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    As of this Wednesday, Ron A Bloom's term as...

    As of this Wednesday, Ron A Bloom's term as Chairman of the Board of Governors ends. President Biden can then replace him. Bloom is tight with DeJoy, both personally and financially. Bloom has...
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    Sticky: I would describe this as more rock, whereas the...

    I would describe this as more rock, whereas the debut was more jazz. Holdsworth was a jazz guitarist, and Bruford is at heart a jazz drummer. Even in the early days of Yes, he considered himself...
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    I constantly have Amazon drivers dropping my...

    I constantly have Amazon drivers dropping my packages at my neighbor's doorstep, and vice versa. They apparently can't tell the difference between a "5" and a "6."
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    Works for me.

    Works for me.
  5. We'll take some of that rain off your hands. We...

    We'll take some of that rain off your hands. We need it here in the desert Southwest.
  6. Thieves' Kitchen: The Water Road......still a...

    Thieves' Kitchen: The Water Road......still a masterpiece nearly a decade and a half later.
  7. He's even coming to Phoenix :up

    He's even coming to Phoenix :up
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    They actually did cover the Honeymooners. Out of...

    They actually did cover the Honeymooners. Out of order in a later episode.
  9. I can attest DNA changes are quite real. They...

    I can attest DNA changes are quite real. They turned me into a newt.....................................................I got better.
  10. A few days after my second dose, I had a couple...

    A few days after my second dose, I had a couple of strange dreams. Must've been my brain interfacing with the Microsoft Servers.



    Don't forget the Italians. I'm particularly vulnerable, with...
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    Blackmore's use of a Fender Strat with stock...

    Blackmore's use of a Fender Strat with stock single coil pickups rules out being "heavy metal." For a truly metal sound, one needs much hotter pickups. Even Malmsteen uses Dimarzio hot rodded...
  12. And change the ball game for more routine...

    And change the ball game for more routine vaccines, like the annual flu vaccine. Perhaps making it a once every 4 years, rather than an annual affair.
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    Or they can say they're getting back to their...

    Or they can say they're getting back to their roots. Half the songs on the 3 Mark I albums were covers.
  14. Or a fine tuned vax for the Omicron variant, if...

    Or a fine tuned vax for the Omicron variant, if the current one proves not so effective. That would be the beauty the new MRNA vaccines. They can be fine tuned in short amount of time.
  15. Before the pandemic, my band and I would do a...

    Before the pandemic, my band and I would do a Death Metal parody. We'd play fast heavy riffs, and I would growl "Cookies.......me want cookies.....num num num num num cookies."
  16. A few months ago, I found the original vinyl at a...

    A few months ago, I found the original vinyl at a local used record shop.
  17. Could be your ISP is corrupting the files in...

    Could be your ISP is corrupting the files in transit. Try downloading other large files from other sources to confirm or rule this out.
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    Before the Cards moved from St. Louis to Phoenix,...

    Before the Cards moved from St. Louis to Phoenix, Cowboys games were piped in on Sundays. Even now, many who've lived here a while are residual Cowboys fans.
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    You get a gold star on the refrigerator.

    You get a gold star on the refrigerator.
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    That one season the Jets only won one game, that...

    That one season the Jets only won one game, that win was against the Cards. That was when Bill Bidwell kept the payroll millions below the cap, and had a revolving door of coaches. For some reason,...
  21. My first TFK album. My road to discovering 3rd...

    My first TFK album. My road to discovering 3rd wave prog started with a friend recommending Dream Theater. That led to Transatlantic Bridge Across Forever, because Mike was on it. That led to...
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    Glass Hammer used to be autobuy for me. That...

    Glass Hammer used to be autobuy for me. That changed when Dreaming City was a little too metal for my tastes. After they went full on prog metal on their latest, I said "I'll pass, thank you very...
  23. But it's always struck me how Sadler looks like...

    But it's always struck me how Sadler looks like too big a dude to sing as high as he does. He looks like he should have a much deeper voice. Just an observation.
  24. When hip hop artists sample, it's artists and/or...

    When hip hop artists sample, it's artists and/or labels whose enforcement is less strict. The more strict enforcers will allow a band to cover an entire song, in exchange for mechanical royalties. ...
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    If management gave him morphine, they would've...

    If management gave him morphine, they would've used it like we use methadone today....to manage withdrawal symptoms. And of course, one doesn't want to get busted in Japan in possession of actual...
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    Jon also said watching the video decades later,...

    Jon also said watching the video decades later, the performance wasn't nearly as bad as he remembered it.
  27. Playing Devil's advocate: if hip hop artists...

    Playing Devil's advocate: if hip hop artists can't sample music due to copyrights, why should we proggers be allowed to use copyrighted material with impunity? Even if it is a reaction video?
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    I can predict the score of this Monday's episode...

    I can predict the score of this Monday's episode before it even starts..................................................................................................all 3 players are tied at zero.
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    ^^ If you thing about it, de-joy (DeJoy) would be...

    ^^ If you thing about it, de-joy (DeJoy) would be removing the joy. The PMG lives up to his name.
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    It would seem Japan was cursed for the band. As...

    It would seem Japan was cursed for the band. As I recall, it was in Japan where Tommy shot up with heroin, then fell asleep with his left arm draped over the back of the chair. He lost partial use...
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    But as a child, they were quite sophisticated to...

    But as a child, they were quite sophisticated to me.
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    ^^ The Powerball white numbers are 1 through 69.

    ^^ The Powerball white numbers are 1 through 69.
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    As a teenager, I loved the way Sabbath's Master...

    As a teenager, I loved the way Sabbath's Master of Reality started with a cough, which repeated like a broken record, then went into Sweet Leaf. I also loved the way Purple's Fireball started with...
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    But it's funnier with the NASA countdown on...

    But it's funnier with the NASA countdown on Paradox Hotel, IMO.
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    ^^ When Star Trek was first run, I was too young...

    ^^ When Star Trek was first run, I was too young to fully comprehend it. After the episode where the Enterprise got flung back to the 1960s, and trying to escape Earth's atmosphere, what struck me...
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    The Flower Kings Paradox Hotel, which starts with...

    The Flower Kings Paradox Hotel, which starts with a NASA countdown, ending with a game of ping-pong.
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    Who could've predicted that?

    Who could've predicted that?
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    We Cards fans are saying if only he'd tested...

    We Cards fans are saying if only he'd tested positive last week. Then perhaps the Cards would be 8-0.
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    Perhaps the riot occurred during Blackmood's...

    Perhaps the riot occurred during Blackmood's obligatory guitar breaking. Which of course would've been edited out of the album.
  40. Thread: Birders

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    Here in the Phoenix area (and no doubt South...

    Here in the Phoenix area (and no doubt South Florida), old coots showing up, driving 35 in a 55MPH zone is an indicator of winter approaching.
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    And only since the renaissance could art and...

    And only since the renaissance could art and religion be separated. At least in the Western World.
  42. Thread: Birders

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    With my Dad's declining health, I've helped him...

    With my Dad's declining health, I've helped him move many bags of seed from Costco.
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    Neal's son is married with children...where did...

    Neal's son is married with children...where did the time go?
  44. About a decade ago, my Dad was hospitalized for...

    About a decade ago, my Dad was hospitalized for pneumonia. He required surgery to physically clear one of his lungs. It didn't help that he's had Valley Fever for decades, and worked most of his...
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    Not quite so much double reed wind instruments,...

    Not quite so much double reed wind instruments, like the oboe and english horn. It's extremely difficult, if not impossible to bend notes. But then, that's what makes the oboe so ideal for tuning...
  46. ...and Black Widow

    ...and Black Widow
  47. Thread: Wobbler

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    And with the global supply chain issues, we can...

    And with the global supply chain issues, we can expect delivery sometime next summer here in the US.
  48. Not to disparage Tomas in any way, but the new...

    Not to disparage Tomas in any way, but the new keyboardists was just the breath of fresh air TFK needed to air out the increasingly stale sound.
  49. ^^ When my older brother came to town in May...

    ^^ When my older brother came to town in May 2019, with his new wife and stepson, I was shocked. Growing up, he and I were rail thin and could eat anything without gaining an ounce. Taking after...
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    ^^ It's a Braves' new world.

    ^^ It's a Braves' new world.
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    The biggest problem the Cards have had this...

    The biggest problem the Cards have had this season is sucking in the first quarter or first half, then coming to life in the second. Against a good team like the Packers, that's a loss waiting to...
  52. It strikes me the Shingles Vax commercials list...

    It strikes me the Shingles Vax commercials list exactly the same side effects as the Covid Vax. Hopefully the same politicization won't happen to the former.
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    But then, it was Canada geese which "FODed" out...

    But then, it was Canada geese which "FODed" out the engines, forcing Sully to land in the Hudson River. "FOD" is the military term for F.oreign O.bject D.amage. Any foreign object which gets sucked...
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    Remind me...........what day is it tomorrow?

    That’s because it is kind of creepy.[/QUOTE]

    Remind me...........what day is it tomorrow?
  55. Thread: Wobbler

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    Sounds repressive to me.

    Sounds repressive to me.
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    A close second would be hearing us Yanks call it...

    A close second would be hearing us Yanks call it "soccer."
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    With their new batch of writers, pretty much the...

    With their new batch of writers, pretty much the entire new season has been good. Even the episode hosted by Kim Kardashian was much funnier than I would've expected an episode hosted by Kim...
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    There was one very clear line. When Gilligan's...

    There was one very clear line. When Gilligan's Island was in black and white, the theme song said "...and the rest." When it was in color, it was "The Professor and Mary Ann."
  59. The Santana Live In Montreux 2004 DVD, which I...

    The Santana Live In Montreux 2004 DVD, which I recently picked up used. He was joined by none other than Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, "Mahavishnu" John McLaughlin, and other big names like Steve...
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    ^^ Seems logical because it's easier to draw...

    ^^ Seems logical because it's easier to draw animations in color than shoot and develop photography.
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