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  1. Thread: MLB 2021

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    The door shuts today for the crazy deals. And...

    The door shuts today for the crazy deals. And then the negotiations get brutal. Get ready for a protracted struggle, hopefully it won't bleed into spring training.
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    That is the most insightful thing anyone on this...

    That is the most insightful thing anyone on this show has said. Logan fucks everyone and always, always get free of it. Except maybe his wife. But the kids have been so abused and manipulated, so...
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    The axe handle scene was a definite "fuck yeah"...

    The axe handle scene was a definite "fuck yeah" moment.
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    Yeah, it was a gut punch. Kendall's delusional...

    Yeah, it was a gut punch. Kendall's delusional megalomania is on full display but also his small epiphany that nothing mattered except the gift from his kids - especially after the skirmishes with...
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    I still find it astounding that after doing these...

    I still find it astounding that after doing these recordings, they then went on to recording Abbey Road. What a creative streak they were on!
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    I watched Jungle Cruise off Disney+. Escapist...

    I watched Jungle Cruise off Disney+. Escapist family-oriented fantasy but well done. It's inspired by the old Disneyland ride and it rides the template of the first Pirates of the Caribbean pretty...
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    Last night we watched the TCM documentary on Dean...

    Last night we watched the TCM documentary on Dean Martin: King of Cool. Far more interesting than I thought it would be, a compelling portrait of a complicated man. Now I wish I had caught Rio Bravo...
  8. We're boostered and a little restless, ready to...

    We're boostered and a little restless, ready to run around a little while exercising caution. And now, BOOM, another fucking variant travelling swiftly through the world. And now the little bundle of...
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    I've heard great things about that book!

    I've heard great things about that book!
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    It did. Along with Logan backhanding his grandson...

    It did. Along with Logan backhanding his grandson in season 1.
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    I am shocked. I so enjoyed his vocals. I was kind...

    I am shocked. I so enjoyed his vocals. I was kind of on a blues kick but it'll be BBT all weekend.
  12. Thread: Rush 40th's

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    It's true - but only available in Canuckistan.

    It's true - but only available in Canuckistan.
  13. We have Amazon Music, which I either stream over...

    We have Amazon Music, which I either stream over the Echo device while working in the kitchen or in my office to preview a new album. Other than that, I play my own music. If I'm in the living room,...
  14. Thread: Rush 40th's

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    It's out of Alex and Geddy's hand. It's not up to...

    It's out of Alex and Geddy's hand. It's not up to them to put these out.
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    I intended to stream the first twenty minutes of...

    I intended to stream the first twenty minutes of Dune for just a taste. I realized I was at 40 minutes in no time. For me, who read the book several times as a young man, this is the Dune of my...
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    My guess is Kendall is still self-medicating -...

    My guess is Kendall is still self-medicating - he's been pretty manic all season
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    A very tense episode. ...

    A very tense episode.

    https://www.vox.com/culture/22777228/succession-episode-5-season-3-recap-review-retired-janitors-of-idaho-logan-abuse

    I just read this piece and then remembered Shiv's...
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    One of These Days and Fearless are quite good....

    One of These Days and Fearless are quite good. Pillow of Winds is tolerable. The less said about Seamus and San Tropez the better. Echoes is a towering work and sets the tone for everything that...
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    I've been to Total Wine stores while in the Twin...

    I've been to Total Wine stores while in the Twin Cities - incredible selection for beer and wine
  20. Thread: Blues, anyone?

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    This album drops today ...

    This album drops today


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqCBiC55ZSM
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    I picked up a case of Celebration Ale on my trip...

    I picked up a case of Celebration Ale on my trip out of town. But it was disappointing to see how the selection of micros had shrunk. I couldn't even find a decent stout. They've lost shelf space to...
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    Back in the day, I couldn't take Lost in Space as...

    Back in the day, I couldn't take Lost in Space as a kid. Waaaaaaay too light even for me. Star Trek was definitely my speed. I'm reading a book about Star Trek right now and Shatner is quoted as...
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    Looks like Alex now has a YouTube channel. Only...

    Looks like Alex now has a YouTube channel. Only two vids but obviously he's setting up something here to build on.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6qZXMLXPlQN4zw0CUqo6Bg
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    We just watched the latest episode of Succession....

    We just watched the latest episode of Succession. Wow, the amount of fuckery and viciousness is amazing and fascinating. And for once, for once, Kendall isn't falling for his dad's bullshit.
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    Zombieland: Double Tap I laughed my ass off...

    Zombieland: Double Tap I laughed my ass off during this sequel. The plot wasn't anything special, but the characters and their reactions to each other and the insanity around them gets you sucked...
  26. Of the "classic" Genesis era, this is the one...

    Of the "classic" Genesis era, this is the one that gets the least play. I need more guitar for one thing. Second, it seems rushed, some of the lyrical and musical concepts aren't what they could be....
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    My favorite moment might have been Angel's...

    My favorite moment might have been Angel's response to this line: Let me say this as clearly as I can. You cannot beat me. I am a part of them. The Wolf, Ram, and Hart. Their strength flows through...
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    My family all watched Green Acres but yeah, most...

    My family all watched Green Acres but yeah, most of the characters were ridiculously stupid to the point of extreme annoyance. You know what else does the same thing: Arrested Development.
  29. Almost sounds like tendinitis or a tendon strain...

    Almost sounds like tendinitis or a tendon strain (not that I'm any kind of medical person)
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    We watched several offerings on TCM this weekend....

    We watched several offerings on TCM this weekend. The one that was new to me was Horror Hotel, which was...decent. Janet Leigh's armored bra in Psycho pale compared to Venetia Stevenson inexplicably...
  31. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/public/ind...

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/public/index.html

    Yes, recommended for anyone 65 or over
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    We don't make our trip until the middle of this...

    We don't make our trip until the middle of this week. I'm crossing my fingers that the supply chain isn't letting me down.
  33. My beloved had her annual exam and her blood...

    My beloved had her annual exam and her blood pressure has gone up. Not "oh my god, you're going to die" but it's time to do something about it. I've never had any bp issues but I checked mine as well...
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    Yikes, $55 on Amazon!

    Yikes, $55 on Amazon!
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    HE....VAS...MY...BOYFRIEND! We have been...

    HE....VAS...MY...BOYFRIEND!

    We have been working our way through a few of the Universal classics so we saw Frankenstein and Bride a few nights ago. Nonetheless, we enjoyed watching Young...
  36. My wife got the pneumonia vaccine a few days ago...

    My wife got the pneumonia vaccine a few days ago because she's over 65. She experienced no side effects other than the sore arm.
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    I'm listening to the bonus tracks from the...

    I'm listening to the bonus tracks from the remaster of Tattoo You. There's been a great rending of garments and gnashing of teeth over at Hoffman regarding the sound quality of the original disc....
  38. I used to do a newsletter when I worked for a...

    I used to do a newsletter when I worked for a health insurance company and studies have shown a positive attitude is a difference maker. You're in the right mindset Greg, best wishes and positive...
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    I find him entertaining but I can definitely see...

    I find him entertaining but I can definitely see the shrill part. The segments on TCM are just long enough that he doesn't wear out his welcome.
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    I tried to get my wife to make The Wire one of...

    I tried to get my wife to make The Wire one of "our shows" years ago but she wasn't interested. She likes "true crime" stuff but has zero interest in this type of thing. I'll have to watch it in my...
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    Looks like there's a few versions on that box...

    Looks like there's a few versions on that box set. I know the KQED one has an orchestra. Could it be: "Atom Heart Mother" (Early studio version, band only) 19.24?
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    Next week we will be going out of town and I'll...

    Next week we will be going out of town and I'll make a beer run. I suspect I'll see some holiday ales but it's likely the only noteworthy one will be Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale. I'll be buying a...
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    They're still finding their way on this one. Some...

    They're still finding their way on this one. Some things come together and some definitely do not, particularly the title track. But they were ambitious and clearly building to greatness.
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    I'm really liking this one. A little bit old...

    I'm really liking this one. A little bit old school. Luis Nasser had this posted on Facebook. The vocals remind me a little of Tobias from Ghost.

    https://greenlung.bandcamp.com/album/black-harvest
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDSRB4vLMYI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDSRB4vLMYI
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    We watched Baby Jane and Straight Jacket last...

    We watched Baby Jane and Straight Jacket last night. I had seen the later before but it's still a hoot. I've enjoyed Mario's take on these Sunday night films. They're not all exactly horror but it's...
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    I finally watched the Bond movie Spectre. Decent...

    I finally watched the Bond movie Spectre. Decent Bond movie except the usual requirements for a suspension of belief. The producers/writers just can't let go of some of the old tropes and plot holes....
  48. Nearly 40 bucks for The Wall?! :O I at least...

    Nearly 40 bucks for The Wall?! :O I at least expect a reach-around for that price for digital files.
  49. Thread: Ron Tutt RIP

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    RIP Ron Tutt. I think the ideal pairing would...

    RIP Ron Tutt. I think the ideal pairing would have been the TCB backing Chuck Berry (although Berry would have fought this tooth and nail).

    Van Kuijik is without a doubt the worst manager in the...
  50. I thought I had pretty broad and eclectic tastes...

    I thought I had pretty broad and eclectic tastes but Winkerstuff lapped me several times.
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    Indeed. And how much coke is Kendall consuming?...

    Indeed. And how much coke is Kendall consuming? The dude was flying high the entire episode.
  52. I have noticed the difference between truly good...

    I have noticed the difference between truly good sea salt and the Morton variety. Trouble is, most sea salt out there likely isn't quality sea salt at all.
  53. The buzz word now is "artisan". Get the fuck off...

    The buzz word now is "artisan". Get the fuck off my lawn.
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    We're going through some of our favorite spooky...

    We're going through some of our favorite spooky movies. I think Sleepy Hollow is Johnny Depp's best work. This was one case where Tim Burton's affectations and style really, really worked. And I like...
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    I prefer the bastardized BOC Imaginos as opposed...

    I prefer the bastardized BOC Imaginos as opposed to Albert's vision. Better production and vocals. I just reordered the tracks the way they're supposed to be and begin the playlist with the Stephen...
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    The only time I saw BOC was at the beginning of...

    The only time I saw BOC was at the beginning of their Agents of Fortune tour. There was a sense of menace from Bloom and company. I remember Buck stepping into the spotlight for his solos, all in...
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    There's a lot of Bond lists floating around the...

    There's a lot of Bond lists floating around the Net right now. I do like that the ones regarding which theme song is the best, most prefer Sir Paul's contribution or at least give it second place.
    ...
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    For the colder months, a long list of Internet...

    For the colder months, a long list of Internet rabbit holes to disappear into

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/q2viki/what_useful_unknown_website_do_you_wish_more/
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    Tonight, the classic The Bad Seed, followed by...

    Tonight, the classic The Bad Seed, followed by the WTF special, It's Alive!
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    Last night we watched All About Eve for the first...

    Last night we watched All About Eve for the first time. Your average gangster movie has less double-crossing and back-stabbing. Wow!
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