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  1. Thread: MLB 2022

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    AL Central teams are a combined 96-121 (.442)...

    AL Central teams are a combined 96-121 (.442) when not playing each other, equivalent to a 71-91 record per 162 games.
  2. Thread: MLB 2022

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    The calling of balls and strikes seems worse this...

    The calling of balls and strikes seems worse this year. I don't know if the pitch framing catchers are deceiving these umps or if there's an actual vision disease spreading amongst the umpire crews...
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    I finally had a chance to get through all of part...

    I finally had a chance to get through all of part two on Disney+. I found it fascinating but it tested my wife's attention span. They did seem to be getting along pretty well once they moved to the...
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    I'm only two episodes in. I guess between...

    I'm only two episodes in. I guess between Hopper's story line and El getting bullied, everyone's life in turmoil, it seems to drag it down. But the Big Bad is a real piece of work and you can't lose...
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    We watched the first two episodes of Yellowstone...

    We watched the first two episodes of Yellowstone a while back and yeah, way too much melodrama. It felt like a soap with spurs. Right now we're watching the fantastic Star Trek: Strange New Worlds...
  6. Thread: The Final Cut

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    The former has the better guitar player, the...

    The former has the better guitar player, the later has the better album cover!
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    I just finished The Guns of Dawn by Adrian...

    I just finished The Guns of Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky.



    Think Jane Austen meets powderpunk fantasy. There is magic, but it's not a major part of the story. It takes a while to ramp up but...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I3zjv0Flss

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I3zjv0Flss
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    Last year we got a used luxury SUV and ye gods,...

    Last year we got a used luxury SUV and ye gods, it is so much quieter. The audio system is quite good. Whether a sublime recording (say, Steely Dan) or thunderous, CDs sound astounding without all...
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    This was on America's Got Talent the other night....

    This was on America's Got Talent the other night. Metal content kicks in about 1:30 :horns


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-TkyCwy4CU
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    Fantastic. I wish I could have seen them. I've...

    Fantastic. I wish I could have seen them. I've got several studio albums and a couple great live boots.

    Years ago, a friend was going to a festival in the Twin Cities and he was debating which end...
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    There's no release date yet, but the FX network...

    There's no release date yet, but the FX network will have a "limited series" of Justified: City Primeval. So far, no word on Walter Goggins returning but they pretty much closed the book on his...
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    Count me in piling on Munchausen. A meandering,...

    Count me in piling on Munchausen. A meandering, indulgent film.
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    Someone must have said his name three times...

    Someone must have said his name three times...
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    An interesting conversation between Alan Parsons...

    An interesting conversation between Alan Parsons and Steven Wilson


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWG-9qiabsg
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    I'm hearing good things about Citizen Sleeper....

    I'm hearing good things about Citizen Sleeper. Anyone tried it?
  17. Thread: MLB 2022

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    The Twins still need a bullpen that won't lift...

    The Twins still need a bullpen that won't lift their skirts and bend over at the first sign of trouble. They've been hit by the injury bug but so is everyone else.
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    I am really impressed with the vox in that video....

    I am really impressed with the vox in that video. Bring on Alberto!
  19. Great news, Greg!

    Great news, Greg!
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    Alien and Aliens are too different genres...

    Alien and Aliens are too different genres entirely. I think James Cameron figured with Aliens, everyone now knows what the monster looks like so let's just make an action movie that NEVER LETS UP....
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    RIP. My abhorrence for 70s soft rock is almost...

    RIP. My abhorrence for 70s soft rock is almost equal to my dislike of disco and country BUT "Summer Breeze" is a freaking gem of a song. S&C were craftsmen, both in terms of songwriting and...
  22. Thread: MLB 2022

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    In 1997, we went down to my parents place in...

    In 1997, we went down to my parents place in Scottsdale AZ. Both my dad and uncle were still hale and hearty, and we went to a spring training game. The As against someone. Just sitting in the sun,...
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    Last night we stumbled up Dario Argento's Cat...

    Last night we stumbled up Dario Argento's Cat o'Nine Tails. I understand it was positively received but by the two thirds point I was wishing there was a janitor and two robots giving play by play....
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    I thought that when she was first cast, but upon...

    I thought that when she was first cast, but upon seeing the first movie I changed when we hit the "instead of a dark lord, you would a queen" scene and ye gods, she didn't act the character, she was...
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    The first AP was great. After that, the decline...

    The first AP was great. After that, the decline is really, really steep.
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    Has anyone checked this out? Is it worthy of my...

    Has anyone checked this out? Is it worthy of my time?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ2Y1coeKkw
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    I saw the new trailer for Westworld - they have...

    I saw the new trailer for Westworld - they have mangled this story so far beyond the limits of logic and reason that I can't even remember what happened in the last season. But yeah, I'll still watch...
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    Speaking of erstwhile PE members, today is PE's...

    Speaking of erstwhile PE members, today is PE's official holiday. That's right, it's Lino's birthday!
  29. Indeed, Greg. The best of luck. Keep the positive...

    Indeed, Greg. The best of luck. Keep the positive attitude because it's been proven to help.
  30. Thread: MLB 2022

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    I know it's a far more injury-inducing sport but...

    I know it's a far more injury-inducing sport but NFL players seem to be all made of balsa wood and PEDs.
  31. Thread: MLB 2022

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    The shortened spring training really has caused a...

    The shortened spring training really has caused a lot of problems. Many of he batters spent the better part of a month or two getting their groove back. Injuries all over the place and I think a lot...
  32. Thread: MLB 2022

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    Twins are in a funk with offense going anemic and...

    Twins are in a funk with offense going anemic and pitching imploding. The past couple evenings I've been watching the Big Ten baseball tournament (my nephew plays for Michigan). Damn, these games are...
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    RIP to one of the last of the great British...

    RIP to one of the last of the great British drummers from the 60s and 70s. Thanks so much for the music, Alan.
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    Last night we watched The Lost City with Sandra...

    Last night we watched The Lost City with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Radcliffe. It's fluff but enjoyable fluff. Brad Pitt has a stellar cameo. Sandra looks sensational for 57.
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    "Holland, 1945" is best at extreme volume. I...

    "Holland, 1945" is best at extreme volume.

    I ripped Marquee Moon from a coworker's copy eons ago. It's not something I play often but it scratches a very particular itch. If there's anything else...
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    Looks like they didn't hold back on the effects...

    Looks like they didn't hold back on the effects for the last season!
  37. Thread: Whitesnake

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    A cousin of mine was listening to country radio...

    A cousin of mine was listening to country radio on a late night drive and a woman called in to request Conway Twitty. The DJ asked if she was a big Conway fan and she said she loved to sit on the...
  38. 50% Norwegian 45% Swedish 5% Northern European...

    50% Norwegian
    45% Swedish
    5% Northern European (someone brought into the family a couple centuries ago)

    The Swedish side has never been successfully traced back, but my paternal grandma's...
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    Regular HBO. Episode one aired Friday night,...

    Regular HBO. Episode one aired Friday night, episode two on Saturday. Now to be repeated to infinity. I snared them on the DVR.
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    I saw this as well. Darker than Ritchie's usual...

    I saw this as well. Darker than Ritchie's usual fare. The two big flashbacks kill the pace of the movie though I guess I kinda sorta enjoyed it.
  41. Thread: Whitesnake

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    I'm revisiting this thread because I'm listening...

    I'm revisiting this thread because I'm listening to a compilation of early Whitesnake. The lyrics are abysmal but damn the playing is fine and the guitar work is fantastic. Dave's lyrics make Ian...
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    I suspect this, like Mad Max: Fury Road, will...

    I suspect this, like Mad Max: Fury Road, will need an entire thread of its own.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWGvntl9itE
  43. Thread: R.I.P. Vangelis

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    RIP Vangelis. I never was a fan of Chariots of...

    RIP Vangelis. I never was a fan of Chariots of Fire - it got so overplayed but his other work was astounding.
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    I have zero interest in the media circus/shitshow...

    I have zero interest in the media circus/shitshow that is the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial but I am starting to get a hankering to watch the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. That was one damn...
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    Keith was the absolute epitome of the unreliable...

    Keith was the absolute epitome of the unreliable narrator but damn, there were some great stories buried in that book.
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    I am always on the hunt for the latest and finest...

    I am always on the hunt for the latest and finest music players for computer but I keep coming back to my old faves: Windows Media Player and JRiver Media Jukebox. Those are the only two that...
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    We're watching it - insane, horrifying, and...

    We're watching it - insane, horrifying, and hilarious
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    I'm open to it. On both Common Ground and Welcome...

    I'm open to it. On both Common Ground and Welcome to the Planet it was a bit jarring to me when anyone other than David took the vocals. So please, keep everyone else in the background and just let...
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    DAMN, the El Mocambo album is the shit! First...

    DAMN, the El Mocambo album is the shit! First song is so-so but they catch fire after that. Even the tunes off Black and Blue are breathing fire.
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    Yeah, it's great. It really feels like they're...

    Yeah, it's great. It really feels like they're just picked up where they left off, rather than phoning in some halfass reboot. We get some old favorites (Buddy, Paul Bellini) but they're covering new...
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    Supposedly that's James T's brother, a biologist

    Supposedly that's James T's brother, a biologist
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    At home, I want lossless whenever possible played...

    At home, I want lossless whenever possible played on the best equipment I can afford. But if I am exercising or whatever, MP3s are fine to crank through my cheaper set of headphones.
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    I think you're thinking of Fred Willard, who died...

    I think you're thinking of Fred Willard, who died in 2020. Fred Ward was in Tremors and many other films.
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    They need to avoid the tired old jokes about...

    They need to avoid the tired old jokes about being tired and old. Sounds like the premise will be they owed a reunion concert in the contract with their deceased manager. The manager's daughter is...
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    I see that to get the Plexamp, I need to sign up...

    I see that to get the Plexamp, I need to sign up for Plex Pass. Nope, the last thing I need is yet another subscription.
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    I got this off Bandcamp a month ago, along with...

    I got this off Bandcamp a month ago, along with Acheron. I'm really liking these guys.
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    I watched Death on the Nile and agree that it was...

    I watched Death on the Nile and agree that it was a disappointment. I didn't mind adding some backstory to Poirot and the visual aspect to the film was stunning, but the pacing was all wrong. Plus,...
  58. My deepest condolences. We lost two pets last...

    My deepest condolences. We lost two pets last year and man, it just SUCKS HARD. I'm glad you had your sons with you.
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    Urban fantasy is not my thing but I'll give it a...

    Urban fantasy is not my thing but I'll give it a shot.
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    We watched the first episode of Star Trek:...

    We watched the first episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. There were a few missteps but on the whole they hit the beats the original series laid down. I'll have the conn for the duration of the...
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