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    The plot for Avatar was a retread but the effects...

    The plot for Avatar was a retread but the effects were quite novel and the final battle was pretty gripping stuff. Cameron really knows how to nail an action scene. I said it before and I'll say it...
  2. Thread: JAZZ Discussion

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    Rick Beato takes a look at Bud Powell ...

    Rick Beato takes a look at Bud Powell


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5oVWVH43Dc
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    I've got a twelve of Hacker Pschorr Marzen and...

    I've got a twelve of Hacker Pschorr Marzen and it's right on track. I'd say your sense of taste is still a little out of line. No worries, it will come back and hopefully in time for the holiday ales.
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    I listened on Bandcamp - it's a great album. I'll...

    I listened on Bandcamp - it's a great album. I'll be ordering the CD soon.
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    This!

    This!
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    All leading up to Alan Tudyk greatest role, Dr....

    All leading up to Alan Tudyk greatest role, Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle
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    I really liked the movie as well but the trope of...

    I really liked the movie as well but the trope of the slim girl who kicks ass was something Joss had worn out by then. My favorite line from Firefly: My days of not taking you seriously are certainly...
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    There was a warts n' all biography of Wenner and...

    There was a warts n' all biography of Wenner and RS magazine a few years ago. Wenner was very cooperative but he was NOT pleased with the result. I wonder if this is a counter to that book.
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    I watched the first two episodes of the...

    I watched the first two episodes of the documentary series Welcome to Wrexham. Damn, this is gripping. I'm going all in on this one.
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    I'm still trying to figure out that bit of...

    I'm still trying to figure out that bit of programming.
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    Correct me if I am wrong my fellow pedants, but I...

    Correct me if I am wrong my fellow pedants, but I think Harry is the only one who has been anywhere near actual combat.
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    Why was the queen not at that quickie wedding at...

    Why was the queen not at that quickie wedding at the end and instead catching Cristan about to commit suicide in the Godswood?
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    I think it was a pretty impressive episode. I had...

    I think it was a pretty impressive episode. I had assumed from Daemon's previous problem in the brothel that he just couldn't finish but in this episode it appears that he couldn't even rise to the...
  14. Thread: Tull Binge

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    Tull is always a fall/winter binge for me.

    Tull is always a fall/winter binge for me.
  15. Thread: Snarky Puppy

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    I'll get the CD - $50 for the vinyl?

    I'll get the CD - $50 for the vinyl?
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    Finally watched last Friday's ep. The entire...

    Finally watched last Friday's ep. The entire scene in the Orc trench was harrowing. I'm not paying attention much to the names of the directors but they know how to film an action scene. I also loved...
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    Yup, there's a good 'un

    Yup, there's a good 'un
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    For the record, I liked White Lotus but it wasn't...

    For the record, I liked White Lotus but it wasn't the best in its category. My wife is a recovering awards show junkie. Part of it is the fashion, but she's had it with all the self-serving...
  19. I have no doubt that Rory, on a good night, could...

    I have no doubt that Rory, on a good night, could give anyone trouble. But I have the boot of Aerosmith at the same venue a year later and they pretty much gave no quarter to whoever else was on the...
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    I was in the Twin Cities over the weekend and had...

    I was in the Twin Cities over the weekend and had this at a friend's audio store: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/21593/bruichladdich-classic-laddie-scottish-barley I thought it was a little...
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    At least he makes it look like he knows how to...

    At least he makes it look like he knows how to hold it like he can play it, unlike those famous people that haven't a clue.
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    We saw Top Gun: Maverick last night in a real...

    We saw Top Gun: Maverick last night in a real theater. It was the first time we had been in a theater in three years. Definitely a movie you want to see in a theater instead of at home. Highly...
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    The US news channels are locked in on practically...

    The US news channels are locked in on practically nonstop coverage/speculating/commentary. I can't imagine how insane the coverage in the UK is.
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    As a Yank, disrespect for the institution is...

    As a Yank, disrespect for the institution is hard-wired in me. Nonetheless, the ritual and pageantry are fascinating. A good friend who is English (and vehemently anti-monarchy) says by all accounts...
  25. Broke toes are a bitch. I broke two in college. ...

    Broke toes are a bitch. I broke two in college.

    We plan to get our next booster this next week - we have a wedding coming up at the end of the month.
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    I thought her reaction to the boar was a classic...

    I thought her reaction to the boar was a classic fight or flight reaction. Her father would have hit the "flight" button. She hit "fight".
  27. Thread: MLB 2022

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    And now we know why David Ortiz is always...

    And now we know why David Ortiz is always smiling. Seriously, the sportswriters and sports programming are generally biased on covering anything in the Northeast and California. That's where the...
  28. I saw this tour at a packed arena in Bismarck ND....

    I saw this tour at a packed arena in Bismarck ND. The crowd was spirited and Rush responding by delivering the goods. I remember being particularly impressed with Geddy's playing that night. I'd love...
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    Yeah, that had some inventiveness to it.

    Yeah, that had some inventiveness to it.
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    I just realized what this iteration is missing....

    I just realized what this iteration is missing. There is absolutely no one with a sense of humor. I'm not expecting a reboot of Tyrion, but come on. Everyone here is just grim, grim, grim.
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    I read that there were strict restrictions on...

    I read that there were strict restrictions on using anything from the Silmarillion as well. Amazon's rights only extend to the appendices. The showrunners worked with the estate on what liberties...
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    We watched 1917 last night and it was incredible....

    We watched 1917 last night and it was incredible. It plays like it's one continuous shot and the tension is often unbearable. Ye gods, WWI was a gruesome mess.
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    They're keeping it very PG, thus dashing my hopes...

    They're keeping it very PG, thus dashing my hopes for some Elvish skin.
  34. Thread: MLB 2022

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    The Twins are stepping on their own dicks in...

    The Twins are stepping on their own dicks in Chicago. First to third in a few weeks, that's our destiny.
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    Many are thinking it's one of the Maiar and not...

    Many are thinking it's one of the Maiar and not the bad one (we'll see that one in a much fairer form).
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    Read 'em about fifty times. I want it on my TV. ...

    Read 'em about fifty times. I want it on my TV.

    I am one episode in and I'm in for the long haul. This is going to be a slow steady build. They've got five years, why rush it. Some characters work...
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    I enjoyed the two previous albums, this one is an...

    I enjoyed the two previous albums, this one is an auto-buy
  38. I played the Meet the Flower Kings album this...

    I played the Meet the Flower Kings album this morning because of this thread. Boy, that took me back to a different age.
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    I've read two reviews of The Rings of Power,...

    I've read two reviews of The Rings of Power, which drops tomorrow on Prime. The consensus is that (reviewers got the first two episodes) the series takes its time and it's "a long beautiful road". We...
  40. Rush - Signals, will there be a 40th Anniversary package?

    I saw this tour so if it came with a live disc I'd be an auto-buy. The actual album could do with a remaster, the band really wasn't satisfied with the sound of this one.
  41. Thread: Blues, anyone?

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    Anyone take the plunge on this set yet? ...

    Anyone take the plunge on this set yet?

    https://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2022/08/30/1119926946/tedeschi-trucks-talk-i-am-the-moon-albums

    I'm tempted. The mid-tempo groove of TT doesn't...
  42. CRS is used mostly by staff and quite often for...

    CRS is used mostly by staff and quite often for constituent requests. I did a summer at a congressional office and we were constantly sending requests to CRS (this was pre-Internet) for constituents...
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    The VVitch is returning to HBO for those who...

    The VVitch is returning to HBO for those who missed it. Wouldst thou like the taste of butter?

    I was bewildered and enthralled by The Lighthouse. I didn't pick up on all the mythology subtexts but...
  45. Thread: MLB 2022

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    So, what happened to Syndergaard? Has he lost...

    So, what happened to Syndergaard? Has he lost velocity or control?
  46. I've drifted away from FK some years ago but one...

    I've drifted away from FK some years ago but one listen to Silent Inferno makes want to dig out my discs again.
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    This one you're probably familiar with. NOTE,...

    This one you're probably familiar with. NOTE, this is the 17th thread about Rothfuss. It starts with a promise that Pat will offer up a prologue and a chapter from the forthcoming book. And the drama...
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    I have about five or six musicals I can stand to...

    I have about five or six musicals I can stand to watch. After that, the entire genre of musical theater/movies moves into the same standing as country music.
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    The series gets really good right around book 4....

    The series gets really good right around book 4. After that there's many great characters (Granny Weatherwax, Moist von Lipwig, etc) scattered across a few dozen books. There are a few different...
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    It's a shame about Rothfuss. He has really pissed...

    It's a shame about Rothfuss. He has really pissed off his publisher, editor, and fans. He has been making promises for a decade now, including promises of releasing sample chapters, but nothing has...
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    Telegraph Road Private Investigations Solid Rock

    Telegraph Road
    Private Investigations
    Solid Rock
  52. Thread: The Vinyl Thread

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    It's not near the speakers. I did move some...

    It's not near the speakers. I did move some wiring around behind it, making sure that ground wire was away from everything. That seemed to bring it down to an acceptable level.
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    In an article about Robert Fripp, I found this...

    In an article about Robert Fripp, I found this "capture" link from an older version of PE. I don't remember this at all. Anyone know the circumstances around this KC/Fripp book?
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  54. I turn 65 next month and I've spent a while...

    I turn 65 next month and I've spent a while hustling down my Medicare supplement, Part D, and getting my old insurance cancelled. I worked in the health insurance so I was never in over my head but...
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    Often with these guys that crusade for...

    Often with these guys that crusade for homophobia, there's often some latent dick lust running under the surface. Not saying that Card is, but I wouldn't be surprised. I read several of his early...
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    I liked it. It went on too long but at least it...

    I liked it. It went on too long but at least it brought back the notion as Batman being as much a detective as a superhero.
  57. Thread: The Vinyl Thread

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    Another issue I've noticed with this table is the...

    Another issue I've noticed with this table is the low frequency hum that kicks in as the volume rises. I had a grounding loop issue but I fixed that. But there's still a hum. The table is grounded to...
  58. I live in a rural area and yeah, healthcare...

    I live in a rural area and yeah, healthcare sucks. Smart clinics in rural areas avoid pain meds because there's so much abuse of the shit already. I get these extremely painful back spasms once in a...
  59. Thread: The Vinyl Thread

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    I have ordered a cork mat. The TT is a B&O, which...

    I have ordered a cork mat. The TT is a B&O, which isn't exactly a p-mount, it's not a standard mount either. But I have noticed static on new, cleaned vinyl that should be practically dead quiet.
  60. Thread: The Vinyl Thread

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    Any favorite solutions for static?

    Any favorite solutions for static?
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