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  1. Skully

    Sports fan? Who is your team no matter what? Show your team colors!

    The team does owe me. It exists to entertain me. If it gives you pleasure to be do-or-die, then, by all means, be do-or-die. I can turn it on or off. When the UCLA Bruins basketball team is hot, as they are now, I follow them. When they're not, I check in on them every now and then. I go to many...
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    My Guitar Room/Man Cave Submission

    Another Antigua Telecaster owner! I, too, also have a funky First Act guitar. However, mine are packed away in cases. :(
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    Aldi

    My wife likes Aldi.
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    Bob Dylan sells master recordings for $200m

    On the sell side, a lot of the sales are driven in part by an anticipated bump in capital gains tax.
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    TicketMaster and LA Rams BLOCKING ticket sales for next week's potential game to out of town buyers!

    I've only been to one NFL game. It was a 49ers game at Candle Stick Park, circa 1983-84. My impression way back then was that it was better viewed on TV In recent years, I've gone to several UCLA games at the Rose Bowl. (I didn't go to a single game of any sort when I was a student there.) One...
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    NFL playoff picks predictions and discussion

    My father went to Polytechnic High School, above Kezar Stadium, and they played their home games there. Of course, I love it because of the torture scene in "Dirty Harry."
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    NFL playoff picks predictions and discussion

    When it comes to the Dodgers, you and GetBent are in metaphorical white robes and hoods.
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    NFL playoff picks predictions and discussion

    I'm in a weird position. I've been rooting for the 49ers for more than four decades, but I've been living in L.A. for 35. This isn't a Montana era-level team. To be honest, the Steve Young era didn't have the same magic, either, and Garoppolo is simply not inspiring. Do I root for the logo I've...
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    TicketMaster and LA Rams BLOCKING ticket sales for next week's potential game to out of town buyers!

    I'm a 49ers fan, but, geez, how, when and where did Los Angeles hurt you?
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" was the big hit off the album.
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    I call b.s. on that. Where are all these huge international sales coming from?
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    I just learned Mr. Loaf and D'Angelo were appearing in the Broadway production of the rock musical "Rockabye Hamlet," directed and choreographed by Gower Champion. She played Ophelia and he was the priest.
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    My former dad bandmate's band from Columbus, Ohio, was in contention to be his backing band for the "Bat Out of Hell Tour," but they ended up using other people (he's still friends with Karla DeVito). He had a story about going to fetch Meat Loaf from his hotel or apartment and Mr. Loaf (as the...
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    The alleged RIAA number is 14 million for the U.S., although I can't trace it back to an RIAA source. Remember that the bulk of those numbers are going to be from the '70s, pre-Soundscan, when albums would routinely ship platinum, pre-returns, and his label Cleveland International might've...
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    Contractors/flippers/builders/interior design aficionados : when will white/black/grey/oatmeal be over ?

    Mid Century Modern-style wood veneer (looking, at least) seem to be the trend in homes that are being flipped these days. At least the above-counter bowl sink fad seems to have ebbed.
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    My impression has always been that Meat Loaf lied wildly about the sales of "Bat Out of Hell." That said, I think it did sell a lot.
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    First contacts at 60!

    I started wearing contacts a few years after college. I've never worn glasses. They make me feel vulnerable and incomplete. (That sounds a lot more neurotic than it is. Honest.) A few years ago, I my prescription was made slightly weak in one eye to help with reading the small print, and it has...
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    Is it time to replace the iPad?

    For Christmas, my wife surprised me with a new iPad Pro with an M1 chip and a 12.9" screen. She got it as part of a deal with our cell phone carrier. It was very sweet of her. It's the fastest, newest... yada, yada, yada. I haven't used an iPad in years. I read books on my phone. I'd rather use...
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    Indiana Jones

    This popped up in my YouTube feed. "Crystal Skull" has its moments. I like the beginning and, IIRC, things like the warehouse scene. I could've done without Shia LaBeouf and the end is ridiculous.
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    Kelton Swade..R.I.P.

    I had no idea who this guy was until I opened up this thread and, after doing a little searching, it's clear that he had more issues than just his business ethics, and I have a hunch how his final chapter probably played out.
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    Windows 11...Bueller...Bueller...

    I finally installed on my desktop that runs my most challenging programs, and I've had no performance issues. However, I do find the layout a bit annoying.
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    Indiana Jones

    They began filming the new Indiana Jones movie in June 2021. It is scheduled to be released in June 2023, a week before Harrison Ford's 81st birthday.
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    Give Us Songs That Have A Big Dose Of Humor!

    That reminds me of this, which is more pathetic than funny. I'm surprised Roger Miller hasn't been mentioned yet. His work is a great example of how comedy is often deeper and darker than the serious stuff.
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    Give Us Songs That Have A Big Dose Of Humor!

    I just showed a video of this song to my younger daughter, but I used the drunk-out-of-their-minds live version. I explained to her that, like many of the bands hits, it was written by Shel Silverstein, who was also a cartoonist for Playboy and an acclaimed author of children's books. Then I...




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