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  1. During rush hour, surface streets are even worse...

    During rush hour, surface streets are even worse than backed up freeways. At each and every intersection with a traffic signal, it takes 2, 3, 4 or more light cycles to get through. That's what...
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    My favorite Looney Tunes cartoon was a guy taking...

    My favorite Looney Tunes cartoon was a guy taking his dog to a talent agent, saying his dog could talk. He said, "What's the texture of sandpaper?" The dog answered "Rough." He said, "What covers...
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    Sticky: You mean MAGAA: Make America Great...

    You mean MAGAA: Make America Great Again...........Again
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    I hope Farpoint Kevin doesn't read this list.

    I hope Farpoint Kevin doesn't read this list.
  5. ^^ Not to mention the extreme loss of revenue MSG...

    ^^ Not to mention the extreme loss of revenue MSG would've had, if the Knicks and Rangers had a real season.
  6. It's a tough adjustment going from the UK to any...

    It's a tough adjustment going from the UK to any hot climate.
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    Especially playing Genesis music.

    Especially playing Genesis music.
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    Sticky: ^^ I was at a local record store with several...

    ^^ I was at a local record store with several locations in the Phoenix area, 2 in Tucson, and 2 in Vegas. Some guy tried to walk in without a mask, and they wouldn't let him. He left for about a...
  9. Thread: Birders

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    When they're near a street light, or similar...

    When they're near a street light, or similar light source, they don't seem to know when it gets completely dark.
  10. The In Rock period is when Richie transitioned...

    The In Rock period is when Richie transitioned from the ES-335 to the Strat. He used both on the album. By Fireball, it was all Strat all the time.

    On the Fireball cover, Roger is shown playing...
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    Sticky: When the current administration struck a deal to...

    When the current administration struck a deal to have Walmart take over TikTok, I was dumbfounded. As a web developer myself, I can say with authority the Walmart Website has been a trainwreck from...
  12. Thread: Woodworking

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    There is one rule one must never forget while...

    There is one rule one must never forget while woodworking: you rip what you saw.
  13. Thread: Birders

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    ^^ But sunset is the best time to hear...

    ^^ But sunset is the best time to hear mockingbird song.
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    That's one way to make some bread.

    That's one way to make some bread.
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    Sticky: There's a new toll-free hotline for those who...

    There's a new toll-free hotline for those who don't want to be oppressed, or have their breathing obstructed by face masks: 1-800-WAAAAHH
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    Sticky: If they die, they can do like Herman Cain, and...

    If they die, they can do like Herman Cain, and tweet from the grave that Covid is a hoax.
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    Sticky: Hence my specification of "credit" cards, of...

    Hence my specification of "credit" cards, of which Visa is the only one Costco accepts...formerly American Express.
  18. Just a couple of nights ago, I watched Steve...

    Just a couple of nights ago, I watched Steve Hackett Somewhere in South America...Live at Teatro Coliseo Buenos Aires. All the Genesis songs he performed, like Firth of Fifth and Watcher of the...
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    Sticky: As of about a year and a half, two years ago,...

    As of about a year and a half, two years ago, Costco DOES accept Visa. In fact, it's now the only credit card they accept. They ended their deal with American Express, and struck a new one with...
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    My home-made prog and related t-shirts: 14419...

    My home-made prog and related t-shirts:

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    There's actually no "legal" definition of...

    There's actually no "legal" definition of "Organic." It's pretty much whatever some slick salesman convinces people it is.



    Even that gluten-free fade is starting to fade. Not nearly as many...
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    Sticky: Another aspect of the cash v cashless debate:...

    Another aspect of the cash v cashless debate: most low income people in the US can't and don't use banks, for 2 main reasons. First, the fee to cash a check at a check cashing store is less than the...
  23. With drums being among my multiple instruments, I...

    With drums being among my multiple instruments, I can tell you the lyrics are the best cue for where we are in a song. That tells me when to insert the appropriate fill to signal the rest of the...
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    I just saw an infomercial for "Organic" bed...

    I just saw an infomercial for "Organic" bed linens. Is there such a thing as inorganic linens??? Even petroleum based synthetic fibers are organic, because petroleum itself is an organic compound.
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    ^^ Since I last posted, that has ticked up to...

    ^^ Since I last posted, that has ticked up to 668. But for that brief moment, .....................
  26. Cataracts are more a problem of opacity. The...

    Cataracts are more a problem of opacity. The decline in malleability prevents the lens from changing its magnification power, which would otherwise enable it to change its focus. Hence, the need...
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    And for you, this just so happens to be post...

    And for you, this just so happens to be post number 666. Coincidence???
  28. ^^ Actually not surprising. Cataract surgery...

    ^^ Actually not surprising. Cataract surgery replaces the lens. As we age, our original lens becomes less malleable, and less able to flex while adjusting focus. A new lens would understandably...
  29. ^^ I previously posted this in another thread,...

    ^^ I previously posted this in another thread, but here I go again: While out at sea in the summer of '87, the yeoman from the division office, "Tucker" came down to my shop to watch his copy. I...
  30. All music I wrote in the past HAD to be...

    All music I wrote in the past HAD to be instrumental, because I can't sing to save my life. My music was bad enough already. Add my "cats fighting in slow motion" vocals to the mix and it would be...
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    Sticky: Since weed is still technically illegal under...

    Since weed is still technically illegal under federal law, no bank will touch it with a 10 foot pole. In states where it's "legal," all state taxes must be paid with an armored truck full of cash.
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    Back in the day with Rush blasting on the...

    Back in the day with Rush blasting on the boom-box, you'd be surprised how many people asked my friends and me "Who's that woman singing?"
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    It's thanks to Jimi the Fender Strat has been...

    It's thanks to Jimi the Fender Strat has been available all these decades. Fender originally planned on phasing out the Strat and Tele, replacing them with the Jaguar and Jazz Master. He's one guy...
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    We had a few days when the high level smoke...

    We had a few days when the high level smoke produced enough of an overcast condition to moderate our extreme heat.
  35. In the early 20 aughts, I was playing bass with...

    In the early 20 aughts, I was playing bass with my cell phone in my pocket. It was one of those phones with antenna which had to be extended while using, and the ringtones were exclusively...
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    ^^ Eddie Trunk discussing the RRHOF??? Knock me...

    ^^ Eddie Trunk discussing the RRHOF??? Knock me over with a feather.
  37. Another probable reason Audio Visions was so weak...

    Another probable reason Audio Visions was so weak was Kerry used up his new ideas on Seeds of Change. As previously mentioned, both came out around the same time.
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    NOLA is more of a Mark Harmon production whereas,...

    NOLA is more of a Mark Harmon production whereas, the other 2 are more Donald P. Bellisario productions. I had a chuckle when on JAG, they made a Quantum Leap reference, another Bellisario...
  39. Given that Walsh wrote or co-wrote more songs on...

    Given that Walsh wrote or co-wrote more songs on the album than Livgren, I find it ironic that Walsh left soon afterwards. Walsh apparently didn't like the way Livgren was injecting his new found...
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    I wonder what, if anything will become of NCIS...

    I wonder what, if anything will become of NCIS Los Angeles. Last season, it seemed they were wrapping things up, and tying up loose ends. Then suddenly, the Pandemic shut everything down.
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    Everyone here in the Phoenix area was pleasantly...

    Everyone here in the Phoenix area was pleasantly surprised when the Cards beat the NFC defending champion 49ers. On their home turf no less...but then, who really has home field advantage when there...
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    By the way he looked and sounded in the 70s, many...

    By the way he looked and sounded in the 70s, many people thought Geddy was a woman.
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    In the end, Yes is not so different from many...

    In the end, Yes is not so different from many other "classic rock" bands, who tour with very few of the original members.
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    This Israeli band didn't set out to be a "prog"...

    This Israeli band didn't set out to be a "prog" band. They thought, "wouldn't it be interesting if we created baroque style rock music?"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDHir5ofDfY
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    Any other year here in AZ, there would be no...

    Any other year here in AZ, there would be no fires this time of year, due to the monsoon moistening things up. With this year's monsoon failure, we have fires out the yin-yang.

    BTW: our monsoon...
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    The Arctic hit an all time record high in...

    The Arctic hit an all time record high in Northern Siberia, and has been burning out of control pretty much all summer. Here in the Phoenix area, we've had our hottest summer on record. We blew...
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    Sticky: That will lead to a guitar shortage. Try buying...

    That will lead to a guitar shortage. Try buying a bicycle or laptop computer these days, and let me know how successful you are.
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    The original Frankenstein and Dracula movies...

    The original Frankenstein and Dracula movies scared the fecal matter out of people, when they were first released.
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    What I'm saying is it was much easier to impress...

    What I'm saying is it was much easier to impress audiences back in the day, becoming less and less so as time progresses. That was the case with the original Frankenstein, then years later, Abbot...
  50. Oh yeah??? My city is bigger than your city!!!

    Oh yeah??? My city is bigger than your city!!!
  51. Thread: Gary Wright

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    I remember having the Dream Weaver album...

    I remember having the Dream Weaver album automatically shipped to me when I forgot to mail back the monthly Columbia Record Club card, saying not to ship it. I thought the album overall was ok, but...
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    The Blob is only cheesy in retrospect. ...

    The Blob is only cheesy in retrospect. Similarly, when Psycho first hit theaters, the shower stabbing scene literally had every audience member shrieking with terror. By today's standards, it's...
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    Last Minute on Earth in particular is perhaps...

    Last Minute on Earth in particular is perhaps Hasse's most powerful and emotional vocal performance ever.
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    If you in fact sold it, it would appear you got...

    If you in fact sold it, it would appear you got out while the getting is good.
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    It's not always possible to evenly divide songs...

    It's not always possible to evenly divide songs into 4 22 minute sides. Unless it's done like old 8-track tapes in which a song would fade out in the middle, the channel would change, and the song...
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    Who buys domain names and creates websites...

    Who buys domain names and creates websites anymore anyway? As far as most young people are concerned, if it isn't on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, or especially TikTok........it doesn't...
  57. Never mind gates, no CTTE?!?

    Never mind gates, no CTTE?!?
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    Age also plays a role in not remembering...

    Age also plays a role in not remembering things.....................I'm sorry, what was I saying?
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    For me, the absolute funniest Carson routine was...

    For me, the absolute funniest Carson routine was during the '88 primary campaign. Some news sources accused him of being biased toward Republicans, other sources toward Democrats. To clear up any...
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    There's a saying: if you remember the 60s, you...

    There's a saying: if you remember the 60s, you weren't there.
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