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  1. I believe that China is recycling some venues...

    I believe that China is recycling some venues from when they hosted the summer games but yeah, it's going to be an enormous loss. And if they think it will be an opportunity to put a good spin on...
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    I think delusional white male privilege has a...

    I think delusional white male privilege has a poster boy.
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    He's become a publicist's nightmare. If I were...

    He's become a publicist's nightmare. If I were him I'd retire to a very remote location. He's lucky Gal Gadot didn't just kick his ass.
  4. Thread: Stoner!

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    Check out Howling Giant, Weedpecker, and King...

    Check out Howling Giant, Weedpecker, and King Buffalo!
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    I cannot say enough good things about Justified....

    I cannot say enough good things about Justified. I have heard some say it's too violent but that's kind of hard-baked into the DNA of this type of drama. The long plot arcs are really well done, the...
  6. China no longer selling tickets to events ...

    China no longer selling tickets to events

    https://www.npr.org/2022/01/17/1073597684/beijing-olympics-tickets
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    Around the World in 80 Days does continue to...

    Around the World in 80 Days does continue to deliver the goods. The action sequences are always gripping and then there's just scenes where Fogg has his head jammed way up his ass. Thank goodness for...
  8. , Pretty sure it was about 90%. I remember when...

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    Pretty sure it was about 90%. I remember when I was young and at a county fair, there was a spinning ride that was making a lot of kids sick. So my brother and I HAD to try it just before we went...
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    Thanks. I'll stream them off Amazon and see how...

    Thanks. I'll stream them off Amazon and see how the drums and guitars sound on my office system.
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    Weren't there some gripes about one or maybe both...

    Weren't there some gripes about one or maybe both of the last two albums in regards to the production? I never got either of those but now I'm reconsidering it.

    NP: Pale Communion
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    I think for this pretentious bunch it would be...

    I think for this pretentious bunch it would be Rodger
  12. We're in a brief January thaw, temps around...

    We're in a brief January thaw, temps around freezing. But we have had weeks of bitter cold. Temperatures at night dropping to minus 25-30F (windchills of even worse).
  13. Winter Olympics 2022 - Let the Corruption and Cronyism Begin!

    Here we go. Once again, the IOC has gone with an authoritarian government in a city not exactly known for winter sports (remember Sochi?). As long as the proper bribes, accommodations, and privileges...
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    The title track clocks in at fourteen minutes!

    The title track clocks in at fourteen minutes!
  15. While in the car, my wife had Howard Stern on....

    While in the car, my wife had Howard Stern on. One of the staff was going through a list of vaccine deniers who were on social media spouting conspiracy theories/blatant misinformation and THEN...
  16. Here ya go, Alan https://www.projectn95.org/

    Here ya go, Alan

    https://www.projectn95.org/
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    It seemed many of the commenters were fans of the...

    It seemed many of the commenters were fans of the singer
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    We use a Firestick to manage apps. Permanent...

    We use a Firestick to manage apps.

    Permanent stream:
    HBOMax
    Netflix
    Prime
    Disney+

    Trial basis now and then:
    Hulu
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    I wish there was someone to fill the void, an act...

    I wish there was someone to fill the void, an act with an insane amount of muscle playing complex loud rock. DT spawned a lot of wannabes but other than Tiles, I can't think of anyone doing Rush-type...
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    I am glad Alex is out there, exploring new music....

    I am glad Alex is out there, exploring new music. I'm still undecided about this thing - electronic rhythms rarely work for me and like others said, no traditional guitar sounds or leads. But I'll...
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    That fixed it.

    That fixed it.
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    On the "Second half of Rush" thread there's some...

    On the "Second half of Rush" thread there's some little princesses coming in bitching about Geddy's vocals. It takes all kinds. Getting prog/metal fans to agree on something is like herding cats.
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    We watched the first two episodes of the...

    We watched the first two episodes of the Righteous Gemstones. When I think about it, it's a bit like Succession what with the aging patriarch and his incompetent heirs feuding for the throne. Last...
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    Rest in Power! I love the first four Budgie...

    Rest in Power! I love the first four Budgie albums - after that the returns diminished. But even then they still had a knack for great riffs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as_d9_3NkB0
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    My wife was kind of complaining about Around the...

    My wife was kind of complaining about Around the World but the second episode had a really gripping third act and now she's on board. David Tennant was able to bring a little depth to what was...
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    We've been inside for a week and a half. Today I...

    We've been inside for a week and a half. Today I went to the post office and there it was. WMP player gave me all the track info when I popped it into the computer. I need to copy in the cover art...
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    Sticky: Done!

    Done!
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    Totally opposite of Dexter, we watched the...

    Totally opposite of Dexter, we watched the premiere of All Creatures Great and Small. Watching a show like this in these days of COVID is like sleeping between flannel sheets when the a blizzard is...
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    My problem with Stephenson is that the guy is...

    My problem with Stephenson is that the guy is absolutely uninterested in writing an ending. I can't remember which book was the last straw, probably that one that had the big WWII plotline alongside...
  30. Advice going forward into my mid-60s 15702

    Advice going forward into my mid-60s

    15702
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    I'm still enjoying the hell out of that Supervoid...

    I'm still enjoying the hell out of that Supervoid album
  32. Thread: David Bowie: Toy

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    January 8 is Bowiemas. He would have been 75...

    January 8 is Bowiemas. He would have been 75 years old today
    ...
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    Sneakers had a big ensemble cast - in addition to...

    Sneakers had a big ensemble cast - in addition to Sidney and Redford, there was Ben Kingsley, River Phoenix, Dan Aykroyd, Mary McDonnell, and David Strathairn.
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    Shoot to Kill? He's a FBI agent who goes into the...

    Shoot to Kill? He's a FBI agent who goes into the mountains with Tom Berenger to track down a killer. Great action flick.

    RIP - he was truly a powerhouse actor. I didn't know until today he was...
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    In short, a minor character from the original...

    In short, a minor character from the original movies. He's the one that took possession of the frozen Han Solo in Empire and we see him get tossed into the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi. He was...
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    Hold Your Fire, Presto, Roll the Bones, and...

    Hold Your Fire, Presto, Roll the Bones, and Counterparts are arguably weak points but I've made peace with them. I took the best tracks and made them into a playlist titled "Rush - Unloved". It's fun...
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    My wife wanted to watch it with me. I didn't want...

    My wife wanted to watch it with me. I didn't want to do this because her impatience is legendary and it did flare up plenty in episode one with all the farting around. But watching McCartney coming...
  38. Wishing all a swift and full recovery. We are...

    Wishing all a swift and full recovery.

    We are getting 10 KN95 masks from a group called Project N95. Inexpensive and we'll feel safer going out and about in this wasteland of unvaccinated...
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    This is...some...bullshit! My wife watched...

    This is...some...bullshit!

    My wife watched almost all of the Resident Alien marathon this past weekend. I just caught a few scenes but damn, I'm ready.
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    Best new gear story of the year: ...

    Best new gear story of the year:

    https://www.facebook.com/jbhartmusic/posts/10160220315792608
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    I watched the first few Letterkenny episodes...

    I watched the first few Letterkenny episodes while we had a trial of Hulu. It was amazing how many jokes/puns they can slam out in a single scene. And oh, that Katy. According to one of my Canuck...
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    I see some merit in that argument. Sandy...

    I see some merit in that argument. Sandy Pearlman's production on the first several albums was consistently light. The rhythm section was buried in the mix. If you compare it to the hefty bottom that...
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    One of our cats starting gnawing on the plastic...

    One of our cats starting gnawing on the plastic end of the trem so I unscrewed it. It makes a nice effect but nothing that's helping me advance on my journey. I am keeping it off until I develop...
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    I'm four episodes in on the second season of The...

    I'm four episodes in on the second season of The Witcher and yeah, serious fun. I do not want it to end.
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    I think Cultösaurus Erectus, with Martin Birch...

    I think Cultösaurus Erectus, with Martin Birch producing, is one of their heaviest (and best sounding) albums.
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    I have a friend who is a collector. But NOT a...

    I have a friend who is a collector. But NOT a player. He has a blue Les Paul that has a Bigsby vibrato on it. He claims it doesn't put it out of tune but how the hell would he know? I just think it's...
  47. Thread: RIP Betty White

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    Apparently she posed for it when she was 21.

    Apparently she posed for it when she was 21.
  48. Thread: RIP Betty White

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    RIP to an amazing talent. Sue Ann cracked me up

    RIP to an amazing talent. Sue Ann cracked me up
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    Some musicians don't deserve nice things

    Some musicians don't deserve nice things
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    The movie is on our list. However, the movie was...

    The movie is on our list. However, the movie was shot in Canada. Movies that take place in ND, SD, MT, WY, etc are rarely ever filmed in those states. I've seen high mountain ranges in the background...
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    We watched the 1998 X-Files movie because our...

    We watched the 1998 X-Files movie because our cable company had free Cinemax for this week. I loved the monster-of-the-week episodes of X-Files but the whole "mythology" arc that Chris Carter wrote...
  52. Anti-vaxxers who get COVID and survive are often...

    Anti-vaxxers who get COVID and survive are often stupid enough to think they're now immune. News flash, you can get COVID again.
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  53. Thread: Stoner!

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    Weas, do you use Bandcamp?

    Weas, do you use Bandcamp?
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    I watched the Stones documentary Ole Ole Ole: A...

    I watched the Stones documentary Ole Ole Ole: A Trip Across Latin America from 2016. It was interesting how a band that we consider way past their rebellious peak are still regarded as a standard...
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    Dated but intensely funny. So many celebrities...

    Dated but intensely funny. So many celebrities behaving badly. I will always cherish Gene Siskel standing over a prone John Ritter yelling "and that's what you get when you fuck with someone from...
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    Loony, my deepest condolences on your YEAR OF...

    Loony, my deepest condolences on your YEAR OF SUCK. Some people go through life unscathed and some get body blows again and again.

    Your friend is likely to do time but who knows what will happen...
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    I did not know Norm personally (I have never met...

    I did not know Norm personally (I have never met anyone from PE in person) but yeah, I'm in for this. Prog on!
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    Is this it? ...

    Is this it?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz9WYqPnzNI
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    Best Ghost of Christmas Past - 1938 version Best...

    Best Ghost of Christmas Past - 1938 version
    Best Ghost of Christmas Present - 1984 version
    Best Ghost of Christmas Future - Bill Murray's ghost, hands down
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    There's also a cell phone app called Craft Check....

    There's also a cell phone app called Craft Check. You enter a beer's name and it tells you if it is indeed a craft beer, or just a poser brewed by one of the mass market brewers. I downloaded it...
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