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  1. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    Depends what you're reading.

    Depends what you're reading.
  2. That would be cool to hear. Assuming it's the...

    That would be cool to hear.

    Assuming it's the same track, that must be in their live sets.
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    Ron Howden sings most of their debut, "Journey to...

    Ron Howden sings most of their debut, "Journey to the Center of the Eye," doesn't he?
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    Well, they didn't write that one, but songs like...

    Well, they didn't write that one, but songs like "Monster," and "Draft Resister" would be more fitting.

    I don't think Ted Nugent would be an example of right-leaning protest. From what I see, he...
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    But, he changed it back to The Artist Formerly...

    But, he changed it back to The Artist Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

    Was it a true protest or just another marketing gimmick?
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    :huh

    :huh
  7. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    I'm not sure if 2-3% is considered a low...

    I'm not sure if 2-3% is considered a low mortality rate. Is it?
  8. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    If you get Coronavirus, you are 20-25 times more...

    If you get Coronavirus, you are 20-25 times more likely to die from it than this year's flu. That's pretty significant. The transmission rate is significantly higher, too. This could kill millions.
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    Why wouldn't it be? Protest music is one of...

    Why wouldn't it be?

    Protest music is one of the essential art forms of human expression.



    I hope Steppenwolf is in the book.
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    Some Japanese SBDs have been showing up, too. I...

    Some Japanese SBDs have been showing up, too. I just grabbed Osaka 9/28/71 and it's stellar. I'm not really much of a fan anymore, so i might not actually keep it.
  11. Thread: MLB 2020

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    It is what it is. They won 103 games without him...

    It is what it is. They won 103 games without him last year. And without Stanton and Andujar and Betances and a bunch of others.
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    Yikes, I almost forgot to mention that "The...

    Yikes, I almost forgot to mention that "The Divorcee" (1930) pre-Code is on at 8 tonight on TCM. Norma Shearer won an Oscoar. I'll be suffering through the debate, so I'll have to miss it.
  13. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Severino is getting Tommy John surgery. ...

    Severino is getting Tommy John surgery.

    https://www.mlb.com/yankees/news/luis-severino-tommy-john-surgery
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    September set list: 2112 (excluding...

    September set list:

    2112 (excluding "Discovery" and "Oracle: The Dream")
    A Passage to Bankok
    By-Tor & The Snow Dog > Xanadu
    The Spirit Of Radio
    The Trees
    Cygnus X-1
    Hemispheres
    Closer to...
  15. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Hope they didn't hit his buzzer.

    Hope they didn't hit his buzzer.
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    He was the primary lyricist.

    He was the primary lyricist.
  17. Well, it's gotta be the chorus. It appeals to...

    Well, it's gotta be the chorus. It appeals to both "rockers" and knuckle-draggers.

    But the live version on "An American Prayer" is terrific.
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    If you ask him, he says he was just following...

    If you ask him, he says he was just following Tony.
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    Just caught the last 30 minutes of "Witness for...

    Just caught the last 30 minutes of "Witness for the Prosecution." One of the great movie endings.
  20. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Autographed from the inside, no doubt.

    Autographed from the inside, no doubt.
  21. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Casinos are people, too.

    Casinos are people, too.
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    It's on TCM in 15 minutes. Last I recall, it was...

    It's on TCM in 15 minutes. Last I recall, it was a very good print. TCM usually has the best prints, but some movies (and this might be one of them) have yet to be properly restored.
  23. Thread: MLB 2020

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    I recall a lot of it.

    I recall a lot of it.
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    Not sure how I missed it, but "Jezebel" (1938)...

    Not sure how I missed it, but "Jezebel" (1938) with Bette Davis (her second Oscar) is on this afternoon at 4:00.
  25. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Yankees shut down Severino yesterday with forearm...

    Yankees shut down Severino yesterday with forearm tightness. That's two starters down for those who are counting.
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    Two good ones on tonight with Cary Grant and...

    Two good ones on tonight with Cary Grant and Irene Dunn.

    "Talk of the Town" with Ronald Coleman (4 stars - highly recommended)

    "My Favorite Wife" (3 stars)

    plus

    Tomorrow at Noon, "It...
  27. Look closer. January 2009, crude drops and...

    Look closer. January 2009, crude drops and flatlines for about one month. Gas price goes right back up. Same thing with January 2015. There are a number of crude flatlines that are not reflected in...
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    One of the great opening tracks of a debut, right...

    One of the great opening tracks of a debut, right up there with The Doors' "Break on Through."
  29. Sorry, man, I'm in a bit of a groove.

    Sorry, man, I'm in a bit of a groove.
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    That's a good point. I've always felt Yes did a...

    That's a good point. I've always felt Yes did a pretty good job of using his voice for harmonies.
  31. Looks like the revolution is over.

    Looks like the revolution is over.
  32. Thread: MLB 2020

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    From a team level, I think it's worse than...

    From a team level, I think it's worse than steroids. Steroids cheaters were mostly loners, or a few guys on a team. This was a concerted effort by a team. It's, essentially, a conspiracy. I think...
  33. It shouldn't, but probably will. Just like when...

    It shouldn't, but probably will. Just like when the price of crude oil increases and you see it reflected the next day at the pumps, even though it takes weeks to truly impact the retail price. Of...
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    One can be a very good vocalist without having a...

    One can be a very good vocalist without having a very good singing voice. From what I've heard, Steve Howe is neither.
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    I've actually never seen Ice Station Zebra.

    I've actually never seen Ice Station Zebra.
  36. Thread: MLB 2020

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    Not sure I agree with that. It's an opportunity...

    Not sure I agree with that. It's an opportunity for teams to get their prospects some exposure. Especially those that are out of the race and thinking about next year.
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    Two weeks from Friday, I'll be seeing him.

    Two weeks from Friday, I'll be seeing him.
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    I wouldn't change a thing.

    I wouldn't change a thing.
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    Okay, one more time: ...

    Okay, one more time:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8i0U3nUi8E
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    Chances are that summary isn't Amazon's, but was...

    Chances are that summary isn't Amazon's, but was provided by the publisher.
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    There was a Pittsburgh AM radio host who put it a...

    There was a Pittsburgh AM radio host who put it a great way at the time. He was referring to "Rain Man." He stated that Tom Cruise was very good in that movie. But, the difference between the very...
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    It's the 1932 version that I love so much,...

    It's the 1932 version that I love so much, although the 1941 shown above is very good. Nothing compares to Fredric March in '32 and Barrymore in 1920. Those are the ones to watch.
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    The beauty of PE is that you can wait for the...

    The beauty of PE is that you can wait for the reviews before buying.

    With the appropriate character filters, of course.
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    Not sure the technology is that advanced yet. He...

    Not sure the technology is that advanced yet. He might as well dub it with another voice.
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    That's obviously for the masses and from a PR...

    That's obviously for the masses and from a PR firm or the publisher and shouldn't necessarily be indicative of the content of the book.
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    That's based on an actual event, though....

    That's based on an actual event, though. Obviously, it wasn't a real dwarf or faerie.
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    The first album was basically their live set at...

    The first album was basically their live set at the time.
  48. Thread: MLB 2020

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    ^^ RIP

    ^^ RIP
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    That was a gimmick.

    That was a gimmick.
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    Not a bad movie at all. Three stars, tops. It's...

    Not a bad movie at all. Three stars, tops. It's weakened by a less-than-memorable lead actor.
  51. Thread: MLB 2020

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    I think every time an Asterisk comes to bat,...

    I think every time an Asterisk comes to bat, everyone in the stadium should start banging on the closest garbage can.
  52. Thread: Birders

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    https://i2.wp.com/activenorcal.com/wp-content/uplo...

    https://i2.wp.com/activenorcal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/82785214_2915130035174274_7428941417914826752_o.jpg?resize=1536%2C1024&ssl=1

    NorCal Man Wins California Wildlife Photo of the Year...
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    Yes, I looked on wikipedia after asking and saw...

    Yes, I looked on wikipedia after asking and saw this:

    In early 2012, Iommi was diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma,[55] for which he underwent successful treatment. Black Sabbath's 2013...
  54. Thread: MLB 2020

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    ^^ That is beyond silly. Manfred appears to have...

    ^^ That is beyond silly. Manfred appears to have the same PR sense that the Asterisks do.
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    Isn't every autobiography?

    Isn't every autobiography?
  56. Thread: MLB 2020

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    And if they should have demonstrated some genuine...

    And if they should have demonstrated some genuine contrition.
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    Actually, that seems correct from what I recall.

    Actually, that seems correct from what I recall.
  58. Thread: MLB 2020

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    I suspect it's more about being revealed as a...

    I suspect it's more about being revealed as a wretched club and not becoming one. Wait until the season starts. It's going to be a rough year. The shirts are already out:
    ...
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    That's unfortunate. I do't get it. It's like when...

    That's unfortunate. I do't get it. It's like when Dweezil has a singer impersonating Frank. That's not needed.
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    King Biscuit, I'm pretty sure.

    King Biscuit, I'm pretty sure.
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