the clubhouse.

    Talk about wasted talent.
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    Yep, and that post-911 song was not something to...

    Yep, and that post-911 song was not something to be very proud of, IMHO.
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    I'll NEVER part with my vinyl boots or my orignal...

    I'll NEVER part with my vinyl boots or my orignal releases I got from a guy I used to work with. This was back around 1981. He was hard up for cash and sold me all of his Zappa vinyl for 3-5 bucks...
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    Sticky: Oh, they'll hurry. It's all about selling and...

    Oh, they'll hurry. It's all about selling and spinning, not about curing.

    You can imagine the pressure in the US to get something out, no matter how half-baked, before November. Then if people...
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    I have that original vinyl of that one on a...

    I have that original vinyl of that one on a different label. It's from '79.
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    Sticky: ^^ Highly disturbing. People are already eating...

    ^^ Highly disturbing. People are already eating it up, as I have seen numerous posts by the lemmings. Fox has been doing this for quite some time and it's becoming dangerous.
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    Sticky: I think the push-back against herd immunity is...

    I think the push-back against herd immunity is that they really don't know if it will work. It makes no sense to rely on a guess with a new virus. Plus, how many extra people need to die?
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    ^^ Makes me wanna watch "Fail Safe." :)

    ^^ Makes me wanna watch "Fail Safe."

    :)
  10. Thread: MLB 2020

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    If baseball can't get a season off the ground,...

    If baseball can't get a season off the ground, say goodbye to the NFL season, too.
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    Aroldis Chapman tested positive. That's the third...

    Aroldis Chapman tested positive. That's the third player on the team.
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    So, I'm bouncing back and forth between "Dr....

    So, I'm bouncing back and forth between "Dr. Strangelove..." and "Brides of Dracula," and I'm leaning towards the Brides.

    I mean, Dr. Strangelove is so far-fetched.
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    Sticky: Believe me.

    Believe me.
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    It's quite strange, isn't it? I don't recall...

    It's quite strange, isn't it?


    I don't recall any local channels running movies without commercials.

    However, we were some of the first ones to get HBO, back when it was called Channel 100...
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    Yeah, I saw that listed, too. Despite the...

    Yeah, I saw that listed, too. Despite the commercial breaks, it's a lot of fun in glorious Hammer color. And that old hag is pretty creepy with her fangs.

    BTW, "House on Haunted Hill" was on...
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    :up Sorry, pal, I just couldn't let it go. ...

    :up

    Sorry, pal, I just couldn't let it go.

    Maybe "Dig it"?
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    Huh? Fixing a Hole and Her Majesty?

    Huh?

    Fixing a Hole and Her Majesty?
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    Sticky: Our county went into the green zone a few weeks...

    Our county went into the green zone a few weeks ago, re-opened most business, and are now facing a surge. My daughter works at the local hospital and the COVID unit is maxed out. Her co-worker just...
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    Yep, no body to it. Just another gimmick.

    Yep, no body to it. Just another gimmick.
  20. Thread: MLB 2020

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    I agree.

    I agree.
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    Sticky: I know a couple of people who have had it. They...

    I know a couple of people who have had it. They seem to be fine now. I have also read that some will have lingering issues for a very long time. Just because you survive it, doesn't mean you're out...
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    Sticky: People are certainly cheapskates. We had a garage...

    People are certainly cheapskates. We had a garage sale many years ago and people wanted to haggle of 50-cent items.

    "Will you take 35?"

    "Here lady, just take it."
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    Sticky: Herd immunity is useless unless, once you get it,...

    Herd immunity is useless unless, once you get it, you're immune. They still don't know if that's the case.
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    Sticky: That's the only choice when the federal...

    That's the only choice when the federal government shirks their responsibility. They have washed their hands of it all (no pun intended) and are moving on. We have ZERO leadership on this. And those...
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    Sticky: The stuff I'm reading about Fauci from these...

    The stuff I'm reading about Fauci from these ignorant fools is infuriating. The guy is a giant in the field and has been at this for 50 years. And these ignoramuses are merely parroting the shit they...
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    Sticky: ^^ We need more stimulus, for sure. That's what...

    ^^ We need more stimulus, for sure. That's what the government is for in times of crisis. If there was ever a time when the so-called "richest nation on Earth" needed to help out their citizens, this...
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    He absolutely did come up with it. The early...

    He absolutely did come up with it. The early version is totally different tempo. John always let the others bring their own thing to the table, unlike Paul.
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    Sticky: The University of Washington’s Institute for...

    The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation released an updated model Tuesday that forecasts about 208,255 COVID-19 deaths in the United States by Nov. 1.

    The...
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    Ringo was always a great drummer. Flashy? Nope....

    Ringo was always a great drummer. Flashy? Nope. Solid? Hell yes. Innovative? For sure. Influential? Highly.

    I have been a Beatles nut for most of my life and still marvel at his playing. I gain...
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    Happy 80th Birthday, Ringo Starr!

    A class act to this very day.

    Amazing that he was so sickly as a child, yet has outlived two of his three mates.

    Still going strong, too!
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    Sticky: At least someone is learning.

    At least someone is learning.
  32. I am from the Bethlehem area, but moved away...

    I am from the Bethlehem area, but moved away before NEARfest. However, the Lehigh Valley has always been a hot bed of prog fans.

    It would be nice to know how the region and its taste in music...
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    Sticky: I've heard multiple experts state that we should...

    I've heard multiple experts state that we should not fool ourselves into thinking we're in the second wave. I'm speaking from the US side of the virus. I thought Costa Rica was behind the US in the...
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    Does this count? ...

    Does this count?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXrjMaVoTy0
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    Sticky: We had people everywhere shooting them off. We...

    We had people everywhere shooting them off. We have had about 30 minutes of rain in the last two weeks. Things are REALLY dry. I only know that because I planted grass seed back then and have been...
  36. Thread: MLB 2020

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    So, David Price is sitting out the season. Looks...

    So, David Price is sitting out the season. Looks like Mike Trout might do the same thing. I suspect others will follow.

    As much as I want to see this succeed, I just don't see them getting through...
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    Sticky: That's likely still part of the first wave,...

    That's likely still part of the first wave, regretfully.





    Either someone who wasn't paying attention (possibly) or someone who listened to those sowing doubt and underplaying the severity...
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    They are all original recordings except for maybe...

    They are all original recordings except for maybe two or three, actually.
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    I like the second one best. I think the first one...

    I like the second one best. I think the first one plods just a bit. But that second one swings.

    Re: the 3rd, hmmm, I'll have to check that disc of mine. It seems like that one might be different...
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    Sticky: Thoughts and prayers. She's also a campaign...

    Thoughts and prayers.

    She's also a campaign official and former Fox personality.
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    Are you saying this one is the more-polished...

    Are you saying this one is the more-polished version? I have a CD of TV theme songs and the one they have on there has no edge to it. This one is better, IMO. I'm not sure if the one on the CD is a...
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    Sticky: Yeah, 9-9-9. Maybe it got turned upside down.

    Yeah, 9-9-9. Maybe it got turned upside down.
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    Sticky: ^^ I still wear gloves everywhere. I couldn't...

    ^^ I still wear gloves everywhere. I couldn't care less what others think.
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    After posting that, I new you'd catch it....

    After posting that, I new you'd catch it. Actually, I agree with all of it. I was a bit surprised to see "Help!" in your list.

    I'm thinking "Jesus Christ Superstar" would be one to add to the...
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    They did their share of interplay on certain...

    They did their share of interplay on certain tracks. But, it wasn't like when Johnny and Derringer played in And. Or his mid-70s four-piece band with Floyd Radford (who could really play) as a second...
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    Nice rant, Barry. I agree with most of it. It's...

    Nice rant, Barry. I agree with most of it. It's also my least-favorite genre.

    Every time I hear "Singin' in the Rain," I think of "A Clockwork Orange."
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    Tom Compton (drums) and Jon Paris...

    Tom Compton (drums) and Jon Paris (bass/harmonica) are great musicians. They certainly got their chances to shine during his sets. It's backing, not fronting. But, yes, Johnny was really great.
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    Speaking of great TV theme songs, this was always...

    Speaking of great TV theme songs, this was always a personal favorite:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA9t1nSGXXE
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    Or billed 2-4 times.

    Or billed 2-4 times.
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    Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons...

    Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

    Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half...
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    Sticky: Allegheny County PA (Pittsburgh) just ordered...

    Allegheny County PA (Pittsburgh) just ordered bars to stop selling alcohol. Looks like we're goin back into shut-down.

    Other restrictions from the county include that masks must be worn by...
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    Sticky: ^^ I think the problem in the US is that the...

    ^^ I think the problem in the US is that the anti-mask aggression, while certainly here, is being amplified by the news and social media channels.

    My biggest problem is not with the fools who...
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    Sticky: Indeed. Just try to argue big-picture or, dare I...

    Indeed. Just try to argue big-picture or, dare I say, introduce nuance into the debate. It's useless.
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    Sticky: ^^ That's reckless endangerment and dereliction...

    ^^ That's reckless endangerment and dereliction of duty.
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    "A Hard Day's Night" and "Don't Look Back" are on...

    "A Hard Day's Night" and "Don't Look Back" are on TCM tonight.
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    Sticky: ^^ THIS!!!

    ^^ THIS!!!
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    Sticky: My point is that, until we know for sure, it...

    My point is that, until we know for sure, it doesn't matter. Safety first. It's still better to be over-cautious than reckless.

    This part bears repeating:



    Until then, better safe than...
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    Sticky: Does it really matter that much? By perpetuating...

    Does it really matter that much? By perpetuating an unproven "fact" that it dies in excessive heat, people are being reckless and letting their guard down. There's still a lot that we don't know...
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    Sticky: I'm borrowing that.

    I'm borrowing that.
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    Sticky: It was primarily due to the early openings that...

    It was primarily due to the early openings that disregarded the CDC guidelines for doing so and Memorial Day gatherings. In fact, I don't think ANY states met the guidelines before opening.

    I...
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