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    I would imagine the effect would be limited. ...

    I would imagine the effect would be limited. With active-feedback they've been able to make tiny speakers sound like medium-sized speakers, but they'll never be able to make computer speakers sound...
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    Lots of overtone blowing. Standard equipment. ...

    Lots of overtone blowing. Standard equipment. Their LP is a fun listen (once or twice)....
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    Well, you should try the Spam, Spam, eggs, ham...

    Well, you should try the Spam, Spam, eggs, ham and Spam then. It's not got much Spam in it.
  4. What's the mystery? Like any actor in a hit...

    What's the mystery? Like any actor in a hit movie or athlete on a winning team, they just capitalized on their momentum.
  5. Monday I start a 12-week weight loss class at the...

    Monday I start a 12-week weight loss class at the Y. It's not exercise (I don't think) but just personalized counseling. Since I retired I've put on about 20 pounds. Not a good idea, and I seem to...
  6. Sorry, you're absolutely right. This is not the...

    Sorry, you're absolutely right. This is not the time or place - I will cease & desist. As a youngster I couldn't care less about politics. Now as an oldster, I find myself caring too much. :)
  7. Two comments: This would work only in...

    Two comments:

    This would work only in conjunction with a Constitutional amendment -- and I think a good one -- to make campaigns publicly funded. There's too much money in campaigns, and too...
  8. There's NEVER a bad reason to bring up Happy The...

    There's NEVER a bad reason to bring up Happy The Man!
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    Give him our best. As long as the mind is still...

    Give him our best. As long as the mind is still there, make sure you set him up with internet access.
  10. Yes, very nice! I hadn't heard this before. All...

    Yes, very nice! I hadn't heard this before.
    All good explanations. Emerson was a very Copland-esque composer (see @6:00 above) and the orchestrator here did an excellent job of making it sound...
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    :)

    :)
  12. Bingo

    Bingo
  13. I won't sink to your level and argue nonsense.

    I won't sink to your level and argue nonsense.
  14. Yami, as usual you're in the weeds. Re-read what...

    Yami, as usual you're in the weeds. Re-read what I wrote, then re-read what YOU wrote.

    Read this too:...
  15. A pint and new tennis balls on his walker?

    A pint and new tennis balls on his walker?
  16. There's an old quote often credited to Winston...

    There's an old quote often credited to Winston Churchill -- but variations of it go back a hundred years earlier: "If you are not a liberal when you are 30 you have no heart, if you are not a...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1GDkvFdL4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1GDkvFdL4
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCRkgO_HvaY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCRkgO_HvaY
  19. Flavored suppositories, yummm

    Flavored suppositories, yummm
  20. .. they went into a recording studio and a...

    .. they went into a recording studio and a basketball game broke out.
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    Friend of mine has a pair. They sound...

    Friend of mine has a pair. They sound considerably better than trash cans.
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    What, you don't want any Spam?

    What, you don't want any Spam?
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    I changed the Wikipedia page to "2020" instead of...

    I changed the Wikipedia page to "2020" instead of "2019" for Part 2.

    Hope I don't have to change it again! :roll
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    Nota bene: her website at wendycarlos.com is...

    Nota bene: her website at wendycarlos.com is still online. Way more than 200 pages worth of her thoughts on any- and everything, and well worth a week or two of your time.
  25. ^^Oddly, my parents went the other way as they...

    ^^Oddly, my parents went the other way as they aged. Up until Nixon's impeachment my dad was a staunch Republican, God & Country, My Country Right Or Wrong... Needless to say we had many...
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    With some people it seems "being fussy" is a...

    With some people it seems "being fussy" is a point of pride. Cars that rarely run and are difficult to drive. Yachts that can't get into most harbors. Stereos where you can only listen to one CD...
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    See posts #22 and #25

    See posts #22 and #25
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    No, actually I was making a joke. Hence the...

    No, actually I was making a joke.

    Hence the smiley.
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    Having your dad drive you to school in a Ferrari...

    Having your dad drive you to school in a Ferrari would make you cool.

    Having a dad with Wilson Alexas and McIntosh would make you a dork. :)
  30. No need to apologize for bringing up an old but...

    No need to apologize for bringing up an old but good thread. This set looks intriguing. Very interesting idea for a compilation!
  31. Thread: Progeezer

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    That's why they made Fleshlights.

    That's why they made Fleshlights.
  32. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dU6_VL2Li9c/W5IifXMSs3I...

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dU6_VL2Li9c/W5IifXMSs3I/AAAAAAADSUM/nDIy3cgLIUgvv0T0IlENUR9hy_GvVwK3QCLcBGAs/s1600/farrah-fawcett-red-swimsuit-2.jpg..
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    Don't forget Mr. Creosote. "Ees waafer thin."

    Don't forget Mr. Creosote. "Ees waafer thin."
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    Unless you want to count Neil Innes (December...

    Unless you want to count Neil Innes (December 29), who was sort of a Python-in-waiting.
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    For fans of "Le Jazz Hot" another name to check...

    For fans of "Le Jazz Hot" another name to check out is Gus Viseur:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHy9OADopMc
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    Terry would have appreciated the joke.

    Terry would have appreciated the joke.
  37. I did that on LSD X)

    I did that on LSD X)
  38. My mother, for YEARS, had one distance contact...

    My mother, for YEARS, had one distance contact lens and one close-up contact lens. Said her brain got adept at listening to whichever eye was in focus and ignoring the other. Never needed glasses...
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    And THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is why Yes...

    And THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is why Yes doesn't tour anymore.
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    You mean like this?...

    You mean like this?
    https://komonews.com/resources/media/20e46147-b2ba-4d5f-b7f0-e15e1e9e9dae-large16x9_lotus_crash.jpg?1578154451962...
  41. Apparently so. What has he done that fits with...

    Apparently so. What has he done that fits with the subject of this thread?

    Calling a piece a "Symphony" doesn't make it classical music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiJ--uM4FXw
    ...
  42. Good point. How many other songs can you name by...

    Good point. How many other songs can you name by "rock bands" that were sung over a string quartet?
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    Ew. Either of those would give me nightmares for...

    Ew. Either of those would give me nightmares for the rest of my life.

    I didn't personally witness this, but a few days before high school graduation four of my classmates were riding in a...
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    Maybe think about putting on a swimsuit.

    Maybe think about putting on a swimsuit.
  45. Supersister, 1970, “Corporation Combo Boys” We...

    Supersister, 1970, “Corporation Combo Boys”

    We play in a combo for boys and girls - girls
    We play except the tango - and such - any song we’ve heard
    Sometimes we even are progressive
    And we...
  46. Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck
  47. I know several people who have done it. All were...

    I know several people who have done it. All were thrilled with the results.

    Unfortunately I'm not a candidate; my prescription is outside of Lasik's capabilities to correct.
  48. The trick is to always assume you cannot turn or...

    The trick is to always assume you cannot turn or stop. If you keep that in mind you're pretty safe.

    For the past 22+ years I've had AWD Subaru Foresters, which are darn good on ice. The weight...
  49. Well, that "being a mom" thing will wear pretty...

    Well, that "being a mom" thing will wear pretty thin too.
  50. Hey, that's really nice stuff. Thanks for the...

    Hey, that's really nice stuff. Thanks for the H.U.!
  51. Indeed. If having "an open mind" means making no...

    Indeed. If having "an open mind" means making no value judgments at all, having no beliefs, having no convictions, believing that all value systems and all belief systems are equally valid,...
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    I WANT TO MARRY THE BARI PLAYER AND BEAR HER...

    I WANT TO MARRY THE BARI PLAYER AND BEAR HER CHILDREN


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO0PRhCQ1ZQ
  53. Yeah but Kronos really TRIES. ...

    Yeah but Kronos really TRIES.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dE65iTuG4Y
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    Right you are :oops:oops

    Right you are :oops:oops
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    Right you are :oops

    Right you are :oops
  56. Neglected Genres: Rock Music Done by Classical Ensembles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xriCZzyaC7Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzJPFRCaWVY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nji5zvkuuFg
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    Like John Wayne Bobbitt, the whole thing is...

    Like John Wayne Bobbitt, the whole thing is squirm-inducing. Especially, one imagines, for Wendy.
  58. "An open mind is a sieve."

    "An open mind is a sieve."
  59. Cataracts can sneak up on you too. In my case,...

    Cataracts can sneak up on you too.

    In my case, I wear hard contacts so at night all the bright lights have star-shaped halos around them. I can usually distinguish what's going on but it's still...
  60. ^See post #8

    ^See post #8
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